We are excited to host an event in 2022 that will be compliant with all safe racing protocol guidelines! We have enhanced our cleaning opportunities, extended bike racks, extended the time frame of the race, operate the event as time trial starts, etc. and of course, will remain in the beautiful outdoors! We will continue to update as we announce a formal plan for the racing protocol in 2022. 


 Since 2004, the Buffalo Triathlon has been one of the nations favorite triathlons.  Starting in the sand and ending on the stage at Sturges Park, the Buffalo Triathlon will always send you home happy and motivated for the remainder of your triathlon season!  With a rich history that runs deep into the community, the race continues to give back to the community of Buffalo and surrounding communities through its paid volunteer program, and invites people from all over the region to see all that beautiful Buffalo Minnesota has to offer.

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The Buffalo Triathlon has been known for years for the great awards and door prizes that are given out.  Everyone who finishes is eligible for the following divisional awards and prizes. Both Sprint and Olympic will receive awards. Awards will given out at an awards booth this year to keep your event moving. Top finishers will be announced publicly onsite.

Elite Division (Male and Female- not eligible for AG awards) 
Awards for the top 3 males and top 3 females

Age Group Divisions (Male & Female- 5 year age groups) 
Awards for the top 3 in each age group

Athena and Clydesdale Divisions 
Awards for the top 3 male and female

Relay Divisions 
Awards for the top 2 male, female, and co-ed teams



All of the Active Central MN Events are timed by Pickle Events.  Results can be found by going to

 Triathlon Clinic and Practice Swim

If you want to learn more about triathlons, join us at Buffalo Lake on the Tuesday night before the race for a group swim and triathlon clinic! This year, DUTRI club will be helping to facilitate the clinic and will be speaking about the basics of triathlon and will share valuable insight about having a successful and enjoyable race. 

If you are an advanced triathlete, bring your questions and experience as there will be plenty of answers and for you,  as well as opportunity to share your knowledge with others.  There will be free giveaways to take home, and this is also a great way to check out the transition area and race course. Bring your suit and goggles and meet us down by the beach at Sturges Park on Tuesday.



  • May 31 6:00 PM  – Practice Swim and Triathlon Clinic (meet at Sturges Park near boat ramp)
  • June 5   5:30 AM  – Transition area, Registration, and Packet Pick Up opens
  • June 5   7:15 AM  – Mandatory race meeting at the band shell
  • June 5   8:00 AM  – Wave #1 start

Please Note:   There will be NO early packet pick up on Saturday night prior to the race.  Everyone will need to pick up their race packets on race morning.


.9 Mile Olympic Swim (click image to enlarge)






1/4 Mile Sprint Swim (click image to enlarge)



12.25 mile sprint and 24.5 mile olympic bike courses on beautiful rural roads 

NEW in 2019!  1 lap for Sprint Course and 2 laps for Olympic Course


3.1 Mile  and a 6.2 Mile Out and Back Runs.