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Michigan Titanium

16 races scheduled · 300 participants · Sat 15th Aug 2020 · Grand Rapids
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About this event

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.

Raceday details
How to enter

Tickets available until Tue Aug 11 2020

What's included:

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

Awards:

  • 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

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Full Tri
7:00am Sun 16th Aug 2020

Swim 2.4mi, Bike 112mi, Run 26.2mi

Full Tri Relay
7:00am Sun 16th Aug 2020

Swim 2.4mi, Bike 112mi, Run 26.2mi

Full Aquabike
7:00am Sun 16th Aug 2020

Swim 2.4mi, Bike 112mi

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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I wear headphones?
No headphones or audio devices are allowed at any stage of the race.… read more
FAQ
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… read more
FAQ
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.… read more
Route description
Route description

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)

Aquabike

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.

Logistics and schedule

Locations:

  • 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
Spectators

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.

Volunteers

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.

How to get there

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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Parking:

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.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I wear headphones?
No headphones or audio devices are allowed at any stage of the race.
FAQ
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
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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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