DrmBlvAchv-Tri Event
Dream, Believe, Achieve

Date / Location

Saturday, July 22, 2017
*8:00 a.m. 

Sandy Pines Resort Chapel
Hopkins, MI 49328

ENTER OFF OF 26th and 136th Ave. (Sandy Pines Chapel) follow signs. 
Map here



Long course Triathlon - 1500m swim, 27 mi bike, 7.5mi. run
Short course Triathlon - 500m swim, 14 mi bike, 3.75mi. run
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run

Kayak / SUP - 2mi. kayak/sup, 14mi. bike, 3.75mi. run

Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 26 mi bike 
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 14mi bike

Olympic and Sprint Team relays

The Scene

This event takes place at the Sandy Pines Resort, a vacation resort located minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, and it is the ultimate dream venue for a triathlon. We look forward to bringing that dream alive for not only this vacation resort but for thousands of athletes in the years to come.  

You dream it, you believe it, and we will help you achieve it in this beautiful resort destination.  DBA is going into its 3rd year. It starts with a totally flat swim in a lake surrounded by pines that do their best to block the wind, making the water smooth and flat. The bike course is on mostly newly paved roads and has a little bit of everything.  Lightly traveled country roads, mostly flat with a few rolling short hills.  

One and two loops for your sprint and slightly longer Olympic distance bike courses, but they are very nice courses to say the least.  The run course will keep you inside the resort to allow for hundreds of residents to cheer you on as you wind your way in and around the resort homes.  The run course is flat, fast and shaded.


-A custom event shirt
-Custom finishers memento
-Custom latex swim cap
-Sponsor supplied samples
-Professional chip timing with results available online
-Awards to top three in each age group
-A great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher 
Also the best post race snack table out there.

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For an extra $25 select the PURPLE option at the registration process.  You will have until 2 weeks before the event to add this to your registration as well.  To plan for each Purple event this will close 2 weeks prior to each purple event.  Exclusive PURPLE Tent for those registered will be set privately adjacent to the post race area.  In addition to the tent you will enjoy these PURPLE Amenities: 
- morning coffee
- fast trac packet pickup
- preferred racking
- exclusive 3D recovery tent; recovery boots, masseuse, lounge chairs, fan, ice pool, towels, rollers, food & beverage
- Purple results
and more.....



There are no awards for the Super Sprint Distance.

Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event, excluded from their age group
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following age groups 
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Top 3 Clydesdales in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories (Clydesdale =  Male 220lbs or more)
Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories 
(Athena = Females 160lbs or more)

Masters are awarded to the 1st place Male and 1st Place Female who is 40+ within the Olympic/Long Course and Half distance Triathlons and excluded from age group

Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony.  If you must depart before the awards ceremony, you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you.  Please see the link above and under the forms page. 

You MUST send the form within 2 weeks following the event with a check or money order, one fee per award in order to receive your award.  Please understand we have NO control over the US postal service.


Initial parking will be designated by the Sandy Pines resort inside the venue, with several areas of parking available.

There will be a $5 parking fee.


Sandy Pines Resort

Pepsi Co
Rudy Project 

Support Crews

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