2017 Tupper Lake Tinman participants contributed $398,927 in direct spending to the region according to a survey sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST). The survey was distributed to this year’s race participants via email, in their race packet and on the event website.
One of the longest-running triathlons in the U.S., the race celebrated its 35th year with a field of 594 athlete participants on June 24th. The race is sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce.
According to an announcement made to the press, additional results indicated that the majority of 2017 Tupper Lake Tinman participants were first-timers who plan to participate in the race again, stayed in Tupper Lake for this year’s event, and took advantage of the outdoor recreation and other attractions in the Adirondacks.
“Fifty-two percent of the survey respondents said that this was their first time participating in the race, and 81 percent of the respondents said they’d consider visiting again outside of the race itself,” Michelle Clement, director of marketing for ROOST said to the press.
The Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon, a race sanctioned by USA Triathlon, 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 (.93 mile swim, 26 mile bike, 6.2 mile run); and a Sprint (0.6-mile swim, 12.4-mile bike, 3.1-mile run).
Full survey results can be viewed online.
Photo: Overhead view of Flanders Park during the 2017 Tupper Lake Tinman competition, courtesy ROOST.