July 19, 2014
Welcome to the Paul Bunyan Triathlon! You have the option of a short and long course – all along the shores of beautiful Lake Bemidji.
The time of year, location of this events, and this distances is 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 Bike – As you exit Cameron Park, go north Highway 21. Both courses go by the Birchmont Country Club. Short course take Highway 21 back to park. Long course bikers take highway 21 north to Turtle River turn around, then follow Highway 21 back to 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 3 and 5 mile run is out and back heading south 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 in all on city sidewalks. The long course will run by Paul and Babe – stop for a picture.
AWARDS and CATEGORIES:
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
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
Complete entry form and mail with check/money order to:
Paul Bunyan Triathlon
1665 9th Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
ENTRY FEES - Individuals Teams
Sprint Course Entry Fees
December 3 – June 19 $70.00 $90.00
June 20 – July 16 $80.00 $100.00
July 17- Race day $90.00 $110.00
International Course entry fees
December 3 – June 19 $85.00 $115.00
June 20 – July 16 $95.00 $125.00
July 17 – Race day $105.00 $135.00
Online Registration Closes at Midnight Wednesday July 16. There will be race day registration unless 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.
RACE DAY INFORMATION
Tentative Race Day Schedule (This may change)
EARLY PACKET PICK UP: Friday, August 15 – 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. – In Bemidji – place yet to be determined
You may also check in on race morning at the park, and get everything you need at that time.
We are behind the house. Come around to the east side of the building
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 close course to traffic. All corners will have Police and/or volunteers directions and safety. Please use common sense during all parks of the bike. Drafting is not allowed.
Awards will be at approximately 11:00 a.m.
All day – Stay and enjoy the park.
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.
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
Online results will be posted at http://www.frontrunnerusa.com/our-events/results usually by mid afternoon race day
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
The Venue is outstanding -
Results are Chip timed – Mylaps/ChampionChip. 5 different splits provided Swim, Transition 1, Bike, Transition 2, and Run as well as Finish time.
Age groups and categories for everyone – Elite, Clydesdale, Athena, Mens Team, Womens Team Coed Teams. Age groups include 19 and under, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 and older.