Olympic, Other

Event Date

Sat, Jul 30, 2016


Saint Paul, MN


Activity Today Later

Triathlon-Olympic Individual - Individual Age group/open

$70 $70 Closed

Triathlon-Classic Individual - Individual Age group/open

$70 $70 Closed

Triathlon-Olympic 2 Person Team - Group-registration team Age group/open

$125 $125 Closed

Triathlon-Classic 2 Person Team - Group-registration team Age group/open

$125 $125 Closed

Triathlon-Olympic 3 Person Team - Group-registration team Age group/open

$180 $180 Closed

Triathlon-Classic 3 Person Team - Group-registration team Age group/open

$180 $180 Closed

About This Activity

Trutleman is the oldest triathlon in Minnesota.  The race took a brief hiatus when the lake levels declined.  In 2015, we brought the race back.  Lake levels are at an all time high and the beach and park have been completely renovated.  This lake gets very little traffic so it is one of the cleanest lakes in Minnesota.  This is the perfect race to move to the Olympic distance.  The one mile swim is an out and back, time trial start.  No pushing, punching or fighting for position here.  Water support comes in the form of life guards in the water, on boards and on boats; boats, jet skis and pontoons make this the safest swim you will ever make.  The bike course is relatively flat and two loops on quiet roads with plenty of room.  Spectators will have an opportunity to cheer you on as you pass the park for your second loop.  The paved trail run is absolutely gorgeous.  You couldn't ask for a prettier setting for a triathlon espeicially given how close it is to the metro.  It feels like you are in the country and your only minutes from either downtown.  Free parking is right across the street from the start.  Finish the race and enjoy the barbecue complete with watermelon.

Event details and schedule

All participants will receive an event shirt and finisher medal. Registrations after 7/12 are not guaranteed the desired shirt size.  Late registrants may need to pick up their shirt at our retail store about ten days after the race and will be notified via email.   We do our very best to anticipate the number of shirts and sizes needed for all anticipated participants, but shirts have to be ordered two weeks in advance of the race. These are UNISEX shirts and may run a little bit large, so please order accordingly. 

Size Chart:

Measure just under your arms, around your chest. The shirts tend to run a little large, so if you're between sizes, you might want to go a size lower, but it's totally up to your individual preferences.

  • S 34-36
  • M 38-40
  • L 42-44
  • XL 46-48
  • 2XL 50-52 ($5 extra charge)
  • 3XL 54-55 ($5 extra charge)

Packet Pick-Up

Your race packet will include all the materials you need for your race; race bib and some fun stuff like your complimentary race shirt and special offers. Be sure to bring your race bib and display it in FRONT.  Race chips will be distributed on race day morning.  You must have your bib in order to pick up your chip. 

Pick up your race packets at our retail store at 1338 Highway 96 East in White Bear Lake (get directions).  Packet pickup will take place on Thursday and Friday August 4th and 5th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

Race Location

The Turtleman Triathlon is located at Turtle Lake Park in Shoreview, MN (get directions). The address is 4979 Hodgson Road, Shoreview, MN 55127.

Parking on race day will be available across the street from the park at Incarnation Lutheran Church, 4880 Hodgson Road. Signs and volunteers will direct the participants and volunteers.

Schedule of Events

  • 6:30am – Park and Parking Lot Opens
  • 6:30am – Transition Area Opens for Race Participants
  • 7:00am – Bike Support Available From Our Friends at Penn Cycle
  • 6:30am – Race Day Registration Begins at Park Entrance
  • 7:30am – Race Day Registration Closes
  • 7:45am – Transition Area Closes – Athletes only. Must have bib and bike number to enter.
  • 7:50am – Race Day Announcements and Final Course Updates (On the Beach)
  • 10:30am – Barbecue at the Finish Area
  • 11:15ish – Awards Ceremony at the Finish Area

Course Profile

Bike Course:

  • Online Link
  • Printable Map
  • This is a two loop course – great for spectators as you will pass by the park on your second loop.
  • Bike out is on a slight grade.  Make sure you are in a light gear.
  • The entire bike course is open to traffic.
  • Headphones are not allowed on the bike.
  • Helmets must be secured any time you are on your bike.
  • All bikes are required to display a bike number.
  • There is no bottle exchange.

Run Course:

  • Online Link
  • Printable Map
  • Paved trail for run.
  • Water stops and electrolyte replacement at roughly mile 1.5, 3 and 4.
  • Headphones are allowed.

Awards and Prizes

Awards are given to:

  • Top overall Male & Female athletes for the Classic and Olympic Divisions
  • Top 2 Male & Female athletes in each age group (19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) for the Classic and Olympic Divisions
  • No double dipping – the overall male and female cannot also be age group winners



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