Plans are progressing on a canoe race to be held the day after the triathlon, most likely running an out and back on the remote section of the Mississippi River downstream from Knutson Dam. (Knutson is about 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. 130 minutes , stock and SUP approx. 75 minutes.
We are currently working with a sponsor in hopes of awarding a single MAJOR door prize after the canoe race. 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. Aluminum class with 3 or more also.
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...
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.
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