Root River Tri
The Root River Triathlon is a “doable”, non-swimming triathlon set in Southeast Minnesota’s Root River valley in scenic Bluff Country. Registration is now open for individuals and teams.
The first triathlon was held in 1998 by the City of Houston. Participation is open to men and women of every age (Young people of 17 years and younger with the consent of their guardian!!)
Participants begin by canoeing or kayaking six and one-half miles down river from Houston to Mound Prairie where they then hop onto their bikes for an eight-mile road ride back to Houston. Some hills en route are challenging (% grade) and demand an extra effort. The race wraps up with a three-mile, fairly level run, starting on the Root River trail and then winding through the streets of Houston. The finish is at the Band Shell in beautiful Trailhead Park where the award ceremony will take place around noon.
Children and adults are also welcome and encouraged to check out Trailhead Park’s Natural Playground. (Rocks to climb on, waterfeature, sand play area, labyrinth, slide, zip-line and more).