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Date

Sunday, July 9, 2023

 

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 9: 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

 

 

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Commissioner

Jason Wulf
jvwulf@gmail.com

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

Bike and Run course maps will be posted here once available.

Click Here for the Parking Map

T-Shirts

Athletes will receive a dri-fit shirt with their entry fee. The shirt will be in your race packet.

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. You can also email Tre Stanton at tre.stanton@iowaseniorgames.org

Age Determining Date

December 31, 2023

 

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. Please contact Tre Stanton,  tre.stanton@iowagames.orgto 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. 

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

All volunteers will receive a 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 Tre Stanton at tre.stanton@iowagames.org or call 888-777-8881 ext 706.

Sunday, July 9 (all at Big Creek)

Check-in / Information / Refreshments | 5:45 – 11:00 am

Job duties: Hand t-shirts to participants as they come to redeem their tickets, help set up refreshments and monitor refreshment area.

Body Marking / Swim Exit Counter | 6:00 – 10:00 am

Job duties: Mark athletes with a Sharpie and 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.

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

Registration Deadline

Individual Fees*:
$65 if registered by May 1
$75 if registered between May 2 – June 5
$85 if registered between June 6 – July 6 (noon)

Team Fees*:
$135/team if registered by May 1
$145/team if registered between May 2 – June 5
$160/team if registered between June 6 – July 6 (noon)

On-site registrations will be accepted but are limited so pre-registration is highly encouraged. 
On-site registration fees:
$90 for Individual
$170 for team

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 8 with the last day being the day of our Triathlon (July 9)!

Click Here for Training Program (will be posted by March 1)

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