The Prairie Lakes Wellness Center hosts a number of events to help you stay motivated throughout the year.
- May Day Run
- Hy-Vee Mini Triathlon
- Run Around the Lake
- Chase race
- F.O.P. Kid's Triathlon
- Halloween Hustle
Prairie Lakes Wellness Center’s May Day Run is still a go……… just in a different way!
I have been organizing the Watertown Comm. Rec. Center / Prairie Lakes Wellness Center’s May Day Run since 2001. This has never been a huge event, but I kept it going for one main reason……. You had to be tough to run the May Day Run, and I respected that! So if people wanted to run, we were going to be there! We have ran this race in rain, snow, sleet, wind (lots of wind) and now we are going to add a global pandemic to the list……..because we are tough!
Rules are simple:
- On May 2nd or May 3rd, go out and give me your best 3.1 miles. You can choose whatever 3.1 mile course you wish.
- Make sure you time yourself. There are a lot of free apps out there to help you. My app of choice is “Map My Fitness” , but time yourself however you would like.
- E mail your name, age and 5k time to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 4th. If you would prefer NOT to have your results posted, just let me know.
- I will post results by Tuesday May 5th.
So I invite you to keep the May Day Run tradition going…….. Rain or Shine or Pandemic!
Who: Anyone who wants to participate
What: Prairie Lakes Wellness Center’s May Day 5K
When: Saturday, May 2nd or Sunday, May 3rd
Where: Any 5k route you wish
How much: $0.00
- Please remember to be safe and practice social distancing!
Good Luck and the PLWC hopes to see all of you soon!
Fitness / Program Coordinator
Prairie Lakes Wellness Center
Congrats to all the runners! Click here to view the results
May Day Run 2019
MAY DAY RUN 2018
2020 Hy-Vee Mini Triathlon will be held Saturday, July 11th. More information will be posted soon!
Congrats to all the 2019 Participants!
results can be found at
Below is the course map for the mini-triathlon:
Hy-Vee Mini-Triathlon on Lake Kampeska
Compete in the oldest triathlon in South Dakota! Individuals or teams compete in a short course ¼ mile swim, 14 mile bike, and 3 mile run. Race starts and finishes at Stokes-Thomas City Park on Lake Kampeska. Chip timing services are provided by All Sport Central, where all participants record 5 splits:
- Swim time
- Transition 1 time
- Bike time
- Transition 2 time
- Run time
Cash prizes will be awarded to top finisher in each age category; race shirts to all participants.
Awards & Picnic
Awards Ceremony and Picnic sponsored by HY-VEE following the race.
2020 Kampeska Run Around the Lake will be held on Saturday, July 18th. Choose a 5K (3.1 miles) or ½ marathon (13.1 miles). Race registration includes free entry to Cookin on Kampeska!
We are teaming up with Cookin on Kampeska once again. For more information go to www.cookinonkampeska.com Come out and RUN AROUND THE LAKE and then stick around for the all the festivities.
Half Marathon Route and 5K Route Below:
Unfortunately, the Chase Race has been cancelled for 2020. Will see everyone next year!
2020 we will combining the Kampeska Classic and the Race for Chase to bring you the Chase Race!
You will have the option to compete in the 10 mile, 2 person, Ride/Run event or the 14 mile Time Trial around beautiful Lake Kampeska.
Chase Race will be Saturday, June 13th.
Ride/Run Registration is at 8am, race starts at 9am
Time Trial registration is at 9:30am, race starts 10:30am
2019 Race for Chase will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019.
Registration will start at 8:00 AM and Race starts at 9:00 AM
Race for Chase is a 2 person team, 10 mile bike / run event. 2 people, one bike, many strategies, but only one goal...finish together. Race for Chase is a nonprofit event, with all proceeds going to a young person / family dealing with a medical condition. Come join a great event for a great cause!
2019 proceeds will go to the Wellman Family to help offset ongoing medical costs for their 3 month old daughter Aria Lynn Wellman. Aria is the daughter of Ashley and Garrett Wellman and grad daughter of Randy and Karen Gruenwald. She was born on April 6th at 28 weeks. Due to complications, Aria had a 50% chance of survival and needed surgery to fix a diaphragm eventuation. Aria received one surgery but will need another one in the very near future.
2020 F.O.P Kid’s Triathlon will be held on Wednesday, August 5th
Click the link below to view the results of the 2019 Kid’s Triathlon.
The Prairie Lakes Wellness Center, Fraternal Order of Police, D.A.S.H and Hy-vee will be teaming up to sponsor this short-course kid’s triathlon. The 100 yard swim (2 laps) will start at the PLWC indoor pool, kids will transition outdoors to bike 2 miles, returning to run 800 m. (2 laps) in north parking lot. Triathletes and their families can enjoy rolls, fruit, and juice after the race.
- 7 to 8
- 9 to 10
Upon registration, triathletes will receive:
- Helmet number
- Race shirt
Award Ceremony following race.
Triathletes Will Receive
- Bib-Bike-Helmet Number
- Race Shirt
- Participation Medal