ET2020 COVID-19 Update as of 3/20/20: Adapt, modify, adjust – words we frequently use as athletes to describe our race strategies. Sometimes they describe daily life, but they don’t usually describe daily life for you, and your family and friends, and your co-workers, and your neighbors, and well, everyone, all at the same time.

We share our hope that you and your people are doing as well as possible to adapt, modify, and adjust to our current situation with COVID-19.

For your Edinboro Triathlon organizers, preparation began for ET2020 as soon as the last athlete crossed the finish line last year. We want nothing more than to convene at Pat Crawford Beach this June to celebrate The 33rd Annual Edinboro Triathlon. But actually, we do want more – to do so with confidence in the safety of our athletes, volunteers, emergency crews, spectators, and neighbors. As you know, circumstances are changing daily, even hourly. We will continue to collaborate with the Borough of Edinboro & USA Triathlon, and follow guidelines from the Erie County Department of Health and the Centers For Disease Control.

Adapt, modify, adjust. Now, we’ll add patience. We are triathletes ourselves and completely understand the desire for transparency from your races. We have just over 11 weeks to ET2020. As of now, registration remains open.  Although our standard policy is no allowance of deferrals (with the exception of requests due to medical reasons) and no refunds, should the 33rd Edinboro Triathlon need to be postponed until next season due to implications from COVID-19, all entries will automatically defer to ET2021. This is in the best interest of both our athletes and the continuation of The Edinboro Triathlon itself. Adapt, modify, adjust, patience. We strive for that patience in ourselves, and we kindly ask that of our athletes and the community. Please feel free to email us at

Updates will continue to be posted on our website and our social media accounts.

We wish you continued strength in your training, and, most importantly, in your lives.


  • There will be no Race Day Registration
  • Athletes must be 15 years of age as of 12/31/2020
  • There are no refunds, deferrals may be requested for medical reasons only and accepted at the discretion of the race committee

ET2019 athletes were asked, “Why Edinboro?”

ET2019 photos by Mark Bowen Studio

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