Our Des Moines swim course takes place in the brand new Terra Lake. All athletes will complete just one lap of the swim course, that is adjusted between each race. Unlike other RipRoar swim courses, the depth of Terra Lake does not allow for athletes to touch. We have lots of extra kayaks and paddle boards around the course- remember it's NOT illegal to get assistance in the water.
The Des Moines bike course takes place on Pioneer Parkway, just outside of Terra Lake park. Seniors will complete 3 laps, Intermediates 2 laps, and Juniors one full lap before re-entering the park. No vehicular traffic will be allowed on the 4 lane boulevard, separated by wide grass medium which makes this course especially wide open, and great for spectating.
The run course utilizes the Terra Lake Park paved trails as well as small grass sections and is the most spectator friendly run course on the calendar. Parents can watch as Seniors complete two laps around the lake and intermediates complete 1. Juniors will run an amended out and back course before heading into the loudest finish line on the calendar.
It takes more than just a few extra hands to build our revolution in each community we arrive in. We have two shifts: one for race day, one for set up day. Sign up here and join our team!
Ready to join us at the start line? The TRIBE has athletes of all talents and backgrounds. If this is your first triathlon or your thirtieth we will do everything possible to get you from the start line to the finish.
Youth triathlon survives off of the support and generosity of businesses and individuals in the communities we travel to. All RipRoar races are supported by Youth Tribe 501c-3. Consider giving today to keep youth triathlon going into the future.