March 11, 2015

It’s time to register for one of the highlights of the Culver summer. The Lake Max Triathlon is set for Saturday, Aug. 8. Lake Maxinkuckee, the Culver Academies campus, and the Culver community provide the ideal setting for competition and a weekend of fun.

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.

Sixty-eight boys and girls participated in the first kids triathlon last year.

This year will also include 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. The kids triathlon is not a USAT-certified event.

A total of 426 people participated in the 2014 triathlon, including 68 children. 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. Early registration costs are $20 for the youth triathlon. The full triathlon is $65 for individuals and $95 for teams.

Register online at culver.org/lakemaxtriathlon. Those wishing to spend the weekend can check here for accommodations.

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