Race Previews

Green Lights!

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Thgreenlakeart.pngis is the post we have been wanting to write for months. Minnesota will have a 2020 outdoor racing season after all. Several great events, all slated for August, have the approvals they need to take place.

This is great news for tri-optimists who have been training diligently during the pandemic and are ready to rock n roll.

And because the first of the un-cancelled events isn't until August 1, those who have let their training lag have time to get themselves race-ready.

Here are the August races that we know are confirmed:

 

GRANITEMAN BIG LAKE TRIATHLON – Big Lake, MN - August 1, 2020 - 

Offering both sprint and olympic distances, you will swim in the clean and clear waters of Big Lake, ride one of the flattest and fastest bike rides in the state, and enjoy a lakeside run that starts and finishes in the park....

 

GRANITEMAN BIG LAKE DUATHLON – Big Lake, MN – August 1, 2020

Organizers are adding a Duathlon to make up for the Apple Duathlon cancellation. This will be a USAT sanctioned event.

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GREEN LAKE TRIATHLON – Spicer, MN , August 9, 2020

Sprint Course: 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile bike, 3 mile run
Olympic Course: 3/4 mile swim, 22 mile bike, 6 mile run

 

GRANITEMAN CLEARWATER TRIATHLON – Clearwater, MN - August 16, 2020

Offering both sprint and olympic distances and featuring a unique point to point sprint distance swim, followed by a beautiful bike ride through rolling country roads, and finishing with an out & back run that includes both paved and natural surfaces.

 

GREAT UP NORTH TRIATHLON – International Falls, MN, August 22, 2020

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Enjoy the scenic Rainy Lake as you challenge yourself on a scenic  .25 mile swim, 15.20 mile bike and 3.1 mile run.

 

So you know, the events listed here are those that have let us know that they have the approvals necessary to green light their events. There are several other great August races that could also happen —YOUNG LIFE TRIATHLON (Detroit Lakes), MAPLE GROVE TRIATHLON, SUPERIOR MAN (Duluth), IGNITE SWIMRUN (Brainerd Lakes Area), LAKES COUNTRY TRIATHLON--and we will keep you posted on confirmations and cancellations. 

Now, it's up to you to register. And please make sure you are comfortable with the event's policies concerning refunds, transfers etc., as there is always the possibility that unforeseen circumstances could result in cancellations or schedule adjustments.

We're anxious to see all of you at the races.

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