The Take The Hill Triathlon is staged on the campus of Gustavus Adophus College in St. Peter, MN and is operated by the Epsilon Pi Alpha Fraternity and community volunteers. The event will include a 500 yard swim in the beautiful 10-lane, 25 yard, Lund Natatorium pool,a 12.5 mile out-and-back through the St. Peter countryside, and a 3.3 mile run through the Gustavus campus. After being diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes a year before graduating Gustavus Adolphus College, our own Epsilon Pi Alpha alumni, Peter Nerothin, would go on to found an internationally recognized non-profit, Insulindependence. As a diabetic, ultra-endurance runner and triathlete, Nerothin has supported diabetics worldwide by breaking the stereotype that diabetics cannot lead active and healthy lifestyles. All proceeds from this event go directly to Insulindependence.org and its affiliate partner, Triabetes.
Gustavus Adolphus College is located 60 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in St. Peter, MN.