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THE WORLD'S BIGGEST
LITTLE TRIATHLON

Trinona presented by Fastenal takes place in Winona, Minnesota, nestled in the heart of the Mississippi River Bluff Country. Please read the 2020 Schedule of Events, download our course maps and look for updates on the 2020 event weekend soon. Join us for our 12th Anniversary!

 

Please read the Athletes Guide for all questions regarding race day.  For 2020 Trinona, there is NO SATURDAY BIKE CHECK. All bikes and gear will be placed in transition during open transition times on Sunday morning. These times and more all found in the Trinona Athlete's Guide.

THE COURSE

Experience one of the Midwest's most scenic triathlon courses. Featuring bluff country cycling, a flat, fast run around beautiful Lake Winona and a finish celebration at the historic band shell.

International Course
.93-mile swim | 24.85-mile bike | 6.2-mile run


Sprint Course
.25-mile swim | 11-mile bike | 3.1-mile run

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AWARDS

  • Awards for overall and age group categories

  • Award for King and Queen of the Bluff

  • Finisher medal, t-shirt & water bottle for all participants

  • Sponsor giveaways

KING OF THE BLUFFS

• International course features one of Bicycling Magazine's "Top 100 hill climbs in the US."

• 1.2 mile climb is 9.2% AVG and was training ground for Tour de France Champion, Greg LeMond.

• Fastest cyclists will be awarded coveted King and Queen of the Bluff.

• Unique race-within-the-race is chip timed and unlike any triathlon.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JUNE 13
  9:30 AM - KIDS TRI @ Saint Mary's University Fieldhouse

  2:00 PM - EXPO/PACKET PICK-UP @ Lake Winona

  6:00 PM - PACKET PICK-UP CLOSES

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

  5:00 AM - TRANSITION OPENS / LATE PICK-UP

  6:45 AM - FIRST INTERNATIONAL WAVE STARTS

  8:00 AM - FIRST SPRINT WAVE STARTS

10:30 AM - POST-RACE MEAL & AWARDS

Where to Stay

Trinona's Official Lodging Partner

AmericInn - 303 Pelzer Winona, MN

Reserve by calling (507) 474-7700

Rooms blocked for Trinona athletes at a rate of $124/night

5:00 AM Early Breakfast with "make your own omelet" station

12:00 PM Late Check-out for the first 29 rooms booked

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Join hundreds of local volunteers to assist athletes, spectators and the race crew. Get a free race t-shirt, some food and a million thankful smiles. Sign up with our volunteer partner, Live Well Winona.

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SPRINT | INTERNATIONAL | KIDS

Getting to Trinona

Winona is conveniently located within a short drive from the Twin Cities, western Wisconsin and northeast Iowa, and the drive along Highway 61 is almost as beautiful as the bike course.

 

From Minneapolis/St. Paul: Hwy 61 South into Winona. Turn left onto Huff Street toward downtown. Follow signs to event parking.


From Madison/Milwaukee/Chicago:1-90/94 West to LaCrosse and into Minnesota. Take the “to Winona” exit onto Hwy 61 into Winona. Turn right onto Huff Street and follow signs to event parking.


From Rochester/Mankato: Hwy 14 East into Winona. Turn right onto Hwy 61. Turn left onto Huff Street and follow signs to event parking.


From Austin/Albert Lea: I-90 East to Hwy 43 North (exit #252). Turn left onto Hwy 43 to Winona. At the stoplight, take a left onto Hwy 17 (Homer Road) and proceed to stoplights. Turn left onto hwy 61. Turn right onto Huff Street and follow signs to event parking.

Lodging

We are excited to welcome the ALL NEW AmericInn Hotel & Suites Winona as Trinona's Official Lodging Partner. Americinn Winona offers the best accommodations in the region, with free wifi, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center and on-site pub. And just 5-minutes from the race venue.

 

Special athlete amenities will be offered race weekend, including early breakfast featuring a "make your own omelet" station on race morning. Please extend our thanks to them during your visit and consider them when booking your next stay in Winona.

Our Kids Tri host, Saint Mary's University also happens to offer one of the best lodging alternatives to local hotels. To reserve affordable on-campus apartments, contact: eventservices@smumn.edu.

For more lodging options and a wealth of information on all that Winona has to offer for outdoor recreation, dining, entertainment and more, check in with our friends at Visit Winona.