Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021
Hot Springs, South Dakota

Registration is now open! Sign up early to get discounted pricing.

This year marks the 24th Annual Southern Hills Triathlon! We are very excited to be considered one of the premier triathlon venues in South Dakota . The race event takes place at Angostura Recreation Area in the Black Hills, south of Hot Springs. The park is a wonderful natural area with a pristine sand beach (no rocks, no weeds); a rolling bike course through neighboring ranch land; and a wonderfully scenic run path along the lake shore. The event includes a pre-race pasta dinner Friday night at the Masonic Lodge in Hot Springs.  Snacks and goodies are provided on the day of the race, and be sure to sign up early enough to guarantee a race t-shirt. Medals are given to all youth and adult finishers. First, Second and Third Place Awards are given for adult age groups and First Place Overall awards are given for the Olympic and Sprint distances. We hope you enjoy yourself and return for future races. While you race, remember that the funds raised are helping the community library grow stronger and more active. This race is in cooperation with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Friends of the Library in Hot Springs, SD.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 3, 2021

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Packet Pick-up and Pasta Dinner provided at the Hot Springs Masonic Lodge (238 N. Garden St. #2, Hot Springs, SD  57747)

Saturday, September 4, 2021 – Race Day!

6:00am – Packet pick-up opens
7:00am – Rules meeting (mandatory for all adults)
7:30am – Olympic Triathlon start
8:00am – Sprint Triathlon start
9:45am – Pre-race meeting for Youth Triathlon
10:00am – Youth Triathlon start


Angostura Recreation Area – Breakers Beach,  28075 Recreation Rd.  Hot Springs, SD  57747
Ages:  6 and up.

Adult Age Divisions:                      

13-19 years
20-29 years
30-39 years
40-49 years
50-59 years
60-69 years

Youth Division:

6-12 years

Relay Teams:

Olympic distance
Sprint distance


* Race Medals are given to all Youth and Adult finishers *
–  Overall Male and Female Winner
–  Top 3 Age Group Winners (excluding Overall Winner)
–  Each member of the First Place Team for both Olympic and Sprint


Only those that register before Friday, August 13th will be guaranteed a race t-shirt. Sign up early to ensure yours!


Located to the North of the transition area and Breakers Beach.  Angostura recreation area charges either a daily fee of $8 per vehicle, or you may use a current year annual park entrance license ($36) for access.