Root River Triathlon

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Date(s) - 05/16/2020
8:00 am

Houston Nature Center


Distance: Canoe 6.8 miles, Bike 7.9 miles, Run 3.0 miles
Price: $ 60.00
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The Root River Triathlon is a “doable”, non-swimming triathlon set in Southeast Minnesota, in the Root River valley in scenic Bluff Country. Registration is open for both individuals and teams. Participation is open to men and women of every age (Young people of 17 years and younger with the consent of their guardian).

Root River Triathlon stages

Participants begin by canoeing or kayaking six and one-half miles downriver from Houston to Mound Prairie. Then they then hop onto their bikes for an eight-mile road ride back to Houston. Some hills en route are challenging (% grade) and demand an extra effort. The race wraps up with a three-mile, fairly level run, starting on the Root River trail and then winding through the streets of Houston. The finish is at the Band Shell in beautiful Trailhead Park where the award ceremony will take place around noon.