31st Seahorse Challenge

May 25, 2014 - Climax, Michigan

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General

The Scene

Kalamazoo Counties, Coldbrook County Park is the scene for this year’s 31st Seahorse Triathlons and Duathlon.  What has been the state’s big season opener to kickoff another great year of multi-sport.  Plenty of lodging opportunities between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, as well as both modern and rustic camping available at the park.  Sleep in, wake up, and be 800m from the transition area.  The swim is in a small clear lake with two loops for the Olympic distance athletes.  The transition area, finish line and post race festivities are all located in the back of the park closed to traffic.  The bike course is a great all right turn affair with one short climb and again two loops for the Olympic distance.  The run is entirely enclosed inside the park with a half cross country, half pavement course.  A great course that will keep you motivated and pushing as you can hear the finish line almost from every spot on the course.  A few short up hill and down hill sections as well.  


Date / Location

Sunday, May 25 , 2014 * 8:00am
Coldbrook County Park
Climax, MI


Distances

Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 40k bike, 6.5mi. run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 3.3mi. run

Olympic Aquabike- 1500m swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike

Duathlon - 3.3mi. run, 20k bike, 3.3mi. run


Parking

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. 


Amenities

A 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, a great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher.  Also the best post race snack table out there.

 


Awards

Please CLICK HERE for awards mail form.

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

Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event, excluded from their agegroup
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following agegroups
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+

Top 3 Clydesdales in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories (Clydesdale =  Male 200lbs or more)
Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories (Athena = Females 150lbs or more)
Masters are awarded to the 1st place Male and 1st Place Female who is 40+ within the Olympic/Long Course Triathlons and excluded from agegroup

Aquabike will only have awards if there are over 12 athletes preregistered 14 days prior to the event in each distance.

Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony.  If you must depart for the awards ceremony you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you.  Please see the link above and under the forms page. You MUST send the form within 2 weeks following the event with a check or money order, one fee per award in order to receive your award.  Please understand we have NO control over the US postal service.


Salute

Venue
Coldbrook County Park, Kalamazoo County: Parks, Sherriff, Search & Rescue

Partners
Hammer Nutrition, Rudy Project, Pepsi Co, FINIS USA, THETRISHOP

Support Crews
Kalamazoo Jaycee’s

 



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