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Haukos & Welde Retire as Hoot Lake Directors

After many wonderful years Chris & Niki have decided it is time to say farewell as the Hoot Lake Triathlon race directors. At this point we do not know if anyone else will be directing the event for 2006, although we have been told the YMCA in Fergus Falls may be picking it up. Thanks to all the triathletes for your support over the many years. We will miss you all!!

Chris Haukos & Niki Welde


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With the retirement of Chris as Race Director, Pickle Events will also not be working with the Hoot Lake Triathon nor will Hoot Lake Tri be a part of the Tri Minnesota Series in 2006. Another race is expected to take it's place on the Tri MN Series schedule. Look to the Tri MN Series website for updated information regarding the schedule.

If you have questions about the future of the Hoot Lake Triathlon you can contact the Fergus Falls YMCA. We look forward to the Hoot Lake Triathlon continuing as an outstanding event for Northwestern Minnesota.

Male: Robert Gilles, 1.00.24 (1998)
Female: Becky Youngberg, 1:12.27 (2003)
Team: Litespeed 1:04.52 (2005)

The Hoot LakeTriathlon will not be a part of the Tri Minnesota Triathlon Racing Series in 2006.

Race Date City More Information
Chain of Lakes Triathlon May 4 Alexandria Website
*Land Between the Lakes Triathlon May 19 Albert Lea Website
Buffalo Triathlon (Olympic) June 2 Buffalo Website
Liberty Triathlon (Long course) June 8 Maple Plain Website
Lake Minnetonka Triathlon June 15 Excelsior Website
Graniteman Triathlon July 13 Clearwater Website
Waseca Triathlon (1/3 Iron) July 28 Waseca Website
Northwoods Triathlon August 10 Nevis Website
*Young Life Triathlon (Olympic) August 17 Detroit Lakes Website
Lakes Country Triathlon August 25 Baxter Website

* 2013 Tri Minnesota Series bonus races

For more information and Series Standings go to: www.pickleevents.com/trimn

Click Here for link to 2005 Race Photos

Fergus Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau:
218.739.0125 / 1.800.726.8959

City of Fergus Falls:

Chris Haukos
Niki Welde - 218.736.4825

****** Thanks to Mary Shrode for Creation of Original Website *******


Course Records | Tri Minnesota Series | Contact
2001 Results
| 2002 Results| 2003 Results| 2004 Results | 2005 Results