The race is on! Click Big Lake or Clearwater tab to learn more about our 2020 race line up in August!




As we approach our race season, Active Central MN has made some decisions on our 2020 race season based on recommendations from the MN Department Health and statewide event organizers. It is with a heavy heart to announce the 2020 Buffalo Triathlon and the Apple Duathlon races will be canceled. The Graniteman Clearwater Tri and Big Lake Tri are officially a go and have been approved for 2020! 

See policy below.


At Active Central MN, we believe in building our race community first. These times are extremely difficult for race organizations. In order to offer these great community events, it takes a lot of time, energy, and finances to keep them going. Our team has done our best to hold back on expenses to make sure we can plan for the for these cancellations. Our founding partners have stepped up in a huge way to make sure our athletes are taken care of in this time. Therefore, for our 2020 race season, Active Central MN is offering a NO RISK REGISTRATION POLICY to our racers. Again, this is only made possible by our founding parters: Viking Coca Cola, Williams Integracare Clinic, Granite Equity Partners, and Rollga. Thank you founding partners! 

This means any canceled events, you will receive free deferments to our other 2020 events or a full refund. As well, if you sign up now for our Clearwater Tri or Big Lake Tri and for whatever reason need to cancel, we will offer you a full refund. We are here to build community with trust and respect around the race world that our organizers hold dear to their hearts. We hope this gets you excited for our events! Right now, we are returning all prices to early bird registration to sweeten the deal. 

For 2020 events, we will be implementing new safety measures per recommendations from the CDC and MDH to ensure our events are safe, fun, and challenging to help bring out your best! We look forward to seeing out there this year! 


The Graniteman Triathlon race season is comprised of 3 fantastic triathlons with your choice of sprint or olympic distances, unbeatable locations, venues, and courses. Each race course is unique and offers all of the important amenities a triathlete and spectator could ever need.  Register for all 3 races and get a discount!  See the events link above for specifics on each of the 3 race.


Buffalo Triathlon is held in June, is the first race of the Graniteman season, and has traditionally been known as the start of MN’s open water triathlon season . The race is held at beautiful Sturges Park in the heart of downtown Buffalo, MN and is one of the most popular triathlons in the upper Midwest.


Graniteman Clearwater is held in late June and takes place at beautiful Warner Lake Park, which is located just minutes from I-94 in Clearwater, MN. It features a unique straight point to point swim, a beautiful bike ride through rolling country roads, and finishes with an out & back run on a mix of both paved and natural surfaces.



The Graniteman season finishes up in Big Lake, MN at Lake Side Park which is right off of HWY 10. Graniteman Big Lake is always a crowd favorite thanks to the beautifully wooded park, awesome swim beach, and super flat and fast lake side bike and run courses.

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