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2014 Triathlons
Pleasant Prairie Triathlon and Iron Girl Triathlon

Race dates have been announced for two major triathlon events in Pleasant Prairie during 2014. Prairie Springs Park and Lake Andrea will host the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon on Sunday, June 22, and Prairie Springs Park will be the host site for the Iron Girl Pleasant Prairie Women’s Triathlon Event on Sunday, August 10. Visit PleasantPrairieTriathlon.com and IronGirl.com to register and to learn more about each of these races.

The Village also plans to host two youth triathlons in 2014. The Pleasant Prairie Junior Triathlons will take place on Saturdays, June 21 and August 9. Find more information and learn how to register for these events by clicking here.

Each year, sporting events in Pleasant Prairie draw thousands of visitors to the community. “Pleasant Prairie has been incredibly fortunate to be able to host such amazing events,” explained Carol Willke, Director of Recreation for the Village. “Not only do theses events provide a challenging and rewarding experience for the athletes, but they inspire young spectators and provide an economic boost for our local retail businesses.”

In past years, the estimated economic benefit (impact) of multisport events over the summer months for area businesses has exceeded $1 million. The race organizers also reach out to the broader community year after year through charitable giving components.

Businesses and residents near Prairie Springs Park can expect limited road closures on Sunday, June 22 and Sunday, August 10 similar to those that have taken place in the past for these events. More information will be made available as race courses are finalized. All are invited to join us for these events as athletes, spectators and volunteers.

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