Welcome to our site. 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. Canoe Club paddles Mississippi River Canoe Race route: 4-19-17
If you have a specific question, please feel free to send an email to ChippewaTriathlon@live.com
NEW: 2017 CANOE RACE: SUNDAY FOLLOWING TRI!!
(video clip of river at race location) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frHLw6NA0Fo
Canoe race to be held the day after the triathlon, likely running out and back (with a loop for spectators) on a remote section of the Mississippi downstream from Knutson Dam, 5 mi. NE of tri finish line. We are anticipating categories to allow for all watercraft used in the triathlon plus stand up paddle boards.
Pro and cruisers* in "Pro" class, all other canoes considered "stock." Pro race approx. 15 mi. , stock and SUP approx. 8.5 mi. We are currently working on securing some canoe related door prizes. (ea. worth $150+) Stay tuned! Please email your thoughts or comments to ChippewaTriathlon@live.com
*Cruiser class will be created if we can get 3 or more cruisers. "Over 65 pound canoe" class created with 3 or more also. Participants must weigh their own canoe. A classic example of this would be a 17' royalex "Old Town".
Here are a few photos from the 21st edition of the Chippewa Triathlon held June 11, 2016.
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!
Those who pre-register before June 4 are guaranteed a high quality wicking long sleeve, -same as last year. And, when you register you'll see our registration fees are the same as last year, and the year before, and...
Looking for a warm up event? The Root River Tri is May 20th. They use canoes and kayaks too!
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 email@example.com and we'll try to put you in touch with others that might help create a team.
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