Sunday, July 9, 2017


Big Creek State Park - Beach (MAP)
8550 NW 142nd 
Polk City, IA 50226


Packet Pickup
Saturday, July 8: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Exile Brewing Company | 1514 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309
Sunday, July 9: 6:00 am - 7:30 am - Big Creek State Park (at beach)

Transition area: Open from 6:00 - 7:30 am on Sunday morning.
Mandatory pre-race meeting: At the swim start area at 7:45 am.
Competition: Begins at 8:00 am


Jason Wulf 

Competition Format

This is an open course event, meaning that participants must share the road with traffic. For safety, helmets must be worn during the cycling portion of the competition and no headphones/iPods will be allowed on any part of the course. Participants should leave their running shoes in the transition area.

*No swim clinic will be offered this year*

Course will consist of the following: 
Swim - Open water, distance of 1/4 mile 
Bike - 20km, Click Here for Bike Route Map | Click Here for 3D Bike Route Video
Run - 5K


Triathlon Federation USA Rules will be followed, with the right to make exceptions. This is not a sanctioned race. Note: Helmets must be worn during the cycling portion of the competition. For safety reasons, no headphones/iPods etc. will be allowed on any part of the course.

Wetsuits will not be allowed if the water temperature is above 78 degrees on race day. 

Sport Specific Information

Click Here for the Bike Route 

Click Here for the Run Route 

Age 50 & Over - Iowa Senior Games

The Iowa Games and Iowa Senior Games have partnered to offer athletes ages 50 & over a unique opportunity.  When you register for the Summer Iowa Games triathlon, you will automatically be included in the Iowa Senior Games.  In addition to the Iowa Games T-shirt, athletes will receive an Iowa Senior Games t-shirt and an Iowa Senior Games medal (top 3 places per age division only).  If you wish to participate in additional Iowa Senior Games sports, contact the Iowa Senior Games for how to register. 

Age Determining Date
December 31, 2017



Athletes will receive a dri-fit shirt.

Medals sponsored by Grinnell Mutual

Gold, silver and bronze medals awarded in each age division.

Chip Timing

True Time Racing Service will chip time the event.  Chips will be distributed with packets.

The race will be timed live through True Time Racing. Please follow the link below to follow the race and to see post-race results. Please send any questions about your times to

Volunteers Needed!

If you would like to help be part of the action, numerous volunteers are needed for this event.  Please contact Katie Kramer, if interested and to learn more about what opportunities are available.

Team | Female, Male & Coed


Individual | Female & Male

15 & Under
16 - 19
20 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 34
35 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
50 - 54
55 - 59
60 - 64
65 - 69
70 - 74
75 - 79
80 - 84
85 & Over
Clydesdale - Men at least 220 pounds
Athena - Women at least 165 pounds

The Iowa Games Triathlon would not be possible without our volunteers. If interested in volunteering please click here: Triathlon Volunteer

Location information can be found on the Event Information tab. Parking is free.

All volunteers will receive a Summer Iowa Games Volunteer shirt. 

Volunteers will check in at the packet pick shelter where you'll receive your shirt and further instructions. 

If you have questions about volunteering, contact Tyler Sanders at or call 888-777-8881.

Saturday, July 8

Packet Pick Up - 1:30 - 5:00 PM

Job duties - handout race packets & t-shirts to participants, stuffing race packets with materials, etc. This packet pick-up will be held at Exile Brewery. Please see the events page for address.

Sunday, July 9 (all at Big Creek)

Packet Pick Up & Refreshments - 5:45 - 10:30 am

Job duties: handout race packets & t-shirts to participants, help set up refreshments and monitor refreshment area

Swim Exit Counter - 7:45 - 9:00 am

Job duties: count swimmers as they exit the water to make sure all are accounted for.

Course Support - 7:00 - 11:00 am

Job duties: help direct participants and assist with other needs along the course.

Water Station (run course) - 7:00 - 11:00 am

Job duties: help athletes get water, may need to direct athletes as they approach if there are multiple.


Winnebago Industries


Registration Deadline

$50 Entry Fee
$125 Team Entry Fee
Postmark: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Online: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
*Entry fee includes Dri-Fit Shirt 

$65 Entry Fee
$145 Team Entry Fee
Online Only: Thursday, June 29 - July 6 at 12:00 pm

*Entry fee includes Dri-Fit Shirt

On-Site Registration
$75 Entry Fee

Onsite entries NOT guaranteed Dri-Fit Shirt.

Lodging Information

Boulders Inn & Suites: 300 Boulder Pointe, Polk City, IA 50226 - (515-984-3092)

13 rooms available for $129.00/night on Saturday, July 8. Mention "Iowa Games Triathlon" to get the rate.