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First Responders Bring in Backup Triathlon

First Responders Bring in Backup Triathlon

First Responders “Bring in the Backup” Triathlon represents all branches of the Military, Firefighters, Nurses, EMS, Dispatchers, Corrections, and Law Enforcement. The First Responders will lead off the race, followed by all other race participants as ‘backup’ to support the First Responders. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Northwood, Iowa (Swensrud Park) Swimming Pool for this patriotic themed racing event.

The First Responders Triathlon welcomes all athletes of all abilities. The goal is to get active and have a good time at a fun event. The Triathlon Race is a Sprint Distance Triathlon consisting of 150 meter swim, 10.4 mile bike ride, and a 5k run. The swim is held at the Northwood Pool. The bike course is on a public highway with rolling hills for most of the course. The 5k run is mostly flat, with one gradual hill.

**Athletes are able to compete in the triathlon as an individual or in a 2-3 person relay team. Duathlon is an individual event. Aquabike is an individual event. The Duathlon replaces the swim with a one mile run, followed by the same 10.4 mile bike ride and 5k run. Aquabike consists of a 250 meter swim and the 10.4 mile bike ride.

Proceeds raised from the triathlon will be donated to local non-profits, Worth County Sheriffs Office and Northwood Fire Department. The optional donation button in the registration process is for donations to support the family of Iowa State Trooper Ted Benda who passed away on October 20th, 2021. Benda was responding to an emergency on duty when he lost control of his patrol car. Donations will also help support Families of the Fallen, a non-profit organization who supports first responders families. The organization honors the families of those who have lost a loved one while serving this country. This includes military, law enforcement, fire, and EMS.

The entry fee will provide each athlete their race entry, a race t-shirt, a race medal, timing of all events, some prizes, and refreshments to race participants. Trutimeracing will have extensive breakdown of each athletes racing times. A t-shirt and finisher medal will be provided to athletes who register before July 8th, 2022.

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