Curious to know who the better open water athletes are (triathletes or lap swimmers)? Want to see who's really been training in the off season? Do you know what events are happening in 2023? Got some triathlon gear collecting dust and taking up space in your home or garage? If so, come join us (@ Shady Oak Beach in Mtka) for the 3rd annual...
SWIM-Off to Summer challenge & expo by Gear West & Elsmore Swim Shop
On June 3, 2023, the Hopkins Royal Triathlon will once again be offering a fun event to promote multi-sport activities in our state. It will feature an open water (swim only) competition, with 3 different swim distances to choose from. Plus, we will be inviting event Directors from all over the state to come out to let you know about their events during our post race BBQ! As an extra bonus, we will also be hosting a gear swap meet (aka: garage sale) so start putting things aside now!
NEED A LITTLE MORE INCENTIVE? Many race directors have donated free entries into their events for our door prizes!!
ACTIVITIES: Swim Event- option of .3 mile (Sprint), 1.5K/.9 mile (Olympic), or a 1.2 mile (Half IM) distance Race Director Expo- come learn (from representatives) what events and activities are happening this summer Swap Meet- bring any gear (bikes, parts, clothing, etc.) you want to sell or come see what what hidden gems you might find Post Event Potluck BBQ-bring something to share SCHEDULE: 8-8:30 Check in (get your race number, swim cap, etc.) 9:00 Swim starts (Half IM, Olympic, then Sprint) (waves 2 minutes apart) 10-11:30 Post Race Food, Race Expo, & Swap Meet 10:30 Awards and door prizes NOTES: 1. The lake could be a little chilly (lower 60s??), so wet suits are recommended (but NOT required) Want to buy/rent a wetsuit? Contact Gear West in Long Lake 2. We will have plenty of lifeguards, kayaks, and boats on hand, but NOT "swim angels" (they want to swim too!) 3. In order to do 1.2 miles, participants will swim both the (.3 mile) Sprint course AND the (.9 mile) Olympic course. 4. Expo, potluck, and swap meet open to all, not just participants. These events will be donating race entries: Chisago Triathlon (DuTriRun), TimberMan, MN Masters, Lake Minnetonka Tri, GraniteMan, Buzz Ryan Tri, Gear West, Trinona,TC Open Water 1/2 Marathon Series, GraniteMan, Hopkins Royal Tri, SWIM-Off to Summer