COVID UPDATE (March 12th, 2021): We have received permission to hold our events and are getting things in place, like hand sanitizing stations, revising our transition area layout, etc. We may have to limit capacity, ask you to bring your own food/water bottles, and, or spread out our start times. Since we always have sold out registration, DO NOT WAIT to register. If for some reason we need to cancel due to COVID, or you don't feel safe this year after registering, we will automatically roll over your registration until 2022 (or allow you to transfer your registration to someone else) Look for more info on our safety plan at a later date.
Come be a part of the Hopkins Royal Triathlon held at beautiful Shady Oak Beach, on the border of Hopkins/Minnetonka, MN. Compete in a traditional sprint distance, or for those newer to the sport or who have limitations, try our shorter mini-sprint option, where you choose either the longer or shorter distances. Either way, you'll be treated like royalty!
Sprint distance($60) 750 yard swim (sandy beach, clean deep water w/ no boats) 13 mile bike ride (triple loop, w/ some hills) 5K run (fast and mostly on a flat shaded trail)
Mini-sprintdistance($45) 100 yard swim (face it, either you can swim or you can't) 4.5 mile bike ride (shorter and flatter, enough said) 1.75 mile run (bad knees? You can crawl this if need be)
Why try this TRI?
The race courses are awesome! Challenging for the "experienced", but easily doable for all.
The awards & prizes are even better- bottle "trophies" (top 3 in every 5 year age group), functional finisher medals, and door prizes (including a catered meal for 10)
Great location-just 10 miles west of Mpls, nearby hotels, and wonderful views for spectators.
Enjoy a post race meal for everyone- No need to sneak food for your fans. They're invited too!
We offer a mini-sprint option where you get to pick the distances-You read it correctly! Do the minimum 100 yard swim-4.5 mile bike-1.75 mile run, or try some of the longer distances. Some call it a "glorified kids triathlon". We call it an opportunity for everyone to be able to TRI! Think of it as a multi-sport "buffet", where you get to decide how much you want to "put on your plate" come race day. *Click here for more info.
We are the "unofficial" MN Clydesdales & AthenasState Championship event*Click here for more info.
We offer "Swim Angels"-Swimming not your thing? Request a "swim angel" (an experienced swimmer that will stay by your side and "coach" you through the swim portion) *Click herefor more info.
Proceeds go to charity: $50,000+ in our first 6 years to the local rec dept, community ed and the youth groups that volunteer at the event.
We were named the "Race of the Year" in 2015 & 2018. We have sold out each year, so don't wait too long to register! (Registration opened on January 1st, 2021)
The Hopkins Royal Triathlon is owned and operated by Do-B Events, LLC