Ice Breaker Triathlon - YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES

Ice Breaker Triathlon


A new year means a new chance for your personal best self! Kick it off with the annual Ice Breaker Triathlon as you beat the cold and run, bike, swim for a cause at the Walnut Creek YMCA! Proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of Polk County and the Walnut Creek Family YMCA Annual Campaign. 

To register online, click here

Click here to download the paper registration flyer/waiver form


When: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 6 a.m.

Where:  Walnut Creek YMCA, 948 73rd St, Windsor Heights, Iowa 50324

Distances: Swim 400 yards in pool | Bike 10 miles on Keiser Spin Bike | Run 2 miles on treadmill

Entry Fee

Before Jan. 10: Individual - $35 | Team - $20 per team member

Jan. 11-23: Individual - $50 |Team - $30 per team member

Fee includes long sleeve performance t-shirt and post-race party. Entries are limited to the first 80 teams and/or individuals because of facility constraints. Lockers and showers are available. Bring your own lock and a towel. 

Make checks payable to Walnut Creek Family YMCA. 


Packet Pickup

Friday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. through Saturday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Walnut Creek YMCA. 

There will be no packet pick-up on race day. If you can no pick up your packet during the designated time, arrangements must be made with the director to pick it up prior to race day. (call 515-244-1888)

Race Day Schedule & Rules

Starting times every 15-25 minutes beginning at 6 a.m. Times will be assigned at packet pick-up. 


Age Categories

Male/Female: 18 and under  | 19-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 51-60 | 61 and over 

Team Relay: 3 participants consisting of any combination of male and/or female participants. 



Held promptly after last heat is completed. 

  • Individual awards for the top male and female in their rage division
  • Awards for top team
  • Overall Male and Female winner will receive a prize package from Fleet Feet Des Moines
  • Raffle drawing of two individuals will also receive a prize package courtesy of Fleet Feet Des Moines



About the Annual Campaign and Girls on the Run of Polk County

The  last two words of the Y's mission--for all--are the words that drive the Annual Campaign. The YMCA serves all children and families through our programs and services. Thanks to many generous community supporters, the YMCA strives to not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Because of generous contributions to the Annual Campaign, the YMCA of Greater Des Moines continues to help build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. 

Girls on the Run of Polk County

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games.  

Funds from the Annual Campaign make the program possible for girls who otherwise could not participate. 60% of participants participate at a reduced rate funded by the Annual Campaign. 
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