A Desert to Cross

By Bonnie Siegel

Drawing in a slow breath, I surveyed the first page of the document. Pausing, I leaned back, closed my eyes and listened momentarily to the home office chair groan at the redistribution of my weight. Rain tapped on the window as the storm's thunderous voice announced the direction it intended to take. A large luminous clock hung from my home office wall, lapping up time as it ticked away.

Croixathlon Genesis

By Amy Brendmoen

I met Gretchen in the mid 1980s while we were campers at YMCA Camp St. Croix. To anyone who has been a part of summer camping, it should come as no surprise that we became instant and lifelong friends. I don

Minnesotans Break Out

Gabbe KellerAlcatraz Escape - Port-a-let, Meals and More

Perfect weather conditions greeted me and the other brave souls attempting to escape from Alcatraz on May 2, 2010. Chants and cheers of the

It's a Former Zygote!

Peanut WienekeIsn't it cute? It's a fetus. It started as a zygote, then became a blastocyst, then an embryo. And now, it's a card-carrying fetus. Is that cool, or what?

This 12-week old humanoid fetus / future triathlete resides in a lovely uterine condo, which is owned and operated by Maria Vu Wieneke, wife of MTN's Darin Wieneke, a recent escapee from Alcatraz.

An official name has yet to be selected--we recommend Charlemagne for a boy or Murgatroid, if it's a girl. For the time being, he/she is referred to as Peanut Wieneke

2018 Race Calendar


 calendarhead january


21 - LIfe Time Indoor Tri (ChanhassenLakeville, Maple GrovePlymouth, St. Louis Park

21 - YWCA of Mpls Winter Indoor Tri #1 (Minneapolis)

27 - KIng Boreas Winter Triathlon (Winter Triathlon National Championships)(Lake Phalen, St. Paul)


calendarhead february


11 - Tri-U-Mah Indoor Triathlon (UM-Minneapolis)

18 - YWCA of Mpls Winter Indoor Tri #2 (Minneapolis)

24 - CycleHealth Winter Kidarod (Maple Grove)


March heading


18 - YWCA of Mpls Indoor Tri Series #3 (Minneapolis)




08 - YWCA of Mpls Spring Indoor Tri #4 (Minneapolis)

28 - Falls Duathlon (Cannon Falls)

28 - UMM-Tinman (Morris)

29 - MSU Spring Triathlon (Mankato)


May header


05 - Cinco Du Mayo Duathlon (Stillwater)  

05 - Chain of Lakes Triathlon (Alexandria)

12 - Tri-Wadena (Wadena)

19 - Oakdale Duathlon (Lake Elmo) 

26 - Apple Kids (Sartell)

27 - Apple Duathlon (Sartell)



June header


03 - Buffalo Triathlon (Buffalo) - CANCELLED FOR 2018

03 - New Bri Tri (New Brighton)

03 - Pigman Sprint (Pleasant Creek State Park, Palo, IA)

03 - Eau Claire Triathlon (Eau Claire, WI)

09 - Liberty Triathlon (Rockford)

09 - Trinona Kids - (Winona)

10 - Trinona (Winona)

16 - Fairmont Triathlon (Fairmont)

16 - Lake Minnetonka Triathlon (Excelsior)

22 - Tri For Health Youth Tri (Jackson)

23 - Tri For Health Adult Tri (Jackson)

23 - Toughman Wisconsin (Lake Winnebago, WI)

23 - My First Tri (Hudson, WI)

24 - Lake Waconia Sprint Triathlon (Lake Waconia)

30 - Perham Triathlon (Perham, MN)


July header


07 - Elysian Rookies Triathlon (Elysian)

07 - FCA Triathlon (Harmon Lake, Mandan, ND)

14 - Life Time Minneapolis Tri (Minneapolis)

14 - Graniteman Clearwater (Warner Lake)

14 - Timberman (Grand Rapids)

15 - Heart of ther Lakes (Annandale)

21 - Moose Lake Triathlon (Moose Lake)

21 - 3rd annual Bertram Blast Off Road Tri/Du / Trail Run (Monticello)

22 - Buzz Ryan Sprint Triathlon (Island Lake, Duluth)

28 - Walker Triathlon (Walker) - CANCELLED (Set to return in 2019)

28 - Turtleman Triathlon (Shoreview)

28 - Hoot Lake Triathlon (Fergus Falls)

28 - Shell Lake Triathlon (Shell Lake, WI)

28 - Sam Oden Memorial Relay Triathlon (McGregor)

28 - Ignite Swim/Run (Cyuna State Park, Ironton)

29 - Chisago Lakes Minnesota (Chisago City)


August header


04 - Waseca Sprint & Super Sprint (Waseca)

04 - Lake Minnewaska Triathlon (Glenwood)

04 - Graniteman Big Lake (Lakeside Park)

05 - Brewhouse Triathlon (Island Lake, Duluth)

11 - 16th Northwoods Triathlon (Nevis)

11 - Green Lake Kid's Tri (Spicer)

12 - Green Lake Triathlon (Spicer)

12 - North Mankato Triathlon (Hiniker Pond Park)

12 - YWCA Women's Triathlon (Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis)

18 - Younglife Tri (Detroit Lakes)

18 - St. Paul Triathlon (Lake Phalen)

25 - Chequamegon FAT Tire Triathlon (Seeley, WI)

25 - Maple Grove Triathlon (Weaver Lake Park)

25 - My First Tri (Hudson, WI)

25 - Kiwanis Kids Triathlon (Baxter)

26 - Lakes Country Triathlon (Baxter)

26 - Superior Man Triathlon 3x "Favorite Race of the Year" (Duluth)


September header


__ - Harvest Duathlon (Alexandria)

01 - Hopkins Royal Triathlon (Shady Oak Beach, Hopkins)

08 - Square Lake 70.3 (Stillwater)

09 - Square Lake Sprint (Stillwater)

09 - Ironman Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

16 - One Last Tri  (White Bear Lake)

22 - CLC 24/7 Duathlon (Fergus Falls)

22 - Trail Loppet (13.1 mi, 5K) (Theodore Wirth Park, Mpls)

29 - Fall Classic Duathlon (Lake Elmo)


October header

 13 - Bluff Lakd Tri (Rushford)


November header



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