Race Previews

Urban Grandeur and Rural Charm...


SUNDAY RACE PREVIEWS - There are two great triathlons next Sunday. One is huge. The other is medium-sized. One is urban. The other is rural. One has filled. The other will close its registration window tonight (Thursday) at 11:59 PM...

The large urban race is the YWCA WOMEN'S TRIATHLON, which after a two-year covid break, is back at Lake Nokomis to celebrate it's 13th running. Though the sprint race is full, there are still great reasons to attend this grand event. It is inarguably our state's premier spectator triathlon, so you are invited to join a few thousand others on the sidelines to root for the 1500-or-so women who are particpating. The event is super-festive, inspiring, uplifting and joyful. 

Also, you may want to contribute as a volunteer. If you are not racing elsewhere next Sunday, we highly recommend that you spend the morning at Lake Nokomis.


The other event, the medium-sized (350ish participants) non-urban one, takes place on the shoreline of majestic Green Lake bordering bucolic Spicer. This charming event in its current form, has been around for almost two decades. That's right, the GREEN LAKE TRIATHLON (Sprint and Intermediate Distances) is turning nineteen on Sunday, and if you act quickly, you can still get in. If you do, you'll swim in one of our region's prettiest and cleanest lakes, bike on one of our region's most scenic roadways, and run through town along Green Lake's western shoreline. As with the YWCA, post-race amenities are plentiful.