Photo Credit Jan Garrison
This year's triathlon includes a stand-up paddle board competition.
July 3, 2015

Registration is still open for one of the highlights of a Culver summer. The Lake Max Triathlon will be Saturday, Aug. 8. Lake Maxinkuckee, the Culver Academies campus, and the Culver community provide the ideal setting for competition and a weekend of fun. Early registration runs through July 28.

Lake Max is a USAT-certified triathlon. It begins and ends at the Naval Building on the Culver campus. The course is a 400-meter swim around the Naval Pier, 12 miles of biking around the lake, and a five-kilometer run meandering through town. The distance is perfect for both experienced and novice racers. Teams are welcome.

New this year is the inclusion of a stand-up paddle board competition. The one-mile event will be held for individuals and teams.

A total of 426 people participated in the 2014 triathlon. The post-race party will include a live band, a chef-prepared full-course meal, free massages, dry-fit shirts, and energy drinks and beers.

This year will again include the Lake Max Kids Triathlon. Sixty-eight boys and girls participated in the first one last year. The 5-7 year-old age group will swim 50 meters, bike one mile, and run a half-mile. The 8-10 year-old age group will swim 75 meters, bike two miles, and run one mile. The 11-12 year-olds will cover a 75-meter swim, two-mile bike ride, and a one-mile run. All three races will be contained on the Culver Academies campus and will not cross any roads. The kids triathlon is not a USAT-certified event.

All proceeds are donated to the local Lions, Kiwanis and Culver clubs to help with their humanitarian causes. The costs until July 28 are $20 for the youth triathlon. The full triathlon is $65 for individuals and $95 for teams. Register online at

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