2nd - 3rd September, 2017
Des Moines Escape Tri
Des Moines

Event Information


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: September 2nd + 3rd, 2017

Event Location: Gray's Lake Park

Gray's Lake Park

Des Moines, IA 50315

Detailed Event Schedule:


Friday, September 1, 2017 | Greater Des Moines YMCA

2:00pm Race Briefings (optional)

2:00pm - 6:00pm Packet Pick-up

2:00pm - 6:00pm Des Moines Tri Expo 

3:30pm Diaper Derby

5:00pm Race Briefings (optional)


Saturday, September 2, 2017 | Greater Des Moines YMCA

10:00am - 6:00pm Des Moines Tri Expo

10:30am - 6:00pm packet pick up

12:00pm Race Briefings (optional)

2:00pm Race Briefings (optional)

2:00pm Pro Q&A      

3:00pm MANDATORY Pro Briefing

4:00pm Race Briefings (optional)

Sunday, September 3, 2017 | Gray’s Lake Park

5:00am Transition Opens - Bike Check-in

6:50am Transition Closes

6:50am National Anthem

7:00am Olympic Distance Start

8:40am Sprint Distance Start

11:15am Awards Ceremony

*schedule subject to change


Friday, September 1, 2017 | Greater Des Moines YMCA

2:00pm - 6:00pm Packet Pick Up | Expo Registration

2:30pm Junior Escape Briefing

5:30pm Junior Escape Briefing

Saturday, September 2, 2017 | Gray’s Lake

6:00am - 7:45pm Packet Pick Up  - No Race Day Registration 

6:30am Transition Opens

7:45am Transition Closes 

8:00am* Senior Start 

9:00am* Intermediate Start

9:45am* Junior Start

11:30am Awards Ceremony

*estimated start times. We will start races as soon as the previous race concludes so please arrive early as these times are tentative and subject to change.

Accommodation Information

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Volunteer Information

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