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Swim 750 Meters, Bike 12.4 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Swim 100 Meters, Bike 3 Miles, Run 1 Miles
Lake Waconia Regional Park
Waconia, Minnesota
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Twin Cities - Waconia, MN

Just 30 minutes west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Waconia is an easily accessible location for the new addition to the HITS schedule. The 3,200 acre freshwater Lake Waconia is the perfect spot for a calm water swim. Not only is the scenery spectacular in Carver County, the wildlife is abundant as Waconia is a popular spot for viewing bald eagles, egrets and blue herons.

Designed by Athletes. Designed for You. HITS Endurance "a distance for everyone"!

Open-Sprint-Olympic-Half-Full...5 distances 1 epic weekend

Aquabike and Relays for Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full distances

The following timeline provides a brief overview of the weekend's events at the HITS Triathlon Series Twin Cities - Waconia, MN. All times are subject to change.

Friday, August 19, 2016 Race Site at Lake Waconia Regional Park
2 - 6 pm: Packet and Timing Chip Pick-Up for all distances*
2 - 6 pm: HITS Fitness Expo
3 - 4 pm: Athlete Meeting for Half and Full distance athletes
4 - 5 pm: Bike Drop-Off for Half and Full distance athletes

*It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that Half and Full athletes pick up their packets on Friday

Saturday, August 20, 2016 Race Site at Lake Waconia Regional Park
5 - 6 am: Additional Packet and Timing Chip Pick-up for Half and Full distance athletes
5 - 6:30 am: Bike and Gear Drop-Off for Half and Full distance athletes
6 am - 8 pm: HITS Fitness Expo
6:40 am: Transition area closed to Half and Full distance athletes
7 am: Half and Full races start
2 pm: Half distance Awards**
2 - 8 pm: Packet and Timing Chip Pick-Up for Sprint, Olympic and Open distance athletes
3 pm - Midnight: Athlete Dinner
Midnight: Transition area closes

**PLEASE NOTE: Athletes MUST be present at their Awards Ceremony to receive an award.

Sunday, August 21, 2016 Race Site at Lake Waconia Regional Park
5 - 6 am: Additional Packet and Timing Chip Pick-up for Sprint and Olympic distance athletes
5 - 6:30 am: Bike and Gear Drop-Off for Sprint and Olympic distance athletes
6 am 3 pm: HITS Fitness Expo
6:40 am: Transition area closed to Sprint distance athletes
7 am: Sprint race start
7:05 am: Transition area closed to Olympic distance athletes
7:40 am: Olympic race start
9:15 am: Sprint distance Awards Ceremony***
10 am: Full distance Awards Ceremony***
10 - 11 am: Packet and Timing Chip Pick-Up for Open distance athletes
11 am - 12 pm: Bike and Gear Drop-Off for Open distance athletes
11:15 am: Olympic distance Awards Ceremony***
12 pm: Athlete Meeting for Open distance athletes
12:30 pm: HITS Open race starts
1:30 pm: HITS Open Awards Ceremony***
3 pm: Transition area closed to Open, Sprint and Olympic distance athletes

***PLEASE NOTE: Athletes MUST be present at their Awards Ceremony to receive an award. Unclaimed awards may be shipped if request is made within two weeks after the event. Athlete is responsible for a $10 shipping and handling fee.

Important Addresses

Race Site - Lake Waconia Regional Park
8170 Paradise Ln
Waconia, MN 55387

Official Bike Shop Gear West Bike and Triathlon
1786 W. Wayzata Blvd.
Long Lake, MN 55356

Event Start Location
Lake Waconia Regional Park
8170 Paradise Ln
Waconia, MN 55387

Awards
Each athlete who finishes the race will receive a finisher's medal. Overall awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each distance. Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female winners of each five-year age group or special category.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Lake Waconia Regional Park
8170 Paradise Ln
Waconia, MN 55387

Timing / Results
http://hitstriathlonseries.com/waconia-mn/results
 
 

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Retailers (near this event)
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