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Grand Rapids Triathlon

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<p>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. </p><p>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. </p><p>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.</p>

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Tickets available until Sun Jun 14 2020

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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**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

Logistics and schedule

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)
Spectators

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.

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.

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