Root River Virtual Triathlon

Sat September 12 - Sat September 26 Houston, MN 55943 US Directions
Root River Triathlon Update-Date Change

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Root River Triathlon has been converted into a virtual race. Participants can complete the race anytime from September 12-26, 2020 in any location.


Please disregard previous email.

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

Please move my registration to May 15, 2021 for the Root River Triathlon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Houston Nature Center
215 W Plum Street
Houston, MN US 55943

We are going Virtual. This means that participants can do the race anywhere and at any time they want and even do it in stages. We were fortunate enough to postpone the race until September in the hope of better times, but now we had to make the decision. 

The period in which participants can do the race is from September 12th until September 26th. T-shirts for participants will be sent out as of Monday September 28th.

The Houston MN Lions hope to see you for the event next year.


This “doable”, non-swimming triathlon is set in the Root River valley in scenic Bluff Country.  

The first triathlon was held 1998 by the City of Houston. Participation is open to men and women of every age (young people of 17 years and younger with the consent of their guardian).

Participants begin by canoeing or kayaking 6.8 miles down river from Houston to Mound Prairie. Then they hop on their bikes for an 7.9 mile road-ride back to Houston. Some hills  “en route” are challenging and demand an extra effort.  The race wraps up with a 3 mile, fairly level run, starting on the Root River trail and then through the streets of Houston. 


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