23rd November 2017

Event Information

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The tradition began in June 2007 with the inaugural running of the Hy-Vee Triathlon. In 2015, the event transitioned to become The Des Moines Triathlon, and now in 2017 we're thrilled to introduce the next evolution to Iowa. The Des Moines ESCAPE Triathlon, honoring the history and excitement of this action-packed event, will be another exciting chapter in the legacy of triathlon in Des Moines. 

Registration is NOW OPEN! Click here to register.

Event Schedule

Event Date: 2018 Date Coming Soon!

Event Location: Gray's Lake Park

Gray's Lake Park

2101 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50315

Detailed Event Schedule:


Saturday, 2018 | West Terrace Iowa State Capital Grounds

E Grand Ave at Finkbine Dr, Des Moines, IA 50319

11:00am - 6:00pm Des Moines Tri Expo and Packet Pick Up

1:00pm - 5:30pm Bike Check-In (@ Gray's Lake)

12:00pm Race Briefings (optional)   

3:00pm MANDATORY Pro Briefing

4:00pm Race Briefings (optional)

Sunday, 2018 | Gray’s Lake Park

5:00am Transition Opens - Bike Check-in

6:50am Transition Closes

6:50am National Anthem

7:00am Olympic Distance Start

8:00am Sprint Distance Start (tentative)

11:00am Awards Ceremony

*schedule subject to change

Race Day Packet Pick Up

There is NO race day packet pick up UNLESS you have been granted an exception waiver by the race organizer. Please contact registration@pem.events for more information.

Swim Start

Athletes will self-seed into different groups according to their estimated swim times. Please look for the estimated time swim signs posted in the start area.

Accommodation Information

Book your room today!

Volunteer Information

Sign Up Today!

Finish Festival Information

If you are looking for an opportunity to improve sales and gain exposure among triathletes and the endurance community we invite you to exhibit at the Multi-Sport Expo and Finish Festival.

Reserve You Space Today!

For further information please contact Michele Burke at michele@pem.events

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