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Indoor Triathlons

2020 YWCA Indoor Triathlon Registration Now Open!

Brave the event, not the elements! Indoor Triathlons at YWCA Minneapolis are an excellent opportunity to stay focused during the cold Minnesota winters, engage with your community and make progress towards your personal fitness goals. Adults and youth (of all genders) age 14 and up are welcome to join, even those without past triathlon or racing experience.

If this is your first triathlon, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the positive and supportive atmosphere. Similar to YWCA Women’s Triathlon, our indoor events can help novices gain competence and confidence — while acting as a great addition to the training regimen of seasoned athletes. In either case, expect to enjoy a day of excitement, encouragement and connection with your fellow racers.

2020 Race Dates

New for 2020! Register for all four races at once and get a 10% discount.
Series registration will be open until December 31, 2019.

Register for All Four Races

Event Details

Time: Heats start at 7:00 am

  • All Long Course participants will be scheduled in the first heats, followed by the Mini Course and Sprint Course.

Location: YWCA Midtown, 2121 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Cost: $51/members, $62/nonmembers, $90/relay teams


New 2020 collectible swag coming soon!

Last year racers collected stylish drinking glasses. This year’s swag item will be announced soon!

Course Information & Distances

  • Mini Course consists of a 400-yard swim, four-mile bike course and a one-mile run.
  • Sprint Course consists of a 500-yard swim, five-mile bike course and a two-mile run.
  • Long Course consists of a 600-yard swim, six-mile bike course and a 5K (3.1-mile) run. (Relays use the Long Course)

YWCA Midtown’s pool is a six-lane, 25-yard pool. Two triathletes will share a lane. Each lane will have a lap recorder/timer. Average water temperature is 80-82 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • 600 yards = 12 laps/24 lengths
  • 500 yards = 10 laps/20 lengths
  • 400 yards = 8 laps/16 lengths

Our new bikes will be more accurate to actual road miles during bike courses this year!
You can adjust the bike for a comfortable fit. One side of the pedal is a standard platform with toe cages. The other side of the pedal is compatible with SPD-style bike cleat.

Run or walk on the track in the Minneapolis Sports Center — a regulation 200-meter indoor track.

  • 1 mile = 8 laps
  • 2 miles = 16 laps
  • 3.1 miles = 25 laps

Event Notes

  • All genders are welcome to race!
  • You have the option to compete alone or as part of a two- or three-person relay (using the long distance course)
  • Youth ages 14 and older can participate. Think your younger child is ready? Contact Sookie Landsteiner at or 612-215-4343 to talk through swimming ability and comfort in adult racing situations.
  • If running isn’t your thing, we welcome you to walk the “run” portion of the race.
  • Packet pickup is the day of the event; please plan to arrive 30-45 minutes before heat start time.
  • We have a “No Refund Policy” for any reason, but you can defer your race to another date for a $10 fee – this must be done no later than the Wednesday before race day. Login to your imATHLETE account and click on “Manage Registrations” at the top of the page.
  • If you have any heat requests, we will do our best to accommodate but it is not guaranteed. No request will be accepted after heat assignments have been made – heats will be set the Monday before the race date, this includes anyone registering the week before the race.
  • Long Course participants will be scheduled in the first heats of the day, Mini and Sprint Courses will follow. If you have any request to be in the same heat as someone else, we will do our best to accommodate. No requests will be accepted after heat assignments have been made. Heats will be set the Monday before the race date; this includes anyone registering the week before the race.

Spectator Information
Family and friends can watch you in each part of the race. Signs and cheering are encouraged.

2019 Indoor Triathlon Race Results

For more information on the Indoor Triathlons or YWCA fitness opportunities in general, please contact Sookie Landsteiner at or 612-215-4343. We can connect you with any resources or training you need to prepare for the big event — including YWCA swimming lessons, general fitness courses and more.