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Date

Sunday, July 11, 2021

 

Site

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

For information on Water Quality Click Here

 

Time

Packet Pickup
Sunday, July 11: 6:00 am – 7:00 am – Big Creek State Park (at beach)

*Race packets will be located in the transition at the participant’s bike spot. No formal check in will take place.

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

 

 

Triathlon Training Program

Not sure how to start training for a triathlon? Click on the link below and follow our 8 week Triathlon training program. The program will begin in May and continue through July 10 with the last day being the day of our Triathlon (July 11)!

Click Here for Training Program once available

Sponsored By

Commissioner

Jason Wulf
jvwulf@gmail.com

2022 State Games of America
Qualifying Event

2022 State Games of America

All Iowans are eligible to participate!

T-Shirts

Athletes will receive a dri-fit shirt with their entry fee. A T-shirt ticket will be in your race packet. You can take that to the check-in at big shelter to redeem your shirt.

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 – 20K
Run – 5K

Rules

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 (will be posted at a later date)

Click Here for the Run Route (will be posted at a later date)

Click Here for the Swim Route (will be posted at a later date)

Click Here for the Parking Map

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.  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, 2021

 

Medals sponsored by Grinnell Mutual

Gold, silver and bronze medals awarded in each age division. Medals will not be given out until everyone has finished and results are compiled.

 

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 alex@truetimeracing.com

Volunteers Needed!

This event would not be possible without volunteers. If you would like to be part of the action, numerous volunteers are needed for this event.

For more information on volunteering, click “Volunteer Opportunities” in the drop down menu or click the button in the top right corner of the page. Please contact Dan Beitelspacher at dan.beitelspacher@iowasportsfoundation.org, to learn more about volunteering or if you have questions.

Team | Female, Male & Coed

Open

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
Para-athlete

The Iowa Games Triathlon would not be possible without our volunteers.  To volunteer, click HERE. Volunteer Registration opens March 1. A link will be posted when available.

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

All volunteers will receive a Summer Iowa Games Volunteer shirt.

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

If you have questions about volunteering, contact Dan Beitelspacher at dan.beitelspacher@iowasportsfoundation.org or call 888-777-8881.

Sunday, July 11 (all at Big Creek)

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

Job duties: Hand t-shirts to participants as they come redeem their tickets, 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.

A Duathlon will also be offered:
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Registration Deadline

Individual Fees*:
$62 if registered by May 10
$72 if registered between May 11 – June 14
$82 if registered between June 15 – July 8 (noon)

Team Fees*:
$130/team if registered by May 10
$140/team if registered between May 11 – June 14
$155/team if registered between June 15 – July 8 (noon)

On-site registrations will be accepted but are limited so pre-registration is highly encouraged. 
On-site registration fees:
$85 for Individual
$160 for team

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