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  • Sherman Lake YMCA 6225 North 39th Street Augusta, MI, 49012 United States (map)
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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 Shermanator has raised funds annually for the Sherman Lake YMCA to benefit families in need in Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties for the past 15 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.

Athlete Update #1  - July 20, 2018
Athlete Update #2 - July 30, 2018
Final Athlete Update - August 2, 2018


  • Sprint Triathlon - 500 yard swim, 10 mile bike and 5k run
  • Super Sprint Triathlon (youth ages 10-18) - 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

6:15 AM - Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Registration Open
6:15 AM - Transition opens
7:30 AM - Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Registration Close
7:45 AM - Race begins
8:45 AM - Post-race snack area opens
10:30 AM - Awards Ceremony (approximate time)


Athlete Check-In
Race Morning Check In: 6:15am-7:30am at the Sherman Lake YMCA Recreation Center. Participants for all events must check-in before competing.

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: There is no pre-race packet pickup. Everything you need will be ready when you check in Saturday morning (race day).

A timing chip will be provided for race timing. A $30 fee will be charged for lost chips. All timing chip assignments and race markings will be done at Check-In  on race morning.

Course Maps

Results will be posted at the event. For a complete listing, please click here.

Triathlon Award Categories:
Sprint Triathlon:
Overall  Male & Female
Overall Masters (40+) Male & Female
Age groups: M & F: 12-13,14-15,16-17,18-19, 20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,
40-44, 45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70+

Super Sprint Triathlon:
Overall Male & Female
Age Groups, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18

Triathlon Relay Teams:
Top 3 Overall combined two and three athlete teams

Duathlon Awards: 
Overall Male & Female
Top 3 Male & Female from all age groups

Aquabike Awards: 
Overall Male & Female
Top 3 Male & Female from age groups

An Awards Ceremony will be held at approximately 10:30am at the Sherman Lake YMCA waterfront area adjoining the transition area.


Wetsuits are allowed. Water temps have been near 80 in the last week in Sherman Lake.

Sherman Lake YMCA grounds are not available for pre-race training. Sherman Lake YMCA members and guests (daily guest fee dues required) are welcome to train in our Recreation Center during regular hours of operation. We appreciate your cooperation. Sherman Lake YMCA is a smoke-free campus.

Please leave your family pets at home during this event.

Race day conditions may require delay or cancellation of the event. The Race Director will make every effort to hold the event as scheduled. However, safety issues will prevail.

Pre-Race Swim Warm Up - athletes will have a short window of opportunity to warm up in the lake for the swim portion of the event the day of the race.

Shower Facilities/Locker Rooms - the Recreation Center will be open to participants following the event for showering. Facilities will be available until noon. Please bring your own towel and lock, Sherman Lake YMCA is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Spectators are welcome to bring beverages and food on site.

Please contact Carrie Hybels at 269.731.3039 or at

2018 Shermanator Sponsors
Title Sponsor - Zeigler Auto Group
Gold Sponsor - Worgess Insurance
Bronze Sponsors - Agility Physical Therapy, CSM Group and Cherry Tree Financial
Friend of Shermanator - Richland Village Drug

In Kind Sponsors - Pedal, Kashi, WLLA TV 64, Gallagher Uniform