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Sister Lakes

Date / Location

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Lions Club (Parking, Finish, Check-in)
66991 95th Ave
Dowagiac, MI 49047

  • Parking is at the Lions Club where checkin-in and the finish line are located. 
  • There will NOT be parking at the lake, where the start and the transition area are located.

TIME TRIAL START:                                                                                                                                   

Olympic Triathlon - 1000m swim, 25 mi bike, 6.35mi run 
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 13mi bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike- 1000m swim, 25 mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 13 mi bike

**2 and 3 person relays offered for both the Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon

The Scene

This event is all about community! A community that brought an idea to us to develop, and now we are very happy to be the official event management team for all the residents in the Sister Lakes community, with proceeds going to their community development programs.  

A series of 7 lakes in a 25 mile radius make up this course, which means on race morning it seems like every person within that radius is out to cheer on the athletes. Everyone in the area does something to help with the event and at the end of the day you, the athlete, benefit from their participation.

The swim start and exit is from a land owner’s vacant lot; the transition area is across the street on another land owner’s vacant lot. The bike course rolls through and around the Sister Lakes community. The run course circles and rolls through a few of the lakes the bike course misses, passing dozens of houses with cheering residents before you head into the Lions Club park for your finish and a great grilled lunch hosted by the Lions Club Grillmasters!

Don’t forget the incredible community donated raffle with tons of great prizes.  

  • Custom event shirt
  • 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.                 

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.



Sister Lakes Committee
Lions Club Park
Driftwood Store and Restaurant

Silver Sponsor
The Coast
Y Country

Bronze Sponsor
Spectrum Health Care
Crooked Lake Association
Round Lake Association
Cressy Everett Real Estate
Kelly Smit Managing Broker/Michigan Lake Teams
Lake Effect Marine
Sister Lakes Brewing Co.
Best Way Disposal
Burnette Foods
Praklet's Pier
Darr's Tent and Event Rentals

IK Donations and Prizes
Creative Vinyl Signs
Coca Cola
Imperial Furniture
Jimmy's Liqure Store
Knee Deep Living
BT's Pub
JD's Marine
Lu La Roe Vicki Pletz

Support Crews
Volunteers from Sister Lakes Communities

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