August 17, 2013
The race begins and ends at the city of Detroit Lakes pavilion, on the shores of Detroit Lake.
The Long Course is Olypmpic length, and consists of a 1½ kilometer swim in Detroit Lake, a 40-kilometer bike ride through the beautiful (and hilly!) Minnesota Lakes Country, and a 10-kilometer run out to Dunton Locks Park and back via the scenic Pelican River trail.
The Sprint Course will include a 500 meter swim, a 20k bike ride and a 5k run on parts of the same course as the Olympic course. This is a great introductory course for those new to the sport or not ready for the more challenging race.
After the race, stick around for family activities, the city beach, and downtown fun. A Saturday noon lunch is free to all racers and can be purchased by non-racers.
Third Annual 5k Fun Run and Kiddie Run
Not a triathlete? Or perhaps you want to loosen up your legs before the big event. Either way, you are invited to take part in our third annual Friday night 5k. Leaving from City Park, the course is an easy out-and-back along North Shore Drive.
For the little ones who want to run like mom or dad, we are also offering a Kiddie Run. The run will be held just prior to the 5k race. Everyone is a winner and everyone receives a medal.
In addition to the 5K and Kiddie Run, join us for an evening of family fun with inflatable games and food.
|Friday, August 16|
|4:00 pm – 8:00 pm||Packet Pickup at the City Park Pavilion.|
|4:00 pm – 6:30 pm||5k and Kiddie Run race day registration|
|7:00||5k and Kiddie Run, City Park|
|Saturday, August 17|
|6:30||Check-in, packet pickup and body marking at City Park Pavillion.|
|7:30||Check in and packet pick up CLOSED.|
|7:40||MANDATORY pre-race meeting and announcements.|
|8:00||Race starts at the public beach.|
|11:30||Lunch — free to all racers; all others $7 per person.|
|12:00 pm||Awards ceremony at the City Park Pavillion.|
Proceeds raised from this event will benefit the youth ministry of the Lakes Area Young Life. Follow Lakes Area Young Life online.
|10/1–31||11/1 – 3/31||4/1 and later|
Please note that there will be no day-of-race registration for the triathlon and triathlon relay. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by August 10. Entry fees are nonrefundable.
|Before 4/1||4/1 and later|
The Kiddie Run is free to all participants!
The awards ceremony will take place at 12:00 pm.
Awards for the first three places for males and females in each of the following age groups for each race:
- 19 and Under
- 60 and Over
Awards will be given to the top teams in both the Olympic and Sprint distances.
Wetsuits are allowed. All cyclists must observe Minnesota traffic laws. An ANSI or SNELL-approved hard-shelled helmets are required. Drafting is prohibited.
Please be familiar with the event rules before arriving.
HaugenPhoto will be capturing all the action from the triathlon, and the photos should be available the week following the event. You may go here to see photos, which are searchable by race bib number. You can also sign up at that page to be notified by email when your photos are available.
The Olympic course is part of the Tri Minnesota Series and is also a bonus points race in the Series. The complete schedule is listed below.
|Chain of Lakes Triathlon||May 4||Alexandria||Website|
|*Land Between the Lakes Triathlon||May 19||Albert Lea||Website|
|Buffalo Triathlon (Olympic)||June 2||Buffalo||Website|
|Liberty Triathlon (Long course)||June 8||Maple Plain||Website|
|Lake Minnetonka Triathlon||June 15||Excelsior||Website|
|Graniteman Triathlon||July 13||Clearwater||Website|
|Waseca Triathlon (1/3 Iron)||July 28||Waseca||Website|
|Northwoods Triathlon||August 10||Nevis||Website|
|*Young Life Triathlon (Olympic)||August 17||Detroit Lakes||Website|
|Lakes Country Triathlon||August 25||Baxter||Website|
* 2013 Tri Minnesota Series bonus races
There are many fine facilities in and around the Detroit Lakes area. Visit the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce or call (800) 542-3992 for more information.
- Event Management
- Email the Race Director
51709 County Hwy 31
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 (218) 532-2662