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MS Modified Triathlon


The MS Modified Triathlon was started by STEP in 2013 designed specifically for people with MS. It is run entirely by caring volunteers from the MS community, some who have MS and some who work with MS. It is based on the idea of Matt Castens, who was training for his first triathlon when he was diagnosed with MS. Unable to complete the triathlon that he had worked so hard for, and being a lifetime goal for Matt, he brainstormed the idea of a modified triathlon for people who are unable to complete a full triathlon.

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come and cheer on participants!

The MS Modified Triathlon has grown in popularity each year since its inception, enabling people with varying degrees of MS to stay active and challenge themselves in a fun, supportive atmosphere.


We are pleased to announce that STEP Therapies has partnered up with Xperience Fitness in Vadnais Heights for our upcoming 2017 event!! They have volunteered their facility, services, equipment, staff and welcoming atmosphere to help make this event happen!

What is it?

The MS Modified Triathlon is based on the traditional setup of a full triathlon, only with adaptive equipment and reduced time constructs.
30-minute SWIM
Floaties, noodles, kickboards and lifejackets are all fair game!!
30-minute BIKE
Stationary, recumbent, Spin bicycles and seated ellipticals available
30-minute WALK/RUN
Body-weight support/harness and normal treadmills available

When/Where is it?

Sunday April 23rd, 2017 at Xperience Fitness in Vadnais Heights, MN

905 County Road E East
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

Check-in will begin at 8 am. The first wave of athletes is scheduled to begin at 9 am.

All scores and times are recorded by volunteers. Assistance is always available and rest is taken as needed. While this is not an event with recognized winners and losers, all participants are encouraged to challenge themselves and do the best they can. Certificates and medals are provided to finishers as evidence of your hard work, determination and decision to not let MS keep you from moving!!

The MS Modified Triathlon is supported and sponsored by STEP Therapies and Xperience Fitness – Vadnais Heights in addition to all the volunteers, donors and people involved with helping those living with MS.

To Register:

Contact STEP Therapies by phone or email to register or for more information:

For the safety of all participants, it is recommended that you receive clearance from your physician/neurologist prior to participation. Print the following form and ask your physician to sign it, indicating approval of your participation. *Modified Triathlon Consent Form*


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