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Michigan Championships

TRI - ONE

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, September 6, 2020
7:30 a.m.

Belle Isle, Shelter 1
Detroit, MI 48209

*Follow the 3 Disciplines Event Parking signs once on the island

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Parking
  • Proceed to the grass lot
  • 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!
Distances

TIME TRIAL START:                                                                                                                                   

Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 24mi bike, 6.6mi run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 13mi bike, 3.3mi run
Sprint Duathlon - 2.5k run, 20k bike, 3mi run
Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 24mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 13mi bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 6mi bike, 1mi run

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

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The Scene

The state’s Triathlon Championships… but of course this event is OPEN TO EVERYONE!  

 Shelter 1, Rest assured if you want to end the season with a lightning-fast PR, this is the place and race to achieve that. Test yourself against your time from the Motor City Triathlon and see if you improved your performance over the racing season.

The Grillmeisters from Wayne State University will be serving up Hot Dogs and Hamburgers for the athletes, and $7 for friends and family members.  Proceeds go to WSU Track and Cross Country teams. 

With the smell of autumn in the air, most regular users of the island enjoy a more serene setting as the island starts to calm down from the hectic summer. That’s why we chose this venue as a "double" venue, once in early summer and once in late summer; and we will make it one worth doing twice. Come to Downtown Detroit and enjoy a baseball or football game, a beautiful night at the theater, symphony, or museum and stay at one of the 4-star casino’s with great food options. So many great things to see and do with your significant other or family!

Amenities
  • 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
  • The best post race snack table out there  with Hot Dogs and Hamburgers on the grill. 

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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 and more…..
Awards

Age Up Rule
Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31 of that year.

Overall
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.

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Salute

Venue 
DNR - Darlisa and all the DNR Staff on Belle Isle
Michigan Coast Guard
Hart EMS 
DYC

Partners
Pepsi Co
Gatorade Endurance
Rudy Project
Fraser Bicycles.
Dr. Karl

Support Crews
Wayne State University Cross Country / Track Team

Athletes Responsibility

Due to an increasing amount of athletes entering events they may not be properly trained for, we are first asking each athlete to be responsible and honest. 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.   

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.  

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