Join us Sunday, July 22, 2018 for our 6th annual TriFit Challenge benefiting cardiovascular research.

  • Ross TriFit Challenge Run Bike Swim banner photo
    Our triathlon is packed with heart-pounding action!
  • Ross Heart Hospital TriFit Challenge people running from the starting point
  • Ross Heart Hospital TriFit Challenge image of people
  • Brutus the Buckeye and woman with hands up in the air at the Ross TriFit Challenge
  • Ross Heart Hospital TriFit Challenge people getting ready to swim
  • Ross TriFIt Challenge people biking
  • Ohio State
  • Athletes running into lake at the Ross Wellness Series TriFit Challenge.
  • Ross Wellness Series TriFit Challenge people on road biking.
  • Ross Wellness Series TriFit Challenge woman at finish line with hands up in the air.

About the TriFit Challenge

2019 Date and Time: TBA

  • Start with a swim in the spring-fed waters of Antrim Lake
  • Bike to the home of the Buckeyes—Ohio Stadium
  • Transition outside Ohio Stadium 
  • Race through the campus of The Ohio State University to finish on the field of Ohio Stadium.

After you complete TriFit Challenge visit our TriFit Tailgate at Ohio Stadium for post event fun! 


The Annual TriFit Challenge

Proceeds benefit cardiovascular research at Ohio State that is transforming the lives of those living with heart diseases today.

TriFit Challenge Research - Heart Rate Disorders

TriFit Challenge Research - Heart Failure

Distances and Training

Distances and Training

When it comes to triathlon and duathlon in Columbus, we’ve got you covered. Race weekend consists of multiple distance options, including the Ross Tri (super sprint/mini), Ross Fit (sprint) and Ross Challenge (Olympic) triathlons and duathlon.  Participants can race as individuals, as part of a relay or by teaming up with their co-workers as part of the YMCA Corporate Challenge or Central Ohio Corporate Triathlon Series.  

For 2018, we are adding the Aquabike format to the Ross TriFit Challenge. In addition, we are adding the weight categories Clydesdale (male) and Athena (female) for those looking to move out of the age division and be more competitive.

Triathlon Distances

TRI Distance (SuperSprint/Mini): 0.25 mile swim + 13 mile bike + 2 mile run

FIT Distance (Sprint): 0.45 mile swim + 13 mile bike + 5k run

Challenge Distance (Olympic): 0.90 mile swim + 26 mile bike + 10k run

Duathlon Distances

TRI Distance (SuperSprint/Mini): 1 mile run + 13 mile bike + 2 mile run

FIT Distance (Sprint): 1.5 mile run + 13 mile bike + 5k run

Challenge Distance (Olympic): 2.4 mile run + 26 mile bike + 10k run

Training Resources

We understand that beginner triathletes come in all shapes and sizes and that there isn't a one-size-fits-all training solution. That is why the list below contains a handful of choices rather than just one.

Endurance Medicine Experts

Ohio State Sports Medicine experts offer training tips, advice on injury prevention and expertise to keep your performance at the optimal level.

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Customized Individual Training Resources

If you are interested in a customized, individual training plan uniquely designed to meet your training needs and provides one-on-one coaching, contact one of the resources listed below.

If you are a coach that works with triathletes (beginners to expert level) and would like to be listed as a resource, please email Craig Thompson.

Group Training with Professional Coaches

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