Hoot Lake Triathlon

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


The 2020 Hoot Lake Triathlon is planned for Saturday, July 25th, 2020. Registration is available at active.com or at the Y.

The 28th Annual Hoot Lake Triathlon is held at Hoot Lake in the beautiful lakes country of Minnesota on Saturday, July 25th. The course consists of a 1/4 mile open water swim in Hoot Lake; a 15.7 mile bike ride, all right turns, limited traffic control, bike helmets are required and drafting is prohibited; and a 3.3 mile run.

The Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA directs this event and Pickle Events will provide the timing and results.

Event details and schedule:

Saturday, July 25, 2020
6:30-7:30 AM  Check-in and packet pick-up at Hoot Lake Public Access (aka: Godel Park). All participants must be marked and attend a pre-race meeting at 7:45 AM.
8:00 AM  Race Start
If participants park in the Hoot Lake Public Access area, they will not be allowed to exit until the last racer comes in from the run.
All participants will receive a race t-shirt. However, registrations received after July 10th may not receive a t-shirt. Prizes will be given out and one lucky participant attending the awards ceremony will win a road bike valued at over $1,000 courtesy of Central Lakes Cycle.
Awards - Top male and female will receive a 1st place overall trophy. 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 and over

Awards will also be given to top three places for each relay division - male, female, and mixed.
All participants will be marked with race numbers. Swimmers must wear swim caps (provided by YMCA). Wetsuits are allowed. Bikers must wear ANSI approved helmets (no drafting on bike course). Racers wearing life jackets will go out in the last heat and will be disqualified from placing in the event.
Awards  Following last finisher.  Results will be posted on www.pickleevents.com.

Swim 1/4 mile - Bike 15.7 miles - Run 3.3 miles

There are various accomodations 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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