Event

SanfordAndSun Event
Sanford & Sun

Date / Location

Saturday, July 29, 2017 
*8:00am

Sanford Lake County Park
US-10
Sanford, MI 48657 

Parking

Midland County Park entrance fee is $6 for county resident. Park staff will point you to the appropriate parking lot upon entering the park and paying the park entrance fee.

Distances

Olympic Triathlon - 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Duathlon - 5k run, 20k bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike - 1.5k swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike
NEW!  Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run

**Relays offered for both the Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon

The Scene

Midland County Parks: Sanford Park is the setting for this great event.

We have evolved with the millions of dollars in park improvements that have transpired over the 10 year history. The park is a short fifteen minutes from Downtown Midland. Any number of sites to see in and around the Midland area.  

"Since the very beginnings this event has been a favorite for the entry level triathlete, STRAIGHT, FLAT and FAST, for the more seasoned athlete a time open things up to check your lasting power. Then hang on in the run…"
-Greg Glowicki

You can win this bike just by entering the race, thanks to STABLE Bicycles.  
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Amenities
  • Custom event shirt
  • Custom finishers medal
  • Custom latex swim cap
  • Sponsor supplied samples
  • Professional chip timing with results available online
  • Awards to top three in each age group
  • Great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher
  • 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.....

**This bike will be raffled off during the awards ceremony

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Awards

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

Overall
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 200lbs or more)
*Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons (Athena = Females 150lbs or more)

Aquabike - First place Olympic Aquabike and first place Sprint Aquabike
Kaya-Tri - Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall
Super Sprint - NO awards will be given for the Super Sprint event
 
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.

REQUEST AWARD MAILING

Salute

Venue 
Sanford County Park
City of Sanford 
Midland County Sheriffs Department 
Midland County Parks

Partners
Pepsi Co
Gatorade Endurance
Rudy Project

Support Crew

Athletes Responsibility

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.  

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