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Traverse City Cherry Triathlons


Tri-1-Logo-Final-01 Event 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

Sunday, July 5, 2020
* 7:45 am

Greilick Outdoor Recreation Center
4754 Scout Camp Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696
Please contact them direct for camping reservations on-site.  

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The Scene

All new bike course will be a HUGE improvement from year one at the new venue.  We have deleted the half as well.  You will be making a 20k loop around the lake with all right turns.  The run course will be much improved as well with the camp staff replacing the sandy sections with wood chips and mulch.  

This is gonna be a good one folks, a festival of triathlons minutes from downtown Traverse City, Michigan during the International Cherry Festival.   Nestled in the pines of the Greilick Outdoor Recreation area, a former scout camp.  Yes there is camping available right on sight!  Come join us for bonfires and movies  under the moon light while you are doing your final tapering for the event.  This is gonna be our version of the West coasts Wildflower triathlons.  

The swim will be in the crystal clear waters of Rennie lake following a rectangle format.  The bike course is great skirting you right along downtown Traverse City with an all right turn rolling course.  It will take you by several lakes, a fast descent and a nice little climb to keep everyone honest out there.  The run course is equally as perfect utilizing the dozens of trails and dirt roads in and around the recreation area.  Then to top it off a catered meal with a party afterwards.  

Make plans now, put it on the calendar and tell all your friends.  We are excited for this new venue.  

Save big bucks and camp with the team onsite.  Bonfires, movies, all steps away from the transition and finish line.  For camping reservations contact Grelick Recreation : Greilick by  the camp number 231-946-4263.Their facilities create great opportunities for us to offer many extra amenities for the entire family to enjoy, all at very affordable prices.  For those looking to avoid the high lodging fees in the area there are several camping opportunities still available.  Please contact the camp directly at: 231.946.4263.  For teams and clubs out there they have houses that sleep 20 with showers and restroom facilities.  So get your teammates and have a great weekend with us. 

Please remember this is a rental facility for groups so please do not walk around the camp prior to the event without contacting them first.  Thanks. 

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Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Sprint Duathlon - 2.5k run, 20k bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike- 1500m swim, 40k bike 
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run
** 2 and 3 person relays offered for both the Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon

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  • Custom event shirt
  • Custom finishers momento
  • Custom latex swim cap
  • 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. 

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.

Age Groups
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.

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.



Please follow signs when arriving on site for parking.  There will be limited parking inside the center and on scout camp roads.  NO PARKING ON HOBBS road.  

Athletes Responsibility

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.

Schedule Time Line


7.3 - Arrival - Venue Set Up
7.4 - Water Set Up / Course Marking
2:00 - 5:00 - packet pickup and registration
4:00 - Multi-sport 101

Race Day
5:30 am - Transition area open - LATE REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00am - Late Registration CLOSES - do not arrive late it will close promptly 
7:10am - Transition area closes
7:15am - Course Meeting at lake side
7:30am - Olympic start
7:50am - Sprint start
8:10am - Super Sprint start
11:45am -  Awards


 Nick and Cliff with Camp Greilick

Pepsi Co
Gatorade Endurance
Rudy Project

Tri Again Fitness

Support Crew

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