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Trizou for MS Triathlon

Race: Trizou for MS Triathlon
Sat May 4, 2024 Columbia, MO 65201 US Directions
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Trizou Returns to Columbia, MO - May 2024


Saturday Evening!

5k Run

6:30PM CDT
Youth Super Ages 10-15
Must Submit Times
The OG
Great for Beginners and Experienced!
Sprint then Super-Sprint


6:30AM CDT
Ages 3-12


Stankowski Field
810 Tiger Ave
Columbia, MO US 65201


Trizou Triathlon Returns to Columbia, MO!

Mark your calendars and lace up your shoes because Trizou is making its grand return to the historic University of Missouri Campus in Columbia, MO. Once recognized as the nation's largest pool triathlon, this esteemed event is set on reclaiming its title and continues to be an emblematic part of Columbia's athletic legacy.

The Trizou for MS Triathlon offers an array of race categories catering to participants of all ages and skill levels:

Day of Events! Friday Evening, Saturday Morning-Afternoon-and Evening!
  • Kids Triathlon: For the kiddos ready to swim, bike, and run (Age 3-12)
  • 5k: For the non-triathletes, family, those wanting a warmup, get a fun evening race in on campus!
  • Elite Sprint Triathlon: A challenge for Pro, Seeking Pro, and Excelling triathletes seeking to test their mettle (Must Submit Times, Open to Age 16+) [Elite Sprint Athletes can add on the Super-Sprint event during registration to compete in the Double-Zou, Elites will not be eligible for Super-Sprint Awards]
  • Sprint Triathlon: A balanced race for those familiar with the triathlon terrain (Open to All Age 16+)
  • Super-Sprint Triathlon: Perfect for those looking for a quicker, yet equally exhilarating experience (Open to All Age 16+)
  • Youth Super-Sprint Triathlon: Tailored for teenagers eager to showcase their budding athletic prowess (Ages 10-15)
  • Double-Zou: Complete the Sprint Triathlon, get at the back of the Super Sprint Swim Start Line and GO AGAIN! (Open to All Age 16+)

Set against the backdrop of the iconic University of Missouri, participants will be treated to a picturesque route that not only challenges but also delights. Whether you're a triathlon veteran, a budding athlete, or someone looking to tick this off your bucket list, the Trizou for MS Triathlon promises an experience like no other. It's not just a race; it's a celebration of endurance, community, and the indomitable human spirit.

With its blend of competitiveness and inclusivity, the event is both beginner-friendly and fiercely contested. We're thrilled to bring this beloved triathlon back to Columbia and can't wait to see old faces and new participants at the starting line. Join us in making history once again!

MO to AR Tri Series!

We're excited to announce the MO to AR Tri Series, a thrilling triathlon trilogy that takes you from Central Missouri all the way to Northwest Arkansas to challenge athletes across various landscapes and distances along the way. The series kicks off with the Trizou for MS Triathlon at the historic University of Missouri Campus in Columbia, MO. Known for being the nation's largest pool triathlon, Trizou offers a diverse range of categories, including Kids Triathlon, 5k, Elite Sprint Triathlon, Super-Sprint, and more, set against the picturesque University of Missouri backdrop​​.

Next up is the ConcreteMan Triathlon, Missouri's oldest triathlon, which started in 1982. This event has evolved over the years, offering sprint and Olympic(ish) distances, and an open water swim. It's a staple multisport event in Missouri, known for its rich history and challenging courses​​.

The series culminates with the Trifest for MS in NW Arkansas, a significant event in the triathlon calendar. The Trifest schedule includes various events like the Celebrate Arkansas Corporate Relay Sprint Challenge and the AG Olympic F1 Triathlon, culminating in the AG Sprint Triathlon. This event is not only a competitive platform but also the largest and most well-known triathlon fundraiser in the country​​.

Participants who compete in any distance at all three events will receive an extra special medal inspired by all three races (and huge!) at Trifest in September. Moreover, those competing in the Sprint distance at all three races will be ranked, with the top 3 in each age group awarded at Trifest. This series is more than just a race; it's a testament to endurance, community, and the unyielding human spirit. Join us for an unforgettable experience across state lines!

Event Swag

Kids Triathlon: Shirt, Medal, & Ice Cream!

5k Run: Shirt & Medal

Elite Sprint Triathlon: Shirt, Medal, & Running Hat

Sprint Triathlon: Shirt, Medal, & Running Hat

Super Sprint Triathlon: Shirt & Medal

Youth Triathlon: Shirt & Medal

Finisher Medals

Participant Shirts

Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 3rd, 2024 - Evening: PPU & Expo

  • 4:00 - 6:30pm                                Packet Pickup & Expo @Event Site - Stankowski Field

Saturday, May 4th, 2024 - Morning: Youth/Adult/Elite/Relay Triathlon

  • 5:15 - 6:20am                                Youth/Adult/Elite Transition Open @Stankowski Field
  • 5:15 - 5:45am                                Out-of-Town Packet Pickup
  • 6:25am                                           National Anthem/Prayer @Mizzou Aquatic Center
  • 6:30am                                           Elite Event Start
  • Rolling                                            Adult Sprint Start
  • Rolling                                            Adult Super Sprint Start
  • Rolling                                            Youth Super Sprint Start
  • 7:30am                                           Post-Race Festivities
  • 10:00am                                         Awards
  • 11:00am                                         Morning Events End

Saturday, May 4th, 2024 - Evening: Kids Triathlon & 5k

  • 3:45 - 4:45pm                                  Kids Transition Open @Stankowski Field
  • 4:50pm                                             Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting + National Anthem/Prayer @Mizzou Aquatic Center
  • 5:00pm                                             Kids Triathlon Start
  • 6:25pm                                             5k Lineup
  • 6:30pm                                             5k Start
  • 6:45pm                                             Kids Awards
  • 7:45pm                                             5k Awards

Swim Map

Course Maps + Distances

Kids Short Triathlon: 3-8 Year Olds (may be accompanied by parent in transition, and in the run)

Kids Long Triathlon: 9-12 Year Olds (may NOT be accompanied by parent during race unless child requires special aid)

5k Run

Sprint/Elite Triathlon

Super-Sprint/Youth Triathlon

Parking Map

Host Hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri)

1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201

The Broadway Columbia - A DoubleTree by Hilton

1111 East Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201

Rates are good for Friday and/or Saturday night. Must book your room by Friday, April 12, 2024 to receive discounted rate. Limited Availability. 


Presenting Partner

The Josh Seidel Memorial Foundation
Work Hard. Play Hard. Help Others.

Honoring the memory of Josh Seidel by assisting and inspiring young people to participate in programs or attend schools that build science, engineering and technical skills, encourage entrepreneurism and foster the connection of people for the greater good of our community.​

About Josh

Josh was the guy who knew how to do everything well. He made friends fast, rode Harleys, loved boats, Mizzou and a well planed 80's set list. He was also the guy who saw the opportunity 
to create a business and make it a reality. Josh was not just a guy, he was Josh Seidel and he was our friend, our brother, our son. His memory will live on in our hearts forever.

​Learn More About Josh

​About the Foundation

​The Josh Seidel Memorial Foundation was started by a diverse, yet tight-knit group of friends committed to honoring Josh's memory by celebrating the things that are most important to him: science, technology, entrepreneurism, connecting people and having fun while doing it. The group adopted Josh's life motto as their own as a tribute to him: Work Hard. Play Hard. Help Others. This phrase serves as a living reminder to us all about what is most important in life - hard work, service to others and unbreakable friendships. 

Learn More About The Foundation

Work Hard. Play Hard. Help Others.

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Trizou for MS Triathlon.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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