September 8, 2013
Square Lake Park
Two fun days! Two great events! Short course is on Saturday, Long course event is on Sunday. Square Lake has been voted cleanest lake is metro area. Square Lake Park is an excellent venue for this event.
The 14th annual Square Lake Triathlon will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, 2013.
The short course event starts at 8:00am on Saturday, includes a .5 mile swim, 16.5 mile bike and 5 mile run.
The long course event starts at 7:30 am Sunday includes a 1.2 mile swim, 54 mile bike and 13.2 mile run.
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Saturday, September 7 – The Short Course – 1/2 Mile Swim, 18 Mile Bike, 5 Mile Run
Sunday, September 8 – The Long Course – 1.2 Mile Swim, 54 Mile Bike and 13 Mile Run.
The time of year, location of these events, and their distances are all planned to help the multi-sport athlete extend their competitive season. Whether training for the Ironman or participating in your first triathlon, we will make sure that you have an excellent experience!
THE SITE – Square Lake is known throughout the Midwest for its crystal clear water, trout fishing and scuba divers. Square Lake County Park is truly one of the most beautiful parks in the Northeast Metro Area. When you combine these two, along with the fall colors, you will find this the most beautiful and enjoyable multisport venue.
PARKING – Parking is always tight within Square Lake Park. We take care of all parking fees for participants. If you have friend coming to watch traveling in other vehicles, they will be charged $5. Please carpool if possible. Do not park in the “No Parking” areas right outside the park no matter how late you arrive.
THE SWIM – The swim takes place in beautiful Square Lake which is one of the cleanest lakes in the Twin Cities. Wave starts will be utilized with the first starting at 8:00 a.m. for Saturday’s Short Course and 7:30 a.m for Sunday’s Long Course event. Expect race-day water temperature to be cool. Swim caps will be provided and required for all participants. Wet suits are recommended. The long course swim will consist of two laps. The swim will be a clockwise rectangle. Buoys will be on your right. Swim caps are provided and color-coded for each wave. Lifeguards will be on kayaks and there for your safety. If you need to rest, let a lifeguard know. You will not be penalized for resting on a kayak. Wetsuits are allowed.
THE BIKE – Maps are on the website. The 16.5 mile and 54 mile bike course will take you on country paved roads around Square Lake and through the small town of Marine. The routes are known to be scenic with many rolling hills (and a couple of large hills). This area is a favorite for many Twin Cities cyclists and should prove to be very enjoyable. ANSI or Snell approved helmets are required for all participants when on the bike course. On the long course bike, a water bottle drop will be at the half way point. Water and HEED will be available. The bike course is not a close course to traffic. All corners will have volunteers directions and safety. Please use common sense during all parks of the bike. Drafting is not allowed.
THE RUN – Maps are on the website. The Short Course 5 mile will circle Square Lake counterclockwise and the and Long Course 13 mile run is an out and back course. The Short Course footing is a mixture of both gravel and blacktop. The run loop is mostly flat but does have a few hills throughout. There are three aid stations on the Short Course Run. The long course run, water and HEED will be available at every mile.
AWARDS and CATEGORIES:
AGE GROUP: 19 and under, 20-24, 25 -29, 30-34, 35 -39, 40-44, 45 – 49, 50-54, 54 – 59, 60-64, 65 – 69, 70 and above. Other categories include Elite, Athena (women over 150 lbs) Clydesdale (men over 200 lbs) and Teams- all male, all female or of mixed gender.
A team is made up of 2 or 3 people. 3 people would include a swimmer, a biker and a runner. If you have 2 people, one person will be doing 2 of the events. For instance, the swimmer may also be doing the running portion. A team is working together for one collective finish time. Your team will have one timing chip, which is on a velcro strap to be worn on your ankle. The timing chip is worn by the swimmer, then given to the biker then given to the runner. You will meet each other in the “transition area” where you will do the exchange of the timing chip from person to person. The transition area is where you will park your bike and keep all of your belongings. It is a secure, fenced in area.
The event is being timed with a chip that you will receive at check in.
ENTRY FEES Individuals Teams
Short Course Entry Fees
Through August 7 $65.00 $90.00
August 8 – September 4 $75.00 $100.00
September 6 – Race day $85.00 $110.00
Long Course entry fees
Through August 7 $90.00 $115.00
August 8 – September 4 $100.00 $125.00
September 5- Race day $110.00 $135.00
Randy Fulton, Race Director