38th Seahorse Challenge
Date / Location
Sunday, May 28 , 2017
* 8:00 am
Coldbrook County Park
14467 E MN Ave
Climax, MI 49034
Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 40k bike, 6.5mi. run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 3.3mi. run
Olympic Aquabike- 1500m swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi. run
** Relay's offered for both the Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon
Kalamazoo County’s, Coldbrook County Park is the scene for this year’s 35th Seahorse Triathlon and Duathlon, which has been the state’s big season opener to kick off another great year of multi-sport.
Plenty of lodging opportunities between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, as well as both modern and rustic camping available at the park. Sleep in, wake up, and be 800m from the transition area. The swim is in a small clear lake with two loops for the Olympic distance athletes. The transition area, finish line, and post-race festivities are all located in the back of the park, closed to traffic.
The bike course is a great all right turn affair with one short climb and again two loops for the Olympic distance. The run is entirely enclosed inside the park with a half cross country, half pavement course. A great course that will keep you motivated and pushing as you can hear the finish line from almost every spot on the course. A few short uphill and downhill sections as well.
-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 $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
Please CLICK HERE for awards mail form.
Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31st of that year.
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 220 lbs or more)
Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories
(Athena = Females 160 lbs or more)
Aquabike will only have awards if there are over 12 athletes preregistered 21 days prior to the event in each distance.
There are no awards for the Super Sprint Distance.
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. You will find the forms button under the registration/results button on this 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 is a Kalamazoo County Park. You must either have an annual Kalamazoo County Park pass or purchase a daily pass for $5. This goes straight to the park to help maintain the nice facilities at the park. This $5 only allows you to enter for the day. If you come to check-in on Saturday, you will need to pay the $5 again Sunday for the event.
Coldbrook County Park
Kalamazoo County Parks
Kalamazoo County Sherriff
Kalamazoo County Search & Rescue
Due to an increasing amount of athletes entering events they may not be properly trained for, we are asking each athlete to be responsible and honest with his/her ability to complete the distance registering for. 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. We encourage you to train for the goal to reach that Olympic distance under the 4 hour time limit. If you do not have a clear idea as to how to achieve that goal we are here to help, please let us know.
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.