Registration fees for the Iron Girl Pleasant Prairie Triathlon, held on August 10 at the RecPlex, will be going up at 11:59 P.M. CDT on Thursday, July 10. Athletes planning on doing the sprint triathlon can save $10 to $20 by registering now. Current and new fees are:
Individual Sprint Triathlon
- $105 – until 11:59 P.M. Thursday
- $115 – until August 5
- $120 – at packet pickup (August 9) and race day
Relay: 3-person team
- $255 - until 11:59 P.M. Thursday
- $275 – until August 5
Relay: 2-person team
- $180 - until 11:59 P.M. Thursday
- $200 – until August 5
Triathletes who are not USA Triathlon members will pay an additional $12 for a one-day USAT permit. This provides supplemental insurance for participants, and is a mandatory requirement by USAT. Violators – such as athletes racing with someone else’s entry – can be banned from all USAT sanctioned events for a year.
"Conquer the Open Water" Workout
This three week course includes open water swim drills followed by swim practice, and meets at the Lake Andrea beach in Prairie Springs Park. The third class session is a swim across Lake Andrea, following the Iron Girl swim course. Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 P.M., on July 22, 29, and August 5. Fee is $29 for RecPlex members, and $39 Non-members. This price includes the cross-lake swim on August 5. Registration is available online or by calling RecPlex Guest Services at 262-947-0437.
Drop-in Workouts for the Iron Girl Triathlon
Athletes can attend individual workouts for the RecPlex’s Iron Girl Triathlon Training class. These are held on Sundays, 7:00 to 9:00 AM, through August 3 at the Lake Andrea beach. The workout for this Sunday, July 13, is a guided ride of the Iron Girl bike course, with optional run afterward. Drop-in fee is $10 for RecPlex members and $15 for non-members. Preregistration is not required; participants can pay at the Lake Andrea beach pavilion the morning of the workout.
Lake Andrea Open Water Swims
Open water swims in Lake Andrea are held on Thursdays at 6:00 P.M. and Saturdays at 7:00 A.M. All swims will have a rescue swimmer and be supported by lifeguards. "Noodles" will be available from the lifeguards in the kayaks before and during the swim for those who need some additional help.
Swims through Saturday, July 19 will be using an out-and-back one-half mile course; swimmer may swim as many laps as desired during the hour swim. Starting on Thursday, July 24, the swims will be across the lake following the Iron Girl swim course. Extra swims will be added the week before the Iron Girl Triathlon; Tuesday, August 5 at 6:00 P.M. and Saturday, August 9, at 11:00 A.M. All swims leave from the Lake Andrea Beach.
Price for the swims is $10 for RecPlex members and $15 for non-members. Preregistration is not required; you may pay at the beach before the swim. Swimmers are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to check-in and receive the pre-swim briefing.
The Pleasant Prairie RecPlex is located at 9900 Terwall Terrace, in Pleasant Prairie, WI’s Prairie Springs Park. The park is approximately 1.5 miles east of I-94, off Hwy 165, just north of the Illinois-Wisconsin state line.
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