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Life Time Tri Minneapolis offers International, Sprint and SuperSprint distance races for both individuals and relay teams (2-3 people).

The race starts with a swim in the calm, warm waters of Lake Nokomis. With exception of the premier waves, triathletes begin the swim with a time trial start (2 athletes every 2-3 seconds) from the beach. All participants complete a triangle course in a clockwise direction.

The Life Time Tri Minneapolis takes cyclists on a rolling tour of scenic, tree lined parklands and friendly neighborhoods along the Minnehaha Parkway. The Bike Course is unique in that it is 100% closed to traffic. This provides extra safety for participants along with plenty of space for passing and now, nice, smooth roads for our riders.

The Run Course leads all athletes along a gorgeous loop around Lake Nokomis. International distance athletes will complete two loops before finishing, while Sprint athletes complete one. Super Sprint athletes will follow an abbreviated Sprint course, eliminating the western edge of the traditional course.

Course Maps


International Distance: 0.93-mile swim | 24.5-mile bike | 6.2-mile run

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.47-mile swim | 14.8-mile bike | 3.1-mile run

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.25-mile swim | 3.83-mile bike | 2.41-mile run

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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.

Aid Stations

There will be water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade Endurance Formula available on course at all aid stations and at the start and finish lines. All aid stations on the course will have dozens of enthusiastic volunteers and portable toilets located nearby.


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Lemon-Lime Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available on course at all aid stations. Endurance Formula has nearly two times the sodium and three times the potassium of traditional Gatorade.  It contains no artificial flavors and has a light taste.  Gatorade Endurance Gel provides 20g of carb energy, natural flavors, and a light texture and taste.  Take it just before, or on course, and chase with water.  Available on race day in Blackberry, Apple, Pear or Vanilla.


This race will utilize the EAS system, encompassing a color-coded system to reveal current event conditions. Participants will notice flags posted throughout the Race Venue, at the Finish Line and at each Aid Station on Race Day. EAS updates will be communicated through PA announcements, social media, web posts and/or dedicated emails.