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.
Family Category-$100 per family (3 or more participants from the same family, each completing the full distance of their age category)
Individual - $55
Team - $30 per team member
Fee includes swim cap, performance socks 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 level 22, men level 30, ages 13-16 level 15 and level 10 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 but are limited to 15 minutes. See the full set of rules here.
60 and over
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 3 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
Your “score” for the YMCA Triathlon Series is based on your finishing position in each triathlon. The better you finish, the lower your point total. The overall winners (male/female) will have the lowest combined score of the three triathlons. All three triathlons count equally toward your final score. Therefore, your rank and score will not be finalized until the final triathlon is complete.
The overall top male and female finisher will be crowned the winner and receive an incredibly awesome prize package. Prize TBA
Annual Campaign and Girls on the Run of Central Iowa
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