Traverse City Cherry Triathlons
The swim is in crystal clear Rennie Lake with an in the water start. A rectangle format will be used keeping buoys on your Left.
The new bike course this year basically just takes you around Lake Rennie.
The run course is going to be pretty cool even on a hot day as you will be using the several service trails in and around the camp as well as the many dirt roads. Not much back there but wildlife and trees so it should be a great for all.
Save big bucks on lodging 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.
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.
Opens - 6:00am Morning of
No friends or family members allowed in the transition area for any reason. The race director and race officials will close the transition area 30-45 minutes before race start to ensure all athletes are at the starting area for mandatory course meeting and announcements. Once the transition area is closed, you will NOT be permitted back in before the race starts. Family/Friends will not be permitted in for any reason at any time throughout the event.
When the last cyclist is off the course and has headed out for the run. This time is variable and we will make announcements at the event when the transition area is ready to re-open.
Any athletes removing gear from transition areas before the announcer or race director has officially opened the transition area will be DISQUALIFIED from the race! This pertains to all athletes of all distances. All athletes deserve a clear transition.
In the event of inclement weather, it is recommended you have warm, dry clothing outside the transition area to put on following your finish due to other athletes still being on the bike course.
When you have completed the race, please do NOT enter the transition area wearing your timing chip. PLEASE remove your chip before re-entering the transition area and exiting again. This will cause a timing error.
You must rack according to your race number, based on the sequence numbers placed at the end of each row. Please remember racks will hold 7 bikes racked with the seat tip on support bar. Please be courteous to fellow athletes to ensure there is space for 7 bikes on a rack. If there is not enough room for your bike on your designated rack, please see a 3D Team member and we will help. Please do not move another athletes bike or gear.
Located at the run in/out chute with water and electrolyte replacement.
Run In/Out and Bike In/Out chutes are clearly marked on the large structures at either end. It is your responsibility to go the right direction while racing in the transition area.
Swim: 200m, 500m or 1500m
Rennie Lake is a beautiful inland Michigan lake with crystal clear waters with a sandy bottom and shallow.
New for all events will be a Time Trial swim start. For safety reasons it is important we ensure we are doing all we can to alleviate stress at the start and turning at buoys. A time trial start ensures everyone has a clear, stress-free swim. You will SELF SEED according to your 500m swim time. (THIS IS YOUR ACTUAL swim time, not what you THINK you will swim, or want to swim) this is important to ensure you are not swam over or create congestion by seeding yourself faster than you can swim. Don't be that athlete that creates a traffic jam. See yourself appropriately and everyone will have a great time in the water.
Each athlete will report their number to the timer before crossing the timing mats and entering the water. Again your responsibility to report that number to the timer.
Time trial starts: Long course athletes first, followed about 30 minutes late with Sprint, then 20 minutes later Super Sprint athletes.
Athletes will follow a rectangle format with each wave turning at their designated buoys, across and another turn home. Keeping buoys on your left around the course.
Lifeguards on ocean rescue boards as well as waverunners will be patrolling the course.
Bike: 10k,20k, 40k
You will exit the Transition Area straight down the park road then make a RIGHT on Hobbs road. Taking Hobbs down to a Right for a very short section on Supply rd. to a RIGHT on Rennie Lake Road. To a Right on Ranch Rudolph to a Right back on Hobbs. Lap 1 - 12 miles Olympic distance athletes simply pass the camp and keep rollin for lap 2.
Super Sprint athletes will head left to Ranch Rudolph, turnaround on Ranch Rudolph and head back.
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Run: 1mi, 5k or 10k
Brand new run course created in 2019 as well. Keeping you entirely inside the park all covered with trees. Beautiful rolling course and they have dropped a bunch of chips and rock so no sand. It will be an awesome trail run the entire way rolling you back through nature. This is one of Kenny's top 4 favorite run courses now but he loves trails. It is a 3.1 mile loop, so Olympic distance athletes will run right past the finish line and head out for lap 2.
Aid stations every mile with Gatorade Endurance Formula, water.
You will start with your specific swim wave. Check the information cube at the event for wave start information.
You will complete the Swim and Bike disciplines of the event. Following your Bike discipline, you will dismount your bike, cross the Bike In timing mats and place your bike back at your spot on the rack in the Transition Area. You will then proceed across the Run Out timing mats and you are done! Your finish time will be when you cross the timing mats at that point.
DO NOT re-enter the transition area through Run In/Out or Bike In/Out. This will cause a timing error.
If the event offers a finisher’s memento, please proceed to the finish area to receive the item. Tell the support crew at the finish line you were in the aquabike race and they will hand you the finishers memento.
You will keep your timing chip & strap on until all the bikes are off the course. Once we announce the transition is open, you may turn your chip & strap in at the designated collection point and retrieve your gear at that point.