Throughout the year the YMCA and other local organizations will host clinics, educational sessions and other training events that will help you stay fit and get ready to dominate the QUAD games!  Check back often for new swim, bike, run and ski events!

QUAD and Edinboro Triathlon Open Swims

CopyrightThe Highmark QUAD is teaming up with the Edinboro Triathlon to help you swim faster, longer and stronger!  Join us for FREE open swims at Edinboro University, where we will have experts on deck to offer you training tips, stroke analysis, and much more!  Whether you just want to jump in the pool and complete a workout or discuss your swimming with our team of experts, we will have you covered.  Join us…..

Edinboro University’s McComb Field house

  • Sunday, March 26, 2017: 6-9pm
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017: 6-9pm

YMCA Swim Clinics

Do you need help preparing for the Highmark QUAD Swim or any upcoming swimming events?  Are you a beginner swimmer and want more time with an experienced instructor?  Learn more about the Swim Clinics the Glenwood YMCA will be offering on their website:

Dates: March 24, 31 and April 7, 14 (Friday nights)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Locations: Glenwood YMCA

QUAD Bike Ride

The 2017 group rides are scheduled for June 12, 19, 26 at 6:00pm at the QUAD Bike starting line.  Three groups will be offered during each ride A (advanced), B (intermediate), C (beginner) and riders will be venturing out on the QUAD course.  Riders will meet at the football stadium parking lot (along Perry Lane) at 5:45pm and depart promptly at 6pm.  All riders must bring their own bike and helmet.  Please keep in mind that the course will not be closed to traffic.  Please be courteous to the surrounding community and abide by all rules of the road.

QUAD Running Groups

The 2017 group runs are scheduled for August 21 and 28 at the QUAD Run starting line, on the campus of Mercyhurst North East (outside the bookstore).  Runners will meet outside bookstore at 5:45pm an depart promptly at 6:00pm.  Please come familiar with the course or a course map.  1-2 volunteers will be  available to help runners but the group will spreadout.

Additional Training Groups in Erie, PA

Edinboro Group Rides

CopyrightStarting the first Wednesday in April at 6:00pm a group of riders departs Edinboro University at 6:00pm for a 30-50 mile ride.  Riders are broken into a A, B and C group (sometime D depending on how many riders show up).  Rides meet at the football stadium parking lot along Perry Lane and leave promptly at 6:00pm.

Group A: averages 20+ mph
Group B: averages 17-18mph
Group C: averages 15-16mph
Group D: averaged less than 15mph


Girls Gone Cycle

A women’s cycle group that encourages inclusion to all fitness levels.  Group rides are held every Monday at 6:00pm (April – August) at Walnut Creek Middle School.  Join their group on Facebook or see their website for more details.

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