Event

SouthBeach Event
South Beach Triathlons

Date / Location

Saturday August 26th, 2017
*8:00am

South Beach
60 Water steet
South Haven, MI. 49090

Click here for directions

Distances

Olympic:  1.5k swim, 40K bike, 6.4mi run
Sprint:  500m swim, 20k bike, 3.4mi run
Super Sprint: 200m swim, 10k Bike, 1mi run
Olympic Aquabike:  1.5k swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike:  500m swim, 20k bike
Sprint KayaTri: 2 mile Kayak/Paddle Board, 20k bike, 3.4 run
 

The Scene

When you are on the beach in South Haven on South Beach looking out over beautiful, crystal clear Lake Michigan, it is easy to think Miami.  South Haven is miles of white sandy beach with a great little downtown featuring unique stores and restaurants to visit.  And of course, there’s the venue. This course will not disappoint, with both bike and run courses taking you along Lake Michigan and back. Both courses are flat and fast.  You will have one short climb up out of the South Beach area.  

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 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.

Parking

This event is at a city park- there is limited parking in the city parking lots. 

Salute

Venue 
The City of South Haven: Police, EMS

Partners
Pepsi Co
Gatorade Endurance
Rudy Project

Support Crews
Lawton High School Cheer Team

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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