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Toughman Minnesota July 26, 2015

Toughman Minnesota

Sunday, July 26

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
   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 COURSE
Swim Course
The swim is at beautiful Paradise Beach/Chuckie Lundquist Park in Chisago Lake.  Plenty of buoys will be available to rest if needed.

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.
Run Course
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.

KIDS EVENT
Don't forget about the KIDS TRIATHLON on Saturday July 25. All participants receive a shirt, goody bag, food and fun after the event. Awards given to each age.

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 23 - Paradise Park
      6 p.m. - Volunteer Party
                    
Fairview Lakes Health Services Expo
Friday, July 24 - Paradise Park
      4-7 p.m. - Expo, Registration Packet Pick-Up Kids and Adults

Saturday, July 25 - 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. - 4 p.m. - Expo, Adult Registration and Packet Pick-Up opens
        1 & 3 p.m. - Swim Clinics
        2 p.m. - Course Talk

Sunday, July 26 - 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 course.

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 upon request.

Maps

Links

EVENT FEES
* Non-USAT members will be charged an additional $12.

2014 Race Winners
Half:
Male David Thompson, St. Paul, MN 4:03:10
Female Tami Ritchie, Ankeny, IA 4:33:47
Sprint:
Male Dan Hedgecock, St. Paul, MN 1:13:49
Female Heather Lendway, St. Paul, MN 1:17:15

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)