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Motor City

June 14, 2015 - Detroit, Michigan

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General

The Scene

 This is the cities greatest asset, located a mile north of downtown on the river with Windsor on one side and Detroits cityscape on the other. Belle Isle is rich in history and a place the race director visited with his family many times growing up.  Several venues around the country are spectacular venues, several are beautiful venues, several are great downtown venues but few are perfect triathlon venues.  This is one of the few and among one of the countries fastest courses.  Just look at the times to prove it.  If you want a PR, this is the place.  This is why the Motor City event has been chosen as Michigan’s "Best of the U.S." event.  Top 3 male and female athletes will represent the state of Michigan in the "Best of the US" Championship.   Bring the kids and enjoy the park, catch a baseball game, get some great food, grab a great room at one of the first class hotels and stay the night for the big race on Sunday. 


Date / Location

Sunday, June 14, 2015 * 8:00am
Belle Isle, Detroit, MI


Distances

Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 23.8mi bike, 10k run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 23.8mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike

 2014 Overall Winners
Female Olympic: 2:06:50 - Valerie Barthelemy
Male Olympic: 1:47:57 - Brian Francis
Female Sprint: 1:10:18 - Denise Kopp
Male Sprint: 57:28 - Matt West

 


Parking

Proceed to Central Street for Parking ONLY.  The event registration site is directly in front of you as you come across the bridge.  DO NOT park anywhere but Central.


Amenities

A custom event shirt, custom finishers medals, 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.  The form can be found on the forms page, please click on the forms button found under the registration/results buttons on the right side of this 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
City of Detroit, Traci at Belle Isle Parks and Recreation, Detroit Coast Guard, Detroit Police Department.

Partners
Hammer Nutrition,Rudy Project, THETRISHOP, FINIS USA, Dr. Karl - ART, Pepsi Co, Bear Claw Coffee

Support Crews
Toledo YMCA Lifeguards, Wayne State University Cross Country Team



Wet Suit Rentals Available


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T-Shirts available online

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Gallery Motor City