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Sprint Distance Triathlon

Stage 5: It's Time to Tri!

USAT Sanctioned Sprint Distance Triathlon & Sprint Relay Race

The Sprint distance race is a USAT Sanctioned Triathlon (Swim, Bike, Run) event. The timed event begins with a swim element before transitioning in to an open road bike course, culminating with a 3.1 mile (5K) closed road run. The event is for participants 15 years and older suitable for first time triathletes and seasoned veterans.

Sprint Relay offers you an opportunity to complete the triathlon as a team of 2 or 3. Each person can complete 1 to 2 elements of the timed event to compete as a team.

  • Swim: 765 meter, straight line and back, open water swim in the Oswego harbor
  • Bike: 16.4 miles through the city of Oswego, SUNY Campus, and rolling country-side
  • Run: 3.1 mile (5K) closed road run culminating at the event finish line overlooking Lake Ontario

Post Event BBQ, Vendors, and Entertainment!

The Maines Foods and Michelob Ultra Food and Beverage area overlooking scenic Lake Ontario will be open for the Post Race BBQ for Athletes & Volunteers. BBQ will be available for purchase if you did not receive a ticket as part of your event entry. Michelob Ultra and other adult beverages available for purchase along with non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day.

Visit health and fitness related vendors and childrens activities throughout the event as a spectator or after you've finished the races. Awards will be distributed as races complete and live music will be playing in the afternoon. Free children's fun run will take place towards the end of the days events.

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Event FAQ

What are USAT Sanctioned Events?

The term “sanction” refers to the compliance of a multisport event to USA Triathlon’s safety requirements. Safety plans, course maps, and event details must be submitted for review by experienced USA Triathlon staff. This ensures events are safe and fair competition environments.

What is included in registration?

The registration fee includes event entry (nonrefundable), Long Sleeve or Short Sleeve Technical event shirt (depending on registration date), Race bib, Finisher's Medal, Free post event BBQ entry, Free beer or beverage, and Top finishers prizes

What are USAT rules and common violations?
What is the wetsuit and swim cap policy

Wetsuits are recommnded for this event. All athletes are required to wear the event provided swim caps to designate waves and identify swimmers. See a full list of USAT wetsuit rules HERE

What training and education resources are available?

You can view the USAT Webinar HERE

Special thanks to our sponsors for making the Tri-Oswego Triathlon possible!

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  • Swim

    Check-in & Stage

    6am-8am Transition Area opens to ATHLETES ONLY. Transition staging closes at 8am sharp. Late entries can not be accepted at this time and all athletes must move to pre-swim staging.

  • Swim Launch

    8:30am First swim wave is launched with subsequent waves starting in 5 minute increments. Wetsuits are recommended. Participants must follow USAT Rules.

  • Bike


    Athletes who have completed the swim enter the transition area to change out of wetsuits and swim attire and immediatly transition to the bike course. Athletes can not mount their bike until crossing the mount line without risk of a rule violation.

  • Bike Course

    Immediatly after transitioning athletes begin the 16.4 mile closed and open road course. Athletes should familiarize themselves with the route and be mindful of runners on the course. USAT rules apply.

  • Run


    Athletes must dismount before crossing the dismount line without risk of a rule violation. Athletes will then transition and immediatly begin the run segment of the event.

  • Run to the finish

    Runners will exit transitions and begin the run course observing signage and staying within coned lanes as necessary to safely allow bike traffic. The event finish line is located at Breitbeck Park.

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