Hoot Lake Triathlon

The Fergus Falls YMCA is bringing back the Hoot Lake Triathlon this year! Stay tuned for more information! Mark your calendars for August 4, 2024!   

Date: Sunday, August 4th, 2024
Location: Hoot Lake Public Access, 1 Mile NE of Fergus Falls on County Highway 1, Fergus Falls, MN

Packet Pickup will be available on August 3rd at the YMCA in Fergus Falls, as well as before the race. 

Pre-Race meeting will be held at 7:00AM sharp. 

Click the picture below to sign up for the triathlon!










The Triathlon starts with a ¼ mile swim on the beautiful Hoot Lake 1 mile northeast of Fergus Falls. The 15.7-mile bike route follows scenic rolling country roads. You will finish the race with a 3.3-mile run on city and trail byways.

Swim: 1/4 mile open water swim in Hoot Lake
Bike: 15.7 miles, all right hand turns, limited traffic control. All cyclists must observe Minnesota traffic laws. Certified hard-shelled bike helmets are required. Drafting is prohibited.
Run: 3.3 miles

Click HERE for the course map! 

Event Schedule:
6:00AM-7:00AM: Check-in and packet pick-up at Hoot Lake Public Access. All participants must be marked and attend pre-race meeting at 7:00AM.
7:30AM: Race Start
AWARDS: Following the last finisher. Results will be posted on www.fergusfallsymca.org and www.pickleevents.com

Race Requirements:
All participants will be marked with race numbers. Swimmers must wear swim caps (Provided by YMCA). Wet suits are allowed. Bikers must wear ANSI-approved helmets. (No drafting on the bike course. ) Life jackets are allowed.

The top male and top female finishers will receive a 1st overall award. Awards for the first three places for males and females in each one of the following age groups:

  • 19 and under
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+

Relay Awards: top three places for each relay division (Male, Female, Mixed)

Questions? Contact us at hootlaketri@fergusfallsymca.org.


The 2019 Hoot Lake Triathlon Results: http://pickleevents.com/r/2019/hoot 

There are various accommodations in Fergus Falls and the surrounding area for you and your family to make it a weekend in Fergus Falls. Check all the things you can do while in Fergus Falls for the triathlon. 

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