Race Day

Weather related policies 2016.pdf

Race Times:

Mandatory Pre-Race Meetings: 7:00am

Olympic Triathlon, Olympic Duathlon, Sprint Duathlon: 7:20am

Sprint Triathlon: 7:40am


Packet Pick-Up and Late Registration

Registration is limited to the first 1200 competitors. Please note that race shirts are not guaranteed if you register after August 10th. Packet pick-up and late registration is at the East Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department (750 Lakeside Drive SE)

Friday, September 8th from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. 

Saturday, September 9th from 5:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m.

Late Registration:

Thursday, September 8th from 8:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday, September 9th from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.


Body marking will be available Friday night during packet pick-up. Avoid the crowd Saturday morning and get marked Friday night!

Course Information

Triathlon: The swim course is an U-shaped course in Reeds Lake.  The bike course takes you around Reeds Lake, down Hall St to Plymouth St and takes you through dowtown EGR . This is a looped course (Spint = 2 loops, Olympic = 4 loops). The run course winds through some residential areas. This is a looped course (Sprint = 1 loop, Olympic = 2 loops). The Duathlon: follows the Triathlon bike and run routes.


Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon and Duathlon follows USAT rules and regulations.

Transition Area

The transition area will open at 5:30 a.m. on race day. All of the bike racks will be securely guarded until 10:30 a.m. The transition area will be closed for the race starting at 7:10 a.m. At this time, all athletes must clear out of the area. Bike racks will be assigned. If participant's bike is not on an assigned bike rack, they will be disqualified.


Water/Aid Stations

Aid stations will be positioned on the run course and at the transition area.

Awards & Prize Money

Triathlon Prize Money goes to:

Overall Male & Female 1st ($250)
Overall Male & Female 2nd ($125)
Overall Male & Female 3rd ($75)
Overall Male & Female Masters ($50)

Triathlon Awards go to: (male/female)

Top 3 Overall winners, Top 3 each age group

Age group awards - top three
*Masters are eligible for both overall and masters prize money.

Duathlon Prize Money:

Overall Male and Female 1st ($100)
Overall Male & Female 2nd ($50)
Overall Male & Female 3rd ($25)
Overall Male and Female Masters ($50)

Duathlon Awards go to:(male/female):

Top 3 Overall winners, Top 3 each age group

AquaBike Awards go to:

Top 2 overall, no age group awards



Restrooms and showers will be available at the East Grand Rapids High School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on race day.

Post Race Refreshments

A wide variety of post race refreshments will be available for participants following the event in Gerkin Plaza (inside the football stadium).

Course Map