The race start and transition will be at the west end of Edgewater Park. The race will begin with a .25 mile open water swim in Fountain Lake. Participants will then transition to a 14.0 mile bike through Albert Lea area country side, fairly flat with some rolling hills, mostly on newly paved roads. Racers will then transition for a 4.0 mile run along scenic Edgewater Park and Fountain Lake, fairly flat and fast course with minimal traffic.
This race is limited to 300 entries. Further information about registration and deadlines will be coming shortly.
The race will be timed by Final Timing using Champion Chip Timing Technology as part of the Tri Minnesota Series.
Important Note: There is a good chance the weather will be cold on the day of the event. The organizers highly recommend the use of a wetsuit.
The race will be timed by Final Time using ChampionChip Timing Technology. The Sprint Course distance will be a part of the Tri Minnesota Series.
In 2013, Gear West Bike & Triathlon will provide prizes and incentives for Tri Minnesota Series participants including $400 in gift certificates at each series race.
Location: 2120 W Edgewater Dr. Albert Lea, MN 56007
From the North:
Head South on I-35 S. Take exit 12 to merge onto US-65 S toward Interstate 35 Bunisess/Albert Lea. Continue onto W Main St. Turn right onto MN-13 N. Turn right toward W Edgewater Dr. Turn right onto W Edgewater Dr.
From the South:
Head North on I-35 N. Take exit 8 for US-65 toward I-35 Bus/Albert Lea. Turn right onto US-65 N. Turn left onto S Broadway Ave. Take the 1st right onto W 9th St. Turn right onto US-69 N. Continue onto MN-13 N. Turn right toward W Edgewater Dr. Turn right onto W Edgewater Dr.