The Lake Minnetonka Triathlon is located in one of the most beautiful bays on Lake Minnetonka. The race will be held at the Excelsior Commons.
Swim: This unique 1/2 mile swim goes along the shore of Lake Minnetonka (not an out and back swim) so that spectators can view the entire swim from the hillside above. Water temperature at this time is typically a comfortable 70-78 degrees, however wetsuits are legal.
Bike: The 15 mile (out and back) ride is mostly flat with some rolling hills and goes through Carver County. All cyclists must observe MN traffic laws. ANSI or SNELL approved hard-shelled helmets are required. Drafting is prohibited.
Run: 3 miles along the shores of Lake Minnetonka on the Three Rivers Park light rail trail. The trail is very flat and made of hard pack clay.
1. Individual (Top 3 finishers - male and female)
2. Age Divisions (Top 3 finishers in each of the following age brackets)
1. 19 and under 2. 20 - 24 3. 25 - 29 4. 30 - 34 5. 35 - 39
6. 40 - 44 7. 45 - 49 8. 50 - 54 9. 55 - 59 10. 60 - 64 11. 65 and over
3. Relay Teams (Top 3 finishers in each division)
2 and 3 person teams allowed: Female, Male, Co-ed
* All participants receive a t-shirt, food, refreshments and finisher medal.
*Top 3 male and female finishers receive beautiful trophies and prizes. 1st through 3rd place finishers in each age division will receive trophies.
*There will also be gift certificates and special awards for fastest swim, bike, and run for both male and female.
*Top 3 overall are not eligible for age group awards, and fastest swim, bike and run award recipients must finish the race to qualify. Teams excluded.
New for 2014
The Lake Minnetonka Triathlon will be hosting the first AquaBike event to be held in the State of Minnesota. AquaBike is a USAT recognized event where participants race just the swim and bike portions of a triathlon. This is designed for people who can no longer run or who do not care for the run portion of a triathlon, but wish to remain active participants and enjoy the excitement of competition.
It will go as follows: The first AquaBike race will be limited to 50 participants. All AquaBike participants will begin in the last heat of the triathlon. Participants will swim and ride the regular race course. After the ride portion, the participants will be asked to run ~100 meters to complete the race at the official triathlon finish line, finishing with the rest of the racers.
Race registration will open on December 1st and the entry fee is $50.