Dear friends of the Heart of the Lakes Triathlon,

It is with heavy hearts that the HOLT Board and I are announcing that we have come to perhaps the most difficult decision in our 35 year history — to cancel this year’s HOLT 2020 Triathlon scheduled for July 19th, 2020.

To reach this point is incredibly disappointing and we are at a loss to explain our sense of sorrow. It was a “Long and Winding Road” we took to reach this decision. Please know this decision was not taken lightly.

All race registrations received to date will be fully reimbursed to you. Registrants should see a refund to your credit card shortly. Please refer to the HOLT website or my personal contact information listed below for inquiries should you have any issues.

On behalf of myself and the 30 fabulous HOLT Committee planning members who assist me, and from the entire Annandale community, we will all greatly miss seeing you at this year’s annual tradition that we so enjoy sharing with you.

We have already begun to look forward to seeing you in 2021 when, if the circumstances allow, we can again share a splendid reunion! We hope you can join us then.

Best wishes, stay safe, stay healthy and Godspeed!

Jeff Holmberg, HOLT Race Director & HOLT Board of Directors


Set in the peak of July, the Heart of the Lakes Triathlon is the perfect mid–summer race. Beyond the great competition, racers and spectators alike love the unparalleled support and charm that the small town of Annandale provides.

The swim starts and finishes at the public beach on beautiful Pleasant Lake. The bike ride is an ideal cycling course filled with plenty of gently rolling hills. The closing run is a great challenge with plenty of support.