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2016-12-29 10:04 AM

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Hey all,

I'm looking for some quality events in 2017. Beginner triathlons(never done one), or running(half marathon max). I'm in NE IA, with easy access to SW WI and SE MN. Anything you guys recommend? I'm not on an unlimited budget, and traveling an extended distance is possible.

Thanks!


2016-12-30 1:50 PM
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Great question -
I'm starting to set my summer training schedule as well. I'll be doing Trinona, in Winona, MN again this year. www.trinona.com in June. They run both the Olympic and Sprint distances.
I'm also thinking about the Accel Triathlon (http://acceltriathlon.com/) in Waterloo in July.
2016-12-30 3:32 PM
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Originally posted by kate-iowa

Great question -
I'm starting to set my summer training schedule as well. I'll be doing Trinona, in Winona, MN again this year. www.trinona.com in June. They run both the Olympic and Sprint distances.
I'm also thinking about the Accel Triathlon (http://acceltriathlon.com/) in Waterloo in July.


I've considered Trinona! I think I'm going to do the sprint at Rochesterfest(MN), I hear it's a really good beginner. Before that, I'm planning on doing a sprint in West Union, IA, if that goes extremely well, I may bump Rochester up to an Olympic. We will see.
2016-12-30 4:22 PM
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Originally posted by kate-iowa

Great question -
I'm starting to set my summer training schedule as well. I'll be doing Trinona, in Winona, MN again this year. www.trinona.com in June. They run both the Olympic and Sprint distances.
I'm also thinking about the Accel Triathlon (http://acceltriathlon.com/) in Waterloo in July.


After seeing the events you posted I got curious and see your profile says you're in Decorah! Me too!!! Hahaha, sorry, couldn't help it!
2016-12-31 3:53 PM
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I did the same It is a small world and there are a lot of triathletes in our little town!

I did the Lifetime tri series in Minnesota last year. They are a bit expensive, but I have family in the Cities, so that cuts down on costs. I'm like you, don't want to travel too far or pay too much!
2016-12-31 3:54 PM
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I've heard great things about the West Union tri. Well run, etc. I haven't done it though.


2017-01-02 10:53 AM
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Yeah I'm excited for West Union. I just started training today, sans swimming. I'll have a pool membership in a couple of weeks and can try not to drown. Definitely will be my weak point, haven't been swimming for years and never have competitively.
2017-01-03 4:55 PM
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I have already started scheduling my year...may have started in October LOL. My big race will be Racine 70.3 followed up by the full Quad Cities Marathon. I know the Quad Cities Triathlon is June 17th (sprint only). There is an indoor one in Muscatine IA the end of this month. There is also the TribyKnight in May, near Waverly Iowa. Dewitt Triathlon again this year, but they haven't released the date for that one yet. I know there is more that's just all I can think of right now.
2017-01-04 8:59 AM
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I've considered TribyKnight but I think I'll hold off on that this year.
2017-01-04 11:17 AM
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I'm in Iowa City. The Pigman Sprint in Palo (Cedar Rapids) is one of my favorite races, and it's a great one for beginners. It's on June 4th. Extremely well run, good crowds, good post-race food.

There's the Accel Triathlon in Cedar Falls in July. They have sprint and olympic distances. I was signed up for this one last year, but the race was cancelled due to storms that rolled in that morning. It was going to be a small race.

Camp Courageous in August is another great beginner's race, held in the Monticello area. I haven't seen anything about a date or location for this year. The park that it's been held in the last few years is having the lake dredged, so they announced at last year's race it would be at Camp Courageous. Sprint only.

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2017-01-04 12:06 PM
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Thanks! I've heard of Pigman and heard it was a good one.....I think I'm putting that on my next year list!


2017-05-29 6:20 AM
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Hello Josh!

Let me introduce you to Racemappr ( https://racemappr.com/), a platform where you can discover thousand of UK and German race events including triathlon, running, swimming, cycling and OCR races. I hope it would be helpful for you!

Also, I have picked out just some of the triathlon events in and around London during the summer 2017 that would be the perfect place to race. https://racemappr.com/posts/list-of-the-triathlon-events-during-summ...

Good luck with searching!
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2017-05-30 12:42 PM
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Des Moines has one in September. Sprint and an Olympic.
It just got bought by the outfit that puts on Escape from Alcatraz. They've bought a bunch of them to turn them into a "series". Not sure if it's a different race producer than it used to be. It'll likely feel kinda 'big time".

Beyond that...all I can offer is "Go Hawks."
Or Panthers. I root for them too. Just not the Cyclones.
2017-05-30 1:05 PM
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You can usually find local races on TriFind.com

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