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SugarMan has been selected as the 2018 Louisiana State Sprint Championship Triathlon!

Sugarman started in 2008 and takes place on the first Sunday in October.  It is a sprint distance triathlon with a 500m swim in Sugarmill Pond, then a  15 mile bicycle ride on open country roads and some closed to traffic.  The 5K run is through the neighborhood and parks of Sugarmill Pond with a spectacular finishing loop around the lake.  This is one of the best venues for spectators.  Your fans will have great opportunities to see your swim and multiple places on the run.  SugarMan is a great event for seasoned triathletes as well as beginners.

New for 2018!  THE SUGARMAN DUATHLON! The run/bike/run duathlon is a 2.7 mile run, followed by a 15 mile bike, then with a 3.1 mile run.  

Finishers Medals

Finishers Medals

2018 Packet Pick Up:

Thank you Romacelli Bistro e Vino for sponsoring Sugar Man Triathlon & Duathlon's Packet Pick Up! 

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THURSDAY - October 4, 2018 (11a-6p)
505 West Pont Des Mouton Suite 100
Lafayette LA, 70507

SATURDAY - October 6, 2018 (11a-6p)
220 Prescott Blvd. Suite 100
Youngsville LA, 70592  

FRIDAY - October 5, 2018 (11a-6p)
115 Stonemont Road
Lafayette LA, 70508   

Bicycle Rentals are available from TRAIL upon request! Click the button below to find out more!


From Tri Cajuns (

"Seems like triathletes have a huge amount of gear that can consume a small warehouse.  For first-timers the amount of gear required for the swim, bike, and run, can be daunting.  So let’s break it down on a list showing the basics and optional stuff that you may want to bring.  Grab a backpack or transition bag to load some of the gear in.  DO NOT LOAD YOUR STUFF IN A 5 GALLON BUCKET!  Your bike will carry the rest.  After the first couple of races you will soon learn what’s needed or not needed, and look like a seasoned athlete in no time."


  • Tri suit (usually called your “kit”)

  • Swim cap (Included in your SugarMan race packet)

  • Goggles

  • Towel


  • Bike

  • Helmet

  • Cycling shoes

  • Cycling socks

  • Sunglasses or clear eye protection

  • Water bottles (for frame cages) or hydration pack

  • Spare tube or tubes (and/or patch kit)

  • Tire levers

  • Cyclist’s multi-tool (with Allen wrenches)

  • CO2 inflator (with cartridges) or mini-pump


  • Running shoes

  • Running socks

  • Cap or visor

  • Sunglasses


  • First-aid items (blister treatment, bandages)

  • Medical info/emergency contact card

  • Sunscreen

  • Lip balm

  • Chamois cream

  • Baby wipes (for cleanups) or hand sanitizer

  • Race number and documents

  • Race belt (for number)

  • Performance gels/chews/bars

  • Performance beverages or drink mixes

  • Handlebar end caps (yes, officials will check to make sure your handlebars have end caps)

  • Ear plugs

  • Watch, heart rate monitor

  • Spare goggles

  • Ear plugs

  • Floor pump

  • Cycling gloves

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