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The Experience @ Frankenmuth

August 1, 2015 - Frankenmuth, Michigan

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 Michigan’s top tourist destination now hosts one of the regions best triathlons.  If you have not been to Frankenmuth lately it is time to come visit.  We are once again proud to be the official event management company for the Coleman brothers Tri For Life event The Experience @ Frankenmuth!  The experience will be just that, not just another great event in another tourist destination but one the Tri For Life folks will make an experience from the time you arrive down town.  Everything will be staged downtown showcasing all that makes Frankenmuth the true gem that it is in Michigan.  Something for the entire family awaits along with an Experience racing brought to you by Tri For Life charity & the Coleman family.  

Prize Purse: Open to any male who has went 2:00 or faster for Olympic distance & 2:15 or faster for females.  You MUST register for the elite wave by Thursday midnight before the event to be eligible.  

1st - $2500

2nd - $1000

3rd - $500

Date / Location

Saturday, August 1, 2015
ankenmuth, MI
7:45 a.m. start


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



Located in the large parking lot behind the Riverplace shops just to the Right when crossing under the covered bridge.  Please do not park on side streets as there is plenty of parking available in the lot and over flow lot.  Follow the Event Parking signs when arriving onsite.  


A custom event shirt (specific mens and womens sizing), 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. 

Post Race Party - @ the Frankenmuth River Place Shops 
Party kicks off at 11:00

  • Everyone is welcome!
  • FREE food and entry for athletes!
  • Chicken dinners for $10 - Cold Beer
  • Brats from Kern’s Sausage
  • Live Music by the Bromantics
  • $5 cover charge after 8pm
  • Awards @ 12:00pm
  • OPEN to public, Bring friends



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.


City of Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth Jaycees, Zehnders Bavarian Inn, Riverplace shops at Frankenmuth,

Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth Brewery, Schaefer & Bierlin, Tiffany’s Food and Spirit, Diversified Fitness Club, Hammer Nutrition, Rudy Project

Support Crews:



Wet Suit Rentals Available


T-Shirts available online

Gallery The Experience @ Frankenmuth