Sat August 7, 2021 Directions

Shermanator Individual Triathlon

7:45AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Shermanator Triathlon Relay

7:45AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Shermanator Aquabike

7:45AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Shermanator Duathlon

7:45AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Shermanator Super Sprint

7:45AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Shermanator Update

It is with much regret and sadness that we are announcing the cancellation of the 2021 Shermanator. When we cancelled the Shermanator last year, our intent was to bring it back in 2021 bigger and better than ever before. Sadly, with continued uncertainty around COVID-19 and the restrictions of a smaller staff, it has become clear that we will not be able to meet that standard this year. We understand how disappointing this is for everyone. Please know this decision was a difficult one and not taken lightly. Refunds will be issued immediately for all registered athletes.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Sherman Lake YMCA. We look forward to seeing you all in 2022.

Sherman Lake YMCA Recreation Center

The Shermanator Triathlon is a fundraising event hosted at the Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center and is excellent for the beginner or competitive athlete. You will find it to be one of the most beautiful race venues in the region. The swim is in crystal clear Sherman Lake. The bike is on public roads (39th St., "G" Avenue and 37th Street) adjacent to the Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center and the run includes a section inside the Outdoor Center grounds with a loop on nearby 38th Street.

The Shermanator has raised funds annually for the Sherman Lake YMCA to benefit families in need in Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties for the past 17 years. The Sherman Lake YMCA programs build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through instilling values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. It is only with the great support of people such as yourself, that each year, hundreds of individuals receive partial financial assistance to become members at the Sherman Lake YMCA.

Sprint Triathlon - 500 yard swim, 10 mile bike and 5k run
Super Sprint Triathlon - 200 yard swim, 6 mile bike and 2 mile run
Duathlon - 2.5k run, 10 mile bike and 5k run
Aquabike - 500 yard swim and 10 mile bike

Race day registration will be open from 6:15am-7:15am on Saturday, August 1 at the Recreation Center front desk. 

Custom short-sleeve tech shirt
Custom finishers medal
Professional chip timing with online results

While the Shermanator is not a sanctioned event, we do follow the USAT “age up” rule to be consistent with those events that do. You will be placed in an age group based on your age on December 31, 2020. 

Awards will be given to:
Overall winners in each event
Overall Masters winners in the Shermanator Triathlon only
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place in each age group in the Shermanator Triathlon and Super Sprint Triathlon
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place for Aquabike, Relay and Duathlon (male and female; there are no age group winners for these events)

Triathlon age groups:
19 & 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+

Super Sprint age groups:
10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18

Awards will be available at the awards ceremony following the race. 

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Sherman Lake YMCA Recreation Center


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