University of Okoboji Homecoming Races

Triathlon, Team Triathlon, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K

Mark your calendars for the 2024 University of Okoboji Homecoming Races returning on Saturday, July 20th, 2024.

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History

The University of Okoboji Homecoming Races began in 1978. Herman Richter, Bob Rose, and The Three Sons Family along with many volunteers organized the event for over 40 years welcoming 600+ athletes from all across the nation. The event is always held on the 3rd Saturday in July.

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Competitors from near and far!

We are so excited to welcome attendees from near and far to the Iowa Great Lakes Area for the University of Okoboji Homecoming Races! In 2023 we welcomed over 1,100 athletes from 21 states across the country and 3 countries around the world. We can't wait to welcome you all again for the 2024 races!

Want to know more about what to expect over the weekend? Learn about parking, route maps, the kick off party and more by clicking the button below!

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Race Details

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Triathlon & Team Triathlon

Swim, bike, and run in and around the gorgeous waters of West Lake Okoboji. Choose to compete as an individual or in teams of 2-3 people.

Distances: Swim .6 miles, Bike 18 miles, Run 3.8 miles

The triathlon begins at 7:00am with a rolling swim start. The transition area will be set up at the top of Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park. We are excited to announce a $300 cash prize for the overall top male and female in the Triathlon.

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Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K

Runners are welcome of all skill levels and distances. Races include Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K. Each race runs on the trails and roads around West Lake Okoboji.

Each of the races begin at 8:00am at their various starting points. Shuttle buses will be available to transport you from Arnolds Park Amusement Park to the start line of your race. We are excited to announce a $500 cash prize to the overall top male and female in the half-marathon and $300 to the overall top male and female in the 10k. The top 3 finishers in each age category will receive a custom medal.

Register Today!

The University of Okoboji Homecoming Races have been an annual tradition since 1978. Enjoy the scenic route around West Lake Okoboji while competing in one of the many races over University of Okoboji Homecoming weekend.

Races Include: Triathlon, Team Triathlon, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K

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