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.
How deep is the water?
Swimming along the shoreline, the water depth will vary between 4 to 7 feet.
Will the race start on the beach?
Yes, athletes will line up to start on the beach and run into the water.
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.
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.
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.
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
If I am unable to race, can I get a refund of my entry fee?
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS!!!!
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.
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!!!!
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.
Breakaway Bicycles and Fitness is the official bicycle store and will provide technical and service support.
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.