2019 16th Annual Grand Marais Triathlon
Labor Day Weekend

Note: We will only hold a triathlon this year, no 5K race.

  Adult Triathlon Sunday, September 1, 2019~ 1:30 pm
Place: Bayshore Park in beautiful downtown Grand Marais (Michigan)

Adult Triathlon

$25.00 Early Registration (ends August 31)
PayPal accepted; please complete and mail the registration form and note that you paid via PayPal.

Registration Fees

$32.00 on Race Day

UPRRC members save $2.00

2019 Registration Form pdf

Community Team Entries encouraged!

Adult Triathlon Race Information: Contestants will begin with a 200-yard swim in Grand Marais Bay. NOTE: The swim float line will be moved out into approximately six feet of water depth and wading will be almost impossible. A noodle flotation aid will be allowed to aid the adult swimmers, however, they must start one minute after the last swimmer has left the beach to begin their swim in each class, men or women. For those that are unfamiliar, the bay is open to Lake Superior and the warmest it gets is Labor Day Weekend. The swim will definitely wake you up for the start of the race! Next is a 13.6 mile bike race through the beautiful Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, west of town on a newly paved asphalt road passing by waterfalls and Grand Sable Lake in the shadow of the Grand Sable Dunes; remember, this is a race so don't let the scenery slow you down! The final leg of the race, a 5K run going east of Grand Marais, begins and ends at Bayshore Park in downtown Grand Marais. This route takes runners along Grand Marais Bay, through magnificent stands of timber on a secluded country road, and back to town along the same route. Good thing we didn't pick other roads as the entire town is surrounded by a steep ridge...hmm, should we make it a little tougher? Nah... it's going to be hard enough for the contestants to keep their minds on the race in this beautiful setting!


Ribbons, door prizes, and 50/50 raffles
Award Ceremony on the Bay (after All contestants finish)

Team Entries: Race Organizers added another dimension to the race... Teams: Male, Female or Co-Ed. and may be comprised of two or three individuals. Surrounding communities are invited to enter a team to represent their town with your strongest athletes and see who comes out on top! Each team member is required to submit a separate Registration form and fee. Be sure to enter your team name on the Registration forms and submit all team member entries together.

The Grand Marais Triathlon is sponsored by The Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce and sanctioned by the Upper Peninsula Road Runners Club.

For additional information regarding the Grand Marais Triathlon, contact: Ed Bowen, P.O. Box 354, Grand Marais, MI 49839, Phone 906-494-2700, Fax: 494-2353, or email

For Lodging and other information in Grand Marais, visit www.grandmaraismichigan.com

For information on Triathlons, visit these links:

Triathlete Magazine | Inside Triathlon - The Journal Of Multisport
At World Wide Aquatics Catalog: Triathlete and triathlon links | National Triathlon Academy
Triathlon Q & A | Cooltri.com for more Michigan Events