The Lumberman event is going into its 5th year, with athletes requesting a half ironman distance event in July for years now this was the no brainer. When Kenny developed this course some 7 years ago it was intended to be used for a half or longer since that time. Cadillac is an extremely athletic community with plenty of resources and amenities which an event and its athletes like this require. Plenty of lodging and camping choices, a plethora of shopping choices for the entire family and restaurants with every choice of food and flavor available. The course is just as perfect with a shallow Cadillac lake swim, or kayak/paddle. A bike course that will take you on a quick 3 mile jaunt to get outside of town and then smooth lightly travelled rolling country roads await for an out and back ride. Then the run is special, for the half and Olympic distance athletes as it is a simple loop around the lake which is 6.5 miles. Sprint athletes will just zip down to the state park and return. All of this right downtown, in the city park right across the street from the high school. Kayak and stand up paddle boarders come on out, a 4 miler awaits with your choice of bike and run.