Paradise Park, 11031 Stinson Ave.,Chisago City, MN (35 min. NE of Minneapolis)
Sweden is closer than you think! The 9th Annual Triathlon will again feature the friendly Swedish communities of the Chisago Lakes Area. Paradise Park offers an eagle eye’s view of the swim course. The Swedish influence abounds throughout the event with participants finishing under the Swedish flag.
Sprint: 1/4 mile swim, 22 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Half: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
The swim is at beautiful Paradise Beach/Chuckie Lundquist Park in Chisago Lake. Plenty of buoys will be available to rest if needed and a balloon arch as the guide for the finish point.
The bike course is new: few rollers, mainly flat. The run goes through charming residential streets with community support and several water stations.
Both run courses follow residential roads. Roads are well kept and flat.
QUICK BIKE SAFETY CHECK CAN BE DONE AT FOREST CYCLE AND SKATE TENT the morning of the event. Fairview Lakes Health Services will be providing excellent medical coverage for the weekend. We will have massage therapists on hand for the Half Ironman.
Don't forget about the KIDS TRIATHLON on Saturday July 27. All participants receive a shirt, goody bag, food and fun after the event. Awards given to each age.
There is parking a few blocks from Paradise Park at Fairview Chisago Lakes Clinic, 11725 Stinson Ave. Parking is also available on side streets. Half Ironman participants may park at the Chuckie Lindquist Park across the street from Paradise Park.
There are no restrictions to any of the highways.
Awards will be given to the first overall female and male winners of the Half Ironman.
Over $5500 in prize money awarded to the top F/M winners. Half: 1st- $1000, 2nd- $600, 3rd- $400, 4th- $300, 5th- $200. Sprint: 1st- $300, 2nd- $200, 3rd- $150.
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female in 5 year increments: 12 and under, 13 to 99 plus. Awards to the top overall 3 relay teams, Athena and Clydesdale.
Medals are awarded to the Half finishers. This event is part of the Aurora BayCare Series which offers additional prizes.
Thursday, July 24 - Paradise Park
6 p.m. - Volunteer Party
Fairview Lakes Health Services Expo
Friday, July 25 - Paradise Park
4-7 p.m. - Expo, Registration Packet Pick-Up Kids and Adults
Saturday, July 26 - Paradise Park
7:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Kids Tri Packet Pick-Up and Registraion only
9 a.m - KIDS Start
Noon - 5 p.m. - Expo, Adult Registration and Packet Pick-Up opens
1 & 3 p.m. - Swim Clinics
Sunday, July 27 - Paradise Park
4:30-6:45 a.m. - Adult Tri Registration and Packet Pick- Up
6:45 a.m. SHARP - Transition CLOSES
7 a.m. - ADULT START
We provide technically sound, safe, and exciting events. Participants receive a
DRI WICK SHIRT, swim cap, food, ice bath, massage, beer and fun after the event.
Bike racks will have your race number and wave you start in. Each mile on the run courses will be marked. All courses will have highly visible signage for each turn. The long bike course will have aid stations and bottle exchange. There will also be plenty of aide stations along the course.
We will have wetsuit strippers on the way to transition from the swim to assist with the removal of wetsuits.
Transition area is guarded at all times.
Plenty of fluids available along the course
Plus other great amenities
The Half Iron bike course ONLY will have bottle exchanges
Mile 17.5 - Heed, Water, Electrolytes, Hammer Gel
Mile 32.5 - Heed, Water, Electrolytes, Hammer Gel
All Bottle Exchange Stations will have Band-Aids and ointment
10 Opportunities for fluids on the Half Iron Run Course, 4 opportunities on the Sprint Run Course
Mile 1: Water & Heed
Mile 1.5: Water & Heed
Mile 3.5: Water, Heed, Hammer Gel & Carbs
Mile 5: Water, Heed, Hammer Gel & Carbs
Mile 6.25: Water, Heed, Hammer Gel & Carbs
Mile 7.5: Water, Heed, Hammer Gel & Carbs
Mile 8.5: Water, Heed, Hammer Gel & Carbs
Mile 10: Water, Heed, Hammer Gel & Carbs
Mile 11.5: Water & Heed
Mile 12: Water & Heed
All Water Stations on the run course will have Band-Aids and ointment
Results will be posted at pttiming.com. Photos available at jmcsports.com.
* Non-USAT members will be charged an additional $12.
**Purchase $20 or more at Gear West Bike or Forest Lake Cycle & Skate take $10 off Half Iron or $5 off Sprint.
Offer ends Friday, July 25.
2013 Race Winners
Male David Thompson 4:01:51
Female Diane Hankee 4:26:08
Male Tom Gerlach, Minneapolis 1:16:16
Female Heather Lendway, 1:25:55
Get a front row seat as a volunteer! Volunteers are needed throughout the event to help with participant body marking, directing athletes on and off the course, and handing out water and food. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and a big thank you!!! To volunteer: email@example.com or call Mike at: 1-800-429-8044.