We are BACK in 2021!! After an incredibly successful race in 2020, we are excited to continue to offer the Graniteman Clearwater Triathlon to our racers in MN!


As we move forward into 2021, we truly hope the racing world will begin to open back up. Below is our COVID-19 information that is set from 2020. As of right now, we do not know what the status of the pandemic is, but we do know one thing…. the Graniteman Tri’s will continue to put on stellar events, and continue to meet all CDC and MDH guideline standards to provide an incredible, safe, and competitive race for you in 2021. Our No Risk Refund Policy (noted below) will remain in effect to make sure we continue to take care of athletes as we grow these events. Thank you!



The Graniteman Clearwater Triathlon is back in 2021! As we approach the event, we will continue to monitor any concerns around COVID-19 and respond to any needs. We will work with recommendations from CDC and MDH to put processes in place to ensure a safe, fun, and challenging event in 2020. 

 We are excited to host an event in 2021 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 2021. 

Active Central MN is offering a NO RISK REGISTRATION POLICY for 2020, meaning if we cancel an event, or you need to cancel your registration for any reason, we will offer either a free deferment to another race, or a full refund. This is made possible by our founding sponsors: Williams Integracare, Granite Equity Partners, Viking Coca-Cola, and Rollga. A huge thank you to them for helping us honor our athletes! 


Prices for our triathlons have returned to Early Bird special pricing! Let’s get registered and get moving! Stay safe and have fun! 



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!

See our CORPORATE TEAM CHALLENGE PAGE  to get all the details on how to get involved!

    •    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 RD@centralmnevents.org

 Awards! – More info to come as the event nears

2020 UPDATE: There will be no formal awards ceremony for 2020 in order to remain compliant to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Further announcements will be given to athletes on the virtual awards process. 


The awards ceremony will begin at 12:00 pm.  Olympic participants finishing after 12:15 pm that earn an award will receive it, but will not be part of the awards ceremony.  Please be sure to check results on race day as we do not mail awards.

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

Athena and Clydesdales 
Medals for the top 3 in each



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




EVENT SCHEDULE – More info to come as event nears







  • 2020 UPDATE: Below is the normal year racing schedule. For our covid guidelines, racing will be done differently in 2020. As the race management team decides the best protocol, athletes will be notified on all updates. 

    We are working to outline a time trial start option that will allow for proper social distancing during running. This will allow us to start the race as early as 7am and begin sending athletes off 1 by 1 on the swim based on age groups and time assumptions. Each athlete will be given their general start time frame. Our fully outlined racing protocol will be outlined and given to racers by mid July. 


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

  • 7:00AM – 9:00 AM  – Race Start
  • 11:00 AM  – Awards (or as soon as results are finalized) ONLINE AWARDS ONLY 2020





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.