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Michigan Titanium

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Take part in this triathlon festival, which boasts Michigan's only full-distance triathlon. Swim in the clear waters of Versluis Lake, before cycling and running through Versluis park and the streets of Michigan before a big celebration with friends and family over the finish line.

How to enter the Michigan Titanium

  1. Full Tri

    Triathlon: Swim 2.4mi, Bike 112mi, Run 26.2mi
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  2. Full Tri Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 2.4mi, Bike 112mi, Run 26.2mi
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  3. Full Aquabike

    Other: Swim 2.4mi, Bike 112mi
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  4. Full Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run N/a, Bike 112mi, Run 26.2mi
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  5. Half Tri

    Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi
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  6. Half Tri Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi
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  7. Half Aquabike

    Other: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi
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  8. Half Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run N/a, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi
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  9. Olympic Tri

    Triathlon: Swim 0.93mi, Bike 24.8mi, Run 6.2mi
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  10. Olympic Tri Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 0.93mi, Bike 24.8mi, Run 6.2mi
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  11. Olympic Aquabike

    Other: Swim 0.93mi, Bike 24.8mi
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  12. Olympic Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run N/a, Bike 24.8mi, Run 6.2mi
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  13. Full Swim Only

    Swim 2.4mi
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  14. Half Swim Only

    Swim 1.2mi
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  15. Olympic Swim Only

    Swim 1.5km
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  16. Kids' Triathlon (Ages 6-15)

    Triathlon: Swim 0.06mi, Bike 1.25mi, Run 0.62mi
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Michigan Titanium routes

Swim course:

The water in Versluis Lake is very clean, as no gas motors are permitted in the lake.

  • Olympic distance athletes will do an out-and-back swim
  • Half distance athletes will do 1 loop (1.2 miles)
  • Full distance athletes will do 2 laps

Transition 1:

This is next to the park, on a large paved parking lot.

Bike course:

Leave Northland drive and turn onto Cannonsburg Road. The course heads east and then loops back on itself.

  • Olympic athletes: out-and back course of 24.8 miles
  • Half distance athletes: 1 loop (56 miles)
  • Full distance athletes: 2 loops (112 miles)

Transition 2:

Transition happens back at Versluis Park, and heads south on Northland Drive towards Grand River Avenue.

Run course:

An out-and-bike course staying east of the Beltline, heading through Plainfield and Ada.

  • Olympic athletes: 1 lap (6.2 miles)
  • Half distance athletes: 2 laps (13.1 miles)
  • Full distance athletes: 4 laps (26.2 miles)


You will ride the same course as the triathlon course, but there will be a separate chute towards the finish line, while the other athletes transition to their run. You must dismount at the dismount line before crossing the timing mat, otherwise you will be disqualified.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Race t-shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Aid Stations
  • Papa Murphy's Pizza


  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd individuals in all age categories across all distances
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd paratriathletes in each distance
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd relay teams in each distance
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Men and Women in each race
    • Ultra-Distance: $1,000; $500; $300
    • Half Tri: $500; $250; $150
    • Olympic Tri: $300; $200; $100
Raceday Logistics


  • Start/Finish Line: Versluis Park, 3650 Versluis Park NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Transition/Bike drop-off: Versluis Park
  • Check-in: Wolverine YMCA, 6555 Jupiter Ave NE, Belmont, MI 49306
  • Expo: Wolverine YMCA

Saturday 15th August:

  • 09:00 - Kids Triathlon starts
  • 10:00 - Practice swim begins
  • 11:00 - Practice swim finishes
  • 11:30 - 1st compulsory pre-race meeting for Full distance athletes
  • 12:00 - Athlete check-in and Expo opens
  • 12:30 - 2nd Compulsory pre-race meeting for Full, Half and Olympic distance athletes
  • 13:00 - Transition and Bike drop-off opens
  • 13:30 - 3rd Compulsory pre-race meeting for Full, Half and Olympic distance athletes
  • 14:30 - 4th Compulsory pre-race meeting for Full, Half and Olympic distance athletes
  • 15:30 - 5th Compulsory pre-race meeting for Full, Half and Olympic distance athletes
  • 16:00 - Athlete check-in and Expo closes
  • 17:00 - Race venue closes

