Our Omaha swim takes place in the incredibly picturesque Wahrspann Lake starting on a beach made just for the race. The swim takes place in open water under close supervision of life guards and kayaks. Seniors will complete two 100 meter laps, while intermediates will complete 1 lap. Juniors will do 1 amended lap. While the depth of the water varies, most juniors will be able to touch for much of the swim.
The two mile closed bike loop inside Chalco Hills Recreation Area is the most scenic of our season. Athletes bike through the heart of a wildlife refuge on a smooth wide road. Each lap holds one long and gradual hill- uphill on the way out, downhill on the way back. Seniors will complete 3 laps, Intermediates 2 laps and Juniors 1 lap. Keep your head up and look for deer, turkeys and foxes!
The run course is held on both the Chalco Hills Recreation Area Trail as well as portions of Park Rd. The course is generally flat with a few gradual inclines and finishes under the shade of a grove near transition. This year's run course will travel north from transition and will be 1 lap for all athletes.
This year in Omaha we're introducing something new- The RipRoar Relay. Taking it's origin from the "Mixed-Team Triathlon Relay" event that will debut in the Tokyo Olympics, our 2-person team relay is open to any athlete that races in the main RipRoar event on Saturday morning. 2-Person teams can be made up of 2 boys, 2 girls, or a co-ed teams. There are no age categories for this event, so seniors can race with juniors and everything in between.
Each team member will be responsible for completing 1 full triathlons at the Junior distance before tagging their teammate who will do the same thing. Once both athletes have completed their races in succession their team time will stop.
The Fine Print: You must register separately for this event, and please remember this is not included in a Season Pass. Athletes will receive a second finishers medal but will not receive additional races numbers, swim caps, or RipRoar Rewards.
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!
Looking for somewhere to stay in Omaha? We have a room block at the Courtyard La Vista in Omaha! Call (402)339-4900 to reserve your room before Friday, July 6th.
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.