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TRI Clear Lake and Youth Splash and Dash
May 26 @ 3:00 pm - May 27 @ 1:00 pm$65 – $135
TRI Clear Lake Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlons in Clear Lake, Iowa
TRI Clear Lake Triathlon has been selected by USA Triathlon to host the Iowa Age Group State Championships & Iowa High School State Championships!
USA Triathlon State Championship races qualify the top 35% or top five (5) finishers in an age group (whichever is greater) for Age Group National Championships. You may only qualify for Olympic-distance Nationals by placing in the Olympic distance State Championship race or Sprint Nationals by placing in the Sprint distance State Championship race.
USAT’s Iowa High School State Championship race will be held as part of the TRI Clear Lake Triathlon, allowing young triathletes to showcase their talent against a competitive high-school field, while enjoying the support of the wider multisport community. All high school athletes who finish any of the State High School Championships will automatically qualify for Sprint-distance (pending they are at least age 15 as of December 31, 2023.)
TRI Clear Lake Event Description
The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is host to the TRI Clear Lake Triathlon, sanctioned by USA Triathlon will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023. The race will start and end in downtown Clear Lake! The scenic course will commence at City Beach; the flat-and-fast one-or two-loop bike course guides athletes out and back along South Shore Drive. The race is capped off with a 3.1-mile or 6.2-mile run on North Shore Drive along beautiful Clear Lake, past the historic Surf Ballroom and back to a lakeside finish in City Park. This is the perfect race for beginners and experienced triathletes alike. At the completion of the race, you will experience a high-energy lakefront finisher party, complete with music, food and beverages!
TRI Clear Lake Race Distances
Olympic Distance: 1,500 meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, and 6.2-mile run
Sprint Distance: 500-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run
TRI Clear Lake Race Tiered Race Registration (up to 750 participants)
SOLD OUT: First 150 to register: Sprint $65 // Olympic $75
SOLD OUT: 151-300 to register: Sprint $80 // Olympic $90
301-450 to register: Sprint $95 // Olympic $105
451-600 to register: Sprint $110 // Olympic $120
601-750 to register: Sprint $125 // Olympic $135
Sprint Relay $170 // Olympic Relay $200
Register for TRI Clear Lake Today!
Youth Splash and Dash
A Splash and Dash is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines swimming and running. The TRI Clear Lake Splash & Dash is a participatory event for kids ages 7-15 with an emphasis on creating a fun family weekend of multisport and fitness. As an official part of the USA Triathlon Youth Aquathlon Series. Every participant will receive a finisher medal and a TRI Clear Lake visor. Parents are encouraged to cheer on their kids as they move through the course and finish under the same arch as the adult racers. The race will be held Friday, May 26th at 6:30pm. Athletes will be staged by age with the oldest going off first.
Youth Splash and Dash Course
The kids will start the swim at City Beach and swim North along the shore until they reach the swim exit which will be City Ramp. 7-10 year old’s will swim 100 meters and 11-15 year old’s will swim out a little deeper and complete a 200 meter swim exiting in the same location as the younger kids. Both courses will have numerous lifeguards in the water and safety personnel on site ensuring a safe and fun swim.
As the swimmers exit, they will enter the transition area where they can change into their running shoes and hit the road. The 7-10 year old’s will complete a 1k lap around City Park, kids 11-15 will complete a 2k run down North Lakeview Drive, turn around, come back to 1st Ave. N., continue East and run around the top portion of City Park to finish line. Volunteers will be on site to ensure runners are going the correct direction. There will be one aid station as the runners exit transition with water and sports drink. All athletes will receive a finisher medal & a TRI Clear Visor at the finish line! Finish line refreshments will also be provided.
Youth Splash and Dash Packet Pickup and Transition Information
Kids can pick up their race packet containing a shirt and swim cap at the Lakeview Room in City Park. Body marking will done when the kids receive their packet. The transition area will be divided into two sections, one half for kids 7-10 and one half for kids 11-15. Kids will be free to choose their own spot. Packet pick-up will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 26.
Youth Splash and Dash Event Timeline
Friday May 26th
3:00-6:00 p.m. Packet pick-up at Lakeview Room in City Park
5:30 p.m. Transition opens (Transition will be divided into two areas, Juniors and Seniors. Transition spots will be first come first serve)
6:15 p.m. Pre-race briefing at start location on City Beach
6:30 p.m. Senior division (11-15) starts (Athletes will line up and enter the water in pairs every 3 seconds)
6:40 p.m. Junior division (7-10) starts (This time is an approximation based on numbers. Athletes will enter the water in pairs every 3 seconds)
Youth Splash and Dash Divisions and Distances
Juniors: 7-10 years old – 100-meter swim | 1-kilometer run
Seniors: 11-15 years old – 200-meter swim | 2-kilometer run
Register here for Youth Splash & Dash!
TRI Clear Lake Volunteers Needed & Appreciated!
Interested in volunteering? Click here to sign up! We have volunteer opportunities on Friday, May 26 & Saturday, May 27.