Virtual Race FAQ
What is a virtual event?
A virtual event is an opportunity for you to complete your registered event on your anytime between June 1st and June 30th. We will mail out medals and shirts in early July. Be sure to post your “finisher” picture online with the following hashtags #GRVTriNinePointFive, #TriToStopUs. Let’s blow the internet up with support for one another during these crazy times.
What distance can I do?
You choose any of the standard distances already offered by GRTri including sprint, olympic, half as well as those distances as a duathlon (bike, run) or aquabike (swim, bike).
Do you have any experience with virtual events?
Tris4Health launched a series of virtual events at the start of this year and are excited to take what we have learned and apply it to our flagship event. We believe that Grand Rapids Virtual Triathlon 9.5 will be one of the premier virtual events and hope that you will give us a chance to prove it.
Is this event timed? If so, how does that work?
Yes, the event is timed. We have been working with SportStats to create a virtual leaderboard. You will need to submit your workout file through the SportStats website. This will allow you to place and be eligible for awards. Instructions can be sent via email along with our social media channels when available.
Do I need to submit a time?
Nope. If you aren’t interested in placing in your age group, you can simply submit your time manually through the SportStats website.
Will there be awards?
Yes! Unfortunately, this is one of our sunk costs so they will have this year’s event date.
Will there be cash prizes?
For the virtual event, there will not be cash prizes.
What else will I get with my virtual event?
Those who participate in our virtual event will receive in the mail a participant shirt, a finisher medal, a race bib, and any awards they may have won based on the times submitted from your workout file to SportStats. Those items will be mailed starting in July. You also get a FREE finish line virtual photo from FinisherPix as well as a custom recording by GRTri legendary announcer Larry Crabbe.
For more information about the Grand Rapids Triathlon please contact us here.