1500 meter swim, 24.8 mile bike, and 6.2 mile run
500 meter swim, 12.4 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run
The scenic course will commence at State Park Beach with a 500 meter swim before a 12.4 mile bike course guides athletes out and back along South Shore Drive through the prairie and windmills south of Clear Lake. The race is capped off with a 3.1 mile run on South Shore drive heading north to the lakeside finish in City Park downtown Clear Lake.
The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 4th Annual TRI Clear Lake Triathlon sanctioned by USA Triathlon on September 4, 2020. NEW FOR 2020 IS THE ADDITION OF AN OLYMPIC DISTANCE RACE! The scenic course will commence at State Park Beach; the flat and fast 1 or 2-loop bike course course guides athletes out and back along South Shore Drive through the prairie and windmills south of Clear Lake. The race is capped off with a 3.1 or 6.2 mile run on South Shore drive along beautiful Clear Lake heading north to the lakeside finish in City Park downtown.
This is the perfect race for beginners, or for experienced triathletes alike looking for a great tune-up race for Ironman 70.3 Des Moines! Clear Lake a beautiful tourist destination conveniently located on I 35 2 hours North of Des Moines and 2 hours South of Minneapolis. At the completion of the race, you will experience a high-energy lakefront finisher party, complete with music, food and beverages!
Friday, September 4th
Saturday, September 5th
Clear Lake is conveniently located right off of I-35. Only 2 hours South of Minneapolis and 2 hours North of Des Moines. Swim start and the transition area will be held at State Beach which is located about 2 miles South of downtown just off of South Shore. The race will finish lakefront downtown. Athletes and spectators are welcome to park at State Park or downtown. The trolley will shuttle people to and from State Park. Trolley times will be posted shortly.
Racers will be divided into categories by gender and age. Age groups for each gender are:
Clydesdale and Athena Divisions:
The top three overall male and female finishers and the top 3 finishers in each of the other categories for sprint and olympic distances (Age Group, Clydesdale, Athena, Relay Teams) will receive an award. Award ceremonies will follow completion of each race.
The TRI Clear Lake will be sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). Race participants are required to be annual members of, or have a one-day permit from, USAT. The $15 USAT one-day permit fee will be added to nonmembers’ entry fees prior to check-out. USAT members must present their USAT membership card and photo ID at packet pickup.
Packet pickup will take place on Friday, September 4th from 4:00-8:00 pm and on Saturday, September 5th from 6:00-7:45 am. Athletes must pick up their own packets, at which time they will be required to show a photo ID and their USAT membership card (if applicable). This applies to individual relay team members, as well.
Chips will be distributed at check-in on the morning of the event. Race participants are responsible for returning their chips to volunteers at the finish line. A $30 charge will be assessed to the athlete if the chip is not returned.`
If the swim portion of the race is cancelled due to inclement weather (i.e. heavy rain, lightning) or unsafe water conditions, the event will be duathlon, with run-bike-run. Please check the TRI Clear Lake website and Facebook page on race day for updates if you suspect delays or cancellation.
Registration is non-refundable.
Friday, September 4th:
Saturday, September 5th: