2018 Hometown Triathlon Series INFO

Nishna Valley Triathlon

June 30, 2018 - Griswold, IA

This triathlon is full of small town hospitality. 

The race was established in the summer of 1982. It is in Griswald, IA about 45 minutes from Omaha. The race is a point to point Sprint Triathlon. The swim is a 750 meter 2 lap course in Cold Springs State Park. Athletes will transition from swim to bike at Cold Springs and complete the 20k course to Griswold High School on rolling county and state roads. 

The first female and male athlete to complete the swim and climb out of the park on their bikes to the top of Hawk Hill will receive a custom Nishna Valley Triathlon belt buckle. Bike to run transition is at Griswold High School, the run is a flat and fast 5k around the perimeter of Griswold finishing back at the high school.

Stick around for awards and post race goodies that include homemade pies, cookies, sandwiches and refreshments. There might be some fruit as well.

This will be a USA Triathlon Sanctioned event. All participants will need either a 1 day membership pass or annual pass to compete.

Come join Ironhawk Endurance for this classic event. 

Whaletown Triathlon

August 4, 2018 - Anita, IA 

The historic race is back!

Jon Jordan established this event in Anita, Iowa and built this event up to be one of the premier triathlons in the region and ran for 25 consecutive years. 

The event take place at Lake Anita State Park, the course consists of a 1,000 meter swim in Lake Anita, after transitioning a challenging 40K out and back bike heading south on County Road 148 will be completed. Returning back to Lake Anita State Park and to the transition area athletes will complete an epic 10k run meandering within the confines of Lake Anita State Park. 

As veterans of this race will recall the run is the highlight of this event. Anita Hill at about 2.5 miles will challenge the most conditioned runner and the legendary Whaletown Wall at around 5.5 miles will test your metal. Enjoy the Pre-Race Spaghetti feed Friday night in Anita and hometown style post race festivities. Join us in Anita, Iowa; a whale of a town for a whale of a race. 

This will be a USA Triathlon Sanctioned event. All participants will need either a 1 day pass, or annual membership to compete.

Hometown Triathlon SERIES DISCOUNT

Sign up for both the Nishna Valley Triathlon and the Whaletown Triathlon at the same time and save 10% off your total race entry fees!

Use discount code "SERIES18" when you sign up for each race individually and receive a 5% discount!

Tuesday Night Group Workouts!!!

  Tuesday - April 17, 2018 at 6pm at Ironhawk Endurance

Outdoor Group Workout:

5 mile spin warm up

Group riding practice.   Group riding, why it benefits the triathlete.  25 miles.

BONUS SESSION: Anyone interested in brushing up on their flat tire changing technique please arrive at Facility at 5:30pm and Brad will conduct a short 15 min session. 

If the weather is poor, will be on inside on the KICKRs for a 1 hour workout.

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