CyMan Triathlon

Mon July 27 - Sun September 13 Bondurant, IA 50035 US Directions

Sprint Triathlon

09/13 9:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT

MWCTC Sprint Triathlon

09/13 9:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT

Relay Sprint Triathlon

09/13 9:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
Lake Petocka
Bondurant, IA US 50035

The CyMan Sprint Triathlon welcomes triathletes of all ages and abilities to compete in beautiful Central Iowa. Taking place in Bondurant, Iowa, the race begins with a 750m swim in Lake Petocka. The 22.5km bike route is held on paved roadways and takes participants through the beautiful Iowa countryside. The 5km run route follows the Chichaqua Valley Trail and ends with a route around Lake Petocka for a scenic and exciting finish.

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The possibility remains that COVID-19 may cause conditions that are not conducive to the safety of all participants. We want to ensure that we will only hold the race if it is deemed safe by university and government officials for all participants, volunteers, officials, and spectators to congregate. Unfortunately, even if we take all the correct precautions and safety measures, we may still have to cancel or virtualize the race. If this occurs, WE WILL NOT PROVIDE A DIRECT REFUND TO PARTICIPANTS. Instead, racers may choose one of the following three alternatives:

  1. You may transfer your registration fees to CyMan 2021. You will receive a one-time use code that, when applied to your race registration fee, will discount your race (up to the amount of the current registration fee). Please note that racers are responsible for USAT membership fees to participate in CyMan 2021. You will NOT receive any apparel, awards, or any promotional items related to CyMan 2020 if you decide to transfer your registration.
  2. We will reduce your registration fee, allowing you to participate in a virtualized race. Instead of paying the full amount for an on-location event, you will receive a partial reimbursement (directors’ discretion) to participate in a virtual duathlon (distances to be determined). By participating in a virtual event, You will receive items either by picking them up at the to-be-announced location or by paying an additional $10 processing fee to have the items shipped to your desired address. 
  3. You may donate your registration fees to the Triathlon Club at Iowa State University. You will receive items related to CyMan 2020 by picking them up at the to-be-announced location or by paying an additional $10 processing fee to have items shipped to your desired address.

If we do host the event in September, we will most likely break the race down to its core: swimming, biking, running, and nothing more. Here are a few guidelines to expect at Lake Petocka:

  • Wear a mask whenever possible. You will be screened for your risk of COVID-19 (such as assessment questions, temperature readings, etc.) before you are allowed inside the venue. IF YOU DO NOT FEEL 100% BY RACE DAY OR ARE AT HIGH RISK FOR COVID-19, STAY AT HOME. PLEASE CONTACT RACE DIRECTORS IF YOU DECIDE TO DO SO. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED IF YOU ARE DENIED ENTRY. BY RACING, YOU ACCEPT THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING DURING THE PANDEMIC.
    The race will be as individualized as possible. Body-marking will be done individually, swimming will have a time-trial start, the transition area will be broadened to promote distancing, and aid stations will be adjusted. Be sure to follow USAT overtaking rules for your safety and integrity!
    Please limit the number of non-participants (friends, family, race sherpas, etc.) associated with your party. The more we can limit everyone’s exposure, the better.
    Additional services (post-race food, bike tuning, athlete registration, etc.) may be reduced to essential services only. Be prepared to provide your own nutrition and fluids for after the race.
    An awards ceremony may be virtualized to prevent a large number of people gathering. More information will be provided near race day.
    Additional USAT guidelines may be enforced, so stay tuned for more updates by email or by our Facebook page (Triathlon Club at Iowa State University).

Again, we will only host the race if it is deemed safe by officials to do so! As much as all of us Triclones would like to see you, your family, and your fellow triathlete friends gathering and socializing at Lake Petocka, we will cancel the race to protect your safety and health. With all of that said, we hope that we will be able to see you at the finish line when race day comes.

Stay healthy, stay safe, and keep training!

Breana Barker and Shaden Tweeten

CyMan 2020 Race Directors


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