The olympic distance triathlon consist of a 1.5 K swim, 40 K bike and a 10 K run. The swim will take place in Lake Michigan going parallel with the shoreline in approximately 6 to 10 feet deep water. Water temperatures can fluctuate from 58 to 74 degrees, so wetsuits will be allowed. Once exiting the water, you have just under a ½ mile run on the scenic boardwalk to the transition area at the Tri – Cities YMCA.
The bike course is an out and back route taking you along the river and along the Lake Michigan beach. After which, you will be routed out to Lakeshore Drive which is very scenic and was freshly paved 3 years ago. The course has a few rolling hills but no major climbs. It has been considered relatively fast.
The run course will exit the YMCA parking lot and immediately be taken to the boardwalk. While running on the boardwalk, the route will take you past waterfront shops, waterfront stadium and the city marina. You will be cheered on by volunteers and spectators alike.
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The sprint distance triathlon consists of a .5 K swim, a 20 K bike and a 5 K run. This swim portion will also take place in Lake Michigan going parallel with the shoreline in approximately 4 to 6 feet deep water. Once exiting the water, you also have just under a ½ mile run on the scenic boardwalk to the transition area at the Tri – Cities YMCA.
The bike course is also out and back along the same route as the olympic distance. The course is naturally, not as long.
The run course will also exit the YMCA parking lot and immediately be taken to the boardwalk. For the first 1.55 miles, you will be on the same course as the olympic participants. Feel free to cheer and encourage each other on your running. You will also head past the waterfront shops, waterfront stadium, city marina and additional shops.
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The olympic duathlon consists of a 5-K run, a 40-K bike followed by a 10-K run. The run and the bike course will be the same routes as the olympic triathlon course.
The sprint distance duathlon consists of a 5 – K run, 20 K bike followed by another 5 – K run. The run and the bike course will be the same routes as the sprint triathlon course.
***PLEASE NOTE IT IS THE ATHLETE'S RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW THE COURSE***