Tinman Triathlon

36th annual Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon

Did you know that Tupper Lake is home to one of the longest-running triathlons in the United States? It's true! Since 1983, athletes have descended on Tupper Lake to kick off their racing season on the Tupper Lake Tinman's picturesque Adirondack mountain course. On June 23, 2018 athletes will return once again to test their endurance and meet up with friends they've made over the years. 

Race Info:

Date: June 23, 2018

Race Start: 8 a.m.

Race Headquarters & Transition Area: The Tupper Lake Muncipal Park

Athlete Check-In: June 22, 2018 at The Civic Center in Tupper Lake

Racing Classes:

Click to check out the downloadable course maps:

  • Tinman - Half Iron 70.3 - Swim: 1.2 mile / Bike: 56 mile / Run: 13.1 mile
  • Aquabike - Swim: 1.2 mile / Bike: 56 mile
  • Relay (2 to 3 members) - Swim: 1.2 mile / Bike: 56 mile / Run: 13.1
  • Olympic - Swim: 0.93 mile / Bike: 26 mile / Run: 6.2 mile
  • Sprint - Swim: 0.5 mile / Bike: 12.6 mile / Run: 3.1 mile

Spectator Information:

Are you coming to Tupper Lake to support and cheer your athlete? Here are some tips: 
  • The Tupper Lake Municipal Park offers free parking and is one of the best spots to watch the action.
  • If you are looking for something to do while your friends and family are out on the course, the park is a short walk from the Park Street business district where you can find a variety of shopping and dining options (including some new ones).
  • Food vendors and P-2's Beer Tent will be available on site. 
  • Turn your trip into a mini Adirondack getaway! Plan on staying for a few days - explore the area and make sure to take advantage of discounted admission passes athletes receive for The Wild Center.

Lodging Information:

Tinman weekend is a busy weekend in Tupper Lake. Roomscampsites and rental properties can fill up quickly, so book your accommodations today!

Swim Leg Volunteer Notice:

The Tupper Lake Tinman swim race uses small boats, mainly kayaks and some canoes, to lead swimming waves in the water and to help guide swimmers on the race course. Boats are positioned throughout the course with the primary responsibility of marking the course while monitoring the safety and performance of the individual swimmers in the water. Competitors are allowed to rest in place on the small boats as needed and boaters may signal for swimmers who cannot finish to be removed from the water by larger rescue boats. Small boater qualifications include having good swimming and boat handling skills. Boaters should be comfortable moving close enough to the swimmers to be helpful and skillful enough to adapt to wavy conditions. Training on all swim race duties and responsibilities will be given before race day. If interested please contact swim race captain Carol Merrihew through info@tupperlake.com

Thank You Sponsors! 


P-2's Irish Pub

Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce

Belleville & Associates

Placid Planet

Shaheen's IGA

High Peaks Cyclery


Northwood Cabins

Big Tupper Brewing

New York Rental by Owner

Little Italy

Town of Tupper Lake

Village of Tupper Lake

One Group

Shaheen's Adirondack Inn

Russell Cellular

National Guard

Tupper Lake Golf Club



Tupper Lake Supply

The Wild Center

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