MCE 2018 Event Schedule:
June 21, 2017 Triceratops, Race #1
The biggest baddest tri series around....ROAR!
A friendly course at Island Lake Recreation Area in Brighton, MI. Kent Lake swim, paved park road bike course, paved path run course and lots of prehistoric creatures along the way!
Three races on the same course offers a great way to track your progress and fitness levels as the season goes on! All races will sell out early.
July 02, 2017
The Howell Independence Aquathlon is a unique, multi-sport event which includes a 2k Run, a 750m swim and a final 2k Run. The run takes place through the Howell City Park and beautiful Lakeview Cementary. The swim takes place in Thompson Lake off of Howell City Park. We also have a one-mile Open Water Swim. The all-inclusive price allows you to participate in both events, or choose one.
Wet suits are permitted at the Aquathlon but for health reasons, participants should not wear one if the water is 78 degrees or higher. Check with a race instructor the day of the event for details on the water temperature.
Also for safety reasons, it is required that each participant wear a swim cap while in the water. Swim caps make it easier for event staff and boats to see participants in the water. If a participant does not have a swim cap the day of the event, they will be available for purchase on site for $2.00.
July 08, 2017
The Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (AABTS) presents the 41st Annual One Helluva Ride (OHR) on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Join us for a day of scenic bicycle touring over tree-lined, paved roads in Washtenaw, Ingham, Jackson and Livingston counties. The routes wind through rural and recreation areas on beautiful rolling terrain and vary enough to appeal to a broad range of bicyclists.
OHR riders can choose from six great loop routes this year. Four rides start and end at Chelsea Fairgrounds in Chelsea, Michigan; the 66, 76, and 100 mile routes will go through Hell. The two Fun Rides start and end at Portage Lake State Park. All the routes share the same central lunch stop at Portage Lake State Park, so family members and friends who decide to take different routes can meet. All routes will be clearly marked and maps provided.
Dubbed the Scenic City, outdoorsy Chattanooga presents a course nestled against the towering Cumberland Plateau and the rambling Tennessee River.
Chattanooga, Tennessee lures athletes with its dramatic scenery, idyllic weather and low-key southern charm. After the successful debut of the full distance race in 2014, Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga offers the perfect training opportunity for those getting ready for the September race, or a chance to race in one of the sport's most welcoming race sites for those seeking a half-distance race opportunity.
Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga begins with a point-to-point swim that is mostly downstream in the Tennessee River. Athletes will begin with a short up-river section before making the turn and heading downriver to the transition area. The bike course offers spectacular views of Lookout Mountain as the riders head out 11 miles south of town for a rolling 34-mile loop in Georgia. The day ends with a chance to enjoy Chattanooga's many tourist attractions as athletes take in the Tennessee Riverwalk and the beautiful Riverfront Parkway during the two-loop run.
May 21, 2017
June 11, 2017
This triathlon event is a chance for athletes of all skill levels to compete on a scenic riverside course, perfect for the novice through the seasoned triathlete. This USA Triathlon sanctioned event promises heart pounding excitement from start to the finish. It will happen on June 12, 2016.
We are a group of triathletes who are passionate about growing our community healthy. As we ourselves have progressed in the triathlon sport and as triathlon participation continues to hit all-time highs across the country, we felt it was time to bring a USAT Sanctioned Sprint, Olympic and Half to the Grand Rapids area.
ALSO: Sprint, Olympic, and Half distance Aqua/Bike, and Relay
July 30, 2017
The annual Island Lake of Novi Jon Logan Memorial Triathlon & OWS, sponsored by FAST Swim and Triathlon Club. This sprint event is great for Triathletes of all abilities. The triathlon and open water swim will start from the beautiful community boat house. The bike is on paved roads in the Island Lake of Novi community. The run is on paved sidewalks, roads and packed trails, which take you around the lake and nearby homes. Stick around after the race for food and raffle prizes!
Mini Tri Open Water Swim Relay Duathlon
This year as part of the 15th anniversary of the Jon Logan Multi-Sport Racing, we are giving to all participants a cardinal red and orange hoodie as part of your registration. Please register by July 9th to reserve your hoodie.
August 23, 2017
July 19, 2017
Pterodactyl, T-Rex Tri Series, Race #2
June 11, 2017
June 25, 2017
Building on the success of IRONMAN Wisconsin, this event is sure to be an instant favorite.
In the bucolic college town of Madison, Wisconsin visitors can enjoy walks through the downtown area and the University of Wisconsin campus. State Street is a bustling small-town destination, providing a range of restaurants, shops, and galleries. The Madison Saturday farmer's market gives athletes and their supporters yet another way to enjoy this rural location with big-city culture.
The race will grace the shores along iconic Olin Park in beautiful Madison. Athletes will start with a 1.2 mile swim in the historic waters of Lake Monona shared by IRONMAN Wisconsin, then bike 56 miles among the endless rolling hills of Dane County, south of Madison. Finally, a picturesque 13.1 mile run along the shores of Lake Monona will bring athletes home to the finish line.
