Event

Petoskey-Tri Event
Petoskey

Date / Location

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
*8:00am

101 W. Lake St.
Petoskey, Michigan

Across the street from the city and fire department building.

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Distances

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/Paddle Board, 20k bike, 5k run

The Scene

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 ten 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.   

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.  

Also the best post-race snack table out there. 

Awards

Please CLICK HERE for awards mail form.

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)

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.

Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony.  If you must depart for 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.

Parking

Parking is available along the side streets.  

Please follow all city parking ordinances and please do not park where no parking signs are present.  

Salute

Venue 
City of Petoskey
Petoskey Parks and Recreation Department
Petoskey Police
Emmet County EMS
Emmet County Road Commission

Partners
Pepsi Co
Rudy Project
The Tri and Bike Shop
Pierce Footwear
Huub Design
SLS3

Support Crews

Athletes Responsibility

bopsuperstar EventDue 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.  

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