Inaugural Tommie Triathlon set for March 12-13

The Wellness Center, STAR and the Health and Human Performance Club will host the inaugural Tommie Triathlon from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, in the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex.

The triathlon is open to undergraduate UST students only. Limited spots are available for both the individual and team triathlon. The registration deadline is 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21. Registration forms and waivers will be available on the Wellness Center website or can be picked up at the center in Room LL13, Koch Commons. The waivers must be brought to the center in person or placed in the assigned envelope on the Wellness Center door. After registering, those who fail to show up on race day will be charged a $15 fee on their student accounts.

“Team” Tommie Triathlon: Teams of three students will sign up to participate in the “Team” Tommie Triathlon, which will be held on Saturday, March 12. Each team member will compete in one event: swimming, biking or running. Each event will be 20 minutes in length, allowing a 10-minute transition period. The team that completes the longest total distance will win the team triathlon.

“Individual” Tommie Triathlon: Individuals participating in the “Individual” Tommie Triathlon on Sunday, March 13, will compete in all three events: swimming, biking and running. Each event will be 20 minutes in length, with 10-minute transition periods.

Prizes: All participants will receive a free T-shirt upon completion of the triathlon. The top individuals man, woman and team will receive generous gift cards to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Swim clinics: For those who would like to practice their swimming stroke, UST swim coach Tom Hodgson will hold two free informational swimming sessions (lessons): 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, and Monday, Feb. 21. Registration for these clinics is required. To register, e-mail the Wellness Center by 4 p.m. the day before the clinic.

The Wellness Center is dedicated to assisting undergraduate students in developing healthy lifestyle choices and promoting behaviors that result in enhanced well-being. The Wellness Center is designed to increase the overall health of the University of St. Thomas community and promote healthy lifestyle choices that will serve individuals throughout their life.