Welcome to the 2020 Mercy Health Grand Haven Triathlon & Duathlon:
GRAND HAVEN TRIATHLON & DUATHLON HAS GONE "VIRTUAL"
August 30 through September 19
Every year, Grand Haven Triathlon & Duathlon has been scheduled for the 2nd weekend in July. This year, all the details, permits, volunteers, professional services and other logistics were in place and ready for you. Then, in March, COVID-19 crashed into everyone's world causing total disarray in every facet of everyone's business and lives. Not knowing if we would be able to host the event on the originally planned July 12 date, we collaborated with all the involved "powers that be" to put a "Plan B" in place. This alternative plan was to host the event on Sunday, September 6 if the virus continued and State reopening phases wouldn't allow July 12 to happen. Everyone involved with this process (Grand Haven City and ALL its departments, Ottawa County Sheriff (road and marine divisions), U.S. Coast Guard, Michigan DNR, EMS and other professional and volunteers) worked very hard to reissue permits, put together professional and volunteers rescheduling, etc. On June 18, we announced that we had to pivot and implement our "Plan B" as the State was not far enough into its reopening plan to allow July 12 to happen.
Now, we find ourselves where State guidelines, Health Department, City and Attorney General guidelines, etc. make hosting the event on our "alternate" date impossible. As a result, our 2020 event is now implementing "Plan C" and we're going virtual. This is YOUR opportunity to do YOUR event on YOUR time and YOUR place. Please click on the "VIRTUAL DETAILS" tab at the top of the page for all the details and benefits. After reading all the details, feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.