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June 26, 2016 - Cadillac, Michigan

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The Scene

The Lumberman event is going into it’s 6th year, with it being the 2nd year for the half ironman distance for this event.  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, 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.  

Date / Location

Sunday June 26, 2016 *7:45

Cadillac Michigan
At the High School across from the lake


Half IM - 1.2mi. swim, 56mi. bike, 13.1mi. run
Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run

Sprint  Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5krun

Half IM Aquabike - 1.2mi. swim, 56mi. bike
Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike

2 Mile Sprint Kayak or Stand up Paddle board, 20K bike, 5k run


NEW!  Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run


2014 Overall Winners
Female Half IM: 5:49:07 Sara Williams
Male Half IM: 4:47:17 Adam Bowden

Female Olympic:  2:34:06 Amy Peters
Male Olympic: 2:17:30 Eric Fernando

Female Sprint: 1:05:59 Darby Middlebrook
Male Sprint: 1:00:51 Matt West

Female KayaTri: 1:58:23 Stacey Farneth

Male  KayaTri: 1:17:21 Daniel Novak


Parking for the event will be in the high school parking lot only!  

Do not park on side streets.  

Follow parking signs when you arrive at the high school.  


-Custom event shirt
-Custom finishers medal
-Custom latex swim cap
-Sponsor supplied samples

-Professional chip timing with results available online
-Awards to top three in each age group
-Great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher.  

Also the best post race meal.


Please CLICK HERE for awards mail form.

There are no awards for the Super Sprint Distance.

Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event, excluded from their age group
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following age groups 
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Top 3 Clydesdales in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories (Clydesdale =  Male 220lbs or more)
Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories 
(Athena = Females 160lbs or more)

Masters are awarded to the 1st place Male and 1st Place Female who is 40+ within the Olympic/Long Course and Half distance Triathlons and excluded from age group

Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony.  If you must depart for the awards ceremony, you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you.  Please see the link above and under the forms page. 

You MUST send the form within 2 weeks following the event with a check or money order, one fee per award in order to receive your award.  Please understand we have NO control over the US postal service.


City of Cadillac
Cadillac police department
County EMS and sheriff
Cadillac CVB
Cadillac High School

Cadillac area YMCA
Cadillac Rotary
Cadillac area 4H club

Rudy Project
Pepsi Co

Support Crews
Cadillac High School Cross Country & Track Teams

Wet Suit Rentals Available


T-Shirts available online


Gallery Lumberman