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This is a state park, all vehicles must have a Recreational Passport to enter the park. Michigan residents can purchase a passport at the Secretary of State when renewing vehicle tags or at the park office, the pass is good for an entire a year.
All non-residents can purchase a one day pass for $8.40 or an annual pass $33.40 at the park office. There is very limited parking that is a reason for the cap, so please plan to arrive early.
Olympic Triathlon - 1000m swim, 18mi bike, 5.5mi trail run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 12mi bike, 3mi trail run
Olympic Aquabike - 1000m swim, 18mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 12 mile bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 6mi bike, 1.5mi trail run
Super Sprint or Sprint OPTIONAL JUMP ISLAND WATER OBSTACLE FINISH - super sprint or sprint athletes can opt for the super fun jump island finish. As you are running down the final stretch you may head back out and complete "Jump Island" a water obstacle course before heading up into the finish line. Just a fun way to end the day.
We were the first to bring you multi-sport in Holly Recreation Area, developing the park with the cooperation from the park staff to be a great venue for triathlon. Holly Recreation Area provides a plethora of both rustic and modern camping sites as well as hiking, fishing and other family activities.
The course we have developed over 8 years now features a time trial swim start, straight out and back rectangle course. An entirely closed challenging bike course, rolling to hilly the entire route. It is a 4 mile straight to the back of the park, so you will complete 3 loops.
The run course is one of our top 3 favorite courses, cut specifically 4 years ago just for this event which will take you on a challenging trail run around the campground, some small ponds before you come out just past the modern campground entry point. Then it is one mile back down to the finish line.
Another great venue to bring the family for a nice picnic following the event.
- Custom event shirt is an optional purchase for this event
- Custom finisher medal
- Custom latex swim cap
- Sponsor supplied samples
- Professional chip timing with results available online
- The best post race snack table out there
There are NO awards for this event.
Holly Recreation Area DNR
Lapeer High School Swim Team
Due to an increasing amount of athletes entering events they may not be properly trained for, we are asking each athlete to be responsible and honest with his/her ability to complete the distance registering for. Due to safety concerns for everyone involved including you the athlete, but also the support crew volunteers and officials like police, sheriff, fire department, etc. we must instill course cut off times at 4 hrs. Raffle and awards start at 3 hrs and 30 minutes in Olympic distance events and 99% of all athletes are finished by that time. So you must register for the event you will finish under that 4 hour time limit. Being a responsible athlete means if you cannot complete the Olympic distance comfortably under that time we recommend you participate in the sprint event. We encourage you to train for the goal to reach that Olympic distance under the 4 hour time limit. If you do not have a clear idea as to how to achieve that goal we are here to help, please let us know.
An athlete will be informed he/she has reached the 4 hr. cut off, at which time the athlete will acknowledge he/she understands completely and he/she will be brought in off the course by the course coordinator. If the athlete refuses this he/she will be informed that there will not be any support left on the course from that point and he/she must acknowledge this and understand he/she is continuing under those circumstances at which time the athlete will remove the timing chip/strap and give to the course coordinator.
Again an athlete must take the responsibility on as an athlete understanding his/her ability at the time of the event. Knowing that support crew volunteers, as well as other personnel out on courses must be kept in safe conditions as well.