Square Lake Triathlon – Sprint Course – Saturday

Stillwater, Minnesota

8:00 a.m. Saturday - Short
September 9, 2017

Square Lake Park

Don’t even think about missing this event! Start your Saturday with a 1/2 mile swim/16.5 mile bike and a 5 mile run. Square Lake has consistently been voted cleanest lake in the metro area, Square Lake Park is a venue you don’t want to miss!

Event Information


See who’s coming – as of July 14

The 18th Annual Square Lake Triathlon will be held Saturday September 9, 2017.

The Square Lake sprint course event starts at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 includes  a .5 mile swim, 16.5 mile bike and 5 mile run.

The time of year, location of this events, and this distances is all planned to help the multi-sport athlete start their competitive season. Whether training for the Ironman or participating in your first triathlon, we will make sure that you have an excellent experience!

THE LOCATION – Square Lake has some of the clearest waters in Minnesota, and draws SCUBA divers from throughout the metropolitan region. There is a beautiful 950 foot sand beach, changing rooms, restrooms, picnic tables and grills. The park is also located along a County bike route. The lake features outstanding fishing, including trout, which can be accessed by using the fishing pier or boat launch. The parking lot is also cleared in the winter for ice fishing access.

*The Swim
– The swim takes place in beautiful Square Lake which is one of the cleanest lakes in the Twin Cities.

*The Bike– Maps are on the website. The 16.5 mile will take you on country paved roads that have great shoulders around Square Lake and through the small town of Marine. Almost every road on this course has been repaved the past 4 years.  The routes are known to be scenic with many rolling hills (and a couple of large hills). This area is a favorite for many Twin Cities cyclists and should prove to be very challenging and enjoyable.

*The Run– Maps are on the website. The Short Course 5 mile will circle Square Lake counterclockwise.  The footing is a mixture of both gravel and blacktop. The run loop is mostly flat but does have a few hills throughout. There are three aid stations on the Run.


Awards will be presented to the top three men and women in each AGE GROUP: 19 and under, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 54 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 and above. Other categories include Elite, Athena (women over 165 lbs) Clydesdale (men over 220 lbs) and Teams- all male, all female or of mixed gender.

Medals to top 3 in each category

All finishers receive a Finisher’s Medal

Trophies to top 2 overall Male and Female

Results are Chip timed with Mylaps/ChampionChip.

Registration is limited to the first 500

Technical/Performance T Shirts to all Participants
**Only those who are registered by Wednesday September 6 are guaranteed to get their shirt on race day   Registrations received on Thursday, Friday and on race day will get a shirt but may have to wait and pick it up at FrontRunner, 1665 9th Street, White Bear Lake after Wednesday, September 13

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Complete entry form and mail with check/money order to:
Square Lake Triathlon
FrontRunner Events
1665 9th Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Short Course (Saturday) Event Fees
                                                                                Individual                   Team

November 29 – August 9, 2017                              $70.00                      $85.00
August 10 – September 8, 2017                                  $80.00                      $95.00
Race day                                                                        $90.00                    $105.00

Online Registration Closes at Midnight Wednesday September 6.  There will be race day registration.  Paper registration will continue through race day.  No registrations will be taken over the phone.  Cash, check, VISA and Mastercard are accepted on race day.




Tentative Race Day Schedule (This may change)

EARLY PACKET PICK UP:  is at FrontRunner on Friday – Noon until 4:00 PM.  FrontRunner is located at 1665 9th Street, White Bear Lake, MN.

If you can’t pick your packet up on Friday, you may check in on race morning at the park and get everything you need at that time.

Wave starts will be utilized with the first starting at 8:00 a.m. for Saturday’s Short Course.  Expect race-day water temperature to be cool. Swim caps will be provided Thanks you Gear West!) and required for all participants. Wet suits are recommended.  The swim will be a clockwise rectangle. Buoys will be on your right.  Swim caps are provided and color-coded for each wave. Lifeguards will be on kayaks and there for your safety. You will not be penalized for resting on a kayak.

Bike helmets are required for all participants when on the bike course.  The bike course is not a closed course to traffic.  All corners will have volunteers for directions and safety. Please use common sense during all parks of the bike.  Drafting is not allowed.

Remember that it is now dark until 6:30 a.m. now so don’t show up too early.

Saturday Schedule:
6:30 am  Transition area opens for bikes and gear
6:45 am  Race morning packet pick up starts

2016 Wave schedule (this may change for 2017)
8:00 – Wave 1 – Elite Men and Female – Males 29 and under – Teams
8:03 – Wave 2 – Male 30 – 34 – Clydesdales
8:06 – Wave 3 – Males 35 – 39
8:09 – Wave 4 – Males 40 – 44
8:12 – Wave 5 – Males 45 – 49
8:15 – Wave 6 – Female 29 and under – Athenas
8:18 – Wave 7 – Female 30 – 39
8:21 – Wave 8 – Female 40  and up
8:24 – Wave 9 – Males 50 – 54
8:27 – Wave 10 – Males 55 and up

Transition Area:
The transition area closes 15 minutes before the first wave is scheduled.  At that point, everyone should head for the beach for a race meeting. For safety and security, only competitors are allowed in the transition area. Riding your bike is not allowed in the transition area. Everyone must wear an approved bike helmet. Bike helmets must always be buckled.

Timing/results info – You will receive a timing chip on an ankle strap in your race packet.  This chip must be worn around your ankle (either one) and not around your arm, wrist, or on your bib strap.  This chip will collect your times at 5 different split areas –  The Swim, Transition 1, the Bike, Transition 2, and the Run, as well as a Finish time. We will be collecting this chip at the end of the race.

Please do not leave the venue with your timing chip still around your ankle.  If you unintentionally do leave with your timing chip, please mail back in your packet envelope.

Please wear your bib number on the front of your shirt/jacket

PARKING – Parking is always tight within Square Lake Park.  We take care of all parking fees for participants.  As you enter the park, someone will greet you and provide you with your daily park pass.  Please car pool if possible.  Spectators will need to pay the $5.00 daily park fee

Online results will be posted at http://www.frontrunnerusa.com/our-events/results usually by mid afternoon race day


Past Race Results     Original results from 2000

2016 Results      2015 Short Course Results  2015 Long Course Results  2014 Short Course Results   2014 Long Course results

  2013 Short Course Results     2013 Long Course Results     2012 Short Course Results       2012 Long Course Results

Race Contact Information

Randy Fulton, Race Director