Accel Triathlon

The Accel Triathlon promotes health and wellness in the community, encourages volunteerism, attracts tourism to the area, and raises funds for worthy causes. Find out how to get involved!

This year's event will be on Saturday, July 27th, 2019. Registration closes Wednesday, July 24th at Midnight.

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 26th

  • 5:30 - 7:30pm -- Packet pickup at George Wyth State Park
  • 6:30 - 7:30pm -- Event Overview with the Race Directors (optional)

Saturday, July 27th

  • 6:00 - 7:30am -- Packet Pickup, Body Marking, and Timing Chip Pickup
  • 6:00 - 7:45am -- Transition Area Open
  • 7:50 - 8:00am -- Final Race Announcements
  • 8:00am -- Race Begins

Race Venue

George Wyth State Park is located off of Highway 218, within the Cedar Falls-Waterloo metro area in Northeast Iowa. The physical address is 3659 Wyth Road, Waterloo, IA 50703. Take Exit 185 off Highway 218 and follow signs into the park. Parking will be clearly marked; please do not park in the grass. Check-in, transition area, race start, and finish line will all be near George Wyth Lake.

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Educational Seminars

The Accel Group provides opportunities for businesses to learn the most effective ways to protect themselves. These ongoing seminars are designed with your business needs in mind.

Risk Improvement Seminars

Risk Improvement PDF


Unemployment is at an all-time low which makes recruitment and retention a critical focus for an organization's Human Resources Department. Attracting the right employee and retaining current employees can become a challenge.

In this seminar, we will discuss:

  • Why employee retention is so important to successful companies
  • The top reasons employees decide to leave an organization and what attracts them to stay
    • The average cost of turnover and retraining
    • How to evaluate your wage and benefit program
    • Vying for worker- Unique ways to attract a workforce
    • How to address the skills gap and local training programs

Costs associated with turnover can be devastating. It takes several months to achieve your return on investment from the hiring and onboarding process. It is important for organizations to identify what enhances employee satisfaction and drives their engagement. An engaged workforce will cultivate an environment that drives loyalty, commitment and productivity which in turn, adds to your bottom line.

Presenter: Ron Corbett, CR Economic Alliance Business Retention & Expansion Strategist
Thursday, August 15th
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Elmcrest Country Club
1 Zach Johnson Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids

Presenter: Paul DiMarco, VGM Group VP of Organization Development
Wednesday, August 28th
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Prairie Links Event Center
19 Eagle Ridge Dr., Waverly

REGISTER TODAY! Remote participation available via Zoom.
Contact Jessica Bronson at for details and to reserve your space today.

Keys to successful retention & Recruitment


Tuesday, November 5th - Cedar Rapids

Wednesday, November 13th - Waverly

Risk Improvement Lunch & Learn


Tuesday, July 9th - Cedar Rapids

Thursday, July 11th - Waverly


Tuesday, October 8th - Cedar Rapids

Thursday, October 10th - Waverly

Cyber Security Awareness Conference

September 19 – 20, 2019
Isle Casino Hotel
Waterloo, IA

Who Should Attend?
All businesses that use technology and collect data are at risk of a cyber crime. And as that technology becomes more complex and sophisticated, so do the threats we face. In today’s data-driven world, organizations of all sizes are at risk for cyber attacks and data breach. It’s not a question of IF you will be affected, but WHEN. Will your business be protected?

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