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Indoor Triathlons

Registration for 2019 YWCA Indoor Triathlons 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 the 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.

2019 Race Dates

  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 14

Triathlon Season Kick Off: April 14 Indoor Triathlon

Attend YWCA’s April Indoor Triathlon and kick off the tri season:

  • Meet YWCA Women’s Triathlon partners, purchase triathlon training gear and get expert advice.
  • Connect with other YWCA Women’s Triathlon participants and find training partners.
  • YWCA Endurance Sports coaches will be available to share info about training groups and events like group rides and masters swimming, and you can sign up for summer triathlon training classes and clinics.

Register at the door to win fabulous door prizes like race belts, water bottles, visors and training gear!

Attend the expo or register to race – or both!

Speaker Schedule:

9:00 am: “How to Upgrade and Invest in Your Bike” – Gear West

9:30 am: Gear West prize drawing – two $50 gift certificates

10:00 am: “Clean Drivetrain = Faster Riding” – Velofix

10:30 am: Velofix prize drawing – free bike tune-up

11:00 am: “The Importance of a Great Bike Fit” – Endurance House

11:30 am: Endurance House prize drawing – free bike fitting

12:00 pm: “Fuel Your Race” – YWCA Nutrition Counselors

12:30 pm: Drawing for a FREE initial nutritionist consultation

Expo Info

Event Details

Time: Heats start at 7:00 am

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

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

New for This Year!

Collectible and stylish drinking glasses to remind you of your hard work all year round!

Every registered participant will receive one drinking glass at each race. Each glass comes with its own unique design to represent the swim, bike, run and YWCA. We encourage racers to collect as many of these memorable glasses as they can throughout the year!

Volunteer for a YWCA Indoor Triathlon

If you’d like to get involved with our Indoor Triathlon without competing, then join us as a community volunteer! Sign up to help register racers, monitor competitions, pass out snacks and much more. People of all ages and levels of ability are welcome to volunteer.

  • Volunteers who sign up for three shifts get a choice of $25 toward endurance sports classes, triathlon classes or clinics, or the set of 4 Indoor Triathlon glasses.
  • Volunteers who sign up for five or more shifts get a choice of $50 toward endurance sports classes, triathlon classes or clinics, or the Indoor Triathlon specialty finisher vest.

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.

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.

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

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.