|Olympic Triathlon :|
|Triathlon : Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 28 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles|
|Olympic Aquabike :|
|Aquabike : Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 28 Miles|
|Sprint Triathlon :|
|Triathlon : Swim 500 Meters, Bike 14 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles|
|Sprint Duathlon :|
|Duathlon : Run 1.5 Miles, Bike 14 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles|
|Sprint Aquabike :|
|Aquabike : Swim 500 Meters, Bike 14 Miles|
|Mini Sprint Triathlon :|
|Triathlon : Swim 200 Meters, Bike 6.2 Miles, Run 1 Mile|
|Triathlon : Canoe/Kayak/SUP 2 Miles, Bike 14 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles|
2022 Paul Bunyan Challenge/Lakewood Shores Triathlon:
Escape the traffic and craziness of the west side, when you arrive take a deep breath and relax with us over to the Sunrise side to enjoy the beautiful Lake Huron Shoreline, crisp, clean pine air, crystal clear water of Cedar Lake. It is flat as a pancake over here, so there will be no climbing of any sort.
This one is special and means a lot to Kenny. His stepmother and father retired to Lakewood Shores on Cedar Lake over 30 years ago from the Detroit Free Press. As some of you veterans may remember the old event on Van Ettan lake and the closed Wurtsmith Airforce base. Kenny’s father Ken Jr. was instrumental in bringing it to Oscoda and as he did in East Tawas developed the bike courses. They would travel all over the state helping at every event back in the early 2000s. Both Ken Jr. and Kathy, his stepmother were passionate about giving back to the Oscoda community working thousands of hours volunteering for various organizations. Instilling that same value in Kenny, truth be told, one of the main reasons Kenny chose this as a profession to have the ability to give back at every event. One of their big commitments was with the Knights of Columbus for which the old event, as well as the Sunrise Side event, have donated too. This event will continue that commitment in their memory with helping as many people as possible. Kenny knows his parents will be smiling down to him saying “good job pumpkin” each year. Proceeds from this event will start with the Knights of Columbus, as the event grows our goal is to then help other organizations in the Oscoda community.
So we return to where it started in 2003, back to Van Ettan lake and the retired airforce base. An awesome bike course, and a flat, fast run on the old base.
We will start everyone off with a jump off of the causeway, heading out and back underneath the causeway bridge before exiting at the beach.
Then a fast, flat, all right turn 14-mile loop around Cedar Lake. This is pine tree-lined 75% of the way as you will fly past all the cedar lakeside residents.
The run is a combination of asphalt and dirt roads that are equally as flat as you run through the streets of Lakewood shores, again this is mostly pine tree-lined. You will finish back at the clubhouse beachside.
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