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Big Fish

May 31, 2015 - Ortonville, Michigan

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General

The Scene

This event has become so popular after it closed in 2009 we had over 100 calls and emails asking to open more spots. Unfortunately our number one goal is keep athletes as safe as possible, not getting as many entries as possible. We have determined to host a safe race therfore this event must be capped at 500 athletes. So register early. The swim is in the small confines of Big Fish lake, which being small means a two loop swim course for Olympic athletes. Typically there are a few weeds right at the swim start. The bike course and run course is what everyone loves. It is a very fast but challenging rolling course. Flat in the middle and back, rolling in the first and last 5k. Same for the run but reverse, flat in the beginning and rolling in the back side.It is on a dirt road with farm and horse land on either side.


Date / Location

Sunday,  May 31st, 2015 * 7:45am
Big Fish State Park (Hadley Recreation Area)
Hadley Township, MI


Distances

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

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

 

 2014 Overall Winner
Duathlon Female: 1:33:03 - Staci Laurencelle
Duathlon Male: 1:30:17 - Kevin Luce
Sprint Female: 1:20:28 - Jill Putt
Sprint Male:  1:08:02 - Joe Lombardo
Olympic Female: 2:36:07 - Christine Rosender
Olympic Male: 2:01:08 - Brian Francis

 


 

 


Parking

This is a state park, all vehicles must have a Recreational Passport to enter the park. Michigan residents can purchase a passport at the Secretary of State when renewing vehicle tags or at the park office, the pass is good for an entire a year.  All non-residents can purchase a one day pass for $8.40 or an annual pass $33.40 at the park office. There is very limited parking and partly the reason for the cap so please plan to arrive early.


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

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 categories (Clydesdale =  Male 200lbs or more)
Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons categories (Athena = Females 150lbs or more)

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.  You will find all forms through the forms button, which you can find on this page under the registration/results buttons on the right. 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
Hadley Recreation Area, Hadley Township Police and Lapeer County EMS

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

Support Crews

 

 



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