A new year means a new chance for your personal best self! At the annual Ice Breaker Triathlon, participants beat the cold to run, bike and swim for a cause at the Walnut Creek YMCA! Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Central Iowa and the Walnut Creek Family YMCA Annual Campaign.
Before Jan. 11:
Individual - $40
Team - $20 per team member
Individual - $55
Team - $30 per team member
Fee includes long sleeve performance t-shirt and post-race party. Entries are limited to the first 125 teams and/or individuals because of facility constraints. Lockers and showers are available. Bring your own lock and a towel.
Race Day Schedule & Rules
Heat start every 15-25 minutes beginning at 6 a.m. Heat times will be assigned at packet pick-up.
Bike Information- recommended height for youth is 4 ft. 11 in. Women will participate at gear 10, men gear 12, ages 13-16 gear 8 and gear 6 for 12 and younger.
In order to protect the equipment and to better ensure participant safety, individuals MUST change out of swimsuits and into dry clothes after the swim, prior to exiting the locker room. Remember, transitions are not factored into time. Additional race rules will be provided in the race packet.
60 and over
NEW: youth category 12 and under-half the distance as full event
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 age division
Awards for top team
Awards for overall top male and top female
Help make the triathlon a success by volunteering today
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 is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th 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. 45% of participants participate at a reduced rate funded by the Annual Campaign.
YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES 501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309