Freedom Fest 1/2mi, 5k,10k &13.1mi.

Freedom Fest 1/2mi, 5k,10k &13.1mi.

Let the fireworks begin:

A great way to kick off your incredible 4th of July weekend with family and friends on the Sunrise Side.  Come join us in Oscoda for a nice open flat run with friends and family. Starting and finishing at the beach on Van Etten lake in Oscoda.  The out-and-back course with the hangers and runways on your left and Van Ettan Lake on your right is about as flat as it gets.  It is wide open on the front end with trees on the back end.  This is the perfect course to always see your competition, or friends and family and give them the high five as you pass each other.  We will have music all along the course to keep you rockin’ n rollin’.  Great post-race food and medal.  Are you an endurance junkie?  Well, you know what is calling your name the next morning.  We have a triathlon, duathlon, aqua bike and for those that don’t swim but want to be on the lake on a beautiful Sunday morning the KayaTri.  Out to the island and back with your kayak, canoe, and standup paddleboard, then finish with the rest of the triathletes and duathletes completing the sprint course.  A great way to spend Saturday and Sunday morning on the 4th of July weekend.  You got this! 

Results scored live on Athlinks here


Sunday, May 22, 2022* 7:30am

Day Of Registration Opens 6:00 a.m.

Ortonville Recreation Area

5779 Hadley Road

Ortonville, MI 48462


  • Olympic Triathlon – 1500m swim, 23mi bike, 10k run
  • Sprint Triathlon – 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
  • Sprint Duathlon – 2.5k run, 20k bike, 5k run
  • Olympic Aquabike – 1500m swim, 23mi bike
  • Sprint Aquabike – 500m swim, 20k bike
  • Super Sprint – 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run

**2 and 3 person relays offered for both the Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon

Entry Fees: Ind. Relays: SuperSprint:
Until 2.28 $110 $150 $65
3.1 – 4.30 $125 $150 $65
5.1 to online closes $135 $150 $65

Online Registration

Closes the Thursday before the event at midnight

DAY OF Registration opens: 6:00 a.m.

Refund Policy: NO REFUNDS for any reason unless you have been double charged or accidentally signed up more than once, military transfer or death in the family.

Standard event industry policy: states that when emergency conditions such as weather, threats of terrorism, medical emergencies, or any potentially unsafe condition out of our control force cancellation of an event, refunds cannot and will not be provided since funds have been spent on race day already.

Athlete Amenities: Guaranteed to those pre-registered 14 days out!

Non-USAT Members

Must pay a $15 One Day Fee (collected ONSITE cash or check ONLY)

This fee was NOT collected online

  • Custom event shirt
  • Custom finishers medal
  • 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
  • The best post race snack table out there

This is a state park so 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 at all State Parks.

All non-residents can purchase a one day pass for $9 or an annual pass $31 at the park office. There is very limited parking and partly the reason for the cap. So please plan to arrive early.

Campgrounds in the area

Visiting Lapeer County

  • Hadley Recreation Area
  • Hadley Township Police
  • Lapeer County EMS
  • Michigan DNR.
  • Pepsi Co
  • Gatorade Endurance
  • Rudy Project
Support Crews
  • Girl Scouts
  • Lapeer High School Boys and Girls Swim Team

Our exclusive TRI – One program was launched many years ago when athletes raced as part of their training, rewarded themselves for all the training they were doing and to gain all that important race day experience you cannot simulate. As the multi-sport community has evolved to the opposite now we are bringing back the program. it is really simple, you need more open water swim training? great, cmon out and get it with our lifeguards and courses. Want to get a nice hard time trial on the bike in? cmon out and race on our course. Need to get a run in and want to do so with aid stations? cmon out and join other runners.

Each TRI – One will have a designated start time, you will simply head to the TRI – One start flag for the discipline you choose, line up, and when the clock strikes and the horn sounds you are off. With our events, time trial swim starts now you will line up accordingly. Or if you want to take the Kayak or SUP out for a nice paddle with others where offered.

The cost for these is a flat $30. For that, you get a finisher’s medal and access to the post-race food tent. You may purchase a shirt for $10.

