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.
Kids' Triathlon (Ages 6-15), Full Tri, Full Tri Relay, and 13 more
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Sat 15th Aug 2020 - Sun 16th Aug 2020
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Grand Rapids, United States
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Where and when
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Start times
Sat 15th Aug 2020
Kids' Triathlon (Ages 6-15):
Sun 16th Aug 2020
Full Tri:
7:00am |
Full Tri Relay:
7:00am |
Full Aquabike:
7:00am |
Half Tri:
8:00am |
Full Swim Only:
8:00am |
Half Swim Only:
8:00am |
Olympic Swim Only:
8:00am |
Half Tri Relay:
8:05am |
Half Aquabike:
8:05am |
Full Duathlon:
8:20am |
Half Duathlon:
8:20am |
Olympic Tri:
8:30am |
Olympic Tri Relay:
8:35am |
Olympic Aquabike:
8:35am |
Olympic Duathlon:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Michigan Titanium
Full Tri
$445 - $555
Full Tri Relay
$510 - $620
Full Aquabike
$340 - $435
Full Duathlon
$340 - $435
Route information
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.
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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
How to get there
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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There is no parking at the event venue for spectators or athletes. Parking is available at Northview High School, 4451 Hunsberger Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.
There will be shuttles between the parking area and the event venue every 15 minutes. You are not allowed to bring bikes on the shuttle.
Event day 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
Spectator Info
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.
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 sportstats.us
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
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