Race Information

The Timberman is held on the grounds of Sugar Lake Lodge. Sugar Lake Lodge is one of Minnesota’s premier destination golf course resorts, a resort for family gatherings and a collaborative leadership center.

Each participant receives a t-shirt, water bottle, swim cap (if you're swimming), and food at the food tent!

Race Distances
Super Sprint: 264 yards/.15 mile swim, 5.5 mile bike 1.5 mile run (The Super Sprint is perfect for the first timer or younger athlete looking for a shorter race).

Sprint: 587 yards/ 1/3 mile swim, 11 mile bike, 3 mile run 

International: 1760 yards/1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run 
Teams (2 or 3 person) can participate in the Sprint and International races. The Super Sprint race is for individuals only. 

The event is chip timed by JMS Racing Services.  In 2018, JMS Racing Services timed over 50 races.

The Timberman is a USAT sanctioned race. A USAT official will be monitoring the course. EVERY athlete needs to bring a valid ID in order to pick up his/her packet. USAT members need to provide their membership card at packet pickup. Packets have to be picked up by the race participant. If you are a minor (age 17 and under), a parent/legal guardian needs to  accompany you to packet pickup and be onsite during race day, this applies to individuals and team members -- NO EXCEPTIONS! When you register you will use your age on December 31, 2019.

Participants need to either have a 1-day license or annual license. 
1-day membership prices:     
Adult 18+: $15.00         
Youth 17 & under: $10.00
Annual licenses are not available at the race. Visit USAT's membership page for more information.

Sugar Lake Lodge is a golf destination resort in Minnesota. During the race, the resort will be open for golfing. There will be no triathlon parking in the lot at Otis’s Grill. There will be limited parking in the dirt lot near the main building. This lot normally fills by 6:45 am. Once the dirt lot is full parking will be available on the east side resort road and farther out on the county roads. Please plan accordingly. 

Schedule of Events 
Friday, July 12, 2019 
10:00 AM - TimberKids Triathlon, at Robert J. Elkington Middle School, Grand Rapids. The TimberKids Tri is presented by the Grand Rapids/Greenway Swim Association with registration through ISD 318 Community Education.  

5:30 - 8:00 PM - Race packet pickup and pasta dinner, Main Building. Dinner prices:  Guests $16.00, Kids (12 and under) $9.00, Racers $8.00.  Dinner includes a variety of pasta and sauces, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. 

6:15 PM - Race Director comments and volunteer prize drawing. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019 
6:00 AM - Race grounds open to racers. 
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM - Body Marking (on the deck of Otis's Bar and Grill) 
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM - Race Packet Pickup,  Main Building 
7:30 AM - Pre-Race Meeting in transition area. Please clear transition after the meeting.

Starting Times: Waves based on USAT age (age as of December 31, 2019, not the day of the race) 
 8:00 Long Course Men 39 and Under and Relay Swimmers 
 8:03 Long Course Men 40 and Over 
 8:06 Long Course Women 
 8:25 Short Course Men 39 and Under and Relay Swimmers 
 8:28 Short Course Men 40 and Over 
 8:31 Short Course Women 39 and Under 
 8:34 Short Course Women 40 and Over 
 8:40 Super Sprint    Men/Women all ages 
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