ywca Minneapolis

Indoor Triathlons

Brave the event, not the elements!

2019 Indoor Triathlon Registration Now Open

Indoor Triathlons at YWCA Minneapolis are a great way to stay focused during the cold Minnesota winters.

If this is your first triathlon, you will find a supportive, encouraging environment. For more seasoned athletes, these indoor events are a great addition to your training regimen.

  • Complete the event yourself or as part of a two- or three-person relay
  • Mini, sprint and long course distances available
  • All genders are welcome!

2019 Race Dates

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. They will be given out in that order (Jan. will be the swim design, Feb. will be the Bike, etc.). Sign up for all 4 races to collect all 4 of the fun and memorable glasses!

Volunteer with the Indoor Triathlons

Join us as a community volunteer. Sign up to help register racers, monitor competitions or distribute snacks.

All ages and abilities welcome!

  • Volunteers who sign up for three shifts get a choice of $25 toward the Endurance Sports Team, 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 the Endurance Sports Team, triathlon classes or clinics, or the Indoor Triathlon specialty finisher vest.

Course Information and Distances

View Indoor Triathlon Race Day information.

View Course Map (PDF)

  • Mini Course consists of a 400-yard swim, four-mile bike ride and a one-mile run.
  • Sprint Course consists of a 500-yard swim, five-mile bike ride and a two-mile run.
  • Long Course consists of a 600-yard swim, six-mile bike ride 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 this year will be more accurate to actual road miles! 

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

  • Youth ages 14 and older can participate. Think your younger child is ready? Contact Sookie Landsteiner at dlandsteiner@ywcampls.org 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.
  • Participants can update their registration information up to 10 days prior to the race by logging into their imATHLETE account and using their Confirmation Code on the purchase receipt.

Spectator Information

Family and friends can watch you in each part of the race. Signs and cheering are encouraged. We will provide poster-making materials and bells to help cheering.


For more information please contact Sookie Landsteiner at dlandsteiner@ywcampls.org or 612-215-4343.