Zorbaz Gull Lake Challenge

Nisswa, MN

We are excited for 2024! Join us for the Zorbaz Gull Lake Challenge! This race takes place in one of Brainerd's Gull Lake Chain’s hidden treasures – Lake Margaret. A large expanse with narrower channel segments offer swimmers calm water to swim. This makes it well suited for all levels of swimmers and triathletes alike.

The full race will be a very fast course for experienced open water swimmers, 2.4 mile distance is the perfect season warm-up for ironman distance triathletes, and the mid-sized/sheltered nature of the race makes this perfect for the less experienced swimmer trying their first distance open water race. 

The 1.2 mile option and the relay option adds variety for athletes looking for an open water race but aren’t ready to tackle 2.4 miles, are training for other 1 mile swim races or are preparing for shorter triathlons. This race is set in a beautiful lake and offers a challenge to all levels and types of athletes.

New for 2024!

We will be offering a Non-Competitive Division for those interested in the challenge of the swim, but not in racing competitively.  The specifics of this division are as follows: 

  • Competitive Division is not a race but will be timed for the swimmer's interest.
  • Swim aids such as fins, snorkels, and hand paddles are permitted.
  • Open Water Swim Buoys are strongly recommended.
  • Non-Competitive Division swimmers will have a chip for safety and will be monitored by safety volunteers.
  • Swimmers will start behind the competitive racers.


Another reason to register for this race are the Bloody Mary's and awesome breakfast offered after the race. Zorbaz and Titos come together to offer all racers a buffet like no other! 

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Awesome Participant Shirts-Image Coming in 2024!

Race Schedule 
Friday June 7th
5-9 pm New Registrations and Packet Pickup 

Saturday June 8th RACE
5-6 am Packet Pick up Only, no new registrations accepted
5:00 am Shuttles begin bringing participants to Start Line
6:15 am Mandatory 2.4 mile race Meeting
6:30 am 2.4 Mile Race Starts
6:40 am Mandatory 1.2 mile race meeting
6:45 am 1.2 Mile Race Starts
Immediately following the race: Bloody Mary's and Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am Awards Ceremony

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When & Where

Jun 8, 2024


6:00 AM

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