This first-class triathlon brings over 1,300 athletes from across the Midwest.
The Pleasant Prairie Triathlon events include: Triathlon: Sprint & International Divisions; Duathlon: Sprint Division; and Team: International & Sprint Divisions. The triathlon starts and finishes in the picturesque setting of Prairie Springs Park. Lake Andrea, a sparkling 100-acre spring fed lake, will serve as the venue for the swim portion of our race. The bike course uses roads through the Village and more rural areas. The run course will take you through Prairie Springs Park, a 425-acre park that surrounds Lake Andrea. Part of the run course will utilize a wide gravel trail west of the lake.
5/30/14 Press Release: The Village will host the Pleasant Prairie Adult and Junior Triathlons during the weekend of June 21 and 22, with proceeds helping to support the Village Therapeutic Recreation program for individuals with special needs. The Pleasant Prairie Junior Triathlon will be held inside Prairie Springs Park on Saturday, June 21, and the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon will be held on Sunday, June 22 beginning at 6:30 a.m.
On Sunday, June 22, to provide for the safety of all involved, surrounding roads will be closed to thru traffic only for the race from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 12:00 noon. Residents will be allowed to travel to and from their homes, and businesses will be allowed deliveries and employee access. Residents and businesses in the area of the road closures are asked to please plan ahead for the closures. Roadways will be marked with the appropriate detours, and intersections throughout the course will be monitored for a safe flow of race traffic. No parking will be allowed on roads that are part of the course. All pets that are outdoors and adjacent to the race course should be leashed.
On Sunday, June 22 the following roads will be closed to through traffic: Highway 165 (104th Street) between 39th and 118th Avenues; Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) between Highway 50 (75th Street) and the Wisconsin/Illinois State line (except for semi-truck traffic); 72nd Avenue and 108th Street between Highway 165 and Highway 31 (Green Bay Road); Highway ML (Springbrook Road) from Highway 31 to 39th Avenue; 39th Avenue from Springbrook Road to 93rd Street; 93rd Street between 39th Avenue and Highway 31 (Green Bay Road); Cooper Road between 85th and 93rd Streets; and Highway H (88th Avenue) between 95th and 116th Streets. Additional information and a map of the bike course is available online at PleasantPrairieOnline.com.
Local law enforcement and volunteers will work to ensure a safe and satisfying experience for participants, spectators and the community. All are invited to be spectators at the race in order to offer encouragement and support for the athletes.