Expand Your Horizon's Triathlon

Event Date

Sat, Jul 12, 2014


New Hampton, IA

About This Activity

The "Expand Your Horizons Triathon" (formerly, New Hampton's Annual Triathlon) is a growing Northeast Iowa race, great for both beginners and the advanced! We strive every year to better our race and create an experience unlike any other for our participants!

Our race begins with a 5K scenic run through town on primarily paved roads and small distance of grass, then transitions into a 15 mile bike ride on black top roads, and ends with a 300 yard swim in our public swimming pool. The swim portion of the Triathlon is done in a serpentine style through pool lanes. There are first and second place medals awarded to each male and female in each age category, and two trophies awarded to the top overall male and overall female. Teams are also encouraged in this Triathlon, and will be in a separate category. They will also receive a medal for the top two teams.

This will be our (New Hampton Parks & Recreation) 4th year for this event, and we have decided to add some exciting elements to the day! There will be music in and around the transition area, complimentary beverages and fruit, a chef on hand preparing breakfast burritos for anyone interested, and activies for the kids! Last year, we added the Dash - N - Splash Kids race, we thought it was so much fun that we've decided to make it an annual event! Also, we are adding a 5K run/walk that will be run before the Triathlon. We encourage anyone that is not ready for a Triathlon, to participate in our 5K and then stick around and cheer on our Triathletes!

We take each participants safety, health, and experience into our own hands and want each participant to come out of this event with a positive feeling!

Event schedule and times

You will recieve a race packet with detailed information regaurding location, times, etc. by July 7th, 2014 via e-mail. Below are tentative times for our event.

6:30 AM - Check in/registration open to all 5K/Triathlon/Kids Race participants

7:30 AM - Shot gun start for the 5K run/walk

9:00 AM - Shot gun start for the Triathlon

10:30 AM - Shot gun start for the Dash - N - Splash Kids Race

**Awards ceremony to follow kids race.

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