Event

Ludington-Lighthouse Event
Ludington Lighthouse

Date / Location

Sunday, August 20, 2017
*8:00am

Downtown Ludington
903 Ludington Ave. 
Ludington, MI 49431

Parking

This event is in Downtown Ludington. Please follow all city parking ordinances.

Distances

Olympic Triathlon - 1000m swim, 40k bike, 10k run 
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run 
Olympic Aquabike - 1000m swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike
Sprint Kaya-Tri - 2 mile Kayak/Paddle Board, 20k bike, 5k run
 Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run

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

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The Scene

The original and best - another venue and event we have developed over a 10 year period becoming one of the most popular events for Michigan's west side, attracting athletes from 21 states. 

The event is right Downtown in the protected port with the coast guard just off to the left and a mile of white sandy beach to the right and the lighthouse directly in front. Ludington is known for its vast sand dunes further north just before the state park. Plenty of great shops and dining opportunities downtown and if you get lucky and book early enough there are three hotels directly across the street from the transition area and finish line.

You will swim along the break wall in crystal clear Lake Michigan, bike out to the state park and back, and run out to the city park and back with the first and last mile of the course closed to traffic and finish with a great party right on the water. This is why our original August event has become so popular with athletes all across the U.S.

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.....
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 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

Salute

Venue 
City of Ludington: Police and EMS
Mason County Sheriff

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

Support Crews
Ludington High School Girls Basketball Team

Athletes Responsibility

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.  

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