There is still time to register for one of the highlights of the Culver summer. The Lake Max Triathlon and Duathlon are set for Saturday, Aug. 10. But the cost of registration will be increasing on Monday, July 28. Final registration is Friday, Aug. 9.
Lake Maxinkuckee, the Culver Academies campus, and the Culver community provide the ideal setting for competition and a weekend of fun. The events include the adult and children’s (ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-12) triathlons, and the adult duathlon.
Lake Max is a USAT-certified triathlon. It begins and ends at the Naval Building on the Culver campus. The course includes:
- 400-meter swim in Lake Maxinkuckee. The course will take athletes around the Naval Pier.
- Bike 11 miles around Lake Maxinkuckee – The course begins and ends at the Naval Building, with riders traveling through downtown Culver.
- Run 5 kilometers – From Naval Building transition point, runners will go west along the lake, through Indian Trail to the Culver Beach Lodge, eventually running past Memorial Chapel to the finish line.
The distance is perfect for both experienced and novice racers. Teams are welcome. Each participant receives a T-shirt. The top three finishers in each age division receive awards.
The Duathlon is also USAT-certified. It includes:
- 1600-meter run
- 11-mile bike ride
- 5-kilometer run
There are three age groups for the kids triathlon. The 5-7 year-old group will swim 50 meters, bike one mile, and run a half-mile. The 8-10 age group will swim 75 meters, bike 2 miles, and run 1 mile. The 11-12 age group will swim 75 meters, bike 1 mile, and run 1 mile.
The kids triathlon is not a USAT-certified event. The entire race will be contained on campus.
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. The participants in the kids races will also receive T-shirts and medals.
All proceeds collected are donated to the local humanitarian organizations. Early registration costs are $20 for the youth triathlon. The full triathlon is $65 for individuals and $95 for teams.
Register online at Lake Max Triathlon.