Lots that could yet change, but this is an early look into what I'm thinking about for 2012. Take it with a grain of salt as some of the race dates have not even been locked in yet. Little bit of new, little bit of old. Good mix of run and multi-sport.
For those who keep up with me, I had been thinking about doing a 'run only' year in 2012. Well, after running 170 miles in August, 130 in September, 170 in October, and 200 in November.....I can safely say my body would rebel. So, it will back to a shared mix of swim, bike and run in 2012.
I'm most excited about the three Graniteman Triathlons as part of a new series for Minnesota. Two of the races have history, but one is brand spanking new.
The Graniteman Endurance Series consists of three sprint triathlons all in beautiful Central MN. The first triathlon, Graniteman St. Cloud, is held in June in beautiful downtown St. Cloud, MN. The second race, Graniteman Clearwater, is held in July in scenic Clearwater, MN at Warner Lake Park, and the third triathlon is Graniteman Big Lake, which is held in Big Lake, MN at Lakeside Park in early August.
All participants in the Graniteman Endurance Series receive a $5.00 discount on every race entry, a great long sleeve Endurance Series dry fit shirt, and a free entry into the Graniteman Half Marathon, 5k, or 10k which is held in September! Participants from each race will also receive complimentary items from each race, t-shirts, and are automatically registered to win one of our great series door prizes.
Also notice that there are some kids events listed. It is time for my son to get into some official events which all will be chipped time. It should be a fun year for him.
Feb 5 - Hamel 5K - Hamel, MN
Feb 19 - Frost 'Yer Fanny Duathlon, Ft. Worth TX - 2mi run, 15mi bike, 2mi run
Mar 3/4 - Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend - Tampa, FL 15K/5K/Half-Marathon/8K
Mar 10/17(?) - St. Patrick's Day 5K Run - Fargo, ND
Apr 7 - Fetzer 20K - Rochester, MN
Apr 28 (signed up) - Falls Duathlon - Cannon Falls, MN 2mi run, 14mi bike, 3mi run
May 19 (signed up) - Fargo Half-Marathon - Fargo, ND
May 26 - Apple Duathlon - Sartell, MN 5K run, 33K bike, 5K run
June 3 (signed up) - Buffalo Triathlon - Buffalo, MN 1/4mi swim, 12mi bike, 3mi run
Jun 16 - Lakes to Pines Triathlon - Park Rapids, MN - 500yd swim, 14.7mi bike, 5K run
Jun 23 (signed up) - GraniteKids Triathlon - St. Cloud, MN - 150yd swim, 3mi bike, 0.75mi run
Jun 24 (signed up) - Graniteman Triathlon - St. Cloud, MN 1/3mi swim, 15mi bike, 5K run
Jun 30 - Hy-Vee IronKids - Sioux City, IA - 300yd swim, 8mi bike, 2mi run
Jul 14 (signed up) - Graniteman Triathlon - Clearwater, MN 0.46mi swim, 15mi bike, 5K run
Jul 15 - Heart of the Lakes Triathlon - Annandale, MN 0.5mi swim, 21mi bike, 5.3mi run
Jul 21 - Hy-Vee IronKids - Rochester, MN - 300yd swim, 8mi bike, 2mi run
Jul 28 - Lindenwood 10 K - Fargo, ND
Aug 4 (signed up) - Graniteman Triathlon - Big Lake, MN 1/3mi swim, 15mi bike, 5K run
Aug 11 - Turtleman Duathlon(?) - Shoreview, MN - 3K run, 36K bike, 8K run
Aug 25 - Maple Grove Triathlon - Maple Grove, MN 0.3mi swim, 14mi bike, 3 mile run
Sep 1 - Hy-Vee IronKids - West Des Moines, IA - 300yd swim, 8mi bike, 2mi run
Sep 8 - Graniteman Half-Marathon - St. Cloud, MN
Sep 22 - Plymouth Firefighters 5K - Plymouth, MN
Oct 6 - FM Mini Marathon - Fargo, ND - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
Oct 27 - Red River Run 15K - Moorhead, MN
Nov 17 - Turkey Trot 5 Miler - Fargo, MN