|5:00 a.m.||Saturday, August 23||Transition opens. Relay teams will utilize a designated relay transition spot at the northwest end of the transition area.||Weaver Lake Park|
|5:00 a.m. – 6:15 a.m.||Saturday, August 23||Packet Pickup for special cases only. Please email email@example.com to notify us of your special request pick-up needs for race morning.|
|5:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.||Saturday, August 23||Body marking. Athletes may enter the transition area before being body marked.||Outside both transition entrances|
|6:00 a.m. – 6:55 a.m.||Saturday, August 23||Swim warm up|
|7:00 a.m.||Saturday, August 23||Race Expo begins|
|7:00 a.m.||Saturday, August 23||International start|
|8:00 a.m. (estimated)||Saturday, August 23||Sprint start|
|10:30 a.m. (estimated)||Saturday, August 23||Transition reopens|
|11:00 a.m. (estimated)||Saturday, August 23||Awards ceremony|
Thinking about registering for multiple triathlons in Minnesota? Life Time — The Healthy Way of Life CompanySM proudly offers some of Minnesota's most beautiful and well-known international and sprint distance triathlons. From Winona to Minneapolis to Maple Grove, race day at a Life Time Tri Minnesota Series event is an experience you won’t soon forget.
Complete the entire series
Participate in all three events in the Life Time Tri Minnesota Series and earn a custom series jacket along with some serious bragging rights. Life Time Tri Minnesota Series participants save $91 by registering for all three events in the series. Total cost of registering for the series is just $267. Series participants will also have a special packet pickup at each event.
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Complete two events in the series
Not ready to commit to all three events? Race any two Life Time Minnesota Series triathlons for $210 ($200 for Life Time members). Register today and receive this exclusive T-shirt at your first race. Participants will also have a special packet pickup at each event.
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Triathletes thrive in Weaver Lake Park’s 80 acres of event space where the event will start and finish. Crossing the Maple Grove, Plymouth, Corcoran and Hanover city limits, it will be easy to spot the countryside charm from two wheels on the bike course. Listen for cheers from eager neighbors who will watch the race from their front porch steps. Both the international and sprint courses have been carefully designed with your safety in mind. To ensure a swift race, please familiarize yourself with each route prior to race day and take advantage of training on course. Supporting directional signage and volunteers will serve as a guide; however, it is the responsibility of each athlete to know the course.
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.
Official Medical Provider
Allina Health is proud to be the Official Medical Sponsor for Life Time Tri Maple Grove. Allina Health provides first aid and emergency medical care for event participants and spectators.
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Life Time members receive a $10 discount off registration fees. Life Time employees receive a $20 discount. There is a no refund policy on all race registrations, and registrations are non-transferrable.
Please note, this event is sanctioned by USAT. Non-USAT members will be required to pay an additional $12, for a single-event license from USAT. More information about USAT is available here.
Are you thinking about participating in a triathlon? Have you already registered but are overwhelmed at the thought of how to prepare? Life Time Tri Team coaches are here to help. Whether your goal is to compete for a podium spot or simply to finish your first race with a smile on your face, our coaches have the knowledge, experience and passion for the sport to help you succeed.
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Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Course talks: 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Weaver Lake Park
Fill out your Expo Passport for the chance to win prizes!
Visit the sponsors listed on the Expo Passport, which you'll receive at the event, and ask them to stamp the passport for you. Collect five or more stamps to be entered to win a triathlon goodies backpack. Passport must be in the raffle box at the awards stage by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 23. You do not need to be present at the awards ceremony to win. Be sure to include your name and email address on the passport so we can contact you in the event that you win. Good luck!
Each member of the relay team must pick up their own packets. Team members will need to show ID and USAT membership card. The whole team does not need to come and pick up their packets together.
Swimmers will receive timing chip, bikers will receive bike and helmet number and runners will receive race bib. Each member of the relay will receive a wristband. Biker will be the only one that has the race bib number on it.
Weaver Lake Swimming & Water Testing
Attention Swimmers: In accordance with the City of Maple Grove rules, no one is allowed to swim when lifeguards are not on duty. In the event that the Weaver Lake beach is closed, please visit the Maple Grove Community Center.
For updates on water conditions and lake testing click here.
Life Time Tri Maple Grove abides by official USA Triathlon rules and regulations, the governing body for the sport. All athletes are responsible for adhering to these guidelines to ensure a safe and fair event. We encourage new athletes especially to review details in full.
> View the USAT Rules & Policies
Pay special attention to CPSC-approved helmets and also wetsuit information. According to the established USA Triathlon rules, wetsuits are permitted if the water temperature is 78 degrees or below. If the water temperature is 79-83 degrees, you may wear a wetsuit, but are ineligible for age group awards. Wetsuits are not permitted if the water temperature is 84 degrees or higher. A dedicated wetsuit wave at the end of each distance will be created. Ruling on race-day water temperature will be announced at 7:00 a.m. at the mandatory pre-race meeting and also posted at the transition area entrance.
Event marshals will be positioned on each course to enforce participant adherence to all rules and regulations. Any penalties and disqualifications will be posted on the timing board adjacent to the finish line.
PC Open – Sprint Course Only
PC Open Division is available to athletes with a medically verified physical, visual or neurological impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Top three male and female triathletes in each age category for the International and Sprint events receive awards. Categories include:
All race participants receive the official Life Time Tri Maple Grove participant T-shirt. Pictured above is the front of the 2013 Life Time Tri Maple Grove participant T-shirt.
Celebrate your triathlon finish in style! All finishers receive the custom designed Maple Grove Triathlon race hardware. For just $10, you can engrave your finish time right on site.
All age group winners in the Sprint and International distance earn a custom pottery award designed by John Steger of Riverwest Potteryworks. Black, red and blue bowls denote first, second and third place and feature the signature maple leaf emblem. Plus, all International age group winners will receive a pair of Pro-3 Advanced Incredisocks from incredistore.com.
As a spectator, enjoy the action-packed event in the spacious surroundings of Weaver Lake Park. Atop the hill, you’ll glean the perfect vantage point of the water, transition area and finish line. Cheer loudly for all athletes as signs, banners, coordinating T-shirts and other creative antics are highly encouraged helping us to create a fun triathlon experience.
Arrive early to grab a cup of joe and catch the National Anthem before event commencement. While their favorite grown-up is busy reaching their triathlon goals, kids will also remain active all morning. Several local businesses will be on site to entertain with creative activities and crafts for the kids, and there's a great playground in the park.
Participant drop off
Weaver Lake Park Upper Lot Entrance
If riding with a family member or friend, simply drive to our drop-off site (located off 82nd Avenue North) where volunteers will welcome you. Prepare and unload your gear close to the park without the rush of parking and walking on your own. Volunteers will direct you to the transition area, and drivers will be directed to one of the two parking lots.
From 94 West
From 94 East
Weaver Lake Elementary School
15900 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55311
Easily park in the Weaver Lake Elementary School lot and walk just blocks to the park entrance. Please allow approximately 10 minutes to park and walk.
From 94 West
From 94 East
Spectators and participant overflow
One Scimed Place
Maple Grove, MN 55311
Shuttle buses will be available from this location to Weaver Lake Park and back. Volunteers will be available to assist with bus transportation.
From 94 West
From 94 East
This great race experience is made possible in part by our generous sponsors.
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team.
Email our media team for athlete interviews, information about Life Time Tri Maple Grove and credentials to the event on race weekend.