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TOUGHMAN MINNESOTA • July 30, 2017

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TOUGHMAN MINNESOTA

(Formerly Chisago Lakes Triathlon)

Sunday, July 30

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.

DISTANCE
Half: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
Aqua Bike: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike 
Sprint: ¼ mile swim, 22 mile bike, 5K run

THE COURSE
Swim Course
The swim is at beautiful Paradise Park in Chisago Lake.  Plenty of buoys will be available to rest if needed. (Swim cut-off is 1 hr and 10 minutes after you start)

Bike Course
The bike course is new: few rollers, mainly flat. The run goes through charming residential streets with community support and several water stations. (Bike cut-off is 4 hrs after you start)

Run Course
Both run courses follow residential roads.  Roads are well kept and flat. (Run cut-off is 3.5 hrs after you start)

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.

KIDS EVENT
Don't forget about the KIDS TRIATHLON on Saturday July 23. All participants receive a shirt, food and fun after the event. Awards given to each age. All kids receive a medal.

PARKING
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.

AWARDS
Awards will be given to the first overall female and male winners of the Half Iron and Sprint. 

Awards given to the overall male/female and traditional age divisions.
This event is part of the Aurora BayCare Series which offers additional prizes.
Medals are awarded to the Half finishers.

OFFICIAL HOST HOTEL
Grandstay Hotel & Suite
29579 Sportsman Drive, Chisago City, MN 55013
Call 877-388-7829 for reservations.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, July 27 - Paradise Park
      6 p.m. - Volunteer Party
                    
Fairview Lakes Health Services Expo
Friday, July 28 - Paradise Park
      3:30-6 p.m. - Expo, Registration Packet Pick-Up Kids and Adults

Saturday, July 29 - Paradise Park
        7:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Kids Tri Packet Pick-Up and Registraion only
        9 a.m - KIDS Start
        11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Expo, Adult Registration and Packet Pick-Up opens
        1 p.m. - Swim Clinic
        2 p.m. - Course Talk

Sunday, July 30 - Paradise Park
        4:45-6:45 a.m. - Adult Tri Registration and Packet Pick- Up
        6:45 a.m. SHARP - Transition CLOSES
        7 a.m. - ADULT START


PERKS
We provide technically sound, safe, and exciting events.  Participants receive a DRI WICK SHIRT, swim cap, food 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 run course.

Transition area is guarded at all times.

Plenty of fluids available along the course

The Half Iron bike course ONLY will have bottle exchanges

Mile 21 - Gatorade, Water, Electrolytes, Hammer Gel 
Mile 44 - Gatorade, Water, Electrolytes, Hammer Gel

10 Opportunities for fluids on the Half Iron Run Course, 4 opportunities on the Sprint Run Course

Mile 1: Water & Gatorade
Mile 1.5: Water & Gatorade
Mile 3.5: Water, Gatorade, Hammer Gel & Carbs
Mile 5: Water, Gatorade, Hammer Gel & Carbs
Mile 6.25: Water, Gatorade, Hammer Gel & Carbs
Mile 7.5: Water, Gatorade, Hammer Gel & Carbs
Mile 8.5: Water, Gatorade, Hammer Gel & Carbs
Mile 10: Water, Gatorade, Hammer Gel & Carbs
Mile 11.5: Water & Gatorade
Mile 12: Water & Gatorade

Results will be posted at pttiming.com.
Photos available upon request.


EVENT FEES
Thru Jan 1:
Sprint $50, Half $100 
Sprint Relay $30 ea
Half Relay $70 ea
Aquabike $80

Thru March 1:
Sprint $60, Half $120 
Sprint Relay $35 ea
Half Relay $80 ea
Aquabike $90

Thru July 24:
Sprint $65, Half $140 
Sprint Relay$40 ea
Half Relay $90 ea
Aquabike $100

Thru July 30:
Sprint $70, Half $160 
Sprint Relay $45 ea
Half Relay $100 ea
Aquabike $110

(USAT 1-day fee $15 for all triathletes)

Kids Tri
Thru July 3: $15
Thru July 28: $20
Thru Day of Event July 29: $30


Registration


Maps


Links

Training Rides

June TBA and July TBA.  
The ride will leave Paradise Park 8 a.m.
Sponsored by Forest Lake Cycle and Skate.

EVENT FEES
* Non-USAT members will be charged an additional $15.

2016 Race Winners
Half:
Male Matthew Payne 4:13:56
Female Erin Hyndman-Farrens 4:49:07
Sprint:
Male Josh Blankenheim 1:15:49
Female Nicole Heininger 1:21:24
Aqua-Bike:
Mark Solomon 3:14:35
Karin Gardner 3:15:58


VOLUNTEER
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: mike@dutrirun.com or call Mike at: 920-574-2972

PLANS FOR INCLIMATE WEATHER
1.    Delay the start of the race up to 1:30 hrs.

2.    Modify the course
3.    Cancel the race (there are no refunds for a canceled race due to weather)