Sat June 12 - Sat June 26 Wasilla, AK 99654 US Directions


06/12 9:00AM AKDT - 5:00PM AKDT

Team Relay - 2 Member

06/12 11:30AM AKDT - 5:00PM AKDT

Team Relay - 3 Member

06/12 11:30AM AKDT - 5:00PM AKDT

Kids Race

06/12 12:30PM AKDT - 5:00PM AKDT

Virtual Solo

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

701 E. Bogard Rd
Wasilla, AK US 99654


We missed you all greatly after having to cancel the 2020 race, so we are excited and cautiously optimistic in planning for 2021. 

In an effort to protect the health of all involved with the Why Not Tri, we will be instituting certain precautionary policies and measures. Your help in meeting these standards is essential to keep our event safe for racers, spectators, vendors, and volunteers.

  1. Racers need to be able to confirm no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 seven days prior to race day.

  2. Racers need to be able to confirm no close sustained contact with anyone who is sick within 14 days prior to race day.

  3. Those who cannot confirm the above must not attend the event. For this reason, we are committed to being flexible with deferments and refunds.

  4. Individuals considered by the CDC to be “at risk” are recommended to not participate. 

These policies may be updated or changed prior to race day. We will keep you informed of the details via email and website updates. 


We will have comprehensive COVID-19 mitigation plans for each of the different areas at the race location. The two things you, our racers and spectators, must do to help us on race day are

  1. Wear a mask when not actively exercising at our event.

  2. Maintain appropriate social distance between yourself and non-household members or others outside your close social group.

    This can be best achieved by:
  • staying in or near your car before your event start
  • keeping your distance from others while warming up or waiting to participate
  • respecting all announcements and instructions during the event
  • once finished with your event, maintaining social distance and departing the finish area as soon as possible

For Racers traveling from out of Alaska:

For those of you that may be traveling from outside of Alaska to participate or have recently traveled home to Alaska, you MUST abide by the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 Travel restrictions. Please review these restrictions prior to race day. They can be found here: 


About the Why Not Tri

We're a great local triathlon to welcome beginners to the sport but also challenge the experienced athlete. Racers will complete a 400 yard swim, 9.5 mile bike, and a 5k run. Join us for our adult solo or team relay race or get the little ones involved with our Kids Race for the budding triathletes ages 6-12.

Why Not Tri was started to promote healthy lifestyles and introduce the fun sport of triathlon to the community.  We couldn't have made it possible without our racers, volunteers, and sponsors over the last nine years.  Thank you!

We are proud to donate to the ALS Therapy Development Institute.  ALS is a progressive disease that deteriorates the muscles, and there currently is no cure.  Thank you for donating to the cause!

-Why Not Tri Board

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