Posted by: Dennis Green | February 23, 2018

New Races, New Divisions for 2018

2018 brings new races and some exciting new regional competitions for the Heart of America series.

The season begins early this year, on May 5, with TRIByKnight, put on by the Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center, known locally as The W. You won’t need a wetsuit, as the 300-yard swim is indoor, followed by a 15-mile bike and 5K run. The race is in its seventh year.

TRI Clear Lake is our other new race, held in one of Iowa’s most beautiful water attractions, on June 9. Maybe because Clear Lake is awesome, this race has a long swim by sprint standards, 750 meters. The bike is 12.4 miles, and the run a 5K.

Two new regional competitions are coming to The Pigman on June 3, perennially one of the series most popular events. The Pigman will host the Iowa High School Triathlon State Championship, and will also be a part of the Midwest Collegiate Triathlon Conference Series. Pigman race director Alex Syhlman says getting more young people involved will be great for the Pigman and for triathlon in Iowa.

Here is the full Heart of America schedule:

Watch this space for updates and previews of our new and heritage races, along with other profiles and tips throughout the triathlon season!

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