Younglife Triathlon


YoungLife Triathlon - Tri with your friends.


YoungLife - 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.


YoungLife Triathlon - We Love our Volunteers! - Come and TRI with us


Swim, Bike, Run or Paddle, Bike, Run.


Friday Night Kiddie Run - Every child is considered a CHAMPION!


Young Life Triathlon - You Can't Succeed if you do not TRI.


Young Life Triathlon - Goals & dreams are realized here!


Young Life Triathlon - Get up and TRI


Young Life Triathlon - TRI and Give Back...Proceeds benefit Lakes Area Young Life, a youth ministry.


YoungLife Triathlon - Come Tri with US!


Young Life Triathlon - Lumberjack Approved!


Young Life Triathlon - There is thrill in the journey and the finish line is beautiful!


Friday Night 5K Fun Run - They are off! Lots of smiles!


Friday & Saturday, August 14th-15th, 2020

At this time, it is our goal to host the 2020 YoungLife Triathlon in August. HOWEVER, in order to serve you, from any potential future complications, we will be suspending registration until May 1. We will update you on our decision about the 2020 triathlon at that time.

TWO DAYS OF CHALLENGE & FUN for the whole family in beautiful Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
So much to do here, you’ll want to stay Sunday too!

Friday : Rock the Beach 5KKids Run & Family Fun Fest (click each event title for more info.)
Saturday:Triathlon Individual & Relay Team Divisions and NEW Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak Divisions

TRIATHLON (Individual & Relay Team Divisions)
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 Olympic length, 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 out to Dunton Locks Park and back via the scenic Pelican River trail.

The Sprint Course will include a 500 meter swim, a 20k bike ride and a 5k 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 2020. These divisions consist of a 2 mile paddle combined with either the Olympic or Sprint bike and run. AND, you can do these as a relay as well.

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.

After the race, stick around for family activities, the city beach, and downtown fun. A Saturday noon lunch is free to all racers and can be purchased by non-racers.