July 20, 2013
Bunyan Triathlon. You have the option of a short and long course – all along the shores of beautiful Lake Bemidji.
The Venue is outstanding – Cameron Park, Lake Bemidji, and the City of Bemidji are only a few reasons you won’t want to miss this event.
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, 21.5 mile bike, 5 mile run, all in and along Lake Bemidji.
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)
The Bike – As you exit Cameron Park, you will take a right and then an imediate left on 26th Street that will take you to Highway 21. Turn right on Highway 21 until you reach Birchmont Beach road where you will take a right. That Birchmont road to Country Club Road where you will take a left – You cross the road at this point and there will be a volunteer at that corner but please be careful. Country Club Road meets up again with Highway 21. AT THIS POINT, ALL LONG COURSE BIKERS TAKE A RIGHT ON HIGHWAY 21 AND SHORT COURSE BIKERS CROSS HIGHWAY 21 AND BEGIN THE ROUTE BACK TO CAMERON PARK. Long course bikers take highway 21 north to Turtle River turn around, then follow Highway 21 back to 26th St. and back to park.. Short Course bikers take Highway 21 back to 26th St and 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.
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.
Short Course Entry Fees
until June 20 $65.00 $90.00
June 21 – July 17 $75.00 $100.00
July 18- Race day $85.00 $110.00
Long Course entry fees
Until June 20 $90.00 $115.00
June 21 – July 17 $100.00 $125.00
July 18- Race day $110.00 $135.00