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Schedule of Events 2023

Packet Pickup Information

Thursday, August 31st
- Black Hills Running Co. (located at: 1130 W. Omaha, Rapid City, SD 57701).
9:30am - 5:30pm

Friday, September 1st
- Black Hills Running Co. (located at: 1130 W. Omaha, Rapid City, SD 57701).
9:30am - 4pm

* If it is after 4pm, you must go to the Transition Area located at Breakers Beach (28075 Recreation Rd. Hot Springs, SD 57747).
5:30 - 7pm

** The only item not in your Packet at the time of Packet Pick up is the TIMING CHIP.
ALL racers will have to check in Saturday morning and show their bib number in order to receive your timing chip from a volunteer prior to entering the transition area. **

  Saturday, September 2nd, 2023 - Race Day!

-  6:00am – Packet pick-up opens

-  7:00am – Rules meeting (mandatory for all adults)

-  7:30am – Olympic Triathlon start

-  8:00am - College and Age Group Sprint Triathlon start

-  10:00am – Pre-race meeting for Youth Triathlon

-  10:15am – Youth Triathlon start (Wave 1:  Ages 10-12)

-  10:20am – Youth Triathlon start (Wave 2:  Ages 6-9)

-  11:30am - Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age category will be presented when enough racers complete the triathlon to finalize the top 3 positions.



Location:  Angostura Recreation Area – Breakers Beach,  28075 Recreation Rd.  Hot Springs, SD  57747


Ages:  6 and up.


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For questions regarding the race, please contact the Race Director, Brendan Murphy

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Raceday Information:

Swim – 1 mile (Olympic) ¼ mile (Sprint) – 2 laps around buoys (Olympic) and out and back (Sprint) in Angostura Reservoir.

Bike – 24 miles (Olympic) out to Oral, SD and 12 miles (Sprint)- out and back on rolling hills, black top roads.

Run – 6.2 miles (Olympic) and 3.1 miles (Sprint) - out and back run course. Route has rolling hills throughout.  It is challenging and picturesque.


Youth Race (non-competitive event) – Swim – 100 yards, Bike – 3.1 miles and Run – 1 mile.  A great event for kids to come out and have a FUN TIME with their friends... and for a chance to meet others that love fun!


Post race:  Amazing grilled cheese sandwiches made on our new Black Stone, Great Food & Drink, award ceremony and door prizes!


Adult Age Divisions:                      

-   13-19 years                               

-   20-29 years

-   30-39 years

-   40-49 years

-   50-59 years

-   60-69 years

-   70+


Youth Division:

-   6-12 years


Relay Teams:

- The 200-Year-Old Challenge (Olympic distance) - ages must add up to 200 years or more

- Olympic distance

- Sprint distance


* Custom Race Medals are given to all Youth and Adult Finishers *


SWIM: Starting from Breakers Beach, The Olympic distance racers will swim 2 laps around the buoys for a total of a 1 mile swim, while the Sprint distance racers will swim out and back around a specified buoy. Please mark arms and legs with participant numbers using a black permanent marker at designated marking station. Chip must be on ankle using a Velcro strap during all phases of the event. We will institute a group start.  Swim Caps are REQUIRED FOR ALL SWIMMERS!


TRANSITION ONE (T1): SWIM TO BIKE: Bikes must be racked in the transition area. Enter the transition area from the beach after the swim and exit by running your bike over the BIKE OUT timing mats prior to mounting your bike. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RIDE YOUR BIKE IN THE TRANSITION AREA. Swim-Bike Transition Time (T1) begins when you cross Swim Finish mat when exiting the water & beach are and ends when you cross the BIKE OUT mat exiting the transition area.  Bicycle helmets are REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS!


BIKE: Riders will proceed through the recreation area and head either 12 miles or 6 miles East (depending on the Olympic vs Sprint distance) across US Hwy 385 on rolling hills, black top roads. The roads are not closed, so watch for vehicles on the road. Bike helmets are required. There will be volunteers assigned to the US Hwy 385 crossing for your safety.  BIKE IN Transition Area will be the same location as BIKE OUT, Be sure to exit on the BIKE OUT side and enter on the BIKE IN side of the mats.


