Come race North Mankato Triathlon and experience the great hospitality of the Mankato area. A few years back I met with the North Mankato mayor Mark Dehen and he expressed how important this race is to North Mankato and how he wanted this race to continue. We put our heads together and continued the North Mankato Triathlon better than ever.
The swim is in Hiniker pond, a small quaint park nestled in an urban setting. The support for this swim is fantastic and you will feel safe from start to finish. For spectators and athletes waiting to start. The view from the knoll over looking the pond is nothing less than spectacular.
After the swim, get on your bike and race out on Judson Bottom Road along the Minnesota River. This is one bike course you will not soon forget; beautiful! The bike course is so close to the river that is was close to not happening a few years back due to the flooding. Just before the turnaround you have a fairly large hill to climb. The great news is that once you get to the top you get to have a fun ride back down it!
After this, run through Hiniker Park and around Spring Lake Park on your way to the finish line in Hiniker Park. The run is flat and fast! Give this race a try and you will be hooked!
Check out 2016 Post-Race KEYC coverage here.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in each age category: 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Up. There will also be awards for the top 3 overall male and female athletes, top 3 relay teams, top 3 Clydesdales, and top 3 athenas. The award ceremony will begin after the race concludes. Must be present to win and no double dipping. All athletes are eligible for overall and age category awards.
We always have great raffle items and will have Final Stretch gear and many great door prizes from Gear West Bike, Sheels and Nicollet Bike.
Parking will be available at Hinker Park, Spring Lake Park, and at the Dutler's Bowling alley.