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July 9

Caseville, MI

Caseville Classic Triathlon 2017 Overview

We’re back for the 6th annual TriToFinish Half Distance Triathlon in Caseville for the premier multisport event in Michigan's thumb area! This event provides athletes with a great opportunity to see more of the untapped thumb region. The swim will take place in the beautiful waters of Lake Huron, while the bike course will trace the waterline out and back. A smooth and flat course should usually bakes for an incredibly fast bike split. The run course takes athletes toward the central part of the thumb and is relatively flat and on back roads that are paved or packed gravel.

Once again athletes will complete an out and back course finishing along the pristine beaches of Caseville County Park. Caseville boasts numerous summer festivals and we are fortunate to capstone this year’s Tribute Summer Concert (which provides the inspiration for each year’s triathlon event!) with a Sunday morning triathlon. Come enjoy the themed concert at the Caseville County Park amphitheater on Saturday night. Put this event on your destination race list, as it is one you won’t want to miss.

Date:  July 9 , 2017

Start Time:  8:00 AM

Location:  Caseville County Park

Address:  6400 Main St, Caseville, MI 48725

Course Description:

Caseville, located directly off Lake Huron, is the perfect host town for a multisport event. Nestled amongst Caseville’s summer festivities, the Caseville Classic Triathlon/Duathlon is a fast and beautiful race. The swim will take place in the crystal clear waters of Lake Huron with athletes completing a rectangular swim (athletes will follow pre-determine buoys based on distance). The bike course is an out and back on newly paved roads along Lake Huron. You'll enjoy picturesque views the entire way. Half Iron Distance and Olympic athletes will bike 20km to the turnaround with Half Iron Athletes going back out on the course for a second lap. Sprint and Duathlon athletes will bike 10km to their turnaround. The run traverses a road parallel to the bike course. New on the run this year, Half Distance athletes will run 2 loops of the Olympic run course. Olympic athletes will run 5km to their turnaround. Sprint and Duathlon athletes will run 2.5km to their turnaround.

Packet Pickup and Late Registration:

  • Saturday, July 8th, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Thumb Brewery in Caseville
  • Sunday, July 9th, 2017 from 6:30 AM to 7:45 AM at Caseville County Park

You must bring a valid ID and will only be allowed to pick up your own packet.

As this is a sanctioned USAT event, ALL participants MUST have a valid USAT Membership card and MUST present it at registration (or packet pickup if number wasn’t entered during online registration). Annual and One Day USAT Memberships are available for purchase on-site. As of January 1st, 2016, annual membership is $50 for adults and $10 for youth. A one-day membership is $15 for adults – there is no one-day membership available for youth. More information regarding USAT Membership can be found HERE.

 

Directions to Event:

For those of you outside the thumb, make your way to Bay City and hop on M-25 East.  Follow it around the west side of the thumb until you get to Caseville.  Caseville County Park will be on the left if you're coming from the South. Alternatively, you could take M-24 north until it meets up with M-25.

For those of you inside the thumb, let's be honest you know where Caseville is...it's the rest of us that need help.

Important Information:

RACE TIMES

  • Half-IM Start: 8:00am
  • Olympic Start: 8:05am
  • Sprint Start: 8:10am
  • Duathlon Start: 8:15am

PARKING

Sufficient parking is available at the venue location – Caseville County Park.

Please be sure to arrive early enough to find a parking spot, pick up your packet (or register) and get set up in transition.

TRANSITION

ONLY athletes (and parents for Youth Participants) are allowed in the transition area. Once transition closes, it will remain closed to athletes until the LAST biker has exited transition. The Transition Captain may choose to begin allowing early access to a limited numbers of athletes to retrieve their gear but this will be at his/her discretion. If given access, PLEASE remain respectful of athletes who are still competing and may be entering/exiting transition. Safety is foremost, but security is important too so you must exit transition at the point deemed proper by the Transition Captain and provide proof (i.e., race bib or id) of ownership of bike with number decal affixed.

Planning to participate? Awesome! Please review this linked list of USAT Commonly Violated Rules to be prepared.