TRANSITION TWO (T2): BIKE TO RUN: Dismount bike at dismount line before entering the transition area and run your bike to your individual transition area. Place participant number BIB on front of shirt, shorts, or triathlon BIB belt. Your BIB number must be visible at all times for the races officials.  Bike-Run Transition Time (T2) begins when you cross the BIKE IN mat at the transition area and ends when you cross the Run OUT mat exiting the transition area for run portion of the race.


RUN: This is an out and back run course.  It is mostly hilly and runs adjacent to the shore of the picturesque Angostura Reservoir.  Run time begins when crossing the RUN OUT timing mats and ends when you cross the FINISH LINE.  Make sure the back-up timers see your BIB number when crossing the finish line. Return your chip and strap at the end of the finish chute.



Race Categories & Registration Pricing:

Individual (Olympic)
$75 through June 30th
$85 July 1st through July 31st
$100 August 1st through August 26th
$120 September 1st & Race Day

Individual (Sprint)
$65 through June 30th
$75 July 1st through July 31st
$90 August 1st through August 26th
$100 September 1st & Race Day

Collegiate (Sprint)
$65 through June 30th
$75 July 1st through August 6th
$90 August 7th through Race Day

Youth (6-12):
$30 through June 30th
$35 July 1st through July 31st
$40 August 1st through August 26th
$45 September 1st & Race Day

Team/Relay (Olympic)
$120 through June 30th
$150 July 1st through July 31st
$180 August 1st through Race Day

The 200 & Over (Olympic Team/Relay)
$120 through June 30th
$150 July 1st through July 31st
$180 August 1st through Race Day

Team/Relay (Sprint)
$105 through June 30th
$135 July 1st through July 31st
$150 August 1st through Race Day



** WE WISH TO DISCOURAGE REGISTRATION on September 1st and on RACE DAY, But you are welcome to do so especially if this race opportunity came up last minute.  We certainly don't want you to miss it....  It will be a super-fun event for you & your family. **




Event Reminders


Please make every effort to make it to packet pick-up on Thursday (31st) or Friday (1st) at Black Hills Running Co. (located at:  1130 W. Omaha, Rapid City, SD  57701) Hours listed at the top of the page or Friday evening at the transition area located at Breakers Beach (28075 Recreation Rd. Hot Springs, SD  57747) from 5:30 - 7pm.


The Pre-race meeting will be held at 7:00am on the morning of the race - September 2nd, 2023.  Mandatory for ALL Adult Racers.


Please follow these simple event regulations or you may be subject to race disqualification:

  • Swim cap - mandatory (provided in race bag at packet pick up).
  • Bike helmet – mandatory (for obvious safety reasons for all participants)
  • Timing chip - firmly strapped to ankle during entire event.
  • To ensure that athletes are safe/aware, head phones shall not be worn at any time during the event.
  • Participants must have their race number visible at all time to race officials. Bib numbers must be facing forward when crossing the finish line. Body markings on both arms & legs, done near the registration table prior to the race.
  • TEAMS-can be 2 or 3 persons, and can be all male, all female or co-ed.
  • For all TEAMS, the timing chip must be transferred from one person to another during transitions inside of the transition area.


-  Overall Male and Female Winner

-  Top 3 Age Group Winners (excluding Overall Winner)

-  Each member of the First Place Relay Team for the 200-Year-old challenge, Olympic and Sprint.


Only those who registered prior to Aug 14th will be guaranteed a race t-shirt.  We will do our best to get you one, but sizes and quantities may run out.


Every participant must stop at the park entrance station to obtain a parking pass. 

** You can get your pass on Friday evening when picking up your packet. **

PARKING PASS ENFORCEMENT WILL BE IN EFFECT.  The station is Located to the North of transition area and Breakers Beach.  Angostura recreation area charges either a daily fee of $8 per vehicle, or you may use a current year annual park entrance license ($36) for access.  Please bring exact change.