What an interesting time to be alive! And no better way to feel alive than crossing the finish line on June 12th, 2021!!
The Triathlon Committee will be meeting in January to lay out a plan of action. We'd like to say it's on for sure but we have to be realistic. At our last meeting everyone on the committee was on board with trying to make something work this year. The next couple months will help things come into better focus. Stay tuned.
SATURDAY: 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.
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.
LOOKING: Currently have one veteran of a couple Chippewa Triathlons who lives in the north metro who is looking for a canoe partner for doubles division. Drop us a line if interested.
Thanks for visiting the Chippewa Triathlon Website!