rec your body 2022

February 10, 2022

SIU REC Your Body Indoor Triathlon set for Feb. 27

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The 24th annual REC Your Body Indoor Triathlon is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Feb. 27, and everyone ages 10 and older is welcome to sign up now to participate.

Hosted by the SIU Triathlon Club, a registered student organization, in conjunction with SIU’s Recreational Sports and Services, the event includes a 10-minute swim, a 20-minute bicycle race and a 15-minute run.

All ages and experience levels welcome

Organizers say it’s a great event for families and those who don’t have a lot of triathlon experience. But, seeds are based on experience so even the most seasoned athletes will enjoy a competitive experience.

A maximum of 60 participants will be accepted. Any competitor under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and participants will compete in four waves. Cycling will be done on a stationary bike while the running portion will be on a 200-meter indoor track and the swimming in the center’s pool.

SIU is committed to protecting the community, so all those participating must follow current campus and state pandemic safety protocols. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to participate.

The top three female and male participants will receive prizes as will the top female and male finisher in each of the numerous age groups.

Sign up now

All race registration is required in advance. The cost is $25 per person, and the deadline is Feb. 25.

Sign up and find complete race details online. Volunteer helpers are also welcome and can sign up on the website.

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