Date / Location
- Proceed to the grass lot, Parking $3 proceeds to the Wayne State University Cross Country / Track teams.
- Follow all signs for parking. Absolutely DO NOT park where NO Parking signs are posted! Please do not move cones and there is NO Parking on Picnic Way, that is the run course!
Olympic Triathlon - 1.5k swim, 24mi bike, 6.6 mi. run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 13mi bike, 3.3 mi. run
Duathlon - 5k run, 20k bike, 3.3 mi. run
Olympic Aquabike - 1.5k swim, 24mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 13mi bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 6mi bike, 1mi run
The state’s Triathlon, Duathlon, Club, and Team Championships… but of course this event is OPEN TO EVERYONE!
Back to Shelter 1, Rest assured if you want to end the season with a lightning fast PR, this is the place and race to achieve that. Test yourself against your time from the Motor City Triathlon and see if you improved your performance over the racing season.
With the smell of autumn in the air, most regular users of the island enjoy a more serene setting as the island starts to calm down from the hectic summer. That’s why we chose this venue as a "double" venue, once in early summer and once in late summer; and we will make it one worth doing twice. Come to Downtown Detroit and enjoy a baseball or football game, a beautiful night at the theater, symphony, or museum and stay at one of the 4-star casino’s with great food options. So many great things to see and do with your significant other or family!
- 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
For an extra $35 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…..
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
DNR - Darlisa and all the DNR Staff on Belle Isle
Michigan Coast Guard
Wayne State University Cross Country / Track 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.