Train for 14 weeks, three training sessions a week to swim 750m, bike 20km and run 5km in the Elite Energy Tri the Gong Sprint Triathlon in March 2018.
A perfect way to join the world of triathlon! Designed for those who are competent in at least one discipline (run, bike or swim), this new 14 week program provides all the professional coaching and support you need to achieve a goal you never thought possible, and fundraise for cancer research!
Three training sessions a week will focus on each separate element:
Runs will be held Wednesday evenings, Pool Swim Sessions on Monday or Tuesday evenings and Bike/Run + Swim sessions on Saturdays. Bike/Run session will finish in plenty of time to allow you to make your way to the beach swim each Saturday. See below for locations and times.
Occasionally a Guest Speaker will engage the group with professional advice on nutrition, injury prevention or goal setting. You will get to hear first hand from those who have experienced cancer and be encouraged to fundraise by researchers at the forefront of cancer research in Australia. Follow our specific day by day training program which outlines what you should be doing every day to help you be your very best on race day.
Holiday break: There will be no coached training from 21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018 (inclusive)
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We train you to Swim 750m, Bike Ride 20km and Run 5km to enter the Elite Energy Tri the Gong, sprint distance triathlon.
The race is held in Lang Park, Wollongong. Head to the offical event website for details on race day.
IMPORTANT: Each Can Too participant must enter their goal event at their own expense. These triathlon events sell out months in advance - so first in, best dressed! We will provide you with a special Can Too code to receive your registration fee discount.
Not sure if this is for you? Please give us a call and we can talk you through how the sessions will get you to your goal event!
Worried about your bike skills? Why not sign up for a Sydney Cycleways Workshop to refresh/develop your bike skills before the start of this program? Check here for details of sessions.
Who can join the Sprint Triathlon Training Program?
Can Too Tri is open to anyone who has the basic ability to ride a bike, walk/run 3km and swim 200m continuously.
What kind of bike skills do I need?
Most people have the basic ability to ride a bike but lack the technical skills and knowledge to give them the confidence to ride proficiently. The Can Too program IS NOT designed to teach people to ride a bike. The program will teach you technical skills, road safety, etiquette and to allow you to gain bike fitness.
Not sure? Why not sign up for a Sydney Cycleways Workshop to refresh/develop your bike skills before the start of this program? Check here for details of sessions.
What kind of bike do I need?
Entry level road bike, with or without cleats/clips (use cleats if you can), a helmet and working front and back lights (not a mountain or everyday bike). Ask us for ideas on bike shops or check these links for good deals Bike Exchange, Triathlon Marketplace (on Facebook), GumTree or eBay
What level of swimming experience do I need?
Most people have a basic ability to swim but lack the technical skills and knowledge to give them the confidence to swim proficiently. The Can Too program isn’t designed to teach people to swim.
How much does it cost to join Can Too Triathlon?
A $250 non-refundable joining fee is required upon registration into the program.
How much do I have to fundraise?
The Sprint Triathlon fundraising pledge is $2,750.
Don’t be nervous about achieving your fundraising goal! You'll be able to access ideas and support as soon as you register, not to mention have a dedicated fundraising mentor throughout the program. As Can Too is primarily a fundraising program, we will need to reach your fundraising pledge 31 days after the goal event. Read more on how to fundraise for cancer research
Where does the money go?
Funds raised go to cancer research thanks to the support of our Principal Supporter The Macquarie Group Foundation, our Centurions and In-Kind supporters. Can Too is a health promotion Foundation supporting Cancer Research through Cure Cancer Australia and Cancer Council NSW. Read more about how we operate and where your fundraising goes.
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