Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each age group, including Clydesdales and Athena’s categories.

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Awards for overall for male & female Aquabike finishers. (There are no age group winners for these events. There are no cash prizes for Aquabike events.)

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Awards overall for Relay teams (There are no age group winners for relay teams and gender make up of the teams doesn’t matter. There are no cash prizes for Relay Teams.)

Age Groups for the USAT Clydesdale/Athena National Championships are as follows:
39 and under Clydesdale and Athena
40-59 Clydesdale
40-54 Athena
60+ Clydesdale
55+ Athena.

Age Group Awards are as follows:
Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male/female finishers of each age group as follows:
Under 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+

*Athletes are required to race in the age group respective to their age as of 12/31/2018

Awards will be available for pickup immediately. There will be an awards ceremony following each race. Winners need not wait for the ceremony to pick up their awards. If awards are not claimed on race day, it will be the responsibility of the athlete to pay for shipping & handling. Please contact Jim Vidro if you have questions about your award.

Cash prizes listed below will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners overall male/female (for triathlon events only):

  • Sprint
  • Olympic
  • 1/2 Iron
  • 1st

  • $300
  • $300
  • $500
  • 2nd

  • $200
  • $200
  • $300
  • 3rd

  • $100
  • $100
  • $200

Cash prizes are awarded to overall winners of Triathlon Events only along with the following items:

  • Free entry to the following year’s event (1st place overall for each event)
  • SLS Tri Gift Certificate

Overall winners in the masters division will also be recognized.


USAT Clydesdale/Athena National Championship

All Clydesdale/Athena USAT National Championship participants will receive a GR Tri finisher medal and an extra gift from us. First place finishers will receive a USAT Jersey. First, second, and third place in each age division and in each distance will also receive a USAT medal, along with a plaque from the Gr Tri.


Earn the West Michigan Endurance Award

The West Michigan Endurance Challenge award is automatically given to any athlete that completes, in a single year, the 25k Fifth Third River Bank Run or the MSU Gran Fondo, the half-iron or full-iron distance triathlon at the Grand Rapids Triathlon or the MI Titanium Triathlon, and the full marathon at the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. Find out more about it here.

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