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Sister Lakes

July 18, 2015 - Dowagiac, Michigan

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The Scene

 This event is all about community!  A community idea brought to us to develop and we are very happy to be the official event management team for all the residents in the Sister Lakes community with proceeds going to their community development programs.  A series of 7 lakes in a 25 mile radius which race morning it seems like every person in the radius is out to cheer on the athletes.  Everyone in the area does something to help with the event and at the end of the day you the athlete benefits. The swim start and exit is from a land owners vacant lot, the transition area is across the street on another land owners vacant lot, the bike course rolls through and around the Sister Lakes community. The run course circles and rolls through a few of the lakes the bike does not, passing dozens of houses with cheering residents before you head into the Lions Club park for your finish and a great grilled lunch hosted by the Lions Grillmasters!  Don’t forget the incredible community donated raffle with tons of great prizes.  

Date / Location

Saturday, July 18, 2015* 8:00am

Lions Club (parking, finish, check-in)
66991 95th Ave, Dowagiac, MI 49047

Click here for directions


International Triathlon - 1000m swim, 21.6mi bike, 6.35mi. run

Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 13mi bike, 5k run

Olympic Aquabike- 1000m swim, 21.6mi bike             

Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 13mi bike

2014 Overall Winners
Female Olympic: 2:04:38 - Jennifer Hayes
Male Olympic: 1:47:34 - Troy Smits
Female Sprint: 1:12:21 - Sarah Willey
Male Sprint: 1:05:20 - Matt Streid


Parking is at the Lions Club where checkin-in and the finish line are located.  There will NOT be parking at the lake where the start and the transition area are located. 


A custom event shirt, latex swim cap, 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 a great post race snack table out there.



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+

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.


Sister Lakes committee, Lions Club park, driftwood store and restaurant

Hammer Nutrition, Meijers, South Shore Racquet Club, Cardinal Fitness, Pepsi, Lions Club, Wightman and Assiciates, Starks family funeral home, judd lumber, lakeland health care, crowe horwath, crooked lakes, round lake associations, Meyers super value, Cressy Everett, passaro, kahne & Taylor Law offices, 5th 3rd bank, chemical bank, The wood fire, Baymont Inn, Kelly Smith managing team, 

Support Crews

Volunteers from Sister Lakes communities



Wet Suit Rentals Available


T-Shirts available online

Gallery Sister Lakes