Strive for your personal best and enjoy the beautiful and rejuvenating Leech Lake area at the Chase the Police Triathlon, hosted by the Walker Area Community Center (WACC) and the Walker Police Dept.
The natural setting of the Leech Lake/Northwoods area is perfect for a triathlon.
Most of the running and biking portions of the race will take place on the paved Heartland Trail, which runs along lake shores and through National Forest lands.
The course starts in the charming Walker City Park, where police, EMS, and military personnel will start the race by chasing the ceremonial doughnut into Leech Lake. Once the police and EMS personnel are on their way with their head start, the racers will then start the race and chase the police, attempting to catch up to them and finish the race before them.
There are many ways for you to participate in this fun and inspiring event! Sponsors, volunteers, racers (police chasers) and spectators are on the polices Most Wanted list.
Our dedicated committee, sponsors, and volunteers have worked hard to create an atmosphere that will be enjoyable for you and the whole family.
.25 Mile Swim Intermediate The race transition area will be located at Walker City Park and the 1/4 mile swim will take place in Walker Bay of Leech Lake. Winds and water temperature can be unpredictable. Most likely be cooler water. Wetsuits are encouraged.
17 Mile Bike First half Intermediate It begins at Walker City Park, goes down Railroad Avenue and connects with the paved Heartland Trail. Athletes will then go across CR 12 to Lake May Rd to Hwy 34. The route will go west on Hwy 34 to CR 26 where it will connect back to the Heartland Trail. Shoulder of Hwy is very wide, newly paved, and will not cross any major roads. Terrain will consist of long down hills and long gentle up hill climbs.
Second half Beginner Athletes will then follow the Heartland Trail back to the city of Walker. The trail terrain back will be flat, generally straight, and shaded.
2.8 Mile Run Intermediate The run route is 2.8 miles long. It begins at Walker City Park, goes up a small incline out of the park and onto paved Walker Bay Blvd. Once you get to the turn around you will follow the same route back except for a short time where runners will use the bike trail. The terrain slopes up and down creating a very challenging run. The course follows beautiful Leech Lake for a great ending to a fun race.