FAQ

Also see the Rules & Procedures page for more information

Course

FAQ Symbol What is the water temperature?

Lake Michigan is a very large body of water where the temperatures can range from 56 to 74 degrees in the month of July. You will probably want to wear a wetsuit for the race.

FAQ Symbol How deep is the water?

Swimming along the shoreline, the water depth will vary between 4 to 7 feet.

FAQ Symbol Will the race start on the beach?

Yes, athletes will line up to start on the beach and run into the water.

FAQ Symbol How many participants will there be in each wave?

Based upon the number of registered athletes, each wave will have between 100 to 150 athletes. You MUST start the race in your assigned wave. Wave times will be posted at packet pick up. Please confirm your wave start time.

FAQ Symbol After exiting the water, can I leave my wetsuit with a friend or family member before running to the transition?

NO!!!! USAT rules are very specific that athletes may not receive ANY outside assistance. This means you must carry your own wetsuit, cap and goggles with you to the transition area.

FAQ Symbol Can I leave footwear at the swim exit to wear when I run to the transition?

Yes, you’re welcome to leave shoes, sandles, watersocks or anything you want to run to the transition area. These may be left on the boardwalk by the boulders near the swim exit. Again, athletes may not receive ANY outside assistance.

FAQ Symbol What will happen if water conditions are not acceptable to swim in?

The triathlons will then be converted to a sprint distance and olympic distance
duathlon.

Entry

FAQ Symbol If I am unable to race, can I get a refund of my entry fee?

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS!!!!

FAQ Symbol Can I change my division from an individual to a relay team?

Yes, you can change divisions and change an individual to a relay team, however, it MUST be made no later than Saturday, July 7 at packet pick up.

FAQ Symbol Can I give, or sell my entry to a friend or relative?

NO!!!! No one can use your entry. YOU MUST BRING A PICTURE ID TO THE RACE TO PICK UP YOUR RACE NUMBER AND ATHLETE’S BAG!!!!

General

FAQ Symbol Can I rent a bike or wetsuit?

Race organizers will not provide nor source out equipment rentals. We strongly encourage that you only use equipment that you have trained and are familiar with.

FAQ Symbol Bicycle Maintenance:

Breakaway Bicycles and Fitness is the official bicycle store and will provide technical and service support.

FAQ Symbol Where can I get a USAT card?

You can go to http://www.usatriathlon.org and sign up for an annual membership in USAT or pay the $12.00 one day fee in addition to your entry fee.