The Cereal City Triathlon & Duathlon showcases the City of Battle Creek and its amenities. Te event is hosted at the beautiful Willard Beach on Goguac Lake. With a flat and fast course, the Cereal City Triathlon and Duathlon is a great course to set your personal best. The course and event is perect for beginners and experienced athletes looking for good competition, great views, and some sweet swag!
The Cereal City Triathlon and Duathlon offers a sprint triathlon, a super sprint triathlon (ages 9-18) and a duathlon. All events can be done solo or as a relay of two or three people.
Late packet pick up and body marking. (NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION)
6:30 AM - Transition area opens
7:45 AM - Transition area closes
7:45 AM - Pre race instructions and national anthem
8:00 AM - Triathlon and Duathlon start: First wave of swimmers and first run of the duathlon. Race WILL start promptly at 8:00 AM and athletes MUST be at start area on time.
8:10 AM - Super Sprint start
9:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Post race picnic by the beach pavilion
10:00 AM: Presentation of awards
The swim portion will start in the water on the western most sea wall of Willard Beach on Goguac Lake. Swimmers will always turn around buoys to their right. The swim portion ends on the beach and runs up to the transition area on a closed off driveway.
The bike portion of the event will take athletes from Willard Beach down George B Place to Capital Ave. Right turn on Capital Ave to West Minges Road. Right turn on West Minges Road. Athletes will turn left on to South Minges Road at the "T" intersection. Right turn (West) on Watkins Road, crossing over Helmer and traveling West to the turnaround on Renton Road, then returning the reverse way they went out. We will not be asking for road closures during the bike portion. We will be asking to utilize the bike lanes on Capital Ave and the shoulders of the roads that don’t have bike lanes. Officers and volunteers will be present to direct traffic.
The run course begins at Willard Beach Park in the transition area and proceeds down George B Place then turns left (North) on Capital Ave. Turn right (East) on Golden Ave (aka: G Dr N). Continue on Golden Ave (G Dr N) until you connect to the walking trail at Riverside Park. The trail loops around Riverside park to a designated turn around where there will be a water station. The return course backtracks on the same roads taken out.
3K Run (Duathlon and Super Sprint)
he 2 mile run course begins at Willard Beach Park at the "Start/Finish" arch. Duathletes will proceed along the beach sidewalk until they run into George B Place and veer left. Once down George B Place, the course then turns left (North) on Capital Ave. Turn right (East) on Golden Ave (aka: G Dr N). Continue on Golden Ave (G Dr N) until the designated 2 Mile turnaround. There will be a water station at this turnaround. The return course backtracks on the same roads taken out.
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Click Here For Bike Course Map
Click Here For Run Course Map
Awards will go to the top 3 men and 3 women overall in the triathlon and duathlon.
Age Group Awards for Triathlon Awards go to the top 3 men and 3 women in the following age groups (PLEASE NOTE your age group is based on your age on 12/31/2018): 13 - 15, 16 - 19, 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 and Over
Age Groups Awards for Duathlon Awards go to the top 3 men and 3 women in the following age groups (PLEASE NOTE your age group is based on your age on 12/31/2018): 13 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 and over
Relay Team Awards
Awards go to the top overall male, female and co - ed team. Both 2-person and 3-person relay teams will be in the same grouping for awards.
The top overall male and female to compete in the Athena or Clydesdale categories
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