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About the Race

The Tinman is a great way to get a start on your season. We offer both sprint and Olympic distances with a pool swim and moderately challenging bike and run courses.

The race begins with a swim in our 8-lane pool, then switches to a bike ride along County Road 10. The run passes along and through the scenic Pomme de Terre River valley and ends on the UMM track.

Stick around following the race to enjoy the awards ceremony and refreshments. We hope to see you there!


1100 or 450 yards (Olympic/sprint) in the P.E. Center pool (22/9 laps). Wetsuits allowed. Most swimmers will be sharing a lane with 1-3 others. Because of this, circle swimming is recommended. You will be placed with swimmers of a similar caliber.

Olympic distance race will begin at 9:00 a.m.; sprint triathletes to follow at 10:00.


A 19 or 12 mile out-and-back course along Highways 59 and 10. All participants are required to wear an ANSI/Snell approved cycling helmet.


The 10k Olympic distance will run through Pomme de Terre Park, while the 5k will proceed up the Highway 329 hill and loop through the West Central Research and Outreach Center. Both courses will finish on the UMM track.


Through 3/2 3/3 – 4/24 Race Day

Please do not mail registrations after April 26. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Olympic - Individual $50 $65 $75
Olympic - Individual
UMM Student/Faculty/Staff
$40 $50 $60
Olympic - Relay $75 $90 $100
Olympic - Relay
UMM Student/Faculty/Staff
$60 $70 $80
Sprint - Individual $40 $55 $65
Sprint - Individual
UMM Student/Faculty/Staff
$30 $40 $50
Sprint - Relay $70 $85 $95
Sprint - Relay
UMM Student/Faculty/Staff
$50 $60 $70

Directions to Morris

Map of surrounding area

Get driving directions on Google Maps.

Morris is located in west-central Minnesota, 50 minutes west of Interstate 94 on Minnesota State Highway 28 (Sauk Centre exit) or 50 minutes south of Fergus Falls on U.S. Highway 59 (I-94 exit #61).

The UMM campus is located on the east side of town, and is accessible via U.S. Highway 59.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Amy Balk.

Tinman Triathlon
c/o Student Activities
600 E. 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267

Online Registration

Online pre-registration is recommended and preferred. Registration will also be available on race day. The first 25 people to register will receive a custom Tinman swim cap.

Olympic and sprint paper registration forms are also available.

See the Fees table for a full breakdown of registration fees.

Packet pick up will be from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on April 30 at the UMM Regional Fitness Center / P.E. Center.


Medals will be given out to 1st place in each age category for men and women, top relay teams (UMM & non-UMM), and overall champions for men and women.

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