What an interesting time to be alive! And no better way to feel alive than being a part of the Chippewa Triathlon on June 12th, 2021!!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!!!!!!!!
We have teamed up with GetMeRegistered.com Click the link above to register. We will be doing a random draw and 5 of the first 30 entrants will win an extra shirt from the triathlon! Thanks so much for your patience!
Covid restrictions that had complicated our plans were amended this week (March 30th) and we are now able to open registration for the 2021 Chippewa Triathlon.
At present, we will be limited to having a group of only 50 individuals at the finish line at the Norway Beach Campground. The previous US Forest Service maximum had been 10, which would have been nearly impossible, but we feel 50 is a workable number. To that end, there are a couple of new things in store, and this list may be amended as we move forward. 1. There will be no after race food line as in the past. 2. Results will be uploaded as soon as possible, but will not be posted for viewing at the picnic shelter. 3. Participants who are camping at Norway Beach will be encouraged to gravitate toward their individual campsites as soon as finishing the event. All must be aware that we are not to have more than 50 people gathered at the finish. 4. Spectators are urged to be present at the finish only during the narrow window of time during which their favorite contestant is expected to finish. 5. Mask use during the race will not be mandated, however, the mask policy that is in the works will contain situations where mask use is mandatory. e.g. When picking up packets.
At the start line, which is not subject to the same restrictions, we may split it into more than one group rather than the usual mass start.
*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 email@example.com and we'll try to put you in touch with others that might help create a team.
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