This annual event is perfect for both the casual and seasoned triathlete with a Sprint course and EnTri or beginner triathlon. The Sprint triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. and include a 500 meter swim in Lake Ravine, 12.4 miles on the bike and a 5K run. Two or three-person teams of any male/female and age groups can compete in the sprint distance. Businesses are encouraged to form a team and compete for a travelling Corporate Cup (must be comprised of employees or employee family members). New in 2014, the Ravine Lake Triathlon will be the championship race for the newly-formed South Dakota Triathlon Association.
The shorter distance, or En-tri, is perfect for anyone who wants to give a competitive event a try. Participants swim 200 meters in Lake Ravine, bike 6.2 miles and finish with a 1.5 mile run. Helmets are required and swim caps will be provided and are also required. Kids can try either the traditional fun run around Lake Ravine or a new mini-triathlon (ages 9-14 years) which includes a 200 meter swim, a 3.1 mile bike and 1.2 mile run.
The fun run is free and open to kids ages 12 and under and will start after the race at approximately 10:30 a.m. No preregistration is necessary for the fun run. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each race and age group. Overall winners in the sprint will earn prizes and all competitors will be entered into a drawing for door prizes.