Saturday 28th July 2018
Turtle Lake Park: 4979 Hodgson Road, Shoreview, United States
Trutleman is the oldest triathlon in Minnesota. The race took a brief hiatus when the lake levels declined. In 2015, we brought the race back. Lake levels are at an all time high and the beach and park have been completely renovated. This lake gets very little traffic so it is one of the cleanest lakes in Minnesota. This is the perfect race to move to the Olympic distance. The one mile swim is an out and back, time trial start. No pushing, punching or fighting for position here. Water support comes in the form of life guards in the water, on boards and on boats; boats, jet skis and pontoons make this the safest swim you will ever make. The bike course is relatively flat and two loops on quiet roads with plenty of room. Spectators will have an opportunity to cheer you on as you pass the park for your second loop. The paved trail run is absolutely gorgeous. You couldn't ask for a prettier setting for a triathlon espeicially given how close it is to the metro. It feels like you are in the country and your only minutes from either downtown. Free parking is right across the street from the start. Finish the race and enjoy the barbecue complete with watermelon.
Not ready to try the olympic distance, try the sprint. This course can not be beat. It truly is one of the most beautiful urban triathlons in Minnesota. Turtleman is the second in the Sprint Triathlon Series and the Challenge Triathlon Series.
Pick up your race packets at our retail store at 1338 Highway 96 East in White Bear Lake (get directions). Packet pickup will take place on Thursday July 26 from 11 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Friday July 27 from 11 am -5 pm
The Turtleman Triathlon is located at Turtle Lake Park in Shoreview, MN (get directions). The address is 4979 Hodgson Road, Shoreview, MN 55127.
Parking on race day will be available across the street from the park at Incarnation Lutheran Church, 4880 Hodgson Road. Signs and volunteers will direct the participants and volunteers.
Schedule of Events
Awards and Prizes
Awards are given to:
1338 Highway 96 East, White Bear Lake