This event continues to be one of Michigan’s most beautiful venues and courses. We have been in the beautiful city of Petoskey for close to 10 years now. Petoskey is another one of Michigan’s top tourist destinations, with absolutely everything you could possibly want to do on a family vacation right at your fingertips.
The event is right downtown, with the swim in a marina that is protected by a seawall. The transition area is on the closed Bay Street, overlooking the marina and the scenic bay. An incredible bike course takes you through the streets of Petoskey and past the high school before you head out on rolling country roads through rural Petoskey, then a “rest your legs” one mile descent back down to Bay St.
Then to top it off, a run that is second to none, where you start off passing the marina, following the bayside paved trail out and back, then up past the finish line to the Bear River Park paved trail, finishing with a super-fast 1 mile downhill to the finish located right across the street from the marina, city building, fire department and next to the Bear River. Just Awesome!
This year we add the kayak and stand up paddle board division for those who don’t want to swim. There’s something for everyone!
Date / Location
Olympic Triathlon - 1000m swim, 25mi bike, 10k run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike - 1000m swim, 25mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike
Sprint KayaTri - 2 mile Kayak/SUP, 20k bike, 5k run
Relays offered for each event
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.
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.
REQUEST AWARD MAILING
- 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
- Parking is available along the side streets.
- Please follow all city parking ordinances and please do NOT park where no parking signs are present.
City of Petoskey
Petoskey Parks and Recreation Department
Emmet County EMS
Emmet County Road Commission
Due to an increasing amount of athletes entering events they may not be properly trained for, we are first asking each athlete to be responsible and honest. 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.
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.