The 2013 Heart of America Series race schedule has been released:
June 2 – Pigman Sprint
June 15 – Quad Cities
June 16 – Hickory Grove New Date!
July 13 – Lake Geode
Aug. 4 – Camp Courageous
Aug. 11 – Bluff Creek New Date!
Aug. 18 – Pigman Long Course and Olympic
Sept. 8 – Iowa’s Best Dam Triathlon
Sept. 15 – CyMan
(Corrected 3/31 for new Best Dam Triathlon date)
There are a few notable changes. First, we are happy to announce that reports of the demise of the Hickory Grove race were premature. Race directors Alex Syhlman and Steve Karsjen spent the off season working with the DNR in attempt to save the race, endangered by high bacteria levels in the lake that forced the cancellation of the swim two years in a row.
Their solution is to hold the Hickory Grove race earlier in the season, essentially switching it with Bluff Creek, which will move to the traditional Hickory Grove date in August. However, the DNR would not allow Hickory Grove to be held in May, so its new date is June 16, the day after the Quad Cities race. This may complicate things for people who usually do both those races, but it is the best solution we have, at least for this year.
The remainder of the schedule is similar to last year.
Remember, that some of our races are approaching sellout. Register early! Visit our race page for a list of race websites and contact information.