Grand Rapids Triathlon

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About
The Grand Rapids Triathlon is the largest independent triathlon and proud host of five USAT National Championships over the course of our ten-year history. While our event brings in some of the best athletes from across the country, we have also been named one of the Top 5 Best Triathlons for Beginners in the country according to Triathlon Business International. This triathlon event is a chance for athletes of all skill levels to compete on a scenic riverside course, perfect for the novice through the seasoned triathlete. Offering Sprint, Olympic, and Half distance Triathlons, Aquabike and Relay events, this USA Triathlon sanctioned event promises heart-pounding excitement from start to the finish.
Participants
Sprint Triathlon, Olympic Triathlon, Half Ironman, and 6 more
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Calendar
Sun, Jun 14, 2020
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LocationPin
Ada, United States
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Where and when
Location
6901 Fulton St E, Ada, MI 49301, USA
Start times
Sun, Jun 14, 2020
Sprint Triathlon:
7:45am |
Olympic Triathlon:
8:15am |
Half Ironman:
7:00am |
Sprint Aquabike:
7:00am |
Olympic Aquabike:
8:15am |
Half Aquabike:
7:45am |
Half Swim:
7:00am |
Olympic Swim:
8:15am |
Sprint Swim:
7:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Grand Rapids Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon
Swim
0.75km
Bike
20km
Running
5km
$65.00 - $160.00
Olympic Triathlon
Swim
1.5km
Bike
40km
Running
10km
$80.00 - $190.00
Half Ironman
Swim
1.2mi
Bike
56mi
Running
13.1mi
$155.00 - $405.00
Sprint Aquabike
Swim
0.6km
Bike
12.4mi
$45.00 - $90.00
Route information
**Distances
**Sprint – Swim: 600 Meters, Bike: 20K, Run: 5K
Olympic – Swim: 1500 Meters, Bike: 40K, Run: 10K
Half-Iron – Swim: 1.2 Miles, Bike: 56 Miles, Run: 13.1 Miles
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What's included
ALL EVENT FINISHERS - All finishers will receive a finisher medal. All Half Distance finishers will also receive a finisher hat
OVERALL EVENT WINNERS, EACH DISTANCE
Cash prizes are awarded only to overall triathlon winners along with the following:
  • Free entry to the following year’s event (1ST place overall for each event)
  • Overall Masters 40+ (1ST, 2ND, 3RD ) will also receive an award (no cash prize)
AGE GROUP TRIATHLON WINNERS, EACH DISTANCE -
Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male/female finishers of each
age group as follows:
19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-59, 80+, Clydesdales 39 & Under, Clydesdales 40 & Over, Athenas 39 & Under, Athenas 40 & Over.
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How to get there
6901 Fulton St E, Ada, MI 49301, USA
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Event address: 6901 Fulton St E, Ada, MI 49301, USA
Parking:
Shuttles will be running every 10 minutes and are free. Equipment is not allowed on the shuttles. Athletes can drop off their gear at the Athlete Drop-off shown on the map where it will be watched by volunteers, then park their vehicle, then return to that area by shuttle. Or athletes and their gear can be dropped off by their spectators at the Athlete Drop-off area and make their way to transition from there.
Event day logistics
Packet Pick-up
Saturday, June 13th at Amway Global- Noon to 4 pm
5101 Spaulding Plaza SE, Ada, MI 49301
NOTE: This is Spaulding PLAZA, not Spaulding AVENUE
  • Noon to 1:30 pm – Half
  • 1:00 to 2:30 pm – Olympic
  • 2:00 to 3:30 pm – Sprint
  • 3:00 to 4:00 pm – Anyone
IF YOU SHOW UP ON RACE DAY TO PICK UP YOUR PACKET YOU WILL NOT HAVE A TIMING CHIP ASSIGNED TO YOU.
NO ONE BUT YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR RACE PACKET.
NO RACE DAY registration or packet pick up!
Race Day Outline
Sunday, June 14, 2020
  • 4:00 am – Road Closed for Transition
  • 5:15-6:45 am – Transition Area Opens
  • 6:00-6:30 am – Pre-race Swim
  • 6:45 am – Half Distance Transition Closes
  • 6:45 am – Course Meeting
  • 7:30 am – Sprint & Olympic Transition Closes
  • 10:00 am – Transition Opens for Athletes to Remove Gear
IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST have all your gear in transition by the 7 AM race start time. Athletes will not be able to place items in transition after the race has started so as to avoid interfering with athletes while they are competing.
PLEASE NOTE: For Swim Waves, each swim wave will receive a different cap color. Waves will be based on distance, sex and age. Swim wave start times will be posted at packet pickup.
REMEMBER: Your age is race age (as of 12/31/2020) not your age today!
Race Start Times/Swim Waves
Half
  • Wave 1 – 7:00 – Red – Men age 39 & under, ALL Clydesdales ALL Aquabikes, ALL Relays
  • Wave 2 – 7:05 – Gold – Men age 40 & over (NO Clydesdales/Aquabikes/Relays)
  • Wave 3 – 7:10 – Purple – All Women/Athenas (NO Aquabikes/Relays)
Sprint
  • Wave 4 – 7:30 – Fluorescent Green – Chariots
  • Wave 5 – 7:45 – White – Men age 34 & under, ALL Clydesdales, ALL Aquabikes, ALL Relays
  • Wave 6 – 7:50 – Silver – Men age 35 & over (NO Clydesdales/Aquabikes/Relays)
  • Wave 7 – 7:55 – Light Pink – All Women/Athenas (NO Aquabikes/Relays)
  • Wave 8 – 8:00 – Fluorescent Orange – Newbie wave (men & women)
Olympic
  • Wave 9 – 8:15 – Light Blue – Men age 39 & under, ALL Clydesdales, ALL Aquabike, ALL Relays, ALL MECTC
  • Wave 10 – 8:20 – Orange – Men age 40 & over (NO Clydesdales/Aquabikes/Relays)
  • Wave 11 – 8:25 – Fluorescent Yellow – All Women/Athenas (NO Aquabikes/Relays)
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Spectator Info
Spectators can track their athletes in real time during the event by using the Sportstats Tracker app available in the app store. This app will allow spectators to see approximately where on the course the athlete is and get alerts as they cross from any given discipline into the transition area.
Backpack
What to bring
There are no requirements for clothing wore during the event. You may choose to wear a wetsuit or not. You may wear a one or two piece tri kit, you may wear a swimsuit, and put clothes over it, wear what you find comfortable keeping in mind there are no changing tents to use between disciplines. USAT has no rules regarding men wearing tops or at what level the zip is on your tri kit. Women must be covered appropriately, but are allowed to run in cropped shirts or sports bras.
HELMETS
Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT-sanctioned events. Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event.
Penalty: Disqualification
WETSUITS
Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion; however, participants who wear a wetsuit within such a temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Above 84 degrees, wetsuits are prohibited.
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