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TRI - Kensington

The Scene

 The veterans out there may remember we first brought triathlon to Kensington over ten years ago for a charity event.   We return to the same venue, a few tweaks to the course but this was great then and will be even better now.  Those who love the bike discipline will love this one.   Another great multi-sport event for the entire family in the metro area at the perfect time of year.  Right before kids report to fall training camps, college kids report to school, and just before the fall season rolls in.   Kensington Metropark is the most popular Metropark with over 2 million visitors annually.  So we have an early start to get the bikes off the roads before the park gets busy.    This is the PERFECT place to plan the family, team or club picnic.  Pack the vehicle, come out and get the race in, then relax on the beach or the huge grassy area with family and friends for a great afternoon at beautiful Kent lake, and Maple beach.  

Date / Location

Sunday,  August 2, 2020
7:00 a.m.

Kensington Metropark, 
Huron Pkway, Milford, Mi. 
Maple Beach. 

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TIME TRIAL START:                                                                                                                                   

Sprint Triathlon -  500m swim,  18mi. bike, 5k run
Sprint Duathlon - 2.5k run, 18mi. bike, 5k run
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim,  18mi. bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 9mi. bike, 1mi run
KayaTRI (stand up paddle board OR Kayak) - 2 mi. 18mi., 5k

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

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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.  

Register online.  

  • Custom event shirt 
  • Custom latex swim cap
  • Sponsor supplied samples
  • Professional chip timing with results available online
  • Great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher



Parking will be in the Maple beach parking lot.  


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 Sprint Distance Triathlons. 
*Athenas (Female 165 lbs or more) - Top 3 in Sprint Distance Triathlons.

Aquabike:  Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women in 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.



Kensington Metropark and its staff

Gatorade Endurance

Athlete 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 responsibility for 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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