Rod Raymond does a great job with the race. It takes place at Pike Lake. Like Timberman Tri the swim is as clean as you will ever find. You can expect to be able to wear your wetsuit as the lake is spring fed. The bike is predominantly flat with a few rolling hills. The good news is you get to do the same loop twice so you know it well on the second half of the bike. And no matter what you hear about the course the roads are not that rough. The run is essentially flat except one hill near the turnaround. After the race you can head to downtown Duluth and eat at the Brewhouse restaurant.