Over a year in the making, we set our sights on this venue months before last year’s 3D DU, which was the final year at Willow Metropark. For the new venue we wanted a historic, unique location, one with a lot of history and character. The choice was obvious, and close to the warehouse, so we were able to spend a lot of time at this venue. In the process we found some great spots to eat as well as filled the kitchen with farmers market items.
With a celebrated, iconic, historic and well run event in place already like the Crim, we had a solid foundation to work with right from the start. So the first meeting in the fall of 2014 with interested parties went perfectly. The challenge was coming up with something unique that embraced all the changes and improvements the city has experienced and continues to experience. With one of the state’s best Farmers Markets, the MSU and U of M satellite campuses, as well as Mott and Kettering, we had a ton to work with.
Then we had the history of GM, the river itself, and the millions of dollars going into the new greenscape and park along the river. Well, we put it all down on paper with the focal point being the iconic arch and brick-street Downtown. But how to incorporate all the city has to offer into a fast flowing event?
Well folks, as many of you know we have designed 100’s upon 100’s of courses all over the United States – taking a blank canvas and making outdoor endurance art. Kenny, Annmarie and Eric were all smiles one fall night in 2015 after running the course together, and driving the bike course a final time. THIS WAS IT! We were all happy with the outcome, and Annmarie said, “Wow I want to race this one myself.” Eric followed with Kenny saying, “I think this is one of our best works yet, it is just awesome and incorporates ALL Flint has to offer.” The three of us agreed this is not only a super fun course, but it flows so well that everyone, both the serious and the casual athlete, will thoroughly enjoy this awesome course.
After the race you are just steps away from an incredible experience at the Farmers Market. And some pretty great dining choices on the bricks on Saginaw.
Come celebrate a great event and enjoy the afternoon with us in downtown Flint at DU the Bricks, what duathlon is meant to be.
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.
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.
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