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Black Squirrel Triathlon

August 18, 2024

Council Bluffs, IA

Get ready to go nuts at the Black Squirrel Triathlon, hopping into action on August 18th, 2024 in the charming Council Bluffs IA! Join us for a race that'll make you squirrely with excitement as you conquer the half marathon course. Prepare to chase that finish line like a speedy squirrel on a mission!
Get ready to go nuts at the Black Squirrel Triathlon, hopping into action on August 18th, 2024 in the charming Council Bluffs IA! Join us for a race that'll make you squirrely with excitement as you conquer the half marathon course. Prepare to chase that finish line like a speedy squirrel on a mission!
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About The Black Squirrel Triathlon

The Black Squirrel Triathlon, held on August 18, 2024, in Council Bluffs, IA, is a half marathon race that promises an exhilarating experience for runners of all ages and abilities. Taking place on the flat and fast course of Lake Manawa, this event is perfect for those seeking a challenging yet rewarding race.

Starting and ending at Lake Manawa Beach, the race encompasses three disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. The swim course follows a clockwise path straight out from the beach and back, allowing participants to feel the rush of conquering the waters. The bike course features two complete clockwise loops of the beautiful lake, showcasing the scenic landscapes of Council Bluffs. Finally, the run course takes athletes through portions of the paved trail and adjacent streets, adding variety to the race and keeping things exciting.

Aside from the exhilarating race itself, participants can also look forward to impressive awards and recognition. Every finisher will be rewarded with a well-deserved medal, while the top three overall males and females in each age group will receive special accolades. Additionally, the top three relay teams and winners of the SwimRun/Aquathon and Aqaubike categories will also be celebrated.

Council Bluffs, also known as “Kanesville,” offers a charming backdrop for the race. Fun facts about the city include its rich history as a transportation hub for pioneers heading west during the 19th century and its proximity to the Missouri River, providing ample opportunities for water-based recreational activities.

As for the weather in August, participants can expect warm temperatures and moderate humidity, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities. The pleasant climate will certainly complement the race experience and make it even more enjoyable for runners.

In closing, imagine pushing past the finish line, medal glinting in the sun, and the sense of accomplishment filling your being. Council Bluffs, with its captivating history and stunning natural surroundings, invites you to embark on this epic adventure. So pack your running shoes, prepare for an exhilarating challenge, and get ready to unleash your inner Black Squirrel in this half marathon race. Let the squirrel in you go nuts!

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