2019 Bluff Creek – Not Quite The End

One race remains on the 2019 Heart of America series calendar (for 2019 series points, at least), but the action is far from over. The Bluff Creek Triathlon caps off a very competitive year. Triathletes jockeying for position all season will decide who takes top honors. Race Director Alex Syhlman agrees that 2019’s leader boardContinue reading “2019 Bluff Creek – Not Quite The End”

Don’t Miss Our Newest Race – Ames Triathlon!

It’s not often you get to participate in a brand new race, but 2019 brings the debut of what we think is going to be a very popular Iowa triathlon tradition, and it’s not to late be a part of the newest race in the Heart of America series! The Ames Triathlon will debuts inContinue reading “Don’t Miss Our Newest Race – Ames Triathlon!”

Going Down for the 20th Time

The Quad Cities Triathlon, going down on Saturday, June 15, is the only race in our series with its own theme song. Anyone who has ever done the QCT will recognize the thumping bass beat and sampled vocals chanting “It’s About To Go Down,” as the race begins to get everyone fired up. Race directorContinue reading “Going Down for the 20th Time”

TRI Clear Lake – Come for the Race, Stay for the Party

By Dennis Green Clear Lake is one of Iowa’s most popular tourism destinations, with scenic beaches, fishing, resorts, and the historic Surf Ballroom, site of Buddy Holly’s final performance. The Clear Lake Triathlon takes full advantage of the community and its amenities, making the race a unique and fun experience for veterans and newbies alike.Continue reading “TRI Clear Lake – Come for the Race, Stay for the Party”

Pigman 2019: This One’s for All the Bacon

By Ron Adkins Heart of America’s Pigman Sprint Triathlon ranks up there with RAGBRAI and the Drake Relays as one of Iowa’s premier sports events. It’s a traditional favorite for triathletes of all skill levels – professionals, dedicated amateurs, and weekend racers – and is often picked by beginners as their first race. Pigman 2019,Continue reading “Pigman 2019: This One’s for All the Bacon”

Jump-Start Your Season at TriByKnight

Beat the price increase and register by March 15 As of this writing, there is still a couple feet of snow on the ground, but we’re (pretty) sure it will all be gone on May 4, when the Heart of America Triathlon Series season begins with TriByKnight in Waverly, Iowa.  TriByKnight takes advantage of facilities inContinue reading “Jump-Start Your Season at TriByKnight”

2019 Heart of America Series Announced

The 2019 race schedule for the Heart of America series is set. The season begins on May 4 in Waverly with TRI By Knight and concludes on Sept. 22 on the banks of Lake Bondurant at Cyman. There are seven races in the series this year. Everyone who participates receives series points. The more racesContinue reading “2019 Heart of America Series Announced”

TRI Clear Lake – Prettiest Race Around

The Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, like Chambers, is charged with promoting the highlights of their community to attract businesses, residents, and tourists. The Clear Lake Chamber figures that one way to showcase the beauty of their area is to let triathletes experience it first hand, in the water, and along scenic byways. A newContinue reading “TRI Clear Lake – Prettiest Race Around”

Please Welcome… TriByKnight

By Ron Adkins Heart of America Triathlon News Two races join this season’s Heart of America roster. First up is TriByKnight in Waverly on May 5. TriByKnight was the first tri in the Waverly area and, much like the CyMan Triathlon later this season, the entire event is coordinated by college students.Co-directors, Heather Zajicek, SheilaContinue reading “Please Welcome… TriByKnight”

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 aContinue reading “New Races, New Divisions for 2018”