Heart Of The Lakes Triathlon

Set in the heat of July, the Heart of the Lakes Triathlon is the perfect mid–summer race. Beyond the great competition, racers and spectators alike love the unparalleled support and charm that the small town of Annandale provides.

The swim starts and finishes at the public beach on beautiful Pleasant Lake. The bike ride is an ideal cycling course filled with plenty of gently rolling hills. The closing run is a great challenge with plenty of support.


No refunds. See refund policy here.

Entries will be limited to 1000, so register early.

Race day registration will be allowed only if field is not full prior to race day.

All pre-registered participants will receive confirmation prior to the race if registered by July 1st.

January 1 – January 15 $70 $95
January 16 – February 28 $75 $105
March 1 – May 31 $85 $115
June 1 – June 30 $95 $125
July 1 – Race Day $100 $135

Entry Change Fee

Jan 1 – June 30$10
July 1 – Race Day (Space Allowing) $20

NO DOGS PLEASE – Inform your friends and family.

Additional spectator info available here.

Race Day Schedule

Registration 5:30 am

Gear West Bike and Triathlon Mechanics Available 6:45 am

Pre-race briefing 7:30 am

Packet Pickup closes 8:00 am

First wave goes off 8:00 am

Successive waves go off at 3min intervals.

Due to safety concerns on the roads, all Long Course participants must complete the swim and bike portions within 2 hours. Those unable to this will not be allowed to continue to the run segment.

Award’s ceremony will be at 10:45 am.

Course Information

Short Course

1/4-mile swim, 6.5 mile bike, 2.5 mile run

The swim follows the same rectangular pattern as the long course. The bike ride is relatively flat terrain, through pastoral countryside with the final leg rounding the scenic east end of Pleasant Lake. The course is well marked with distances posted. The run for the finish is of easy striding out around the west end of Pleasant Lake and back. The course is mostly flat with just a slight roll in the middle!

Long Course

1/2-mile swim, 22 mile bike , 5.3 mile run

The swim starts and finishes at the public beach on our beautiful Pleasant Lake. The bike ride is an ideal cycling course of gently rolling hills. The course is well marked with distances posted every 5 miles. Finally, the run around Pleasant Lake is a terrific way to end a challenging race.


Swimmers must wear swim caps provided.

Wetsuits are optional, except for the Elite Wave. Note: No wetsuits allowed for the Elite Wave if water temperature is above 72 Degrees.


All Triathletes are required to wear ANSI/ Snell approved cycling helmet through the bike stage.

Competitors shall insure that their bicycle meets minimum safety standards.