Life Time Tri Minneapolis presented by Just BARE Chicken truly lets you "Race the Lakes" and more! The race starts with a swim in the calm, warm waters of Lake Nokomis. Next, racers bike the beautiful roads overlooking the Mississippi River and surrounding Lake Harriet. The event finishes with a run around Nokomis and a finish line that lets right into our amazing post-race festival.
A portion of the Minnehaha Parkway has been newly paved. The Life Time Tri Minneapolis bike course is unique in that it is one of the only bike courses that has roads 100% closed to cars. This provides extra safety for participants along with plenty of space for passing and now, nice, smooth roads for our riders!
Relay transition area
A designated relay area will be available at the northwest end of the transition area. Relay teams will use this area for both transitions. Swimmers will meet their biker in the pen. Biker will run to their designated bike rack and exit. Upon return, biker will rack their bike and meet their runner in the relay pen. Runner will exit to complete the race.
The bike and run courses will have water at each aid station.
Aid Stations will provide water and isotonic drinks approximately every mile.
Gatorade Endurance is proud to partner with the LifeTime Tri Minneapolis to help fuel runners to the finish line. Grounded in years of hydration and sports nutrition research, Gatorade Endurance products are developed to meet the specific needs of endurance athletes.
Gatorade Endurance Formula
Gatorade Endurance Formula will be on course at every aid station. With nearly double the sodium and triple the potassium of original Gatorade Thirst Quencher, Endurance Formula is a specialized sports drink designed to hydrate athletes engaging in prolonged training and racing when fluid, electrolyte and carbohydrate losses can be significant.
An event status system will be displayed at each mile marker indicating the status of the race based on the current course and weather conditions.
GREEN – “Normal”
Good conditions; runners/walkers should be alert and enjoy the race.
YELLOW – “Caution”
Less than ideal conditions; runners/walkers should slow down and drink plenty of water.
RED – “Dangerous”
Potentially dangerous conditions.
• Heat – Runners/walkers should slow down and drink plenty of water.
• Lightening/hail/tornado – Runners/walkers should take cover at the closest shelter until the course is reopened.
• Timing of the event has stopped and no awards will be given out at this time.
• Medical remains in place on the course.
BLACK – “Cancelled”
Extremely dangerous conditions; event cancelled, participation stopped – runners/walkers should stop, seek shelter and follow instructions from race staff, volunteers and public safety officials.