10th Annual Indoor Triathlon at OPC

On January 25, the Older Person’s Commission (OPC) will hold its 10th Annual Indoor Triathlon. This longstanding event is an absolute favorite among regular and new participants alike. It’s unique in that this typically warm-weather event will take place in winter in the indoor pool and track at the OPC. Compete in 20-minute intervals of running, biking and swimming, with awards given based on age. The triathlon is open to the public for this challenging and fun competition.

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10th Annual Indoor Triathlon at OPC

As a slightly modified version of the classic three-part race, the Indoor Triathlon is accessible for tweens and teens through older adults at all fitness levels. Competitors can participate as an individual or as part of a team, with each team member participating in their preferred discipline. It is a timed event with a 20-minute allotment for each of the 3 legs, allowing participants to fully work at their own pace. Heats begin at 11:30 a.m. and will continue throughout the afternoon. If you’re not a seasoned tri-athlete, this is a great opportunity to try something new and jump start your fitness routine in the new year.

Event timers will track each leg of the race as participants complete each portion at their own pace. Fees for individuals are $40 for OPC members and $45 for non-OPC members. Groups are $25 per person for one event and $35 per person for two. No gender restrictions will be made for those competing on teams of two or more.

This is an opportunity to bond as a family and promote a healthy lifestyle across generations. It’s always a highlight when multiple generations of a single family compete as a team. Jeremey Ridky, Fitness Coordinator at OPC also points out, “Because the events are timed and you get to work at your own pace, those that may not be ready for a traditionally formatted Triathlon can still participate in ours.”

For sign up forms and other Fitness and Aquatics events, visit the OPC Website, email jridky@opcseniorcenter.org, or call 248-608-0295.

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