Packet Pickup & Expo
Noon to 4pm – Saturday, June 9th
at Amway Global
5101 Spaulding Plaza SE, Ada, MI 49301
NOTE: This is Spaulding PLAZA, not Spaulding AVENUE
Noon to 1:30pm – ½ Iron
1:00 to 2:30pm – Olympic
2:00 to 3:30pm – Sprint
3pm to 4pm – Anyone
* If you arrive outside your designated time, there will be a delay in picking up your packet
IMPORTANT 2018 NEWS – PLEASE READ: Sport Stats USA will be handling the timing of the Grand Rapids Triathlon. They will be assigning chips to athletes as they pick up their race packet. Unlike years past, your timing chip WILL NOT be in your race packet. Because of this, you will be unable to pick up your packet on race day and have a timing chip in the packet. IF YOU SHOW UP ON RACE DAY TO PICK UP YOUR PACKET YOU WILL NOT HAVE A TIMING CHIP ASSIGNED TO YOU. Race day Packet Pick-up/Chip Assignment will only be made for exceptional cases and with advance arrangements made. Please email Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
No one but YOU can pick up your packet. You must show a valid picture ID and USAT card (if you are an annual member). There will be NO exceptions to this rule. As a sanctioned USAT race, we CANNOT allow an exception to this rule.
All participants must have a signed USAT Waiver to get their race packet. You may print one off (click here) to bring to packet pick up or there will be copies available onsite. USAT Annual Members must sign this form and show proof of their membership at packet pick-up. Non-USAT Athletes should have paid the $15 one day fee at registration. Those who did not check the box stating they were not USAT members and do not have proof of membership will be required to pay this fee before getting their packet.
We will take new registrations at packet pickup, however there is NO RACE DAY registration or packet pick up!.
Want to exhibit at the GR Tri Expo? Click here for more info
Yoga for Athletes
Athlete Yoga will be doing 20 minute Athlete Recovery Yoga sessions every half hour. Stop in and give your body the recovery it needs to perform optimally on Race Day!
Athlete Yoga is dedicated to bringing yoga TO athletes. We specialize in yoga for kids’ sports teams, beginner and athlete yoga for adults. Questions? Email us at AthleteYoga.email@example.com . Find us on Facebook AthleteYoga.org and on Instagram AthleteYoga.org616
Out of Town Participants
Need your bike shipped?
If you need to have your bike shipped to the Grand Rapids area for race day, Raceday Transport has partnered with the USAT to provide shipping of your bike. Contact them for further information.
Out of town participants can have their bike shipped the following bike shops, which are Grand Rapids Triathlon sponsors. Just give them a call to reserve your spot before shipping your equipment!
Phone: (616) 942-1880
2830 East Paris Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
Directions from Packet Pick Up to Race Site (Updated Directions Coming Soon)
Race Day Outline
Sunday June 10, 2018
4:00am – Road Closed for Transition
5:15-6:45am – Transition Area Opens
6:00-6:30am – Pre-race Swim
6:45am – Half Iron Transition Closes
6:45am – Course Meeting
7:30am – Sprint & Olympic Transition Closes
IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST have all your gear in transition by the 7 AM race start time. Athletes will not be able to place items in transition after the race has started so as to avoid interfering with athletes while they are competing.
PLEASE NOTE: For Swim Waves, each swim wave will receive a different cap color. Waves will be based on distance, sex and age. Swim wave start times will be posted at packet pickup.
REMEMBER: Your age is race age (as of 12/31/2018) not your age today!
Race Start Times/Swim Waves
Wave 1 – 7:00 – Maroon – ALL Clydesdales & Athenas
Wave 2 – 7:05 – Red – Men age 39 & under, ALL Aquabikes, ALL Relays
Wave 3 – 7:10 – Gold – Men age 40 & over (no Clydesdales, Aquabikes, or Relays)
Wave 4 – 7:15 – Purple – Women all ages (no Athenas, Aquabikes, or Relays)
Wave 5 – 7:30 – Fluorescent Orange – Chariots
Wave 6 – 7:45 – White – ALL Clydesdales & Athenas , ALL High School State Championship Participants
Wave 7 – 7:50 – Silver – Men age 34 & under, ALL Aquabikes, ALL Relays
Wave 8 – 7:55 – Green – Men age 35 & over (no Clydesdales, Aquabikes, or Relays)
Wave 9 – 8:00 – Light pink – All women (no Athenas, Aquabikes, or Relays)
Wave 10– 8:05 – Fluorescent Orange– Newbie wave (men & women)
Wave 11 – 8:15 – Light Blue – ALL Clydesdales & Athenas
Wave 12 – 8:20 – Orange – Men age 39 & under, ALL Aquabike, ALL Relays
Wave 13– 8:25 – Fluorescent Yellow – Men age 40 & over (no Clydesdales, Aquabikes, or Relays), ALL MECTC
Wave 14– 8:30 – Blue – Women all ages (no Athenas, Aquabikes, or Relays)
PLEASE NOTE: Wave times are preliminary and may vary based on the number of participants registered for each race distance. Aquabikes will start in the same wave as the triathlon of that distance.
Half Distance Cutoff Times
9:15am – Swim
12:15pm – Bike
3:15pm – Run
6:00pm – Roads Open
PLEASE NOTE: By registering for this event you agree to adhere to the cutoff times. Due to roads being re-opened all athletes must be removed from the course at 3:15pm. By choosing to participate in this event, you agree to be removed the course at the designated times if necessary.
Shuttles will be running all day – it is recommended you have someone drop you off at the athletic drop off area (see map above), then have them park and take a trolley to the race site.
NO EQUIPMENT IS ALLOWED ON TROLLEYS
Weather Cancellation Policy
For information on what will happen in the event of inclement weather – Weather Policy (PDF)
We are excited to announce:
The GRTRI has been chosen by the USAT as the only Triathlon in Michigan to screen for young Olympians.
What does that mean?
If you are between the ages of 15 – 19 (age as of December 31st of the current year) and participate in our Sprint event, you could be chosen to be groomed for the next USA Olympic Team!
What do you do next?
Register for the Sprint event, by clicking the Register Button on the homepage. Ages 15-19 who register will automatically be included in the reporting for Talent ID.