Falcon Indoor Triathlon

Campus Recreation hosts the Falcon Indoor Triathlon each spring at Knowles Field House inside the Falcon Center. The event features a mix of competitive and recreational participants from campus and the surrounding community. 

For photos from the 2024 Triathlon click here.

Event Details

All staff working the event are volunteers. Revenue generated goes to the Campus Recreation Student Staff Scholarship Fund. This money supports the professional development of student staff as they attend conferences or certification courses at the state, regional or national level from organizations like the WIRSA, NIRSA, AORE, American Red Cross, WIAA, NFHS, NCAA, ACSM, ACE and other governing bodies.    

We appreciate your support of our students either through your registration or by your sponsorship of the event.

Heats of six participants start every 20 minutes and move through the three events. Different from traditional races, the total race time from start to finish for each participant is 60 minutes no matter how far you travel. Participants don't need to be at the event prior to the start of their heat or remain at the event after their heat has ended, though participants are encouraged to arrive 30-45 minutes early to check in and test the rowers and bikes to see what settings they would like to use. After the event, participants are encouraged to stick around to visit with other racers and check out the sponsor booth. 

All results automatically update throughout the day. Final results, including overall totals, will be posted online at the conclusion of the day.

Awards will be available for pick-up as soon as the final racer in that division completes their heat. They will also be made available to racers on Monday following the race.

Equipment used will be the Matrix Rower and IC7 Bike. Running will take place around the 200M indoor track.

Event Makeup:

  • Row: 15 minutes
  • Transition from Rower to Bike: 5 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes
  • Transition from Bike to Track: 5 minutes
  • Run: 15 minutes

Each participant will have a volunteer to record distance traveled. Racers receive points for the total distance completed in each leg of the triathlon.

  • The participant who rows the furthest will receive one point, the participant in second place will receive two points, etc.
  • The participant who bikes the furthest will receive one point, the participant in second place will receive two points, etc.
  • The participant who runs the furthest will receive one point, the participant in second place will receive two points, etc.

At the end of the race, the person with the lowest point total will be declared the winner. Results will be tabulated for overall (all participants) and per gender (male/female).

Awards will be presented based on the results from the gender specific results as they may differ from the overall results.

(Confused? Look at the results from the past years below to better understand.)

Each participant will receive a gray event t-shirt with the Falcon Indoor Triathlon logo on the front and sponsors on the back.

Past Results


Campus Recreation

185 Emogene Nelson Ave.
A105 Falcon Center
River Falls, WI 54022