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Event Details


Event Summary

  • Event Chennai Iron Triathlon
  • Date Dec 20th Saturday (13th edition)
  • Location Chennai 
  • Organizer - Chennai Trekking Club 
  • Objective - non-profit event to promote sports, active lifestyle, health
  • Categories Olympic, Half Iron, 3/4 Iron, Full Iron
  • Swimming - open waters (only excellent swimmers allowed)
  • Registration Olympic - 400Rs, Half Iron - 500Rs, 3/4 Iron - 600Rs and Full Iron - 700Rs (includes refreshments, sandwich, medal)
  • Finisher t-shirt - Optional - 300Rs (Kalenji) - to pay post-event, delivery 1 week
  • Students - 150Rs discount (all categories, discount code "Student")
  • Timing - Reporting: 5:30am, Start 6am
  • Entrance Criteria -  To ensure safety only excellent swimmers are allowed: should have completed Olympic 1.5K swim in max 1 hour or Sprint 750m swim in max 30min. Past CTC triathlon participants timings are published on web site.
  • Safety - organizers discretion to (1) eliminate registrations with insufficient swimming credentials + (2) remove participants on event day facing difficulty during swimming
  • Stay - free overnight stay near venue
Event Categories

This edition of the triathlon will include 4 categories/levels:

  • Olympic - 1.5K swim, 40K cycle, 10K run - average timing: 5 hours, cut off timing: 6 hours
  • Half Iron - 1.9K swim, 90K cycle, 21K run - avg: 8 hours cut off:10 hours
  • 3/4 Iron - 2.9K swim, 135K cycle, 31K run - avg: 12 hours cut off: 15 hours
  • Full Iron - 3.9K swim, 180K cycle, 42K run - avg: 17 hours cut off: 20 hours
Enticer/Sprint categories are not be included this time. These will be covered in the next edition.

Triathlon sections:
  • Swimming - 150m laps in open waters
  • Cycling - Old Mahabalipuram Road - suitable for road bikes
  • Running - 7K double loop on tar/hard sand road (aid station every 3K)

Finish timings and rankings will be published according to to gender and age:
  • Open (16-42 years)
  • Veteran (43-53 years)
  • Senior veteran (54-63 years)
  • Super veteran (64-74 years)
Safety Partner - Bay of Life 

Cycle Partner - Pro Bikers


Links & Contacts

About Chennai Trekking Club
The Chennai Trekking Club (CTC) is a volunteer based, non-profit outdoor group. With 23 thousand members and hundreds of outdoor and sports events organized throughout the year it’s one of the largest and most active groups in South India. Weekly events include trekking, cycling, biking, running and triathlonsThe group is active in environmental conservation – on June 6th, 6000+ volunteers participated in the Chennai Coastal Cleanup across 10 cities in South India in association with The Hindu. On September 7th 2014, 1200 runners participated in the third edition of the Chennai Trail Marathon - a multi-terrain trail challenge and first Ultra distance run near Chennai. CTC has organized 12 Triathlons including the Full Iron distance Triathlon in Dec 2013 – one of India’s first. CTC organized the Javadhu Hills Ultra run on Nov 2nd, 2014 in which 200 hill trail ultra runners participated. The group has been featured in more then 180 media publications.

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Completed CTC Triathlons


Murali - 9940043214
Prabakar – 9840130464


December 20, 2014 — 5:30 am to
December 21, 2014 — 2:00 am

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