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5 Days of Iron Challenge - Are You Ready to Tri?


2014 5 Days of Iron Challenge

5 Days of Iron Challenge - Are You Ready to TRI?!
Open to all ages; single entry; no teams;
no max number of participants.

Register 5 Days of Iron at Lee RECenter

Lee District RECenter
July 28 – August 1

Participants are expected to:
Swim 850 yards every day for 5 days
Bike 22.5 miles every day for 5 days
Run 5.25 miles every day for 5 days
To total a full Iron Man Triathlon by Day 5.
At least one portion of the day must be completed at the RECenter

The 5 Days of Iron is a self-run event based upon the honor system.  Participants will be expected to swim 850 yards (approximately .50 mile), bike 22.5 miles, and run 5.25 miles each day of the 5 day event.  It does not matter what order the distances are completed or if it is done at separate times of the day, so long as some or all parts have been completed at the hosting RECenter.  Participants will record their distances in the log book at the front desk as they are finished.

At the end of the week, those who did the required distances each day will have done a full Iron Man Triathlon and will receive a t-shirt stating they completed the challenge; those who participated but did not complete the full distances will receive a different t-shirt saying “I participated”.

For more information, contact Laura Istvan, 703-922-9841.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

  • Costs $33 per person; $25 for early registration

What time during the day?

  • Any time within the hosting RECenter’s normal public hours

Is there an age restriction?

  • Yes, participants must be at least 13 years of age by the start of the challenge.

Do I have to come to the RECenter?

  • Yes, at least one portion each day must be completed at the hosting RECenter.  You will receive a barcode that allows you access during the week of the challenge to come and go as you need to complete the distances.

Why can’t I record my distances online? Why do I have to do it at the hosting RECenter’s front desk?

  • We require everyone to log their distances at the front desk in the log book to encourage participants to use the RECenter once a day for this event. 

Will I get a shirt even if I don’t complete the challenge?

  • Yes.  Your shirt will state “I participated” versus “I completed” the 5 Days of Iron Challenge

Is there instruction given?

  • No, this is a self-run event during a specific week.

What am I supposed to wear?

  • Appropriate swim and fitness wear is required.  Please make sure to change into dry clothing when entering the fitness center.

Will my times be recorded?

  • No times will be recorded as the challenge isn’t about how fast you complete it, but that you’ve completed the distances at your own pace within 5 days.


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