Event

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Big Fish

Date / Location

Sunday,  June 11th, 2017
* 7:45am

Big Fish State Park (Ortonville Recreation Area)
5779 Hadley Road
Ortonville, MI 48462


Map here

Distances

Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 23mi bike, 10k run 
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run 
Duathlon - 5k run, 20k bike, 5k run

Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 23mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run

** Relays offered for Olympic and Sprint Triathlon

 

The Scene

Our number one goal is keep athletes as safe.  This event must be capped at 500 athletes.  

The swim is in the small confines of Big Fish Lake, which means a two loop swim course for Olympic athletes. Typically there are a few weeds right at the swim start. 

The bike course and run course are what everyone loves.  They are very fast, but a challenging, rolling course. Flat in the middle and back, rolling in the first and last 5k. Same for the run but reverse, flat in the beginning and rolling in the back side. It is on a dirt road that rolls along scenic farmland where you can see horses on either side and little to no traffic on run course.

Good venue to "kick start" your season, nice bike with a few rollers to make things honest at the end of your ride.  The run is easy on the legs with more rolling hills to test your "will"
Greg Glowicki.

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
-The best post race snack table out there

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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

 

Awards

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 220 lbs or more)
Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories 
(Athena = Females 160 lbs or more)

Masters are awarded to the 1st place Male and 1st Place Female who is 40+ within the Olympic/Long Course and Half distance Triathlons and excluded from age group

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.

Parking

This is a state park so all vehicles must have a Recreational Passport to enter the park. Michigan residents can purchase a passport at the Secretary of State when renewing vehicle tags or at the park office, the pass is good for an entire a year at all State Parks. 

All non-residents can purchase a one day pass for $9 or an annual pass $31 at the park office. There is very limited parking and partly the reason for the cap.  So please plan to arrive early.

Salute

Venue
Hadley Recreation Area
Hadley Township Police
Lapeer County EMS

Partners
Pepsi Co
Gatorade Endurance
Rudy Project

Support Crews
Girl Scouts
Lapeer High School Boys and Girls Swim Team

Athletes Responsibility

bopsuperstar EventDue 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.  

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