We currently have entrants ranging from 16-75 years old! (If you are in that range, logic says you could do it, too!!)
REMEMBER: BIKE HELMET AND GLASSES FOR THE BIKE COURSE. THERE ARE SOME FLIES IN THE WOODS. It sounds cool when then smack into your glasses, but it's not so cool if you're not wearing any.
The Headwaters Canoe Club paddled the course June 8. Water levels are LOW, so don't plan on wearing new sneakers! There are going to be some muddy areas getting in/out of the canoes.
PREVIOUSLY IN THIS SPACE WE HAD INFORMATION ABOUT LIMITATIONS AT THE FINISH LINE
Those restrictions have been lifted.
(Dry) Course Update: If you have skinny tires on your bike, this may be the year you learn how to combine rarely used expletives in conjunction with the word SAND.
WEATHER: As this is written on Wednesday morning, the forecast is for wind of 3 mph and temperature around 58 degrees at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. Great weather.
*We missed only last year! This race hasn't been going for that many years on the strength of our goofy little website. We are an all volunteer organization that tries to do things right while we allow the splendor of the lakes and trees of the Chippewa National Forest and the Leech Lake Reservation to advertise for us.
SATURDAY June 12, 2021: The Chippewa Triathlon is a unique event that combines canoeing, biking, and running, all through the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota. The course follows the centuries-old "Pike Bay Connection". Approximate leg-Distances: 15-mile canoe, 29-mile mountain bike, 5-mile trail run. Final course set right before the race based on wind, recent and forecasted weather, etc.
The Chippewa Triathlon is not solely a competitive event; organizers emphasize its value as a personal challenge and an opportunity to improve one's fitness level through preparatory training. And, you get to see some beautiful country!
The FINE PRINT: In the event we have inclement weather, the event may be delayed or altered. It has never been postponed, but if that happened, the back up day would be the following day.
Or an end of season triathlon? Wolfman Triathlon: http://wolfmantriathlon.org/ Please take a few clicks around to look at our event. It can be done solo, with a partner, a "competitive" team of up to 4, and a "non-competitive" team of up to 8. YES, YOU CAN USE A KAYAK!!! (see FAQ)
AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES NOTICE!!
Please arrive with a clean watercraft at the start line. We will have an inspector on site and things will go quicker if all boats are clean!!
If you have a specific question, please feel free to send an email to ChippewaTriathlon@live.com
PHOTOS BELOW ARE FROM THE TRIATHLON COURSE. (Notice all of the houses?! Several of the lakes in the course have ZERO structures on the shoreline. )
Video Clip From the Start of the 2015 Chippewa Triathlon. Credit: Eric Carlson. **If you watch the video, notice all the life jackets!! Once again a reminder that PFDs must be worn from the start of the canoe leg until the first portage at a minimum. Of course wearing a pfd is always a good idea.
Looking for team members? For example, are you a biker but not a paddler? Is your team short a runner? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to put you in touch with others that might help create a team.
Thanks for visiting the Chippewa Triathlon Website!