Lake Waconia Triathlon is one of the oldest and most beloved triathlons in the Twin Cities. The event began in 1990 and in 2014 Final Stretch was lucky enough to add this great event to our yearly calendar! The transition is in a grassy swale surrounded by beautiful oak trees and sandy beaches. Be prepared to swim in the second-largest lake in the Twin Cities area, which is host to many of the state’s favorite outdoor activities in all seasons. Participants can expect to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Lake Waconia Regional Park waterfront as they begin their triathlon, swimming a quarter mile out into the lake and then a quarter mile back to shore. This is truly the best open water swim you will have all year. Following this, a 20 mile journey around the lake and beyond awaits as participants mount their bikes. As a biker, you will go through downtown Waconia then head north and into rural Minnesota. You will journey around the north side of the lake before heading south around the east side of the lake towards Lake Waconia Regional Park. Once you get off the bike, you head into down town Waconia for a great urban out and back through Waconia. Just as a note, the run is through down town Waconia which is rolling hills area and you will have a few up and down on the way to the finish. Once the sweat dries, come enjoy complimentary food served personally by Kevin O’Connor from Gear Wet Bike. This is a must do on your list of yearly events!