The Lake Max Triathlon is quickly becoming one of the finest summer events in the Midwest. Lake Maxinkuckee, the Culver Academies campus, and the Culver community provide the ideal setting for competition and a weekend of fun. This year’s race will be Aug. 9.
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 will be the Lake Max Kids Triathlon. With two age groupings, the 5-7 year-old group will swim 50 meters, bike one mile, and run a half-mile. The 8-11 age group will swim 75 meters, bike two miles, and run one mile.
Over 300 people participated in the 2013 triathlon. This year’s event will again include a live band, a chef-prepared full-course meal, free massages, dry-fit shirts, and post-race energy drinks and beers after the race.
All proceeds collected are donated to the local Lions, Kiwanis and Culver clubs to help with their humanitarian causes. The cost is $20 for the youth triathlon. The full triathlon is $60 for individuals and $90 for teams.