I TRI for MAC
Why TRI for MAC
At the age of 7, McKayla Hanson was diagnosed with a rare cancer, given only months to live. She thrived, despite the adversities she faced. She underwent multiple surgeries, culminating in the removal of her right leg, including her pelvis, which saved her life. McKayla rejected the notion that she was disabled, and became a member of her high school swimming and diving teams, a high jumper, champion rock climber, national champion hand cyclist, national champion triathlete, peer mentor, and a contender for the U.S. Paralympic Triathlon team. Recently, she received her Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Eastern Michigan University. She was just beginning her career helping other amputees to regain their independence and spirit before she tragically succumbed to cancer. This scholarship is in recognition of her and her impact on others. The I TRI for MAC Triathlon is the primary fund raiser for this scholarship.
Check out McKayla's video : https://vimeo.com/197906721
Eastern Michigan Universities pool and campus will set the scene for this incredible scholarship benefit event. Swimming in the university pool, biking on the bike path to and from the university and run around the campus finishing next to the pool in the courtyard.
Register the entire family now and we will see you there! please spread the word and friends, family, work colleagues. Every thought about doing a triathlon this is the perfect way to start. Whether you are a veteran or beginner come support and honor Makayla and this new scholarship in her honor.
Date / Location
Sunday October 7, 2018
8:45am - First sprint athlete in the water
Eastern Michigan University
Michael H.Jones Natatorium
100 Olds/Robb,, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Sprint Triathlon - 500m pool swim, 15 mile bike, 5k run (long course 50m pool)
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 15 mile bike
Super Sprint - 200m pool swim, 5 mile bike, 1mi run
5k and 1 mile run
**Relay offered for the Sprint Triathlon
Initial parking will be in the Southwest quadrant of the Green Lot directly off Huron Street and the BOWEN FIELD HOUSE PARKING LOT.
- Custom event shirt
- Custom finishers medal
- 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
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
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
Eastern Michigan University