$50 before March 1, 2012
$60 before June 1, 2012
$70 before August 12, 2012
$80 August 12 through race day
$90 before March 1, 2012
$100 before June 1, 2012
$110 before August 12, 2012
$125 August 12 through race day
Dividing West and East Grand Traverse Bay, Old Mission Peninsula offers stunning scenery and a challenging landscape. Both olympic- and sprint-distance races start in the calm, clean waters of Bowers Harbor on West Grand Traverse Bay for a triangular loop swim. The bike courses point athletes past picturesque orchards and vineyards and over a few tough climbs. Heading out on the run, racers follow Neahtawanta Road along the water before turning up a dirt road into the Pyatt Nature Preserve. Athletes then return to the pavement for the final stretch to the finish line at Bowers Harbor Park. The Traverse City Triathlon delivers a beautiful course, professional race management, and great racing; this is Northern Michigan's most memorable triathlon. See you at the start line!
The Traverse City Triathlon offers two distances: sprint and olympic. The shorter sprint race is a 750-meter swim (0.47 mile), 20-kilometer bike (12.4 miles), and a 5-kilometer run (3.1 miles). The olympic triathlon involves a 1500-meter swim (0.93 mile), 40-kilometer bike (24.8 miles), and a 10-kilometer run (6.2 miles). While most athletes participate as individuals, you can also race either distance as a relay team of two or three people.
The race takes place twelve miles--roughly a twenty-minute drive--from downtown Traverse City. Parking, registration, and the race finish are held at Peninsula Township Park, 2750 Bowers Harbor Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49686. From there, it is a three-minute walk to the swim start and transition area at the Bowers Harbor boat launch.
The overall male and female winners of the sprint and olympic races receive an award plus free entry into next year's race. The top three individuals in each age group also receive an award. Relay awards are given to the winning sprint and olympic teams.