Virtual Triathlon

The next Time to Tri Virtual Triathlon is coming soon! 


Sprint Triathlon distances:

  • Swim: 500 meters
  • Bike: 20 kilometers
  • Run: 5 kilometers

Virtual Triathlon 101 FAQs

About the Time to Tri Virtual Triathlon

The Time to Tri Virtual Triathlon is the world’s first entirely online swim, bike and run event that allows you to seamlessly sync your workout devices to the Time to Tri Virtual Triathlon results.

What is a virtual triathlon?

Athletes have the convenience of swimming, biking and running the distance of a sprint triathlon on their own schedule anywhere in the world — indoors or outside. Do the distance all at once like a traditional triathlon or break it into one leg per day. The beauty of a virtual triathlon is the flexibility.

Who is virtual triathlon for?

Anyone! Whether you’re looking to do your first triathlon or have done hundreds, anyone can participate. New athletes are encouraged to participate in the sprint-distance event. An Olympic-distance competition also will be offered. To be considered a finisher, you simply need to complete the required distance for swimming, cycling and running before the end of the event.

Where should I participate?

Wherever you can safely swim, bike and run! Swim in a pool or open water. Ride on the trainer or outdoors. Run on a treadmill, track or trail. As long as you can measure your time and distance via a smartwatch, GPS-enabled device or phone, you can sync to the Time to Tri Virtual Triathlon platform.

What equipment do I need?

A GPS-enabled device, phone or smartwatch to record your workout is encouraged, but you do not have to have a tracking device. Basic swim, bike and run gear or access to a stationary bike, pool or treadmill is all you really need to participate. Visit to learn more about triathlon equipment. You can link compatible devices to your Time to Tri Virtual Triathlon profile and it will track and upload for you. The platform supports Apple Health, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin devices and more! Learn more about how to connect your device and if it is compatible at


As a secondary option, those who choose to make a $35 donation to the USA Triathlon Foundation will receive a finishers package that will include a finisher medal and a race T-shirt. 100 percent of the proceeds from this donation will be directed back to the USA Triathlon Foundation to support their mission of “Opening Pathways to Triathlon For All.” You will be able to make this donation as part of the registration process. 

Learn more about the USA Triathlon Foundation here.

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