2018 Sprint Triathlon by Transamerica

Camp Courageous Sprint Triathlon
presented by Transamerica

Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 8:00 AM
Prairie Park Fishery
2125 Otis Rd SE – Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Part of the Heartland of America triathlon Series.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 CC Sprint Tri. Although rain-delayed, it was a great race morning!!

Race results for 2018 event.

Race results for 2017 event.

PRACTICE SWIM – Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 1PM to 2PM at Prairie Park Fishery. Because swimming is not allowed normally at the park, this is your only chance to get into the water prior to race day. Only registered participants are allowed to enter the water, so please check-in upon arrival.

The 2018 Camp Courageous Sprint Triathlon will be held entirely at the Prairie Park Fishery in Cedar Rapids, IA. The event starts at 8:00 AM. It is located at 2125 Otis Road SE. This city park is located on the southeast side of Cedar Rapids where the Sac and Fox trails meet, along with the Prairie Park Fishery Loop (hard surface trail loops around the 65 acre lake).


There is no age limit for entering the Camp Courageous Sprint Triathlon. Youth and adults that are prepared to participate in a triathlon are welcome to signup. Although many will be competing for place and time during this event, casual athletes are welcome. Because this is a sprint triathlon, there will be many first-time athletes.

Register for Sprint Triathlon Online.

Download the 2018 Athlete Guide for the CC Sprint Tri.

Distances for the 2018 Camp Courageous Sprint Triathlon will be:
SWIM – 500 yards – held in the 65 acre lake at the Prairie Park Fishery
BIKE – 15.5 miles – held along Otis Rd SE and nearby streets in Cedar Rapids
RUN – 3.4 miles – dual-loop around the 65 acre lake

SWIM MAP – approx. 500 yards:
The 2018 swim route will be an out and back in the water of the Prairie Park Fishery. This lake is fresh water. It is NOT water from the Cedar River. The river does not flow into this lake. (Click map to view in own window.)

2018 CCST Swim Route



BIKE MAP – approx. 15 miles:
The 2018 bike route will be a double-loop on the fast, flat Otis Road SE. in Cedar Rapids. Bikers will leave the transition area and go North out of the park, turn right onto Otis Rd, and then turn when they get to Steward Rd SE. They will then be on loop 1 which takes Otis Rd out to Bertram Rd and then turns around. They will come back to Steward Rd SE and then be on loop 2. Once they finish loop 2 they will stay on Otis Rd and return to the park.

2017 Bike Route

RUN MAP – approx. 3.4 miles:
The 2018 run will be two loops around the 65 acre lake. This hard-surfaced trail will give runners a shaded and picturesque view of the lake and Cedar River. Start will come out of transition on the north side. (Click map to see in own window.)


You can enter the Camp Courageous Sprint Triathlon by one of these entry types:

  • Age Group – Individuals will race against other athletes of a similar age. U.S.A. Triathlon rules state that an age is determined by how old a participant is on December 31st of the race year.
  • Clydesdale-Athena – Individuals compete based on their weight. Men weighing 220 pounds plus or women weighing 165 pounds and over have the option to race in this division. Athletes in these weight ranges may still race in the Age Group.
  • Team – two or three athletes compete relay-style. One athlete will swim, one will bike, and another will run. Teams will be broken up into male, female, and co-ed categories.

Athletes can enter as an individual or as a member of a team, but not both. A team can consist of two (one athlete does two parts and the other does one) or three members. You can enter online using the online entry system.

ENTRY TYPE Before 6/1 Before 7/15 7/15-8/2
Age Group 0-15 $50
Age Groups over 15, Athena, Clydesdale
($15 added for those needing a 1-day USAT membership)
$65 $75 $95
TEAMS (add $15 for each member not a USAT member)
(deduct $20 if all team members blood-related)
Teams 15 years-old & Under $100
Teams over 15 years-old $150 $165 $195

This is a U.S.A. Triathlon (U.S.A.T.) sactioned event. All athletes must be a U.S.A.T. member. A one-day membership will be added to those that are not U.S.A.T. members. You can get more information about U.S.A.T. membership and a one-year membership.

All athletes must present a photo I.D. at packet pickup (per U.S.A.T. rules).

Download the 2018 Athlete Guide to the the CC Sprint Tri.

This event follows the U.S.A.T. rules. You can view the rules on the U.S.A.T. web site.

Register for Sprint Triathlon Online.

2018 Transition Area


When is Packet Pickup?

  • Friday, August 3 – Scheels, Coralville – 6-8 PM
  • Saturday, August 4 – Transamerica, Edgewood Rd. – 8-11 AM
  • Sunday, August 5 (race day) – Prairie Park Fishery – 6-7 AM


RACE DAY SCHEDULE: Please note all times and allow for transit time between parking and park.

  • 5:00 AM – Park opens at 5 AM.
  • 6:00 AM – Packet Pickup opens (near shuttle drop-off area).
  • 6:00 AM – Transition area opens
  • 6:45-7:30 Lake open to warm up
  • 7:00 AM – Packet Pickup closes.
  • 7:45 AM – Race instructions at top of swim start area
  • 8:00 AM – RACE STARTS!

Race results for 2018 event.

PARKING: Participant parking will be first come first served within Prairie Park Fishery. Race volunteers will be directing you where to park. We will be accommodating as many cars within the park as possible. Overflow and spectator parking will be located at Van Vechten Park.

2018 Tri Shuttle Route

Shuttle service will run between Van Vechten Park and Prairie Park Fishery from 6:00 AM until after the race (as needed). Distance from Van Vechten Park and the race venue is just under two miles. The shuttle will shut down during the race to allow race traffic to flow smoothly. It will start back up once it is safe for all participants to do so.

Thank you to Transamerica and all of the sponsors that help make this event possible!



Van Meter

Tata Consultancy Services

First Federal Credit Union

General Mills

Mercy – Cedar†Rapids

University of Iowa Credit Union

Linn Area Credit Union

UFG Insurance

Tyler Link Barnes, DDS

Questions? Send email to: info@campcourageous.org

Race results for 2018 event.

Gets updates from the Triathlon Facebook page!

Download the 2018 Athlete Guide for more details.