You can register online or onsite. If onsite it is cash only!


We will start and finish lakeside, on Van Ettan Lake. The rest of the course will be about as simple as it gets, and about as flat as it gets. An out-and-back course along the runway means you will be able to see your competition or friends and family members all the time. Give them a high five as you run past each other. It is wide open and fast. We will have music all along the course to keep you moving n groovin'. Click here for the venue map

Click here for venue map

Starting in the start / finish chute lake side, everyone will head out on the same course along the airport. 5k/10k will turnaround at their designated turnaround signs. Half Marathon athletes will complete the course twice before heading to the finish line.

Click here for Half Marathon Course

Click here for 5k/10k Course

Aid Stations: each mile, will be stocked with ice cold water, lemon-lime Gatorade Endurance Formula and Gator Gel.

Courses will be marked with cones, arrows, directional signs as well as the support crew at all intersections.


ONLINE REGISTRATION closes midnight Thursday

6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. only (do not arrive late)!

This is a contactless/touchless event.

There will be large flags designating the check-in area at the park.   


Please follow the directions in your three athlete emails sent the week leading up to the event. Please do not be late, we will not delay the event start due to late arrivals.  

Race fees:

800 meters – $20

5K – $35

10K – $40

Half – $60


There will be large flags designating the check-in area at the park.   

Items to bring to check-in 

* Drivers license or picture ID

* Helpful to bring a printout of your registration confirmation

You will not be permitted to race without a picture ID. 

Items you will receive at check-in

* Bib number

* Shirt (only guaranteed if registered within 14 days of the event)

Checking in another athlete

Each participant must pick up their own packet and may not check-in for another athlete. 

Exceptions:  A parent or guardian may pick up for their child. 

Note: Participants 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign event waivers.

Each athlete will be assigned a bib number with your timing strip on the back. DO NOT alter your bib in any way as this can damage the timing strip. This MUST be worn on the front of what ever you are participating in.

We provide all the timing and scoring services for each and every event we host. This will be with ChampionChip or Chrono Track timing systems.

Throughout the course, there will be sets of timing mats or gators, typically under structures, indicating finish, run in, run out, swim finish, etc. You must cross over these areas. Do NOT avoid them or attempt to jump over them.

Every effort will be made to supply you with a swim,  run, transition 1,  and finish times. However, it is explicitly expressed that the electronic timing systems are not fool proof. They are electronics and computers which are outside in the elements and they are not perfect systems. We along with any other timer out there can only score what is captured in a system.

Preliminary Results
These are posted at the event in and around the post event areas. This area is designated with a large purple RESULTS flag. Results are rarely 100% final at the time of the awards ceremony due to post race corrections.

Your results will be posted on the event website under the RESULTS tab located on the home page as well as event page. Every effort is made to post these by the following morning or within 24 hours of the event.

ANY and ALL timing questions and inquiries must be sent to:

Emailing or contacting event management in any other way will not guarantee an attempt to retrieve results.

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Age Up Rule

Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31 of that year.


Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in the 5k and excluded from their age group.

Age Groups

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+

*In the event there may not be at least 4 athletes within an age group, an age group may be combined, for example 2 in 20-24 and 2 and 25-29 = 20-29 age group combined.


One Mile – All athletes will receive a finisher medal when crossing the finish line. 

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. Please click on the link below to be taken to the Transition Bag Store where you can select the AWARD Item.



Wetsuits are available for rent. Please rent by TUESDAY before the event. If you are interested in renting a wetsuit we have shortie, sleeveless, and full wetsuits. Please email with your name, size, and type of wetsuit. It is $50 cash paid onsite. You will be responsible for any and all damage to the wetsuit, a credit card will be put on file for potential damages. You will pick up your wetsuit at the wetsuit check-in transition check-in race morning. You will drop your wetsuit off at the post-race food tent with a 3Disciplines TEAM member ONLY, NOT a volunteer. He/She will inspect the wetsuit and check you out by returning your credit card. Again please email by Tuesday before the event to reserve your size and style.


