TRIFEST for MS

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Triathlons are for all ages, all fitness levels. Voted best triathlon in the south by Competitor Magazine, the TRIFEST for MS features three triathlon distances, a 5k, and a dedicated night of kids triathlon, with a course for kids ages 5-8 and another for kids ages 9-14. Register as an individual or as part of a relay team. Either way, the community of Bentonville will cheer you to the finish line.

Support the 2017 Trifest for MS through sponsorship.

Registration for 2017 will launch in the Spring.    

Beneficiary

Proceeds benefit the UAMS MS research department.

Date

Sept. 1-3, 2017

Location

Melvin Ford Pool, Memorial Park – MLK Drive
Bentonville, Arkansas

Race Director

Ruth Sawkins
rufusracing09@gmail.com

Sponsors

100% of racer registration fees goes to MS research. Sponsors help make that happen. Review the 2017 sponsorship packet to see how you can bring encouragement to the world of MS and beyond.

Events

Details to be announced.

Packet Pick-up

Details to be announced.

Athletes are STRONGLY encouraged to check-in and pick-up their race packets prior to race day. All athletes must show USAT card or pay one-day pass and sign waivers. USAT members do not need to sign waiver. Photo ID will be required for everyone checking in for birthday validation.

Host Hotel

Details to be announced.

Event Program

The 2017 program will be available Summer 2017.

Race Maps

2017 maps will be released in the summer. Maps from the 2016 race are now available!

Traffic

Bicyclists will be in and around neighborhoods surrounding Memorial Park at race speeds Saturday and Sunday morning. Roads affected are J Street, DeShields, MLK, Tiger Blvd., Garden Trail, Darian, McCollum Rd. and Glenbrook Blvd. DeShields and ML will be closed at the below times: Saturday, Sept. 3 from 6:45am-9:30am and 5:30pm-7:30pm and Sunday, Sept. 4 from 6:45am-10am. Police and volunteers will be on the race course for safety.

This is an exciting event that has been brought to Bentonville and you are encouraged to come out on race day, line the streets and cheer our amateurs and proc on as we support MS research.

Registration

We use IMathlete to process registration. Click any “register” button to sign up. There is no same day registration for any tri distances. The only event that will accommodate same day registration is the 5k. You can register for a tri distance in person the day prior to the event (at packet pick-up) but not the same day as the event.

Cost

Registration will launch Spring 2017 with new costs announced. 2016 costs are below.

Per Event
Relays
Registration Period
  • March 1-7
  • March 8-June 30
  • July 1-August 18
  • August 19-August 31
  • Packet Pick-up
Super Sprint
Relay
  • $37/ppp*
  • $37/ppp*
  • $40/ppp*
  • $42/ppp*
  • $42/ppp*
Sprint
Relay
  • $72/ppp*
  • $72/ppp*
  • $75/ppp*
  • $77/ppp*
  • $77/ppp*
Olympic
Relay
  • $100/ppp*
  • $100/ppp*
  • $105/ppp*
  • $110/ppp*
  • $110/ppp*
*Price per person

By Period
Single
Per Event
  • March 1-7
  • March 8-June 30
  • July 1-August 18
  • August 19-August 31
  • Packet Pick-up
SS**
Race
  • $43
  • $46
  • $50
  • $53
  • $53
Sprint
Race
  • $80
  • $85
  • $90
  • $95
  • $95
Olympic
Race
  • $105
  • $110
  • $115
  • $120
  • $130
Trifesta
Race
  • $180
  • $190
  • $195
  • $205
  • $210
Kids
Race
  • $33
  • $38
  • $43
  • $43
  • $43
Training
Series
  • $110
  • $115
  • $120
  • NA
  • NA
5k
Run
  • $35
  • $35
  • $40
  • $40
  • $40
**Super Sprint

NEW for 2016
  • Earlier start times: 6:45 AM on Saturday and Sunday
  • Super Sprint is back to Saturday night! Now ages 12 and up!
  • Sprint swim changed to 400 meters- which means one way traffic in EACH LANE! More swimming, less head on collisions.
  • Trifesta and Sprint entry caps raised to 90 and 350 racers respectively
  • Youth Races will be 5-12 year olds. 5-8 year olds: 50yd swim, 1 mile bike, 1/2 mile run. *NEW RACE DISTANCE* 9-12 year olds 100yd swim, 2 mile bike, 1 mile run
  • Team Endurance for MS goal race at Trifest!
BACK for 2016
  • Tri Club Championship
  • Pro Race- Sunday
  • Corporate Relay- Saturday
  • Raising Money for MS research
  • Training Series to help you be ready to race
  • An amazing weekend with 600 triathletes!
  • The TRIFESTA- 3 races, 56 miles, 24 hours for ALL THE GLORY!!!
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