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2020 Tri-Series



The YMCA of Greater Rochester challenges all co-workers, families and friends to push their limits and participate in a fun, indoor fitness race. The YMCA Tri-Series is back at our Carlson MetroCenter YMCA, Westside Family YMCA and Eastside Family YMCA (CANCELED).

Each Tri includes a 15-minute swim in the Y’s indoor, heated pool; a 15-minute cycling event on our stationary spin bikes; and a timed run. There will be five minutes between each portion of the race. A new wave of participants starts every 20 minutes.

Eastside Family Branch: April 19, 2020 | 7 am to Noon CANCELED
Register for Individual Here

Register for Team Here

Westside Family Branch: May 17, 2020 | 8 am-1 pm
Register for Individual Here
Register for Team Here

Carlson MetroCenter Branch: February 2, 2020 | 8 am-2 pm (complete)


Thank you to our Eastside 2020 Y-Tri Sponsors



This is a three-event race, with the goal of covering the greatest distance in the allotted time (with the exception to Westside Family YMCA’s run: see below). Each event will be run in waves; there will be a 5-minute transition period between segments.

  • 15 Minutes swimming in the pool
  • 15 Minutes stationary bike
  • 15 Minutes indoor track walk/run
    • Westside Family YMCA’s Tri – walk/run will be a timed 1.6 mile run outside
    • Eastside Family YMCA’s Tri CANCELED – walk/run will take place on a treadmill
      • RELAY TEAM
        One swimmer, one cyclist, and one runner
        Register with a group of up to 12 participants at a discounted rate and start together in the same heat

Single Tri Event: $40 early bird rate; $55 three weeks prior to the event
Full Tri series: $105 early bird rate; $135 three weeks prior to the event (SOLD OUT)
Single Tri Event: $85 early bird rate; $95 three weeks prior to the event

Entry fee includes: t-shirt, post-race refreshments, award eligibility, and child care (pre-registration required). Shower facilities and storage available in locker room, but please bring your own lock.

Space is limited; early registration is encouraged to reserve your spot. Entry determined by receipt of application and fee. Oversubscribed entries will be refunded.

Participants will be notified by e-mail prior to the event with assigned swim start times. Packets can be picked up the day before the Y Tri, and must be picked up at least 30 minutes before your assigned start time.


Eastside Family YMCA Tri CANCELED
Register for Individual Here
Register for Team Here

Westside Family YMCA Tri
Register for Individual Here
Register for Team Here



This year marks 13 years for the Westside and Eastside Family Ys; the Carlson MetroCenter is celebrating 20 years of their Y-Tri. It’s been a tradition for many to compete yearly in the event, like Gael Orr.

She works with Once Again Nut Butter, a long-time sponsor of the Carlson’s Y-Tri. The company sponsors this event because of their love to support local, and their belief in a healthy lifestyle.

Each year, she comes with a group to compete. They make a day of it – carpooling up, getting spots next to each other on the bikes and then head out from a celebratory breakfast after.

“You’ll be delightfully surprised at how fun it is,” Orr said. “You see people there every year, you get to know them, and you cheer them on as they’re competing.”

The event is designed to a perfect fit for any level. Newcomers can experience a low-pressure triathlon in a controlled environment, families can work as a team to be active in the winter and experienced racers, like Orr, can test their personal best.

“The biggest thing it does for me personally as an athlete, it inspires me to keep pushing through some of the toughest parts of my triathlon training,” Orr said.

Awards: Awards to individual winner include first overall male, first overall female, top finisher in each age group, top team finisher. There is no duplication of performance awards.

Tri-Series participants are eligible to win exclusive prizes and awards for top male and female with best combined score from all 3 races. Upon completion of the Tri-Series participants will receive an additional gift.

In Memory Of: The Y-Tri honors and remembers Bill Hearne, a former director of the Y-Tri at the Carlson YMCA, and a friend, teacher and mentor to many. We are proud to carry on the Y-Tri tradition each year in his memory.