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General Information

DATE: Sunday, July 30, 2017

SITE: Holmes Lake (70th and Normal Blvd, Lincoln - View map)

Check-In: 5:30 - 7 a.m. (At picnic shelter east of transition area)
Pre-Race Meeting: 7:15 a.m. 
Start Time: First age group wave starts at 7:30 a.m.

Super Sprint Wave 1 | 6 to 10 Year Olds | 7:30 am 
Super Sprint Wave 2 | Females 11+ | 7:50 am
Super Sprint Wave 3 | Males 11+ | 7:50 am 
---- 15 minute delay between Super Sprint and Sprint ----
Sprint Wave 4 | 8:10 am | 500 M
Sprint Wave 5 | 8:13 am | 500 M
Sprint Wave 6 | 8:17 am | 500 M
Sprint Wave 7 | 8:20 am | 500 M
Sprint Wave 8 | 8:23 am | 500 M

Note: Transition area will be closed at 7:15 a.m.

View the Complete Event Details for a full list of divisions and events.

Sprint/Triathlon: 500m Swim, 21K Bike, 5K Run
Super Sprint (6 - 10 yr olds) : 100m Swim, 7K Bike, 2K Run
Super Sprint (11- 99 yr olds) : 200m Swim, 7K Bike, 2K Run

Super Sprint Course: CLICK HERE

Sprint Course: CLICK HERE

Waiver: Participants must have completed The Cornhusker State Games waiver (electronic click waiver for those who register online) prior to date of competiton.  

RULES: USA Triathlon rules will apply. All cyclists must wear a hard-shell helmet. Wet suits and disc wheels are allowed. Center line rule will be strictly enforced.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division.


Chip timing will be used in all races. The swim leg is a point to point 500m swim and will be lined with support craft. Swim warm-up will only be allowed before the pre-race meeting, no warm-ups allowed before the start of each wave. The cycling leg is a 21-kilometer bike around Holmes Lake and Holmes Golf Course - 70th Street to Pioneer Blvd, to 56th Street to Normal Blvd (3 laps), and the final leg is a 5-kilometer out and back run along the limestone trail around the lake. Course maps available at

Team competition consists of three members, each participating in one segment of the triathlon. Mixed teams must consist of at least one female. Teams are determined by combining the ages of all three team members. If any leg in the team competition does not finish, either or both remaining team members may complete the remaining portion BUT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS. A wave start will be implemented by age groups (4-5 waves depending on the numbers, approx. 80 to 100 per wave) Order of waves will start with the Championship heat, then the youngest to oldest age groups possibly combined together followed by the last wave of Teams competitors.

Swim Course: Swim course may be altered due to water and/or weather conditions in a manner that will not conflict with other ongoing lake activities.

Roster Info (For Teams Only)


Teams can make roster updates.

The deadline to make roster updates is 5 p.m. on TUESDAY, JULY 25. Rosters are considered FINAL after that date.

Roster additions after July 5 will include the per-player entry fee, plus a $10 late fee PER TEAM MEMBER.

Teams that register online are able to login and make roster substitutions free of charge. Teams that register via the paper entry form will be charged a $10 processing fee to substitute players. Teams are strongly encouraged to register online to eliminate any roster change fees.

MINIMUM ROSTER SIZE: Three people. If registering online, the minimum roster size must be entered to advance to check-out.

TEAM WAIVER: The team waiver form must be signed by each team member, or by parent/guardian if the participant is 18 years or younger. If the team is registered online, and the online waiver for each player is clicked as ‘Accepted’, no printed/signed waiver is needed. All team waivers must be clicked as ‘Accepted’ or submitted to the Cornhusker State Games office by TUESDAY, JULY 25 to be eligible for competition. Printable waiver forms and further instructions found here.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

Adult Individuals –
$45 per participant until Jan. 31
$50 per participant until March 31
$55 per participant until May 31
$65 per participant until June 21
$70 per participant until July 5
Adult Teams –
$90 per team until Jan. 31
$105 per team until March 31
$120 per team until May 31
$135 per team until June 21
$150 per team until July 5

Super Sprint Individuals –
$25 per participant until Jan. 31
$30 per participant until March 31
$35 per participant until May 31
$40 per participant until June 21
$45 per participant until July 5

The final registration deadline this sport is July 27 at 8 a.m. This sport will accept late registrations with an additional $5 late fee per participant.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2017 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; 2017 Nebraska Sports Council Yearbook (available at packet pickup); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee for individuals or a $10 processing fee per team. Registering online at saves time, money and trees.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions/Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or