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Motor City

June 12, 2016 - Detroit, Michigan

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The Scene

This is the city’s greatest asset. Located a mile north of downtown on the river with Windsor on one side and Detroit’s 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 12, 2016 * 8:00am
Belle Isle Casino

1 Casino Way

 Detroit, MI

Click here for directions


Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 23mi bike, 10k run 
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run 
Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 23mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike

NEW!  Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run

*Relays offered for Olympic and Sprint Triathlon*


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

Multi-Sport Clinic

 3:00pm Saturday at Transition 2.  

Geared toward the newbie, but enough information and tips for the savy veteran.  We were the first to host multi-sport 101 before events, starting over 10 years ago. Now most quality events have some version, but we have been told by athletes across the entire country that our multi-sport 101 is the best.  The race director will walk you through the entire event, start to finish, answering your questions along the way and giving you some tips. 

The goal with every class is to calm down those pre-race butterflys and reduce some of the anxiety, so you can sleep a little easier the night before your big event.  We will start from the time you arrive onsite through your departure following your big finish.  Please check the week of the event for potential time changes on class. Each class, every weekend is weather permitting.  Classes will typically run between 45 minutes to 90 minutes depending on questions and the event. Occassionally we will have a special guest as well.



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 St.


-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
-Great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher.  

Also the best 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 age group
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following age groups:
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 
(Clydesdale =  Male 225lbs or more)
Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons categories 
(Athena = Females 165lbs or more)

Aquabike will only have awards if there are over 12 athletes preregistered 21 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 before the awards ceremony, you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you. You will find the forms button under registration button. 
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.


DNR - Joe and Darlisa and their staff
Michigan Coast Guard
Detroit Police Department

Pepsi Co

Support Crews

Wet Suit Rentals Available


T-Shirts available online


Gallery Motor City