In our efforts to keep every race safe and fair, there are specific rules we have adopted and in some cases modified to ensure you and your families safety, as well as making the events fair for everyone.

1. Yelling at or using profanities in any way shape or form towards 3D staff or support crew will not be tolerated and will result in automatic disqualification and could result in a suspension from events.

2. Wetsuits will not be allowed in water above 80 degrees.

3. The filming of an athlete on a course will result in a disqualification.

4. Pacing will not be questioned. You cannot follow or be followed by a fellow athlete, friend, or family member at any time on the course by any means. This will be deemed pacing and therefore will result in disqualification.

5. Changing swim/start waves or switching events without informing event management BEFORE an event begins will result in disqualification. 

6. Adjusting or moving another athletes gear in the transition area when their gear was placed first will result in a 5:00 minute penalty.

7. Throwing trash on the course at any time before, during, or after will result in a 5:00 time penalty for the first offense and disqualification on the second.  Designated trash throwing areas are only at aid station spots and approximately 25m before and after.

8. Failure to comply with emergency vehicles and event management staff during an event will result in automatic disqualification. Emergency vehicles and personnel have the right away at all times and an athlete must give them that right away by doing everything possible to get out of the way. 


Event management reserves the right to postpone, change format, modify courses, or cancel the event at any time. The safety of athletes, staff, support crew, and officials is our top priority and will never be compromised.

Event management is not responsible for late arrivals, athletes not finding a venue, misdirected, or delayed for any reason. Late arrivals will NOT be issued a chip and strap and you will not be allowed in the transition area once it is closed. Again, there will be NO refunds for any reason.

Inclement Weather:

Event management reserves the right to cancel an event due to inclement weather or the POTENTIAL of inclement weather. Every attempt will be made to host an event whether in it’s advertised form or altered form.  Meaning a triathlon could be modified to a duathlon.  A 1500m swim could be made a 500m swim, etc. A half marathon run could be made a 5k run, etc.  Under any circumstance a refund or transfer will not be issued.  Athletes safety will not be compromised.

If an event has mandatory bike check-in, you must check in your bike during the allotted check in times typically the day before. Failure to do so will mean you are not going to race and again no refunds will be given.

These rules are in place for a reason and deviation of them is not fair to the hundreds of athletes that follow the rules.

First time event, Athlete Experience:
Athletes participating in his/her first “long course” event will result in an interview with the onsite race director. His/her experience will be considered in a personal interview with the race director on site if a question of ability to safely finish is at stake. Failure to comply with the race directors decision will result in a disqualification if there is an un-willingness on an athletes part to change events. Safety will NOT be compromised under any circumstances.

Age participation rules:
Kids 17 and under may NOT compete in half ironman distance events.

Kids must be 10 yrs. of age to compete in adult sprint events.

The race director will have final say for anyone racing at any event.

A lost chip will be billed directly to the athlete for a $40 fee and may result in no times for event. It is in no way event managements responsibility to post a time for an athlete who has lost his/her chip during an event.  It is his/her responsibility to ensure that chip is on at all times.

An un-paid bounced check will mean you will be put on the “banned” list. Not a great list to be on if you plan on racing in the future. If you made a mistake with your banking, we understand, but just be sure we are paid after corrections are made.

A tshirt is only guaranteed if the athlete registered by the 14 day cut-off for pre-registration.

3D has a “lost and found” bin. If you have lost something during a race, please contact us at:

All race fees are non-refundable.  No refunds are allowed.

Transfer to Another Race
Transfers to another 3 Disciplines owned event are allowed.  All transfers must be completed two weeks prior to the event in which you are registered or the event you would like to transfer to whichever is sooner. The transfer fee is $15.00 plus any potential difference in race fee.

Events that do not fall under our transfer policy include:  Cannonball Run, Sister Lakes, Xterra Rockport Rugged and I Tri for Mac.

Transfers may be made within the current race season only.

Transfer to Another Distance
You may switch between the Olympic and Sprint distances at any event.  Please contact us at to change your distance or you may do so at the registration tent at the event.  No fee to change distance.

Course Map

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