The LAZYMAN IRONMAN is a triathlon challenge created just for YMCA members! Participants will have the opportunity to complete a full or half IRONMAN by swimming, biking, and running their way to the finish line at their own pace and in their own time. 

You'll track your mileage on a personal mileage tracking sheet, and on the competition board in the lobbies at the Fercho and Schlossman YMCAs. Group fitness classes may count toward mileage.


March 1 - March 31 | Open to YMCA Members Only: $30

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Participants will receive:

  • Mileage tracking sheet
  • Coupons for two free InBody Scans - you may schedule scans at any time at the Member Services Desks, but we encourage you to schedule a scan at the beginning of the challenge and at the end of the challenge to see how far you've come!
  • Commemorative participation t-shirt
  • Opportunities to win prizes, like personal training sessions, gift cards, and swag
  • Weekly emails with triathlon tips, updates on the competition boards, and prize winners

What are the distances?

Swimming Half = 1.2 miles; Full = 2.4 miles
Biking Half = 56 miles; Full; = 112 miles
Running Half = 13.1 miles; Full = 26.2 miles

What counts toward mileage?

Swimming • 9 laps / 18 lengths in the YMCA Lap Pool = 1/4 mile
• 45-60 min. water exercise class = 1/4 mile
Biking • 1 mile on outdoor / stationary bike (including miles logged in a cycle class) = 1 mile
Running • 1 mile of running, walking, or elliptical = 1 mile
• 30 min. group fitness class = 1 mile
• 60 min. group fitness class = 2 miles

Looking for help getting started?

At the Y, we offer seasonal "foundations" courses for members to become more comfortable and learn etiquette, techniques, and general information about the Y's spaces and offerings. Check out these options below that will help support you during your LAZYMAN IRONMAN triathlon challenge! These courses are FREE for LAZYMAN IRONMAN participants. No registration is required - just show up!

Lap Swim Foundations
New to lap swim? Our aquatics staff will show you where the lap swim equipment is stored and how to use it! You’ll also learn how to share lanes and some swimming basics to get you started on a lap swim workout. Lap Swim Foundations are offered year-round for members.

  • Mondays - 12:00 - 12:45pm  |  Lap Pool at Fercho
  • Mondays - 5:45 - 6:30pm  |  Lap Pool at Fercho

Cycle Foundations
New to Cycle? Our cycle instructors will work closely with triathlon participants on cycling basics and how to get the most out of a cycling session regarding strength, endurance, flexibility, and more! Cycle Foundations is being offered for FREE to LAZYMAN IRONMAN participants during the month of March.

  • Tuesdays - 5:45 - 6:30pm  |  Cycle Studio at Fercho