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 Date / Location

Saturday, August 2, 2014 * 7:45am
Frankenmuth, MI 

  
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Post Race Party - @ the Frankenmuth River Place Shops

Everyone is welcome!   Open To Public!

 

  • Athlete Meal = World Famous Bavarian Inn Chicken Dinner
  • Chicken Dinners & Kern's Brats on sale for family & friends
  • Live Music by the Bromantics
  • Awards @ 12:00pm

 

  

 

               

The host hotel for the event is the Bavarian Inn Motor Lodge.  Hotel is located just steps away from the race course, and the post race party. 
1-855-652-7200

 

 Swim 500m or 1500m

Waves start at 7:45 am. In-water start, you'll make your way from the waterfall and under the covered bridge on the rope-lined out and back.  Opening in the rope-line at 250m for Sprint turn-around and Olympic athletes will continue to the Riverboat Party as their turning point.  Back under the bridge and up to the waterfall, you'll exit the water and head up the stairs adjacent the waterfall past the scenic RiverPlace to your T1.

Waves will be no larger than 50 athletes due to the width of the river.  Wave starts will move rapidly so you must pay attention to posted wave starts and announcements.  You cannot miss your wave start.  The waves will be based on age groups.  Creating a better racing "experience" for each age grouper racing against those in their age group specifically.

  
 Biking 20k or 40k

Exiting the transition area you will make your way out to Left on Jefferson, Right on Lewis, Left on Swaffer, Left on Slafter to Ormes (where Oly and Sprint will split)

Sprint = Back to transition    

Olympic =Right on Ormes, Left on Pinkerton, to turnaround point, Left on Buell, Right on Loren, Left on Bray, Right on Swaffer, Right on Lewis, Left on Ormes, Right on Weiss back to transition area.    

The bike course is open to traffic and rules are given to athletes in the pre race meeting and pre race confirmations sent out the week leading up to the event. 

Maps Coming Soon...

  
 Run 3.1 or 6.2

Exiting the transition area you will follow an initial chute which opens to a coned course taking athletes across Jefferson on Weiss street.  

Weiss to Left into Grandpa Tiny Zehnder's Farm, across the tressle bridge and around the old school house at Townline (turnaround).  Back across the bridge, through the farm, and to a Right on Weiss.  Left on Christmas Lane where elves, wise men, and maybe even Santa himself will greet you at an aid station and guide you to a Right on Main St that you'll follow back through the cobblestone streets of the RiverPlace, across the footbridge then the covered bridge.

This run course will keep your eyes as busy as your feet and truly be an "Experience" of the wonderful things Frankenmuth has to offer. 

Olympic = 2 Laps 

Sprint = 1 Lap

  
 Courses

Swim - In the valley tucked between some of the most historic sights in the city, the gentle Cass River winds beneath the staple Wooden Covered Bridge.  With spectators lining the river or perched on one of 3 bridges, this is sure to be an exciting and unique experience for athletes and their families.

Bike - Exiting town will be fast on the flat and smooth terrain of the 3rd richest farming valley in the world.  You'll meet again with the Cass River and follow its winding ways through some of the most scenic and untravelled roads in the county.  Much of the bike course is looped to avoid 2-way bike traffic whenever possible.

Run -  Scenic boulevards, historic 2-track, cobblestone streets, 3 scenic bridges, and world famous sights sum up your "Experience" on this one-of-a-kind run course.  Amazing vantage points for spectators and photographers will provide full-course motivation for any athlete.

Olympic = 2 loops, Sprint = 1 loop.

  
 Distances

Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike

  
 Race Tips

Swim will be flat and little to no current is expected.  Spotting will be less of a factor than usual.

Drive or ride the bike course prior to the race so you know the turns and areas to attack.  Be aware of the wind direction on race day as it could play a role on some of the open areas.

Enjoy the run "Experience" and look to PR.  Its going to be silly fast with a flat course and spectators at almost every part of the course pushing you to the limits.

Waves and transition will be divided by Age Group.  Pay attention in transition and you'll know where you're at in your group before the bike.  Do so again in T2 as the 2-loop course (Olympic) provides many opportunities to view competitors in front of and behind you.  Get a good look at your competition and their kits while setting up transition in the morning so you can recognize them later.