Race Details

About the TriByKnight
TriByKnight Triathlon May 5, 2018.
The TriByKnight Triathlon, now in its seventh year, was the first triathlon in the Waverly area and already is one of the most popular early season events in the region. This USAT-sanctioned sprint tri (300-yard swim, 15-mile bike, 3.1-mile run) is perfect for those just getting started in the sport. The event, staged on the Wartburg College campus, features a time-trial pool start in The Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center’s state-of-the-art Schuldt Natatorium.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 4

  • 4-7 p.m. – packet pickup at Cedar Falls SCHEELS

Saturday, May 5

  • 6:30-8:30 a.m. – Transition area and body marking open
  • 6:30-8:30 a.m. – Packet and timing chip pickup at The W
  • 8-8:45 a.m. - Swim warm-up
  • 8:45 a.m. – Transition closes
  • 8:50 a.m. – Pre-race meeting
  • 9 a.m. – Race begins
  • Noon – Award ceremony begins in Walston-Hoover Stadium
  • 1 p.m. – Race course closes

Race Venue
Wartburg College and The W are centrally located between most of the major metropolitan areas in the Midwest in Waverly, Iowa, a community of 10,000 residents within the Cedar Valley metro area of about 150,000 people. Click here for directions.

Parking is available for athletes and spectators in Wartburg College lots O, A, L, and F. Click here for a campus map

Locker rooms (showers/restrooms) will be available before and after the event. Please check in at The W Welcome Desk for directions.

Race Categories
Racers will be divided into categories by gender and age. Age groups for each gender are:

  • 19 and under
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70 and older

Clydesdale and Athena Divisions
Men weighing 220 pounds or more and women weighing 165 pounds or more are able, but not required, to participate in the Clydesdale and Athena divisions. To do so, you must indicate this group on your registration form. Entrants in this category are eligible for Clydesdale or Athena Division awards, but not age group awards.

The top three overall male and female finishers and the top three finishers in each of the other categories for sprint distances (Age Group, Clydesdale, Athena, Relay Team) will receive an award. Award ceremonies will start at noon in Walston-Hoover Stadium.

The TriByKnight is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). Race participants are required to be annual members of or have a one-day permit from USAT. The $12 USAT one-day permit fee will be added to nonmembers’ entry fees prior to check-out. USAT members must present their USAT membership card and photo ID at packet pickup.

Packet Pickup
Packet pickup will take place Friday, May 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cedar Falls SCHEELS and Saturday, May 5, from 6:30 to 8 a.m. inside The W. Athletes must pick up their own packets, at which time they will be required to show a photo ID and their USAT membership card (if applicable). This applies to individual relay team members, as well.


  • Please follow these simple instructions carefully to ensure you are timed properly:
    • Chips will be distributed at check-in on the morning of the event.
    • Timing chips are non-transferable! Be careful not to switch your timing chip with other participants.
    • The timing chip must be worn on your ankle at all times or you will not be scored in the event. If you wear it on your wrist, on your bike, in your pocket, etc., you will not be scored.
    • Team participants only are allowed to pass their timing chips in transition.
    • Your timing chip will be removed by volunteers once you have crossed the finish line. Be sure your chip is turned in at that time or before you leave the race. Failure to return a chip will result in a $30 replacement fee charge.

Event Cancellation
If the swim portion of the race is cancelled due to inclement weather (lightning), the event will be a duathlon, with run-bike-run. Please check the TriByKnight website and Facebook page on race day for updates if you suspect delays or cancellation.

Refund Policy
Registration is neither refundable nor transferable.

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