Triathlon Comes To The Twin Cities

Olympic and sprint distance races through St. Paul and Minneapolis to the Mississippi River designed for triathletes of all levels.

The first-ever Twin Cities Triathlon and Corporate Health Challenge, hosted by OptumHealth Performance, will be held July 24 starting from Harriet Island in St. Paul. OptumHealth has partnered with city officials and other entities to host the inaugural race.

The OptumHealth Twin Cities Triathlon course includes Olympic and Sprint distance races that offer everything from a 1.2-mile swim downstream in the scenic Mississippi River as it winds through downtown St. Paul, to steep hill climbs and smooth, fast roads with great views. The race is also an opportunity for spectators to enjoy St. Paul’s historic neighborhoods, burgeoning businesses and river-front scenery. The sprint distance triathlon includes a 500-yard swim, 14-mile bike and 3.1-mile run. The Olympic distance triathlon consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 25-mile bike and 6.2-mile run.

“Our city has much to offer athletes and their families, so we are thrilled to be the host city of the OptumHealth Twin Cities Triathlon, bringing people together in St. Paul,” said St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. “We host many grand-scale events every year, and Harriet Island serves as the perfect backdrop for a great family-friendly event.”

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