One of the longest-running triathlons in the U.S. is slated for Saturday, June 23 in Tupper Lake
Tupper Lake, N.Y. - On Saturday, June 23, the Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon will commence for the 36th time.
The most noticeable change since the first race is the number of competitors, people who are looking for a hardcore race with a small town feel in a beautiful setting. To date, 501 people have registered for this year's race, with plenty of time to sign up. The 2017 race drew 633 competitors, and the 2016 iteration saw 538, compared with 390 entrants in 2015, and 375 in 2014.
"The race has a rich history and a beautiful location, and we pride ourselves on being a great choice for varying ability levels, from the first-time athlete to the seasoned veteran," said race director Wendy Peroza.
The Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon is one of the most popular and scenic races in northern New York and is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body for the sports of triathlon, duathlon, winter triathlon and aquathlon. The Tinman offers five types of races: Tinman (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run); Aquabike (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike); Team Relay (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run); Olympic (0.94 mile swim, 24 mile bike, 6.2 mile run); and a Sprint (0.6 mile swim, 12.4 mile bike, 3.1 mile run).
The race is sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce, with the help of a huge corp of volunteers. The first of the races begins at 8 a.m., and in addition to the competitions the day offers an energetic, fun scene for spectators as well, with live music from noon to 4 p.m. at the pavilion, a beer tent and food throughout the day.
For more information about the race, visit tupperlaketinman.com and follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.