Glimmerglass Triathlon

Cooperstown, NY

The Glimmerglass Tri has returned after a long hiatus. 2024 will be bigger and better than ever before. Racers will begin the race on a kayak or canoe with a 1.5 mile open water PADDLE. Starting at the beachfront, the route will follow the protected Glimmerglass bay on Otsego Lake. After the paddle and Upon arrival at the beach, racers will transition to their bikes staged near the lakefront pavilion. The BIKE portion of the race will take riders 16.5 miles North of the park on secondary roads, racers will dismount from their bikes and finish the last stretch of the race on foot. A 10K RUN will pass over the Hyde Hall foot bridge and be contained mostly in Glimmerglass state park.

Sign up for our team option and share the fun. Split the disciplines between a three or four person team.


Discipline Routes: 

Paddle route -

Bike route -

Run route - 

Event Info:

Packet Pickup:
Participant packets can be picked up on Friday from 5-7pm, or Saturday from 6:30 - 8am at Glimmerglass State Park

Equipment Staging: Bikes and kayaks/canoes can dropped off in staging areas Saturday morning only from 6-8am. 

Participants are required to provide their own equipment for the race (bikes, kayaks/canoes, flotation devices, etc). Rentals available through registration process. 

Canoe & Kayak Rentals and Sales are offering canoe and kayak rentals for any racer needing one. Simply go to the registration page and a question will lead you to the rental.

Start Time: Race will kick of at 9am with the paddle portion followed by the bike, then the run.   ****Expect rough water and plan accordingly****

Aid Stations: Water stations will be positioned along the running route.

What's Included:

  • Official timing from the Clark Sports Center Events Team
  • Commemorative race sweatshirt
  • Finisher medal
  • Food/free beer for those 21 and over
  • Race afterparty 
  • A guarenteed good time!
Paddlers must wear approved flotation vests and will be checked at canoe/kayak staging area. Otsego lake can and probably will have rough water so plan accordingly. Canoes should be stable and less "race" style.

Bikers must wear helmets and will be checked at bike staging area.

  • More rules and event details will be added so check back periodically
  • No refunds will be provided.
  • Bring Your Friends!

When & Where

May 18, 2024


9:00 AM

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