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The Bavarian Inn Experience Triathlon

Date / Location

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bavarian Inn / River Place Shops
925 S Main St. 
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

  • Located in the large parking lot behind the Riverplace shops just to the right when crossing under the covered bridge.  
  • Please do NOT park on side streets as there is plenty of parking available in the lot and over flow lot.  
  • Follow the Event Parking signs when arriving onsite.

Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike

The Scene

Michigan’s top tourist destination now hosts one of the region’s best triathlons. If you have not been to Frankenmuth lately, it is time to come visit. We are once again proud to be the official event management company for the Coleman Brothers Tri For Life event, The Experience at Frankenmuth!  

The experience will be just that, not just another great event in another tourist destination, but one the Tri For Life folks will make an experience from the time you arrive Downtown. Everything will be staged downtown to showcase what makes Frankenmuth the true gem that it is in Michigan. Something for the entire family awaits, along with an Experience Race brought to you by Tri For Life charity & the Coleman family.  

Prize Purse: Please see the Tri for Life/Donate Life website for details on the prize purse.  Again this is a Tri for Life event, owned and operated by them.  We have the honor of management for the production of the event.

  • Custom event shirt (specific men’s and women’s sizes)
  • 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

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
Frankenmuth Jaycees
Zehnders Bavarian Inn
Riverplace shops at Frankenmuth

Bavarian Inn
Frankenmuth Brewery
Schaefer & Bierlin
Tiffany’s Food and Spirit
Diversified Fitness Club
Rudy Project

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