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Thank You!

posted 9/1/2014 1:00:00 AM in News

Thanks to all of the athletes, volunteers, spectators and participants who made this year's events a terrific success. We look forward to seeing you all next year.


A letter from Bill Burke, Race Director

posted 8/29/2014 10:00:00 PM in News

Large amounts of rain falling north of Des Moines caused local rivers to overflow their banks in Water Works Park causing us to lose access to 80% of the 40K bike course distance. Water levels along these roads are not expected to crest until 8:00pm Monday evening (Labor Day) leaving us very few options to keep a 40K bike course in the cards for Sunday morning ...


Heavy Rains Force Hy-Vee Triathlon Course Changes

posted 8/29/2014 5:00:00 PM in Press Releases

Hy-Vee, Inc. and City of Des Moines officials announced start time and course changes to this weekend’s scheduled Hy-Vee Triathlon competitions after heavy rains caused flooding on some designated city streets. Hy-Vee and its event management firm, Premier Event Management, worked with Des Moines city officials Friday to evaluate flooding around Gray’s Lake Park, 2100 Fleur Drive, to determine what course changes were needed to ensure the safety of the Hy-Vee Triathlon’s nearly 2,000 registered participants.


Online Registration is Closed

posted 8/29/2014 12:00:00 PM in News

New Registrations at Packet pickup on Friday during packet pickup hours and Saturday packet pickup hours until 3:00 p.m.


Public Invited to Q&A Session With Top Pro Triathletes

posted 8/28/2014 4:00:00 PM in Press Releases

Six of the top professionals in the Hy-Vee Triathlon’s Elite Cup races this weekend will appear as part of a panel discussion on Saturday afternoon at Hy-Vee Hall.


2014 Traffic Flow/Detour Map

posted 8/28/2014 1:00:00 AM in News

The 2014 Hy-Vee Triathlon will take place Sunday, August 31st, at Gray’s Lake Park in Des Moines and temporary road closures will be necessary throughout the day. The City of Des Moines, West Des Moines and Hy-Vee have worked hard to ensure a successful, exciting and safe event for competitors, spectators and residents. On that note, please prepare for street closures throughout the day. Road closures and a detailed map of the detour route for the day can be found here. Signage will also be posted throughout both cities to further help notify and navigate people on race day. We appreciate your cooperation and hope to see you all at Gray’s Lake on Labor Day weekend!


Media Advisory: Road Closures

posted 8/28/2014 1:00:00 AM in News

Hy-Vee has worked closely with the City of Des Moines to coordinate the race route and the event. In order to ensure the safety of competitors, spectators and residents, several roads surrounding Gray’s Lake will be temporarily closed part of the day on Saturday and Sunday.

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