Chain of Lakes Sprint Triathlon

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Alexandria, Minnesota

About the Race

Race finishers

The Chain of Lakes Triathlon is the perfect triathlon to get your season going. Held during the first week of May, it's a great way to get your body out of winter hibernation and back into racing shape. Proceeds raised from the event are used to help fund local recreational organizations.

Going for over ten years strong, the Chain of Lakes is administered by the Swim Coach of the Alexandria Swim Club and a professional team of volunteers through the club, whose goal is to provide you with an enjoyable triathlon experience. Rest assurred that you'll be treated right.

The race will be timed by Pickle Events using MyLaps chip technology.

Location

The race begins at the Alexandria Discovery Middle School, which is located at 510 North McKay Avenue.

From I-94:
North on Highway 29. East on 3rd Avenue. North on McKay.
From Highway 29 (Parkers Prairie):
South on McKay Avenue.

Race Course

The race course is a short course and is an ideal way to start the season.

Racer in transition area
Swim
600 yard swim in 8 lane, 25 yard pool. Individuals will be placed in heats according to their estimated swim time. There will be 2-4 people in each lane. Please bring a person to count your laps, if possible.
Bike
The bike course will be 13 miles through the Alexandria area countryside along rolling hills, with 3 miles on the Central Lakes Bike Trail. All cyclists must observe MN traffic laws. Certified hard-shelled bike helmets are required. No listening devices are allowed on the bike course. Drafting is prohibited. See the course map.
Run
The run course will be 2.8 miles through a residential area and newly paved trail. See the course map. Listening devices are strongly discouraged on the run course.

Click Here for Event Rules

Schedule of Events

Pre-race meeting
7:00 to 8:00 am
Packet Pickup and body marking
8:30 am
Mandatory pre-race meeting
9:00 am
Race start
After last finisher
Awards ceremony. Results will be posted on this site.

Lodging

Visit the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce for a list of hotels and resorts available in the area. They may also be reached toll-free at 1-800-235-9441.

Event Proceeds

Lakes Area Recreation

Proceeds raised from this event will go toward local fundraising efforts including the Alexandria Swim Club and Lakes Area Recreation Association, whose purpose is to develop and improve the recreation opportunities for the Alexandria area.

In eleven years the triathlon has raised over $10,000 which was donated to local organziations such as the Alexandria Swim Club and the Lakes Area Recreation.

Ask a Coach

If you have any questions related to competing in a triathlon, click here to "Ask a Coach!" Very basic or more detailed questions are all welcomed and will be answered by a USAT Certified Coach.

Photo Credits

All photos courtesy of C5 Adventure Photography.

2013 Leaderboard


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