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Join us at the Iron Girl Expo
Packet Pick-up Rules
There will be no race day packet pick-up!
Packet Pick-Up Options Friday and Saturday
Friday, September 20
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Athleta Store - Mall of America (near Macy's)
Saturday, September 21
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Northwestern Health Sciences University
2501 West 84th St
Bloomington, MN 55431
Bike Racking on Race Day ONLY
Sunday, September 22
5:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Location: Normandale Lake Park
84th St and Chalet Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55438
You must be in transition by 6:30 a.m. It does not matter what time your wave starts, as transition will close at 7:00 a.m. You will need to be in and out of transition and ready to go by 7:00 a.m.
All participants are expected to attend packet pick up Saturday in person. This is due insurance liability mandates. All participants must show a photo ID, and all USAT annual members additionally must show their membership card. Per USAT rules, each participant must pick up their own packet. NO EXCEPTIONS. A unique wristband will be affixed at this time which must remain on through to the end of the race.
Click here for the course map.
There will be course talks at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m at the expo on Saturday.
The run will be one 2-mile loop inside Normandale Lake Park along the lake. The park offers a scenic race route.
There is bike course cut-off time again this year, but we have added additional time, everyone has 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the bike course, this does not include your first run loop.
If you do not finish the bike within the cut-off time, a volunteer or race official remove your timing tag. You will not be able to go on to the next leg of the event.
Normandale Lake Park is located at 84th and Chalet Road, conveniently off the I-494 Highway from the Normandale Blvd. exit.
Event Day Information
We recommend you arrive early to allow time for to park and walk to transition, securing a spot in transition and get ready for a terrific race day. Transition will open at 5:00 a.m. with a prompt race start at 7:30
Please park in the Normandale Lake Office Parking Garage at 8500 Normandale Lake Boulevard. The vehicle clearance for the parking ramp is 7', so plan the transport of your bike accordingly.
Coming from I-495, exit South on Normandale Blvd. Make a right turn (heading west) on 84th Street, pass Normandal Lake Blvd. and turn right onto the 8500 parking ramp. The event site is located South of 84th Street on Chalet Road on the West side of Normandale Lake Park.
The event will feature a wave start for the run. Waves will be assigned according to age groups.
The wave start will be noted in your packet. You must start in your assigned age group otherwise you will be disqualified.
Age Group Awards
Awards to the top 3 finishers in each age group will be presented limited edition Iron Girl jewelry from Milestone Jewelry. We will have 17 age groups: 14 - 15; 16 - 17; 18 - 19; 20 - 24; 25 - 29; 30 - 34; 35 - 39; 40 - 44; 45 - 49; 50 - 54; 55 - 59; 60 - 64; 65 - 69; 70 - 74; 75 - 79; 80- 84; 85+ You must be 15 years or older to participate in the event.
All finishers will receive a custom Iron Girl medal.
Strollers, Inline Skates, Rollerblades, Headphones and Dogs Not Allowed On Course
For the safety of all participants, strollers, inline skates, rollerblades, headphones and dogs are not allowed on the course at any time.