Twin Lakes Triathlon and Duathlon

Sprint, Other

Event Date

Sat, Aug 6, 2016


Manson, IA


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Triathlon-Sprint - Individual

$65 $65 Closed

Triathlon-Sprint - Triathlon Team

$99 $99 Closed

Duathlon-2.5k run/20k bike/5k run - Individual

$65 $65 Closed

About This Activity

The 10th Annual Twin Lakes Triathlon and 3rd Annual Duathlon is set for August 6, 2016 (first Saturday in August as usual). Both events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). This event supports the ongoing work of Twin Lakes Bible Camp. We had great success in 2015 with 142 entries and 120 volunteers from the Twin Lakes community. They help make this event run smoothly!

The sprint triathlon includes a .47 mile swim, a 12.4 mile bike on paved road around Twin Lakes, and a 3.1 mile run on the Twin Lakes paved trail. The sprint duathlon is offered for participants who are not ready or do not want to take part in the swim. The duathlon run (1.6 mile) will start at the same time as the first wave of the triathlon swim and the rest of the race is the same as the triathlon. Twin Lakes Bible Camp will provide refreshments after the race. Participants eat free. We hope you will join us for this fantastic event!

Event details and schedule

Check-in begins at 6 am in East Twin Lakes State Park near the transition area.  The race starts at 7:30 am. After checking in, you may enter the transition area to set up your equipment.  At the conclusion of the race, you will need to go back to the State Park to retrieve your equipment.  Be assured that security personnel will be there for the duration (from 6 am until the last piece of equipment is removed).  No one but numbered athletes may enter the transition area as to keep your equipment safe.

Registration is $65 plus USAT membership for each individual participant. Team registration is $99 plus USAT membership for each team member. To celebrate our tenth year, we are offering a 10 percent discount to anyone registering by January 31, 2016.

All participants who register by Wednesday, July 27, will receive a dry release shirt (uni-sex sizes). Racers will also receive a goody bag filled with gifts. On-line registration closes on Thursday, August 4, at 8 pm. You may register at Twin Lakes Bible Camp by 7 pm on Friday, August 5, but the fee increases to $75 plus USAT membership ($115 for teams) and registrants will not receive a shirt. There will be no same-day registration.

Triathlon Swim

750 meter (approx. 0.47 mi). The swim starts and ends at the Sate Park. The swim will start in waves.

Duathlon Run

2.5 km (approx. 1.6 mi). The Duathlon run will start the same time as the first wave of the Triathlon Swim. The run will start at the Twin Lakes State Park and will go on the bike path south and branch off at the South Twin Lakes Golf Course section of the trail. Runners will then loop back to the State park to the transition area for the bike portion of the race.


20 km (approx. 12.4 mi), flat course, quiet blacktop roads, road markings, road personnel assisting, with a double loop of the lake.


5 km (approx. 3.1 mi), the run is a one way run on the beautiful Twin Lakes Recreation Trail and blacktop roads.

Award ceremony will commence approximately 20 minutes after the final competitor finishes. Special awards will be presented to the top three overall winners (male and female) in both the triathlon and duathlon. Medals will be presented to winners of each age group.

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