YoungLife Triathlon Celebrating 20 Years


Tri with friends


Out there in the world of kids, meeting them where they are, accepting them as they are, with a vision for who they can become.


We Love our Volunteers!


Swim, Bike, Run or Paddle, Bike, Run


20 Years Strong!


You Can't Succeed if you do not TRI.


Goals & Dreams Collide


Get up and TRI


You Were Made For This!


Come Tri with US!


Lumberjack Approved!


There is thrill in the journey and the finish line is beautiful!


Saturday, August 19th, 2023

The RACE IS ON! Registration Opens MARCH 1, 2023 for the Olympic, Sprint, Paddlers and Relay Team Triathlon!

20 Years Strong!
Stay tuned for special awards and swag.
We look forward to bringing the entire Triathlon experience back in 2023.
We are hoping the road construction will be finished and the bike course will resume going around the lake.
Register Early. Registration will be limited in each race.

Friday : Packet Pickup at the City Park
Saturday : YoungLife Triathlon 2023

The race begins and ends at the city of Detroit Lakes Pavilion, on the shores of Detroit Lake.

See the course map on Google Maps or download a printable copy.

The Long Course is back in 2023, and consists of a 1½ kilometer swim in Detroit Lake, a 40-kilometer bike ride through the beautiful (and hilly!) Minnesota Lakes Country, and a 10-kilometer run along North Shore Drive along Detroit Lake.

The Sprint Course will include a 500 meter swim, a 20k bike ride and a 2.92 mile run on parts of the same course as the Olympic course. This is a great introductory course for those new to the sport or not ready for the more challenging race.

The Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) and Kayak divisions are back again in 2023. These divisions consist of a 2 mile paddle combined a Sprint bike and run or choose a longer course and complete a 2 mile paddle combined with an Olympic bike and run.

The Relay Team Challenge is also back in 2023. Gather your friends, family members and coworkers for this fun event. Choose the Sprint or Olympic distance.

The course officially closes at 11:30am on Race Day. After the course closes, participants may continue but it will be at their own risk.


Registration Opens March 1, 2023