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!


Saturday, August 15th, 2020

The RACE IS ON! Registration is NOW CLOSED for the Sprint Course and limited to the first 200 participants.

New race rules for 2020! 
Transition spots will be placed SIX FEET Apart.
Racers must wear masks when in the transition area before and after the race.
Racers will compete in waves of 25 participants per wave.
Racers will be responsible for their own hydration. No Aid Stations due to COVID19.
Racers must maintain SIX FEET distance when passing on bike and during the run.!

Friday : Packet Pickup
Sprint Triathlon Individual ONLY & Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak 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 being cancelled in 2020. It will be back in 2021 with an 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 a Sprint bike and run.


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.