Leading up to the Transplant Games in July 2020, we will be featuring one to two sports in the newsletter. Our goal will be to highlight important rules, provide updates on any changes to the format, as well as increase interest in the competition. When registering for the Games, be sure to review each of the sports you will be participating in for final decisions on competition rules.
Virtual Triathlon and Texas Hold'em Poker
The Virtual Triathlon event has been gaining in popularity with each set of Games. Unlike a typical triathlon event where all the sporting legs are completed on the same day, the TGA Virtual Triathlon is completed over the course of three days. Each leg is completed on the day of that specific competition. For example, the 500 yard freestyle swim event (leg one) at the swimming competition, the 20km cycling event (leg two) at the cycling competition and the 1500m event (leg three) at the track and field competition. Competitors must complete these three events at the competition days of Swimming, Cycling and Track and Field to be medal eligible for the Virtual Triathlon. Below are the competition days for these three events:
Swimming (leg one): July 18, 2020, from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
Cycling (leg two): July 19, 2020, from 8:00am to 2:00pm.
Track and Field (leg three): July 20, 2020, from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
The Texas Hold’em poker event will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at American Dream for all to see! The event is open to competitors 18 or older. There are no major competition rule changes, however, be aware that participation is expected to be high for the 2020 Games for all competitions, so some sports may have participation caps. Poker may be one of those sports. Keep in mind that medals for the poker competition will only be awarded to first, second and third place winners in both the male and female age categories.
To find out more about all the competitions please visit: