The 37th Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon has been set for Saturday, June 29th. Over 650 competitors have signed up for this year’s race, which makes it the biggest field of competitors to date.
New this year is an expanded athlete expo taking place during Friday’s athlete check-in from 1 to 8 pm 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 large corp of volunteers. The first of the races begins at 8 am, and in addition to the competitions the day offers opportunities for spectators as well, with live music from noon to 4 pm at the pavilion, and a beer tent and food throughout the day.
For more information about the race, click here. Photo of Tupper Lake Tinman courtesy ROOST.