SUPERWOMAN / Superman Weekend
A nice tweak to a great event, costumes are not required but a special award will be handed out. Superwomen on Saturday, Supermen on Sunday. Partner with your favorite Superman for a chance to win some of the very cool prizes to the top 10 Supercouple.
Located just south of Kalamazoo and just north of Vicksburg, it is a perfect spot to host an event over a weekend like this. A nice small, clean, clear, calm lake swim with no houses, a flat all right turn bike course on smooth rural roads, and a part cross country part paved path run course that will keep you entirely inside Prairie View County Park. With a little added bonus. Team up with the significant other, friend, relative. We will combine his and her times. The lowest times will take home the top 10 COED awards.
Located just south of Kalamazoo and just north of Vicksburg, it is a perfect spot to host an all-female event. A nice small, clean, clear, calm lake swim with no houses, a flat all right turn bike course on smooth rural roads, and a part cross country part paved path run course that will keep you entirely inside Prairie View County Park.
The park is just minutes away from downtown Kalamazoo, the Air Museum, Western Michigan University and plenty of hotel choices. A great venue and event for both the experienced and first-time female multi-sport athlete.
Date / Location
TIME TRIAL START:
Olympic Triathlon - 1000m swim, 40k bike, 5.9mi run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 3mi run
Sprint Duathlon - 2.5k run, 20k bike, 3mi run
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run
Olympic Aquabike - 1000m swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike
**2 and 3 person relays offered for both the Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon
ALL PARTICIPANTS FOR THE SUPERWOMAN EVENT ON SATURDAY MUST BE FEMALE INCLUDING RELAY TEAMS.
This is a Kalamazoo County park. You must either have an annual Kalamazoo County Park pass or purchase a daily pass for $5. This goes straight to the park to help maintain the nice facilities at the park. This $5 only allows you to enter for the day. If you come to check-in on Saturday, you will need to pay the $5 again Sunday for the event.
- 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
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.
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.
REQUEST AWARD MAILING
Prarie View County Park
Kalamazoo County: Parks, Sherriff, Search & Rescue
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 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.
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, tea, hot chocolate
- Fast trac packet pickup, including body marking and chip pickup
- Preferred parking (where applicable)
- Preferred racking in transition
- Exclusive 3D recovery tent: recovery boots, lounge chairs, fan, cold towels, rollers, food & beverage
- Purple results
- Purple portable toilet (where applicable)
TRI - ONE
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!