On Sunday August 21, 2016, YOUR triathlete will be participating in a personal challenge. But competing in a triathlon is a lot more fun with the support of family and friends so we encourage you to cheer on the competitors!
Versluis Park will be the heart of the action and the best place to start your day! Toilets will be available at the park for athletes and spectators. The park includes a playground for kids (Sorry, only athletes will be allowed to use the water/beach on race day and only during their swim wave.)
The swim will take place in Versluis Lake within the park. The transition area from swim/bike and bike/run will also be within the park. The bike is an out and back course, so you may want to venture out to cheer your athlete on along the course.
The athletes will then return to transition at Versluis Park and head out on the run. The run is a four-loop course for the Full distance race and two-loop for the Half distance race and an out and back for the Olympic distance. The turn around for the marathon and the finish line for all races will be in the parking lot outside Versluis Park so make sure you don’t miss that!
Where to Watch
Here are some recommendations for good viewing opportunities.
To state the obvious, Versluis Lake. Preferably by the water.
There are many cross streets along the course that provide parking opportunities. There are limited shoulders on the course itself, so for the safety of the athletes please do not park on the course itself.
Wolverine World Wide YMCA We are very excited that the Wolverine World Wide YMCA has opened its doors to the MiTitanium! In addition to being the packet pickup location for the participants, the YMCA will be open to participants and spectators. We encourage athletes, spectators and their families to take advantage of this great facility. Take a class, drop off the kids in the FREE Kidzone daycare (2 hour maximum), cool off in the pool, or use the locker rooms on Sunday to freshen up after the race.