TRI - ONE
Our exclusive TRI - One program was launched many years ago when athletes raced as part of their training, rewarded themselves for all the training they were doing and to gain all that important race day experience you cannot simulate. As the multi-sport community has evolved to the opposite now we are bringing back the program. it is really simple, you need more open water swim training? great, cmon out and get it with our lifeguards and courses. Want to get a nice hard time trial on the bike in? cmon out and race on our course. Need to get a run in and want to do so with aid stations? cmon out and join other runners.
Each TRI - One will have a designated start time, you will simply head to the TRI - One start flag for the discipline you choose, line up, and when the clock strikes and the horn sounds you are off. With our events, time trial swim starts now you will line up accordingly. Or if you want to take the Kayak or SUP out for a nice paddle with others where offered.
The cost for these is a flat $25. For that, you get a finisher's medal and access to the post-race food tent. You may purchase a shirt for $10.
You can register online or onsite. If onsite it is cash only!
Date / Location
Proceed to Cement Paddock lot for Parking ONLY!
- 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!
TIME TRIAL START:
Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 24 mi bike, 10k run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Sprint Duathlon - 2.5k run, 20k bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 22.8 mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 11.4mi. bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 5.7mi. bike, 1mi run
**2 and 3 person relays offered for both the Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon
Michigan's newest state park, Belle Isle sets the scene for arguably the fastest triathlon course in the entire country. If you’re looking for a PR, this is the place to do it!
Both Motor City and the Michigan Championship will use the exact same venue and courses. For Motor City we will always follow 2 weeks after the Grand Prix ensuring the island is clean and the Grand Prix production has vacated. The new home for the event is Shelter 1 area, which is located directly behind the flower clock / flag pole when you come on the island.
You will again have a dedicated closed Bike lane and vehicle lane for the bike portion of the event as well as a lane for the run course making this a closed course for your PR. Moving to a 7:30 a.m. start time will get the majority of athletes off the island road before the park gets busy. With the backdrop of the Motor City skyline on the west side and Windsor Ontario Canada on the east side this is truly a perfect multi-sport venue.
- 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.
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
- Purple Reserved Parking
- Exclusive Purple portajohn
Multi-Sport 101 starts Saturday at 2:00pm in Transition 2
Geared toward the newbie, but enough information and tips for the savvy veteran. We were the first to host multi-sport 101 before events, starting over 10 years ago. Now most quality events have some version, but we have been told by athletes across the country that our multi-sport 101 is the best. The race director will walk you through the entire event, start to finish, answering your questions along the way and giving you tips.
The goal with every class is to calm down those pre-race butterflies and reduce some of the anxiety, so you can sleep a little easier the night before your big event. We will start from the time you arrive onsite through your departure following your big finish. Please check the week of the event for potential time changes on class. Each class is weather permitting. Classes will typically run between 45 to 90 minutes, depending on questions and the event. Occasionally we will have a special guest as well.
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.
*Clydesdales (Male 225 lbs or more) - Top 3 in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons.
*Athenas (Female 165 lbs or more) - Top 3 in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons.
Aquabike: Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women in Olympic and Sprint Distance Aquabike.
Sprint Duathlon: Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women.
Kaya-Tri: Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women (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
Michigan Coast Guard
Detroit Yacht Club
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.