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The Scene

The city of Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn welcomes the TRI BAVARIA Weekend. A jam packed weekend full of fun, fitness and a test of ones fitness level. A weekend with something for everyone starting with the little bavaria kids triathlon on Saturday morning. Followed with the adult races on Sunday. Frankenmuth Michigan is one of the top tourist destinations in the state as well as the overall region. There is no shortage of things to see and do for the entire family. The water parks, shopping, craft brewery, Bronners Christmas shop and plenty of restaurant choices along with the World famous Bavarian Inn Restaurant. The setting could not be more spectacular with a swim in the river followed by a flat bike through the farm lands and ending with a run through all the sites in and around Frankenmuth finishing up with a straight shot into the finish line where your finisher medal and Bavarian party awaits.

Date / Location

Friday, August 3
packet pickup/registration/check - in

Saturday, August 4
Little Bavaria Kids Splash n Dash - FREE

Sunday, August 5
Bavaria Adult Triathlons 

Frankenmuth, Michigan
Located behind the Riverplace shops

Tri-the-Triple-2-e1513571278710 Event REGISTER for Cherryman, Half Bavaria and Sunrise Side half.  Save $$ and receive a special finishers medal and wearable.

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Saturday - 8:00 a.m.
Little Bavaria Kids Splash & Dash
6-10 years old - 100m swim, 800m run
11-14 years old - 200m swim, 1 mile run

Sunday - 7:15 a.m.

Half IM - 1.2mi swim, 56mi bike, 13.1mi run
Olympic Triathlon - 1.5k swim, 28.8mi. bike, 8.8 mi. run
Sprint Triathlon -  500m swim, 14.4mi. bike, 4.4mi. run
Half IM Aquabike:  1.2mi swim, 56mi bike
Olympic Aquabike - 1.5k swim, 28.8mi. bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 14.4mi. bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run

Relays offered for all events.  

  • Custom event shirt 
  • Custom latex swim cap
  • Sponsor supplied samples
  • Professional chip timing with results available online
  • Great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher
  •  Chicken dinner coupon provided by Bavarian Inn and RiverPlace Shops of Frankenmuth

Parking lots located behind all the shops and stores off main street.


Age Up Rule
Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31 of that year.

Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event and excluded from their age group.

Age Groups
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+
*In the event there may not be at least 4 athletes within an age group, an age group may be combined, for example 2 in 20-24 and 2 and 25-29 = 20-29 age group combined.

*Sprint Triathlon - Typically offers 15 and under and 16-19 in addition
*Masters - First place 40+ masters in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons
*Top 3 Clydesdales in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons (Clydesdale = Male 225lbs or more)
*Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons (Athena = Females 165lbs or more)

Aquabike - First place Olympic Aquabike and first place Sprint Aquabike
Kaya-Tri - Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall (when applicable)
Super Sprint - All athletes will receive a finisher medal when crossing the finish line. This category is designed for those wanting to Try the Tri or to enjoy a fun, family-friendly race. In that spirit, no awards are presented. Everyone is a winner!
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 click on the link below to be taken to the Transition Bag Store where you can select the AWARD Item.



City of Frankenmuth
Bavarian Inn
Riverplace shops at Frankenmuth

Bavarian Inn
Rudy Project
Gatorade Endurance

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