2016 Athletes' Choice Awards: Best Host City Experience
Visitors to Mont-Tremblant will find that the area is filled with endless entertainment and recreational options. The pedestrian layout makes the city inviting and accessible, and boutiques, bistros and restaurants can all be found within walking distance of the IRONMAN Village.
If it’s family-oriented fun you’re looking for, activities such as mini golf, water games and a kids club are all conveniently located throughout the Mont-Tremblant resort area. Additionally, the beach, transition area and bike and run courses are centrally located and easily accessible.
The 1.2-mile swim takes place in Tremblant Lake, followed by a 1-loop, 56-mile bike through Mont-Tremblant’s mountains. Athletes will then embark on the 13.1-mile run course, finishing in the city's pedestrian village.
The race begins with a two-loop, 2.4-mile swim in the clean, shallow waters of Alta Lake. The average water temperature in late July is 67 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a perfect and comfortable wetsuit-legal swim.
Athletes transition to their bikes at a lake side transition area before beginning a unique one-loop bike course. The 112-mile course compares to the challenging but spectacular routes at IRONMAN Lake Placid and IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene. The course begins on the Sea-to-Sky Highway before climbing into the Callaghan Valley (the site of the Nordic skiing events during the 2010 Winter Olympics). After descending back to the highway, athletes pass through the town of Whistler on their way north to Pemberton. A flat out-and-back section opens to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks before returning to Whistler over rolling terrain.
The two-loop run course follows the meandering Valley Trail past Lost Lake and Green Lake, allowing spectators plenty of opportunities to cheer for their athletes. At the halfway point through Whistler Village, competitors will get a boost right where it matters most. The day ends in Whistler's Olympic Plaza, a central and festive location to cross the finish line, secure your medal, and celebrate your accomplishment. REGISTER HERE
July 30, 2017
July 02, 2017 - Pool Party - See weekly email for details
July 03, 2017 - Fireworks Event - See weekly email for details
July 30, 2017
Delaware, Ohio offers athletes looking for a low-key IRONMAN 70.3 the perfect mix of urban amenities and rural Midwestern charm. Its downtown shopping district, including the Delaware Commons pedestrian mall and downtown Delaware, contains an increasing number of large retail stores and restaurants.
The IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio triathlon begins with a single-loop, 1.2-mile swim in the calm waters of Delaware Lake. Athletes will then embark on a flat and fast 56-mile bike course that includes a few technical sections along the way. The course will wind through Delaware, Marion and Morrow counties before returning to Transition 2, located at Ohio Wesleyan University's Selby Stadium. Finally, athletes will take on a double-loop, 13.1-mile run course with gently rolling hills. The course offers scenic country views and an amazing finish in front of Selby Stadium. REGISTER HERE
August 05, 2017
IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder kicks off at the pristine Boulder Reservoir with its spectacular Rocky Mountain backdrop.
This event has been an athlete favorite for over a decade. IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder is one of the fastest IRONMAN events to sell out each year—making it one of the most sought-after races in the country.
The extremely fast course provides personal records for many, even our local professional field. Where else in the country can you race against the best in the world on their home training ground? REGISTER HERE
August 13, 2017
This race celebrates its 15th anniversary of attracting triathletes to Southwest Michigan's resort beach town.
Southwest Michigan's Saint Joseph/Benton Harbor area is known for its beaches, wineries and fruit orchards, and family-friendly vibe. There's plenty to do, whether you're 5 or 55. For kids, there's The Carousel, a hands-on children's museum, and for the older set, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. From kayaking, to lounging on the beach, to taking in some art and good food in the quaint and artistic downtown, Benton Harbor is the perfect low-stress locale to spend a race weekend.
The 1.2-mile swim in the clear refreshing waters of Lake Michigan, begins on the beach. The bike course winds through rolling wine country and orchards, and the shaded run is lined with enthusiastic volunteers. Athletes finish on the beach, where families can hang out and play until athletes finish the race. REGISTER HERE
August 27, 2017
Taking place in the pristine heart of one of Idaho's prettiest areas, this race—recently moved to late summer—always fills quickly. Coeur d'Alene is a classic resort and vacation destination that offers numerous recreational activities. The glacier-fed lake, surrounding forests and parks, the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and the Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course's floating green are just a few examples.
Athletes begin their day with a two-loop, 2.4-mile swim in the clear waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene. The challenging two-loop, 112-mile bike course boasts no turns in an 80-mile stretch. The run loops along the shores of the lake blending the energy of a small town resort atmosphere with a world-class course. The single transition area and multiple loop course at the "hot corner" make IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene a favorite among athletes and their friends and families. REGISTER HERE
September 10, 2017
An iconic North American triathlon for decades, Lake Placid offers the ultimate IRONMAN family vacation.
