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 and all participants will receive a frozen juice bar and mini-golf coupon courtesy Putters & Scoops. 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.