Date / Location
August 20, 2017
Downtown Ludington, use this address
903 Ludington ave.
Olympic - 1000m swim, 40k bike, 10k run
Sprint - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike: 1000m swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike: 500m swim, 20k bike
Sprint KayaTri: 2 mile Kayak/Paddle Board, 20k bike, 5k run
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run
*Relays offered for Olympic and Sprint Triathlon*
The original and best, another venue and event we have developed over a 10 year period becoming one of the west side of Michigan’s most popular events 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.
-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.
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
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 before 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.
This event is downtown. Please follow all city parking ordinances.
City of Ludington: Police and EMS
Mason County Sheriff
The Tri and Bike Shop
Ludington High School Girls Basketball Team
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.