Located in the beautiful Adirondack mountains, it's a gorgeous and family-friendly event every athlete should put on their bucket list. Having hosted two Olympic Games (1932 and 1980), this charming town knows how to deliver a world-class athletic event. It's also the home of one of the most challenging IRONMAN courses with its famous Adirondack climbs.
A this event, athletes will be treated to a course that's identical to the full-distance race, but each discipline will be one single loop of the course. Athletes will begin with a one-loop swim in clear Mirror Lake, with the famous sight line at the bottom of the lake to guide them. Transitioning in the Olympic Speed Skating Oval to the bike, the rolling mountain views provide a scenic backdrop to the one-loop, 56-mile ride. Back at the Oval, athletes will begin their 13.1-mile run through town and around the lake. REGISTER HERE
October 16, 2017
For over three decades the IRONMAN World Championship has brought the world's best athletes together in competition.
The inaugural Hawaiian IRON MAN Triathlon was conceptualized in 1977 as a way to challenge athletes who had seen success at endurance swim, running and biathlon events. Honolulu-based Navy couple Judy and John Collins proposed combining the three toughest endurance races in Hawai’i—the 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, 112 miles of the Around-O’ahu Bike Race and the 26.2-mile Honolulu Marathon—into one event.
On February 18, 1978, 15 people came to Waikiki to take on the IRONMAN challenge. Prior to racing, each received three sheets of paper with a few rules and a course description. The last page read: "Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life!"
In 1981, the race moved from the tranquil shores of Waikiki to the barren lava fields of Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Along the Kona Coast, black lava rock dominates the panorama, and athletes battle the "ho’omumuku" crosswinds of 45 mph, 95-degree temperatures and a scorching sun.
The IRONMAN World Championship centers on the dedication and courage exhibited by participants who demonstrate the IRONMAN mantra that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.® On October 14th, over 2,000 athletes will embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to earn the title of IRONMAN. BY QUALIFICATION ONLY
October 16, 2017
With its new fall date, IRONMAN Louisville will shed its reputation as a hot, difficult race. Louisville locals rave about the near-perfect conditions the race will take advantage of with its new October date. You'll enjoy a calm, rolling swim start on the banks of the Ohio River where you'll begin your 140.6-mile race in a unique "first come, first served" model. Upon exiting the water, you'll head into transition located on the Great Lawn, the centerpiece of Waterfront Park, before heading off for 112 miles of scenic cycling.
A mixture of rolling hills and flat pastures characterizes the Louisville bike course, and you can expect to be challenged as they traverse the Louisville Metro area and Oldham County. As part of the two-loop portion of the course, La Grange will offer a boost of energy: You'll be greeted here by thousands of cheering spectators and volunteers. REGISTER HERE
November 19, 2017
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November 04, 2017
One of the most storied North American races, IRONMAN Florida began in November, 1999. It takes place in Panama City Beach, which is known for pristine beaches and moderate fall temperatures. Just as the summer season winds down, it's the perfect time of year to visit northwest Florida—and the event is as much a destination vacation as it is a race.
The swim takes place in the Gulf of Mexico, where athletes will have a short beach run in between laps. Waters are typically in the mid 70's, allowing athletes to wear wetsuits. The two-loop swim course gives spectators a bird's eye view of the entire course.
After exiting the water, athletes are challenged by a fast, flat, one-loop bicycle course. The terrain pushes the body in a way most athletes are not accustomed to: the absence of rolling hills or steep inclines forces consistent pacing. Winds are typically light in the morning, but become more challenging later in the day.
The two-loop run course, while flat, has many turns throughout the local neighborhoods. In the spectator-friendly area, thousands of residents and visitors emerge for fall get-togethers while supporting the competitors. The course also winds through St. Andrew's State Park, a favorite among participants for its shaded areas and wildlife. After the second loop, athletes round the last corner for the final quarter mile to the finish. REGISTER HERE
IRONMAN Arizona kicks off with a single-loop swim in Tempe Town Lake, followed by a challenging three-loop bike course through the Sonoran Desert. It finishes with a spectator-friendly run around Tempe Town Lake and Papago Park.
The course will remain a one-loop swim and follow a clockwise flow, with athletes exiting the same stairs that they entered from. Athletes will enter the water in a continuous stream through a controlled access point at the stair entrance as they enter the water, similar to how running road races are started. An athlete's time will start when they cross timing mats at the stairs. Athletes will be directed to self-seed on race morning based on their projected swim time. Volunteers and staff will be in the staging area with signs and will assist with this process. Self-seeding will not be mandatory, but will be encouraged.The professional men's field will start their day at 6:40 a.m., and the professional women will start at 6:45 a.m. Age group athletes will follow at 6:50 a.m. We anticipate that all athletes will be in the water by 7:20 a.m. All athletes will still be given the 2 hour 20 minute time limit to complete the swim portion of the race; however, the current overall cut-off times for both the bike and run course, as well as any intermediate cut-offs, will remain in place. REGISTER HERE
Close of Race Season
MCE CELEBRATION!!!!! - Details to come.