Lake Metro Parks Pirate Triathlon

Triathlon Course Swim 500 meters in Lake Erie. Start in water. Depth of water approximately 6 feet. Wet suits are permitted. No flotation devices. Lifeguards are on duty. For safety reasons, tired swimmers may stop, touch bottom (if able) and resume swimming when ready. –OR– Kayak in Lake Erie. Start on the beach west of the swim course. Paddle north 100 meters, then east parallel to the swim course. Turn around and return to the beach at the same location they departed from. Course is approximately two = kilometers. Bike 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) out and back on route of paved roads. Start from Fairport Beach, travel east through Painesville Township and return on same roads. Bicycle helmets required! Route marked with directional arrows on roads. Local law enforcement will attempt to hold traffic at all intersections, however, racers should adhere to traffic laws and race cautiously. There are six railroad crossings; cross with caution. Run 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) on paved roads marked with directional arrows. Run with traffic. Always look both ways when crossing intersections and making turns. Entire course is within Fairport Village limits. Traffic will be controlled at critical intersections.
Date:  2023-07-16
Distance:  500m Swim or 2K Kayak, 20K bike, and 5K run
City:  Fairport Harbor
Registration Cost:  $30, $40, $50, $60
State:  Ohio
Hosted By:  Lake Metro Parks
  • Well Organized
  • Mostly Flat Fast Bike And Run Course
  • Compete As A Swimmer Or Paddler
  • Compete Solo Or As A Relay Team
  • Nice Tech Shirts And Finisher Medals
  • Lots Of Age Division Awards
  • Overall Awards For First Place Only


Awesome well organized triathlon with a fun pirate theme. Compete as a swimmer or paddler. The course for the most part is fast and flat. Water leg of the course (swim or paddle) is done in Lake Erie. I look forward to this race every year!
Posted Aug 22, 2023


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Scott O
Kent, Ohio
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I am a multi sport racer competing in running events from 5K's to marathons, duathlons, flat water kayak races, and adventure...

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