In 2018 Tupper Lake Tinman participants contributed $312,650 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). One of the longest-running triathlons in the U.S., the race celebrated its 36th year with a field of 504 athletes on June 23.
The survey was distributed to this year’s race participants via email and by a notification in their race packet.
Additional results indicated that 2018 Tupper Lake Tinman participants were evenly split between first-timers who plan to participate in the race again and those who have raced it before. The majority stayed in Tupper Lake for this year’s event, and took advantage of the outdoor recreation and other attractions in the Adirondacks.
The Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. 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 (0.93 mile swim, 26 mile bike, 6.2 mile run); and a Sprint (0.6-mile swim, 12.4 mile bike, 3.1 mile run). The race is sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Full survey results can be found here.
Photo of the Tupper Lake Tinman provided.