TRI Clear Lake

Sprint Triathlon

Swim 750 Meters. Bike 12.4 Miles. Run 3.1 Miles.




About The Triathlon

It's time to bring the excitement of triathlon back to Clear Lake. TRI Clear Lake will host its first annual sprint triathlon sanctioned by USA Triathlon on June 10, 2017. The scenic course will commence at State Park Beach with a 750M 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.

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 9th

  • 4:00-8:00 pm --- Packet Pickup at the Clear Lake State Park

Saturday, June 10th

  • 6:00 am - Transition opens
  • 6:00-7:45 am - Packet Pickup and Timing Chip Pickup at Clear Lake State Park
  • 7:45 am - Transition Area Closes
  • 7:50 am - Pre-race meeting at swim start
  • 8:00 am - Race Begins

Race Venue

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.

Race Categories

Racers will be divided into categories by gender and age. Age groups for each gender are:

  • 19 and under
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70 and older

Clydesdale and Athena Divisions:

Men weighing 220 pounds or more and women weighing 165 pounds or more are able, but not required, to participate in the Clydesdale and Athena divisions. To do so, you must indicate this group on your registration form. Entrants in this category are eligible for Clydesdale or Athena Division awards, but not age group awards.

Relay division:

2 to 3 person relay.

Awards

The top three overall male and female finishers and the top 3 finishers in each of the other categories for Sprint distances (Age Group, Clydesdale, Athena, Relay Teams) will receive an award. Award ceremonies will follow completion of each race.

Sanctioning

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 $12 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

Packet pickup will take place on Friday, June 9th from 4:00-8:00 pm and on Saturday, June 10th 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.

Timing

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.`

Event Cancellation

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.

Refund Policy

Registration is neither refundable nor transferable.

Volunteers

We need motivated volunteers to put on a memorable race! Click here to register as a volunteer.

Friday, June 9th:

  • Setup - Volunteers help set up the swim, bike, and run courses, as well as the finish line, transition, and registration areas.
  • Registration - Volunteers assist our event staff at registration by checking in athletes and distributing packets.

Saturday, June 10th:

  • Parking - Volunteers direct traffic to the designated parking areas.
  • Swim Course - Lifeguards direct and assist athletes in the water.
  • Bike Course - Volunteers direct athletes and watch for traffic.
  • Run Course - Volunteers direct athletes and watch for traffic.
  • Transition Area - Volunteers restrict entrance to athletes only.
  • Aid Stations - Volunteers hand out water to athletes.
  • Tear Down - Volunteers help tear down the courses when the race is complete.
  • Photographers - Volunteers capture the memories of our event.