T-Shirts 

*Event-specific T-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who register online before Noon on Friday, June 30th! All registrants after that date/time will be provided with a TriToFinish t-shirt if event-specific shirts are unavailable on site. Ladies cut shirts are offered for this event, but ladies are NOT required to order them. Note that Ladies cut shirts are smaller and more form fitting than the unisex shirts. Please order accordingly.

Awards 

TriToFinish is committed to making this a memorable event for the participants. Every finisher from first to last will enjoy an exciting finish line. All Olympic/Sprint/Duathlon participants will receive a high quality event t-shirt. Half Distance athletes will receive a high quality ¼ zip technical shirt.

OVERALL AWARDS will be provided to the Top 3 overall fastest Male and Female in the Half Distance Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Tri, and Sprint Distance Duathlon events. In addition:

  • 1st Place overall Male and Female will receive free entry to next year’s race.
  • 2nd Place overall Male and Female will receive 50% off entry to next year’s race.
  • 3rd Place overall Male and Female will receive 25% off entry to next year’s race.

AGE GROUP Awards will be provided 3 deep for the Half Distance, Olympic, Sprint and Sprint Duathlon events. Award presentation for each event will begin ONLY after the last participant in that event crosses the finish line (or once event cutoff time has been reached).   Participants MUST be present to receive Age Group Awards*. 

* We apologize for any inconvenience this presents, but we truly believe that each Multisport Event is exactly that: an EVENT. Age Groupers finish at different times throughout races. It is unfair and unsportsmanlike to begin ceremonies for which a participant may be eligible for an award if that participant has not yet reached the finish line. Please be courteous of and encouraging to fellow athletes.

NOTE: All participants will receive their finisher medals upon completion of their event at the finish line

Finisher Photos 

Download and share your FREE finisher photos from this event by Meaningful Moments Photography!

Results

TRI TO FINISH is proud to work with Newton Timing and Race Services as our Timing Partner. Results will be displayed at the event and will be posted at TRITOFINISH.COMwithin 48 hours of race completion.

Volunteers

Interested in volunteering? Events like this can’t be successful without great volunteers! Sign up HERE and we’ll be in touch. All volunteers receive a cool, Tri To Finish logo’d tech t-shirt courtesy of ATS Printing in Merrill, MI

Refund Policy

We completely understand that plans change and athletes will sometimes be unable to compete in an event they've signed up for.  Unfortunately, refunds will not be provided for any event unless the event is cancelled for some reason.

Should an athlete have an injury or other medical issue keeping them from competing in an event they've registered for, then we would be happy to transfer their registration to a similar event up to and including the same event the following season.

Transferring registrations to other athletes is NOT allowed.

 

 

Distances:

Half Distance Triathlon

  • 1.2 mi Swim
  • 56 mi Bike
  • 13.1 mi Run

2-3 person relay available

Olympic Triathlon

  • 1.5 km Swim
  • 40 km Bike
  • 10 km Run

2-3 person relay available

Sprint Triathlon

  • 750 m Swim
  • 20 km Bike
  • 5 km Run

2-3 person relay available

Sprint Duathlon

  • 5 km Run
  • 20 km Bike
  • 5 km Run

2-3 person relay available


Prices:

Half Distance Triathlon

  • $145.00 valid until 04/15/17
  • $175.00 valid until 05/15/17
  • $210.00 valid until 07/06/17
  • $250.00 valid until 07/09/17

Half Distance Tri Relay

  • $255.00 valid until 04/15/17
  • $265.00 valid until 05/15/17
  • $290.00 valid until 07/06/17
  • $310.00 valid until 07/09/17

Olympic Triathlon

  • $80.00 valid until 04/15/17
  • $90.00 valid until 05/15/17
  • $100.00 valid until 07/06/17
  • $110.00 valid until 07/09/17

Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon

  • $75.00 valid until 04/15/17
  • $85.00 valid until 05/15/17
  • $90.00 valid until 07/06/17
  • $100.00 valid until 07/09/17

Olympic/Sprint/Duathlon Relays

  • $120.00 valid until 04/15/17
  • $135.00 valid until 05/15/17
  • $145.00 valid until 07/06/17
  • $160.00 valid until 07/09/17