About Us



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Graniteman Events has been attracting triathletes, adventure seekers, and runners from all over the world to Central Minnesota since 2004.  What started as a single triathlon called Graniteman has now spawned into a variety of annual events that include triathlons, runs, and the Mudman 5K obstacle course race.      

Graniteman was originally founded in 2003 as a fundraiser for  North Crest Gymnastics and Dance is a private kids activity center located in Sauk Rapids, MN that offers a variety of activities for kids of all ages.  These great events originally helped to keep the children’s programs that were offered to the community affordable, but they also helped to further North Crest's mission of involving parents in healthy and active life choices, which inevitably end up benefiting their children and families.

Over the past 12 years, Graniteman Events has paid out well over $250,000 to local and regional community groups and non profits, and is looking forward to continuing to help support local causes and initiatives through our volunteer fundraising program.

In 2013, Graniteman Events, Inc. was formed to help manage the needs of this expanding and successful effort.  Our growing team of experienced event organizers has over 30 years of combined experience in event management.  Graniteman Events is always looking for new ways to challenge people, and new opportunities to take its participants race experience to the next level.