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Paul Bunyan @ Lakewood Shores

This one is SPECIAL

This one is special and means a lot to Kenny.  His stepmother and father retired to Lakewood Shores POA on Cedar Lake over 30 years ago from the Detroit Free Press.  As some of you veterans may remember the old event on Van Ettan lake and the closed Wurtsmith Airforce base.  Kenny's father Ken Jr. was instrumental in bringing it to Oscoda and as he did in East Tawas developed the bike courses.  They would travel all over the state helping at every event back in the early 2000s.    Both Ken Jr. and Kathy, his stepmother were passionate about giving back to the Oscoda community working thousands of hours volunteering for various organizations.  Instilling that same value in Kenny, truth be told, one of the main reasons Kenny chose this as a profession to have the ability to give back at every event.  One of their big commitments was with the Knights of Columbus for which the old event, as well as the Sunrise Side event, have donated too.   This event will continue that commitment in their memory with helping as many people as possible.  Kenny knows his parents will be smiling down to him saying "good job pumpkin"  each year.  Proceeds from this event will start with the Knights of Columbus, as the event grows our goal is to then help other organizations in the Oscoda community. 

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The Scene

Escape the traffic and craziness of the west side, when you arrive take a deep breath and relax with us over to the Sunrise side to enjoy the beautiful Lake Huron Shoreline, crisp, clean pine air, crystal clear water of Cedar Lake.  It is flat as a pancake over here, so there will be no climbing of any sort.  This entire event will use the 7 mile long Cedar Lake and stay within that circle and the Lakewood shores POA.   

We will start everyone off with a jump off of the causeway, heading out and back underneath the causeway bridge before exiting at the beach.  Then a fast, flat, all right turn 14-mile loop around Cedar Lake.  This is pine tree-lined 75% of the way as you will fly past all the cedar lakeside residents.  The run is a combination of asphalt and dirt roads that are equally as flat as you run through the streets of Lakewood shores, again this is mostly pine tree-lined.  You will finish back at the clubhouse beachside.  



This section is both general for all events, but will have specifics to each event as each venue is completely different.  Each has it\'s challenge to ensure we are following physical distancing protocol.  

Coming soon. 

Date / Location

Sunday, July 26, 2020
*7:30 a.m.

Lakewood Shores POA Clubhouse and Beach
7701 E. Cedar Lake Drive
Oscoda, Michigan 48750

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TIME TRIAL START:                 No Olympic distance is offered due to lack of swimming time for folks due to the COVID closures.                                                                                                                    
Sprint Triathlon -  500m swim, 14mi bike, 5k run
Sprint Duathlon - 2.5k run, 14mi bike, 5k run
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 14m.bike
 Kaya-Tri: 2 mile Kayak/SUP, 14mi bike, 5k run  (CANOE, KAYAK, STAND UP PADDLEBOARD)
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run

TRI ONE For all events. 

**2 and 3 person relays offered for the Sprint Distance Triathlon

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Lakewood Shores POA
Cedar Lake

Pepsi Co
Gatorade Endurance
Rudy Project

Support Crews
Knights of Columbus
Programs from the high school
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Tri-1-Logo-Final-01 Event Our exclusive TRI - One program was launched many years ago when athletes raced as part of their training, rewarded themselves for all the training they were doing and to gain all that important race day experience you cannot simulate.  As the multi-sport community has evolved to the opposite now we are bringing back the program.  it is really simple, you need more open water swim training? great, cmon out and get it with our lifeguards and courses.  Want to get a nice hard time trial on the bike in?  cmon out and race on our course.  Need to get a run in and want to do so with aid stations?  cmon out and join other runners.  

Each TRI - One will have a designated start time, you will simply head to the TRI - One start flag for the discipline you choose, line up, and when the clock strikes and the horn sounds you are off.  With our events, time trial swim starts now you will line up accordingly.  Or if you want to take the Kayak or SUP out for a nice paddle with others where offered.

The cost for these is a flat $25.  For that, you get a finisher's medal and access to the post-race food tent.  You may purchase a shirt for $10.  

Register online. 


Age Up Rule
Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31 of that year.

Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event and excluded from their age group.