Sunday 16th August:

  • 04:30 - First shuttles from parking lots
  • 05:00 - Transition area opens
  • 06:45 - Pre-race meeting for Full distance athletes
  • 07:00 - Full distance Swim starts
  • 07:45 - Transition area closes
  • 07:45 - Pre-race meeting for Half and Olympic distance athletes
  • 08:00 - Half distance swim waves start
  • 08:20 - Half and full distance duathlon starts
  • 08:30 - Olympic distance swim waves start
  • 08:45 - Olympic duathlon starts
  • 09:45 - Cut-off from swim course
  • 12:00 - Prize-giving for Olympic Tri, Aquabike, and Duathlon
  • 13:00 - Prize-giving for Half Aquabike
  • 13:30 - Cut-off for halfway point of bike course
  • 14:00 - Prize-giving for half triathlon and half duathlon
  • 17:00 - Prize-giving for full aquabike awards
  • 17:30 - Cut-off for bike course
  • 18:00 - Prize-giving for Full Triathlon and Duathlon
  • 21:00 - Final shuttles from parking lots
  • 22:30 - Cut-off for halfway point of run
  • 00:00 - Cut-off for run/finish
Kit List


  • Wetsuit (presuming that water will be colder than 78 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Goggles
  • Swim cap (provided)


In your Swim-Bike Transition Bag:

  • Cycling shoes
  • Cycling socks
  • Sun glasses
  • Cycling clothing (if not worn during the swim)
  • Nutrition

In your Bike special needs bag:

  • Extra sun block
  • Body glide/anti-chafing cream
  • Extra nutrition
  • Spare tire/tube

Helmets must be worn. Your chinstrap must be fastened whenever you are on your bike, otherwise you will be disqualified.


In your Bike-Run Transition Bag:

  • Running shoes
  • Hat/visor
  • Socks
  • Race belt, with athlete number pre-attached
  • Change of clothes
  • Reflective gear if you will need it
  • Nutrition

In your run special needs bag:

  • Spare socks
  • Long sleeve for warmth if it gets dark
  • Treat nutrition

There will be a SportStats Tracker App, where you can follow your friend or relative live while they are competing.

Please refrain from assisting any athletes, as they will be disqualified. They are pursuing an individual achievement of fitness. However, you are encouraged to cross the finish line with your friend or family member. You're even allowed to take your dog on course for that special finishing moment!

Spectators will benefit from food samples from some of the event sponsors.


There will be food stations with snacks and meals at the volunteer tent. If you are located on the course, you will have a snacks and sandwiches.


What will be supplied at the aid stations?

  • Bike aid stations: Gatorade; water; ice; Hammer gel; bananas
  • Run aid stations: Gatorade; water; Pepsi; ice; pickle juice; Hammer gel; bananas; oranges; pretzels; cookies; cooling sponges

Can I wear headphones?

No headphones or audio devices are allowed at any stage of the race.

Where can I find my results?

There will be TVs by the awards tent, where you can see your results immediately after finishing. There will also be printed lists of events. After the event, you can find your results online at

Can I enter on the day?

If there are still tickets available online, you are allowed to register on the day of the event during packet pickup hours.

Where do I put my transition bags?

You must have deposited all your bags before 6:30am on the day of the event. You will be given 5 bags: Dry Clothes Bag; Swim-Bike Transition; Bike-Run Transition; Special Needs Bike; Special Needs Run

Is there an age limit?

You must be at least 18 years old by December 31st 2020 in order to compete in the Full or Half Distance events.

Can somebody else register/collect my race packet for me?

No, only registered athletes can pick up their race packet. You must bring photo ID

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