Competitions for teams and individuals offering you an early season test of your endurance
The RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo on Sunday, 3/12/23 at the BU Fit Rec Center in Boston, MA offers competitive events for teams and individuals to get you pumped for the new season. Boston University’s Fit Rec Center is home base for RACE-MANIA and will host the the cycling and swimming competitions (as well as the RACE-MANIA expo, seminars, clinics & workshops). This year’s competitions include:
- The FastSplits Indoor Bike Time Trial – RESULTS (results from the Massachusetts Indoor Time Trial Series or “MITTS” can be found with a click here)
- The Relay Team Swim Challenge – RESULTS
- The Team Challenge presented by New England Endurance Events – RESULTS
Fast Splits Indoor Bike Time Trial
Athletes in the FastSplits Indoor Bike Time Trial will affix their bikes to CompuTrainers for a simulated experience of riding on the road… you’ll freewheel on the downhill and feel the tension increase as you climb the hills that make up the 10k course. The TT takes place on the RACE-MANIA expo floor which is located inside Boston University’s Fit Rec Center. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest 3 males and 3 females.
Time: Various heats offered throughout the day beginning at 9:00am; Awards: To be distributed to 3 fastest females and males; Entry Fee: $35; Register: Click here to register for RACE-MANIA and you will have the option to add participation in the time trial to your registration. Already registered for RACE-MANIA and want to add this to your schedule? Click here to access your Events page and then click “Additional Items” to add it to your registration.
This time trial is part of the Massachusetts Indoor Time Trial Series (MITTS) that also includes the the Cycle Life Indoor TT in Whitman, MA on 1/29 (REGISTER), followed by the 19th annual Team Psycho Time Trial in Needham on 2/11 (REGISTER). Each event in the MITTS series will distribute its own awards and prizes, but there will also be merchandise prizes and credits to triathlons organized by Sun Multisport Events for the top 3 Open (39 and under) and the top 3 Masters (40+) in both Male and Female categories that participate in the Series (i.e. participate in at least 2 of the 3 Series races).
BIKE VALET SERVICE: A free bike valet service will be set up so you can bring your bike to the event and store it with the valet when you aren’t in the TT. Bike valet hours of operation are 7:30am-4:30pm and the valet will be set up inside the BU Fit Rec Center down the hall from the RACE-MANIA expo. Space is limited.
FREE WATER BOTTLE: All participants in the FastSplits Indoor Bike Time Trial will be given a free 24oz water bottle courtesy of New England Endurance Events at check in.
The Team Challenge presented by New England Endurance Events
The Team Challenge is a unique competition designed for clubs looking for their first team event of the season. The Team Challenge is comprised of 2 competitive events and by registering for the Team Challenge you will enter 4 teammates into each of these events. The combined time of all 4 team members in an event creates a Team Time and the two Team Times from each of the 2 competitions is added up to determine an Overall Team Time… fastest Overall Team Time wins!
The 2023 Team Challenge is comprised of the following three competitions:
- The FastSplits Indoor Bike Time Trial: Team Challenge teams have 4 members come to the event with their bikes which are affixed to CompuTrainers. Athletes then race a virtual 10k course that simulates the feel of riding the open roads; the TT takes place from the RACE-MANIA expo floor inside BU’s Fit Rec Center. Individuals will also be competing in this time trial and prizes will be awarded to the fastest 3 males and 3 females.
- The Relay Team Swim Challenge: This is a traditional relay team race where each member swims 200 yards. Athlete 1 will swim first and once they touch the wall after competing the 8th length of a 25 yard land Athlete 2 will begin swimming and so forth. All members of the fastest team will receive a pair of Finis Smart Goggle Kits (A $199 value!); this event takes place in the pool inside BU’s Fit Rec Center.
Start times: Teams select the configuration of start times for the Swim Challenge and the TT from the list of options when registering for RACE-MANIA which you can do here; Overall Team Awards: Awards will be distributed to the top 3 teams based on their Overall Team Time (Overall Team Time = Team Time in the TT + Team Time in the Swim Challenge). Awards to be announced.
- Collegiate Teams: $175
- Other Clubs/Teams: $195
TO REGISTER, sign up for RACE-MANIA with a click here and then select the Team Challenge heat under “Additional Items”. Already signed up for RACE-MANIA? Great, click here and select “Additional Items” to add your team’s entry to your RACE-MANIA registration. Team rosters are not required at the time of registration (these will be requested from the individual that registers the team at a later date). Already registered for RACE-MANIA and want to add this to your schedule? Click here to access your Events page and then click “Additional Items” to add it to your registration.
BIKE VALET SERVICE: A free bike valet service will be set up and managed throughout the day. Bike valet hours of operation are 7:30am-4:30pm and the valet will be set up inside the BU Fit Rec Center down the hall from the RACE-MANIA expo. Space is limited.
THE SCHEDULE: Click here to see the master schedule of event for the 2023 RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo including the list of seminars, clinics and competitions, the timing of giveaways and more.