Why TRI for MAC

At the age of 7, McKayla Hanson was diagnosed with a rare cancer, given only months to live. She thrived, despite the adversities she faced. She underwent multiple surgeries, culminating in the removal of her right leg, including her pelvis, which saved her life. McKayla rejected the notion that she was disabled, and became a member of her high school swimming and diving teams, a high jumper, champion rock climber, national champion hand cyclist, national champion triathlete, peer mentor, and a contender for the U.S. Paralympic Triathlon team. Recently, she received her Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Eastern Michigan University. She was just beginning her career helping other amputees to regain their independence and spirit before she tragically succumbed to cancer. This scholarship is in recognition of her and her impact on others. The I TRI for MAC Triathlon is the primary fund raiser for this scholarship.

Check out McKayla's video : https://vimeo.com/197906721


The Scene

Eastern Michigan Universities pool and campus will set the scene for this incredible scholarship benefit event.  Swimming in the university pool, biking on the bike path to and from the university and run around the campus finishing next to the pool in the courtyard.  

All Females first, followed by men, followed by the super sprint.  

Register the entire family now and we will see you there!  please spread the word and friends, family, work colleagues.  Every thought about doing a triathlon this is the perfect way to start.  Whether you are a veteran or beginner come support and honor Makayla and this new scholarship in her honor.  

Date / Location

Sunday October 4, 2020

8:45am - First sprint athlete in the water 

Eastern Michigan University
Michael H.Jones Natatorium
100 Olds/Robb,, Ypsilanti, MI 48197


Sprint Triathlon - 500m pool swim, 14.7mi bike, 5k run  (long course 50m pool)
All Females first, followed by men, followed by the super sprint.  
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 14.7mi bike
Super Sprint - 200m pool swim, 5mi bike, 1mi run
5k and 1 mile run 

**2 and 3 person relay offered for the Sprint Triathlon


Complimentary parking provided in the South-West quadrant of the Green Lot 1 parking lot

See map here

  • Custom event shirt
  • Custom finishers medal
  • 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



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 the sprint triathlon 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 Triathlon. 
*Athenas (Female 165 lbs or more) - Top 3 in Sprint Distance Triathlos.

Aquabike:  Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women in Sprint Distance Aquabike.                                    

5K:   Tope 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.



Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Mi. 


Support Crews

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