Event Details

Sunday July 18th, 2021, 8:00am Pleasant Lake City Park Annandale, MN 55302

Distances

Short Course Swim 1/4 Mile, Bike 9 Miles, Run 2.5 Miles

Long Course Swim 1/2 Mile, Bike 21 Miles, Run 5.3 Miles

Packet Pickup

All participants must check in for packets pickup/body mark No advance packet pick-up. Registration Center closes promptly at 8:00 am Come early to avoid the rush Be sure to place your bicycle in the correct transition area for your race and attach your bike race number Race numbers must be displayed to your front and worn as you cross the finish line. Giving your race number to another person will result in disqualification. Participation in future races will be forfeited for those competitors who exchange race numbers.

Refund Policy

If participants have any reason to withdraw from participation after registering, a full refund (less transaction fee) will be refunded if requested by June 30th, 2021. We hope this policy would allow for registrants to plan and prepare for race day, while evaluating the current COVID situation and making a final decision for their personal safety without financial consequence.

Registration

Individual

April 1- 15 $65
April 16-30 $70
May 1-31 $85
June 1 – June 30 $95
July 1 – Race Day $100

 

Relay

April 1-15 $95
Apri 16-30 $105
May 1-31 $115
June 1 – June 30 $125
July 1 – Race Day $135

Relay

Student Individual 18 & Under

April 1- 15 $30
April 16-30 $30
May 1-31 $30
June 1 – June 30 $30
July 1 – Race Day $30

Student Relay 18 & Under

April 1- 15 $60
April 16-30 $60
May 1-31 $60
June 1 – June 30 $60
July 1 – Race Day $60

Entry Change Fee

Date Cost
January 1 – June 30 $10
July 1 – Race Day (Space Allowing) $20
Spectators

NO DOGS PLEASE – Inform your friends and family. Additional spectator info available here.

Race Day Schedule
  • Registration 5:30 am
  • Gear West Bike and Triathlon Mechanics Available 6:45 am
  • Pre-race briefing 7:30 am
  • Packet Pickup closes 8:00 am
  • First wave goes off 8:00 am
  • Successive waves go off at 3min intervals.
  • Due to safety concerns on the roads, all Long Course participants must complete the swim and bike portions within 2 hours. Those unable to this will not be allowed to continue to the run segment.
  • Award’s ceremony will be at 10:45 am.

Course Information

Short Course

1/4-mile swim, 9 mile bike, 2.5 mile run The swim follows the same rectangular pattern as the long course. The bike ride is relatively flat terrain, through pastoral countryside with the final leg rounding the scenic east end of Pleasant Lake. The course is well marked with distances posted. The run for the finish is of easy striding out around the west end of Pleasant Lake and back. The course is mostly flat with just a slight roll in the middle!

Long Course

1/2-mile swim, 21 mile bike , 5.3 mile run The swim starts and finishes at the public beach on our beautiful Pleasant Lake. The bike ride is an ideal cycling course of gently rolling hills. The course is well marked with distances posted every 5 miles. Finally, the run around Pleasant Lake is a terrific way to end a challenging race.

  • Swimmers must wear swim caps provided. Wetsuits are universally allowed for all who choose to wear them.
  • All Triathletes are required to wear ANSI/ Snell approved cycling helmet through the bike stage. Competitors shall insure that their bicycle meets minimum safety standards.
  • Those choosing to participate with E-Bikes are welcome, but should understand that in keeping with the competitive spirit of the triathlon, they will forfeit their opportunity to claim age group awards.
Course Maps
Chip Timing

Pickle Events will be providing chip timing.  The heart of the Lakes Triathlon will be utilizing the AMB I.T. TIMING SYSTEM to obtain accurate and quick results.  No other timing chip may be worn.  All participants will be issued a chip and ankle band for use during the event.

Awards Categories

**Please note the 2021 changes in awards found in the July 14 Race Update.

Female and Male

  • 19 & under
  • 20 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 – 69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80 & better
Criteria

Overall awards will be presented to the first three female and male finishers for the long course and the first three for short course. Awards will also be presented to the first place masters male and female for both courses. The first three relay teams will receive awards, as well as the first three age group winners male and female for both courses. If you participate in the Elite Wave Long Course, you only can qualify for overall or masters awards. If you register for the Elite wave you cannot win an age group award. All other participants are eligible for age group awards only and not the overall or masters awards. The order of priority will be overall first and masters second. You can qualify for only one award based on the above criteria. No awards will be mailed. You must be present to receive your award. Award’s ceremony will be at 10:45 am.

Parking and Directions

Google Maps to Annandale

General

Gear West Bike & Triathlon will provide an optional bike and helmet check at the race site from 6:45-8:00 a.m. the day of the race. For your convenience, stop in at their shop in Long Lake, Minnesota prior to the race. Show good sportsmanship and have fun. HOLT appreciates your participation. Massages will be available in the recovery area following the race.