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Iowa Indoor Triathlons 2016

by Katherine A. Roccasecca

Iowa Indoor Triathlons 2016Indoor triathlons are many things to many people: a pleasant winter diversion, an unintimidating opportunity to try a first triathlon, the only chance to participate in triathlon because the summer is too busy with another sport... Well, that last one may only apply to me.

Indoor triathlons are held in workout facilities and consist of a pool swim, the use of an exercise bike, and a run on either a treadmill or indoor track. If you haven't tried one, you should consider it.

If you'd like to learn more about how indoor triathlons work, read our article, Indoor Triathlons. To find some Iowa indoor triathlons, read on…

List of Iowa Indoor Triathlons

Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon Hour

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Life Time Athletic, Urbandale, Iowa
www.indoortri.com/page/show/1503773-iowa-indoor-triathlon

10 min pool swim
10 min transition
30 min indoor bike
5 min transition
20 min treadmill run

Price: $30 for Life Time Members and the general public

See our race report from last year here: Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon 2015
See our race report from this year here: Iowa Indoor Triathlons 2016: Race Reports

InCydeman Triathlon (Iowa Games Indoor Triathlon)

Saturday, January 16, 2016 — Collegiate
Sunday, January 17, 2016 — Age Group

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
triathlon.stuorg.iastate.edu/_incydeman/incydeman.html
www.iowagames.org/Winter/IndoorTriathlon

500 yard swim
8 mile indoor bike
2 mile run on indoor track

Price: Varies by division, registration date, and whether you attend the clinic
Note: If you do not have an annual USAT membership, you will be able to purchase a one-day license on-site for $15.

See our race report from this year here: Iowa Indoor Triathlons 2016: Race Reports

Ice Breaker Triathlon

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Walnut Creek Family YMCA, Windsor Heights, Iowa
www.dmymca.org/icebreaker

Swim 400 yards in pool
Bike 10 miles on Keiser indoor bike
Run 2 miles on treadmill

New for 2016: Youth category, 12 and under, is half the distance as full event

Price:
$40 individual, $20 per team member (by January 7)
$55 individual, $30 per team member (January 8–22)

Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Polk County and the Walnut Creek Family YMCA Annual Campaign.

See our race report from last year here: Ice Breaker Triathlon 2015

Try Melon Tri Indoor Triathlon

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Muscatine Community YMCA, Muscatine, Iowa
www.muscatiney.org/index.php/special-events-24777/tri-melon-tri

1/2 mile swim
10 mile Keiser M3 Cycle bike ride (level 8)
2 1/2 mile run

Price: After January 15th
Individual: $30.00
Team: $30.00/person

If you attended this race and would like to tell us about it, please contact us. We are looking for someone to write a race report.

Tropical Indoor Triathlon

Sunday, March 6, 2016

University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
recserv.uiowa.edu/triathlon

10 min in University Aquatics Pool
10 min transition
10 min on Matrix IC7 Station Bikes
5 min transition
10 min on Matrix treadmills

Price:
Individuals - $35
Teams - $80

If you are planning to attend this race, please contact us. We are looking for someone to write a race report.

Tri Indoors

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Fitness World West, West Des Moines, Iowa
www.raceplanner.com/register/index/triindoors

10 minute pool swim
30 minutes indoor bike
15 minute run on indoor track

Price: Early bird individual price is $35.00 and early bird relay team price is $90.00. Price goes up March 1st

Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

See our race report from last year here: Tri Indoors 2015

Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon Hour

Likely March or April. Watch here for updates.

Life Time Athletic, Urbandale, Iowa
www.indoortri.com/page/show/1503773-iowa-indoor-triathlon

10 min pool swim
10 min transition
30 min indoor bike
5 min transition
20 min treadmill run

Price: $30 for Life Time Members and the general public

See our race report from last January here: Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon 2015
See our race report from this January here: Iowa Indoor Triathlons 2016: Race Reports

Tips for Finding Local Indoor Triathlons

First of all, if we missed one in Iowa, let us know in the comments.

Many of these races are put together by fitness clubs and local YMCAs who don't publicize their events in the typical "triathlon finding channels." It never hurts to ask at the front desk where you work out or to call around to other facilities. If they aren't planning one, maybe you'll end up giving them a good idea for next year!

Maybe you can be the one to plan an indoor triathlon. It might end up being a DIY Triathlon, or you could volunteer to work with the facility to help organize something they can use as a fundraiser or to promote their club.

Check this page and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for updates.

Good luck! If you do an indoor triathlon this year, please let us know.

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Katherine is our Content Champion. She has done triathlons in the past, and now focuses on mountain biking and long-distance gravel riding. She still has a soft spot in her heart for weird multi-sport events like indoor triathlon and aquabike. She also teaches indoor cycling.

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