Root River Triathlon


Event Date

Sat, Sep 26, 2020


Houston, MN


Activity Today Later

Canoe -2 pple need to register/be on the Team(cost/pp)

$60 $60 Closed


$130 $130 Closed

Canoe with rental

$100 $100 Closed

Kayak with rental

$100 $100 Closed

Relay with Canoe Rental

$150 $150 Closed

Relay with Kayak Rental

$150 $150 Closed

About This Activity

This “doable”, non-swimming triathlon is set in the Root River valley in scenic Bluff Country.  

The first triathlon was held 1998 by the City of Houston. Participation is open to men and women of every age (young people of 17 years and younger with the consent of their guardian).

Participants begin by canoeing or kayaking 6.8 miles down river from Houston to Mound Prairie. Then they hop on their bikes for an 7.9 mile road-ride back to Houston. Some hills  “en route” are challenging and demand an extra effort.  The race wraps up with a 3 mile, fairly level run, starting on the Root River trail and then through the streets of Houston. 

The finish is at the Band Shell in beautiful Trailhead Park where the award ceremony will take place around noon by Mike Beckman of the Houston Lions Club. While your kids can check out the Natural Playground with rocks, water feature, large sand play area and a labyrinth. 

If you sign up after September 1, 2020, you will not get a T-Shirt. 

This event is limited to 400 participants.

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