The 37th Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon is slated for June 29
Tupper Lake, N.Y. — One of the longest-running triathlons in the United States will commence in the Adirondack community of Tupper Lake on Saturday, June 29.
Over 650 competitors have signed up for this year’s race, which makes it the biggest field of competitors to date.
“The race appeals to athletes looking for a hardcore, challenging course with a small town feel in a beautiful setting,” said Race Director Wendy Peroza.
"We couldn't be happier to see such an increase in athletes this year. We have worked hard to get the word out about our triathlon through the internet and social media. We are also building a strong following with regional triathlon clubs. They do a great job getting the word out to their members and friends,” she added.
New this year is an expanded athlete expo taking place during Friday's athlete check-in from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Tupper Lake Civic Center. Athletes can browse various local vendors there including The Wild Center, Birch Boys Chaga, KW Ranch & Kitchen, Tupper Arts, High Peaks Cyclery and others.
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.
“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," Peroza said.
For more information about the race, visit tupperlaketinman.com and follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.