Chennai Iron Triathlon - Dec 17th - Ready to Tri?

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Event Summary

Date: Dec 17th, 2016
Objective: non-profit event to promote an active lifestyle through sports
Associated cause: CTC's rehabilitation of flood impacted villages near Pulicat
Venue: Chennai outskirts (1 hour)
Entry criteria on triathlon / swim / run timings


Half Iron1.9K90K21K600Rs
3/4 Iron2.9K135K31K700Rs
Full Iron3.9K180K42K800Rs


Swim: open still waters (400m long quarry)
Cycling: OMR (Old Mahabalipuram Road), suitable for road bikes (500m gravel section). Participants to bring own cycle or rent one (available stores: Probikers, Balaji Cycles, Just Rent Cycles, Just Buy Cycles)
Run: 10K loop on tar road / dirt track

Entry Criteria

Three mandatory entry criteria need to be satisfied prior to participate in this event:

1. Prior Triathlon Experience:

Olympic: Not required
Half Iron: minimum Olympic level completed before
3/4, Full Iron: minimum Half Iron level completed before

2. Swim Timing:
Participants should have completed (one of) below swimming distances within the timings listed:

Olympic40 minutes1 hour2 hours
Half Iron
1 hour2 hours
3/4 Iron
1 hour2 hours
Full Iron

2 hours

3. Run Timing:

Participants should have completed (one of) below running distances within the timings listed:

Olympic1:15 (men)
1:30 (women)
2:30 (men)
3 (women)
5:30 (men)
6 (women)
Half Iron
2:30 (men)
3 (women)
5:30 (men)
6 (women)
3/4 Iron
2:30 (men)
3 (women)
5:30 (men)
6 (women)
Full Iron

5:30 (men)
6 (women)


CategoryStartCut off (Men)Cut off (Women)
Olympic7:30 AM6 hours7 hours
Half Iron3:00 PM9.5 hours10 hours
3/4 Iron6:00 AM14.5 hours15 hours
Full Iron6:00 AM19 hours20 hours


The venue is located within 1 hour drive from city (will be announced in next few weeks)
Nearby hotels are available for outstation participants
Refreshments at aid Stations: swim + cycle (every 20K) + run (every 3K)
Sandwiches offered at cycle aid stations (Half, 3/4, Full Iron) / finish line (All)

BIB / T-shirt

BIB can be collected either at Friday evening or Saturday morning at the venue
Participation shirt - optional (350Rs, Kalenji brand with Chennai Triathlon logo)


Finisher Medal (only if finishing within cut-off timing) 

Timings will be tracked manually by volunteers
Free photographic coverage provided 1-2 days after event


Bay of Life - Swim partner
Probikers - Bike partner
Alert - First Aid Partner

Associated Cause

During the 2015 December Floods Chennai Trekking Club was actively engaged in rehabilitation of flood impacted backward hamlets near Pulicat. After initial relief efforts involving repairing damaged huts and restoring lost livelihood, CTC started a long term rehab program to improve education, sanitation, etc in many poor villages. In August 2016 CTC finished the construction of a school cum tuition center catering to more then hundred children from 15 nearby villages to provide quality education. We are employing three teachers for the students. In a second phase we are now planning to build toilets to improve sanitation as well as various other initiatives towards development of these backwards hamlets.

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