BY: RACHEL WUMKES
Recently, you may have seen the big announcement on the TRI Clear Lake Facebook page that they have added an Olympic Distance race to the event.
Or maybe you haven’t seen it yet. If not… check it out HERE.
Okay, so now that y’all are up to speed on what’s going on, I thought I’d do a little recap of what you can expect this year at TRI Clear Lake.
First up, THE DATE HAS CHANGED!!! Tell your friends. Tell your relatives. Tell anyone you think might care in the least little bit that TRI Clear Lake will be on a new weekend this year. Apparently 2020 is a Leap Year, causing a kink in the flow of race planning for many people, including the company that does our chip timers for the athletes.
So… we rolled with the punches and moved it up a week. Mark your calendars for MAY 30th, 2020. Hopefully it’ll be a fabulously mild day of awesome weather and no wind.
Also – the race directors have decided to add an Olympic Distance to the event. Being that the Ironman 70.3 will be held in Des Moines a few weeks after TRI Clear Lake, it’s the perfect ‘warm up’ race for those participating in that phenomenal event.
But don’t worry – TRI Clear Lake will still have the amazing sprint distance they’ve always had. And BOTH the Sprint and Olympic race offers the option of running as a relay. This is the perfect solution for those of you on the fence and maybe not quite sure about doing the race alone.
Now... you may be wondering about the break down between events. I know that was the first thing I asked! What’s the difference between a Sprint race and the Olympic distance?
In a nut shell, the Olympic distance is double that of the Sprint. Double the distance. Double the fun. Right?
Swim = 750 meter (.46mi)
Bike = 20K (12.4mi)
Run = 5K 9 3.1mi)
Swim = 1.5Km (.93mi)
Bike = 40K (24.8mi)
Run = 10K (6.2mi)
This is not the time ‘to think about it’ and sign up later. This is the time to DO IT. In fact, if you sign up before September 30th and use the Promo Code IMDM2020 – you’ll get a $10 discount on your race fee.
So what are you waiting for? Click the link. Get signed up. Commit yourself to the challenge. You can do it – you just have to give it a TRI.