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IGNITE MINNESOTA
2020 U.S. National SwimRun Championship and General Entry Event
August 29, 2020
Cuyuna State Recreation Area, Ironton
Held at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, this race uses 6 natural spring lakes and the famous park trail system. Enjoy clear water swimming and spectacular horizon views along the run course. Choose either the long course or short course distance. Both race distances are appropriate for all experience levels including first-timers. 
 
RACE DISTANCES
RACE DISTANCES

LONG COURSE

TEAM

Swim - 8 legs: 3.8 mi
Run - 9 legs: 13.0 mi
Total distance: 16.8 mi

course maps subject to change.

SHORT COURSE

TEAM

Swim - 4 legs:  1.5mi
Run - 5 legs: 7 mi
Total distance: 8.5 mi

course maps subject to change

SHORT COURSE

"SPARK" SOLO

Swim - 4 legs:  1.5mi
Run - 5 legs: 7 mi
Total distance: 8.5 mi

course maps subject to change.

 
REGISTRATION
Long Course Race - Team Division
  • Sept 1 - Oct 31, 2019 | $400 per team ($200 per person)

  • Nov 1- Dec 31, 2019 | $425 per team ($$212.50 per person)

  • Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2020 | $450 per team ($225 per person)

  • Apr 1- May 31, 2020 | $475 per team ($237.50 per person)

  • June 1 - July 31 | $500 per team ($250 per person)

  • Aug 1 - Aug 26, 2020 | $525 per team ($262.50 per person)

 

Short Course Race - Team Division

  • Sept 1 - Oct 31, 2019 | $200 per team ($100 per person)

  • Nov 1- Dec 31, 2019 | $225 per team ($112.50 per person)

  • Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2020 | $250 per team ($125 per person)

  • Apr 1- May 31, 2020 | $275 per team ($137.50 per person)

  • June 1 - July 31 | $300 per team ($150 per person)

  • Aug 1 - Aug 26, 2020 | $325 per team ($162.50 per person)

 

Short Course Race - Solo "Spark" Division

  • Sept  - Oct 31, 2019 | $125

  • Nov 1- Dec 31, 2019 | $140

  • Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2020 | $150 

  • Apr 1- May 31, 2020 | $155

  • June 1 - July 31, 2020 | $160

  • Aug 1 - Aug 26, 2020 | $175

Important: There is no race day registration. 

Each participant must be a registered member of USA Triathlon OR purchase a one day membership for the day of the race.  USA Triathlon memberships will be verified in the race registration process.  One day memberships will be an additional $15 per participant and will be vended during the registration process.

Team registration includes: 

  • Food and aid stations along the course

  • Participant shirt

  • Timing, GPS tracking and results service

  • Post-race recovery food at race finish line 

  • Participant number race jersey

  • Participant swim cap

  • Prizes for the top 3 finishers in each class

 
RACE LOCATION 
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, 307 3rd St, Ironton, MN 56455

RACE TIMELINE (subject to change)

Friday, August 28 at Cuyuna State Rec Area, Miners Mtn Rally Center, Ironton, MN 56455

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Voluntary Athlete Check-In

6:00 PM - First Chance Athlete Briefing

Saturday, August 29 at Cuyuna State Rec Area, Miners Mtn Rally Center, Ironton, MN 56455

6:00 AM - Athlete Check-In/Gear Check Opens

7:30 AM - Mandatory Course Briefing

8:00 AM – Race Start (All Teams, All Distances)

12:00 PM - Short Course/Spark Awards Ceremony (subject to change)

2:00 PM - Long Course Awards Ceremony (subject to change)

Check-In 

​All participants MUST check in. Per USAT rules, each participant MUST pick up his/her own packet. If you do not check in during the designated check-in times in person, you will not be able to participate in the event. All participants must bring the following to Athlete Check-In/Gear Check:

  • Photo ID

  • USAT membership card to show proof of annual membership unless you purchased a one-day USAT event insurance at the time you registered for the event.

  • Safety Whistle*

  • Waterproof Pressure Bandage OR First Aid Kit*
    *IGNITE Merch will have these available for purchase on-site if you forget.

Mandatory Pre-Race Course Briefing 

Saturday, August 10 at 7:15 AM - The mandatory pre-race course breifing will cover important information about the race and include a question and answer segment. ​​All participants are required to attend this meeting.

Athlete Guide

The Athlete Guide will be published approximately two-weeks prior to race day. 

 

Awards

The award ceremony will be located near the finish area. Awards will be given to participants who earn 1st through 3rd place in the following divisions: Long Course and Short Course Male Team, Female Team, Co-Ed Team, Spark (solo) Male and Spark (solo) Female.

Host Hotel

Crosby Lofts

30 West Main Street

Crosby, Minnesota

https://www.crosbyloftsmn.com/

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Defer and Transfer Policy

Athletes may defer or transfer their registration. Click button below to view our policy and procedure for deferrals and transfers. 

 

FAQs 

To view a list of frequently asked questions, click HERE.

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers who want to be part of the team. We have opportunities as kayakers, lifeguards, boat drivers, aid station minders and finish line staff. Our volunteers get great soft cotton shirts that you will want to wear along with snacks and post-race beverages to keep you comfortable. Click below for more information and to sign up today.