University of Okoboji Homecoming Races Cross the Finish Line

The 45th year for the University of Okoboji Homecoming Races was a huge success! The races welcomed over 700 participants from 19 different states who competed in the Triathlon, Team Triathlon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races on Saturday, July 16th. 

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce was honored to take over this event impacting the community in so many ways! Our staff of three wants to say thank you for your excitement for the return of this amazing tradition. We are honored to move forward with this event thanks to the generous knowledge and experience of Bob Rose, Herman Richter, and the entire University of Okoboji team. Countless individuals helped make this year possible by marking the route, sharing their knowledge, assisting during the event, and so much more. We can’t wait to see what this race has in store for the future!

A huge thank Atlantic Bottling Company, Lakes Regional Healthcare, Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire & Rescue, Okoboji and Spirit Lake High School Track & Cross Country Teams, Kuhlman’s Lake Services, Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Body Armor, Camp Foster/YMCA, West O Beer, Drip Okoboji, Rocky Thompson Photography, Katelyn Krieger Images, and the countless volunteers who helped make this year’s event possible. 

We can’t wait to do it all again next year on Saturday, July 15th, 2023. Join the fun, always on the third Saturday in July! For a full album of images visit the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook Page. A full list of results from the races are available at For more information or to get involved call the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at 712-332-2107.