Paul Bunyan Triathlon

Bemidji, Minnesota

8:00 a.m.
July 18, 2015

Cameron Park

Welcome to the Paul Bunyan Triathlon! You have the option of a short and long course – all along the shores of beautiful Lake Bemidji.

Event Information

The 10th Annual Paul Bunyan Triathlon will be held Saturday,  July 18, 2015

2 Great Choices! 

Short Course offers a 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike and 3 mile run . 

The Long Course has a 1 mile swim, 20 mile bike, 5 mile run, all in and along Lake Bemidji.

The time of year, location of this events, and these distances are all planned to help the multi-sport athlete continue 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 - Cameron Park, Lake Bemidji, and the City of Bemidji are only a few reasons you won’t want to miss this event. Bemidji is a historically charming, progressive, and beautiful north woods city to visit, and is home to over 13,528 persons.  Bemidji offers the finest selection of shopping as well as the best in education, recreation, medical care and government services.

The Course
The Bike – As you exit Cameron Park, go north Highway 21.  Both courses go by the Birchmont Country Club.  Short Course bikers take Highway 21 back to park.  Long course bikers take Highway 21 north to the Turtle River turn around, then follow Highway 21 back to the park.   All corners will have volunteers for directions and safety.  The bike course is not closed to traffic.  Always use caution!  Drafting is not allowed.  Helmets must be worn and buckled.

The Run
The 3 and 5 mile runs are out and back heading south out of the park on Birchmont Ave, with the 3 mile turn around on Lake Blvd and the 5 mile turn around at the Hampton Hotel on the south side of the lake. The course is all on city sidewalks. The long course will run by Paul and Babe – stop for a picture!


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 3 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 Thursday, July 17 are guaranteed to get their shirt on race day   Registrations received on 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, July 23

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


ENTRY FEES -                     Individuals                    Teams

Sprint Course Entry Fees
July 21 – 23, 2014                        $52.50                        $67.50
July 24 – June 18                         $70.00                   $90.00
June 19 – July 15                            $80.00                       $100.00
July 16- Race day                           $90.00                       $110.00

International Course entry fees
July 21 – 23, 2014                              $63.75                $86.25
July 24 – June 18                       $85.00                   $115.00
June 19 – July 15                        $95.00                    $125.00
July 16 – Race day                     $105.00                    $135.00

Online Registration Closes at Midnight Wednesday, July 15.  There will be race day registration unless the event fills.  Paper registration will continue through race day.  No registrations will be taken over the phone.  Cash, check, VISA and Mastercards are accepted on race day.




Tentative Race Day Schedule (This may change)

EARLY PACKET PICK UP:  Friday, July 18 – 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  – At Cameron Park.  You may also 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.  I’ll get a water temp as the events nears.  Swim caps will be provided and required for all participants.  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.

ANSI or Snell approved 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 Police and/or volunteers for directions and safety. Please use common sense during all parts of the bike.  Drafting is not allowed.

Awards will be at approximately 11:00 a.m.

All day – Stay and enjoy the park.

Transition Area:
The transition 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.

Results are Chip timed – Mylaps/ChampionChip – 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 Cameron Park.   Please car pool if possible.

Online results will be posted at usually by mid afternoon race day


Past Race Results     2013 Short Course Results      2013 Long Course Results 
2012 Short Course Results      2012 Long Course Results

Course Record
Short Course began in 2006: Riley Unger 55:03 (2011) and Amy Klosterman 1:07:26 (2011)

Long Course began in 2009: Sean Cooley 1:39:58 (2011)Melinda Silboenick 2:02:04 (2011)
Race Contact Information

Randy Fulton, Race Director