Age Groups
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following age groups:
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
*In the event there may not be at least 4 athletes within an age group, an age group may be combined, for example 2 in 20-24 and 2 and 25-29 = 20-29 age group combined.

*Sprint Triathlon - Typically offers 15 and under and 16-19 in addition.
*Clydesdales (Male 225 lbs or more) - Top 3 in Sprint Distance Triathlons. 
*Athenas (Female 165 lbs or more) - Top 3 in Sprint Distance Triathlons.

Aquabike:  Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women.

Sprint Duathlon:  Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women.

Kaya-Tri:  Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women (when applicable).

Super Sprint - All athletes will receive a finisher medal when crossing the finish line. This category is designed for those wanting to Try the Tri or to enjoy a fun, family-friendly race. In that spirit, no awards are presented.  Everyone is a winner!

Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony. If you must depart before the awards ceremony, you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you. Please click on the link below to be taken to the Transition Bag Store where you can select the AWARD Item.


Athletes Responsibility
Due to an increasing amount of athletes entering events they may not be properly trained for, we are first asking each athlete to be responsible and honest. Due to safety concerns for everyone involved including you the athlete, but also the support crew volunteers and officials like police, sheriff, fire department, etc. we must instill course cut off times at 4 hrs. Raffle and awards start at 3 hrs and 30 minutes in Olympic distance events and 99% of all athletes are finished by that time. So you must register for the event you will finish under that 4 hour time limit. Being a responsible athlete means if you cannot complete the Olympic distance comfortably under that time we recommend you participate in the sprint event.
An athlete will be informed he/she has reached the 4 hr. cut off, at which time the athlete will acknowledge he/she understands completely and he/she will be brought in off the course by the course coordinator. If the athlete refuses this he/she will be informed that there will not be any support left on the course from that point and he/she must acknowledge this and understand he/she is continuing under those circumstances at which time the athlete will remove the timing chip/strap and give to the course coordinator.  
Again an athlete must take the responsibility on as an athlete understanding his/her ability at the time of the event. Knowing that support crew volunteers, as well as other personnel out on courses must be kept in safe conditions as well.
  • Custom event shirt
  • Custom finishers medal
  • Custom latex swim cap
  • Sponsor supplied samples
    Great post race snack tent
  • Professional chip timing with results available online
  • Awards to top three in each age group
  • Great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher


  • parking on both sides of the causeway, if coming from the golf course side park in the grass field.  If coming from Lake Huron side, park in the parking lot across the street from the transition area, follow signs. 
About Lakewood Shores

Some of the best golf in the state is at Lakewood shores  Click here  Along with that an excellent resort property and restaurant right across the causeway from the transition area. There are dozens of properties available in both the Lakewood shores property association as well as on the golf courses.  Lakewood Shores Property Owners Association information here

You will fall in love with this area if escaping the hustle and bustle and traffic is what you are looking for while still being a couple hour drive from the metro areas.   Oscoda and the AuSable River area is what you need to relax as well as some great training with the roads and trails in the area.  That information is here


The Lakewood Shores Development was conceived by Carl Brownell in the 1965/66 period. The properties involved in the development were, for the most part, part of his family’s holdings. With those holdings and additional properties acquired by him, he developed the Lakewood Shores Project in partnership with a number of other people.

Lakewood Shores was plotted on August 25, 1966. This included dedications to certain properties, to include parks, plazas, etc., for use of the owners of property in the development.

The deed restrictions, entitled “Declaration of Restrictions” were used to encumber each parcel in the subdivision to which they applied. In return the property owners had to adhere to certain architectural standards made by the Architectural Control Committee for Lakewood Shores. As the subdivisions were developed, it is believed that Repurchase Agreements were recorded on all purchases of Lakewood property.

Recording plots continued until September, 1972. The last of the subdivisions (Lakewood Shores Golf and Country Club No. 8) was established and the subdivision layout was essentially complete.

The property owners association “Lakewood Shores Beach Club, Inc”. was incorporated in December, 1970. Conceived by Carl Brownell, the Lakewood Shores Development properties were mostly part of his family’s holdings. Along with addition properties, he developed the project in partnership with a number of people, including William Cottrell. Ultimately those partnerships took the form of Conel Development, Inc.

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