Since 2004 the Graniteman Triathlon in Clearwater has attracted participants from across the U.S. and Canada. Graniteman Clearwater is the second race in a 3 race triathlon series that also includes races in Buffalo and Big Lake. Our Clearwater race takes place at beautiful Warner Lake located just minutes from I-94 in Clearwater, MN. It offers both sprint and olympic distances and features a unique point to point sprint distance swim, a beautiful bike ride through rolling country roads, and finishes with an out & back run that includes both paved and natural surfaces.  There is also a park for the kids, live music, great food, fantastic race swag, great awards, and awesome door prizes!

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We are once again excited to bring you the Graniteman Corporate Team Challenge! This will most certainly help you and your business build relationships, strengthen your team, promote health and fitness, and just have some good old fashion fun!

    •    Minimum of 5 employees with no maximum number
    •    Team must be Co-ed
    •    Enter as many teams as you would like
    •    Compete for the fastest combined time
    •    Compete to see which company registers the most participants

If you or your company is interested in being a part of the Corporate Team Challenge,  email us at


Awards tent will be available during the race day. We will publicly announce winners throughout the event as well. Check your racer email for all awards details.  


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


Awards for top 2 teams in Men, Women, and Coed. Relays are considered a race exchange with two or more people. 

Athena and Clydesdales 
Awards for the top 3 in each



All of the Graniteman Events are timed by Pickle Events.  Results can be found by going to or


  • June 21  6:00 PM  –  Triathlon Clinic and Practice Swim (Warner Lake Park Beach)

  • June 25  6:00 AM  – Transition Area / Packet Pick up Open

  • June 25  8:00 AM  – Race Start
  • Post Race Awards and food to follow


Get Directions

CR 75 (Roosvelt Rd) from St. Cloud, MN
Travel to St. Augusta on Stearns County 75.  When you come to Stearns County 7 continue south through St. Augusta to Stearns county 44.  Travel approximately 2 miles to the intersection of CR44 & CR143, and veer left on CR143.  Travel 1 1/2 miles.  Warner Lake County Park is located on the right.  Look for brown “County Park” signs.

I-94 from Minneapolis, MN
Take Clearwater exit #178, turn right, going east on state highway 24.  Travel about 1/2 mile to Wright county 75 and turn left(north).  Travel 1 1/2 miles to Stearns county road 143 and turn left.  Travel approximately 1 1/2 to 2 miles on county road 143.  Warner Lake county park is located on the left.  Look for brown “county park” signs.  The “Clearwater KOA” is a landmark.


.44 Mile Sprint and .9 Mile Swim 

View Sprint course on Map My Run

View Olympic Swim Course on Map My Run

Swim starts on Warner Lake Beach
(you will want to bring sandals for the walk from the transition area to the beach.  You will be able to put them into the heat numbered bins to get them after the race)

Sprint course will swim straight across Warner Lake towards the exit area.
Olympic course will be directed to swim one additional 4 turn loop prior to continuing across the lake to the exit area.

There will be noodles, buoys, and boats to assist in spotting


14.33 mi and 28.66 Mile bike on rural roads

Sprint course will to one lap.  Olympic course will do two laps.

View this course on Map My Run

All cyclists must observe MN traffic laws. CPSC approved hard shelled helmets are required.

Drafting is prohibited

1.  Go left out of the transition area onto Co Rd 143 
2.  Go Right on County Road 7 and follow through St. Agusta
3.  Go Right onto Hwy 75 and follow it as it turns and crosses over I-94
4.  Go Right onto 27th Ave E
5.  Go Right onto Co Rd 143
6.  Left into park just after crossing over I-94



3.1 Mile Sprint and 6.2 Mile Olympic Out & Back Run

View sprint course on Map My Run

View The Olympic Course on Map My Run

1. From the tranition area, head south onto the park trails for about 1 mile
2. Go left once you hit the pavement which is 200th St. SE.
3.  Follow 200th St. SE until you reach the turn around point.
4.  Follow back to the park where you will find the finish line, water, and some recovery food!

The course is an out and back run with a great mix of shade, sun, flats, hills, grass, pavement, and hard dirt paths


 Triathlon Clinic and Practice Swim 

If you want to learn more about triathlons, join us at Warner Lake on the Tuesday night prior to the race for a group swim and open water swim clinic! We 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 Warner Lake on Tuesday.


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