Race Weekend Schedule

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm: Volunteer Training & Orientation (Wolverine YMCADirections)

Saturday August 18, 2018

  • 9:00 am Kids Triathlon (Versluis Park – Directions)
  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Swim Practice (Versluis Park – Directions) – water closes at 11:00 AM sharp
  • 11:30am Full Iron Race Meeting* Full Distance Only (Wolverine YMCA)
  • 12:00pm – 4:00pm: EXPO (Wolverine YMCA – Directions)
  • 12:00pm – 4:00pm: Athlete Check In / Packet Pick-up (Wolverine YMCA)
  • 12:30pm: Race Meeting* – All Events (Wolverine YMCA)
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm: Transition Open / Bike Drop Off (Versluis Park)
  • 1:30pm: Race Meeting* – All Events (Wolverine YMCA)
  • 2:30pm: Race Meeting* – All Events (Wolverine YMCA)
  • 3:30pm: Race Meeting* – All Events (Wolverine YMCA)
  • 5:00pm: Transition Closes
  • 5:00pm: Venue Closes

***MANDATORY FOR ALL FULL/HALF DISTANCE ATHLETES***:   Pre-race meetings – all athletes participating in a Full or Half Distance event must attend these in order to gain access to transition and participate in our event.

Full Iron Only (includes full iron duathlon/relays/aquabikes) pre-race meeting: 11:30am

Half Iron and Olympic distances pre-race meeting: 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm (also any Full Irons that cannot make the 11:30am meeting are welcome to attend one of these)

***ATHLETE EQUIPMENT DROP-OFF***: All athletes are able to drop their equipment off the day before the race at Versluis Park during the hours of 1:00-5:00pm. YOU MUST HAVE A WRISTBAND TO ENTER TRANSITION AND DROP OFF EQUIPMENT THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE AT THE MANDATORY PRE-RACE MEETING.

USAT Waiver (PDF) Print ahead of time and bring to Packet Pick-up. There will be hard copies on site.

Sunday August 19, 2018

  • 5:00am: Transition Opens
  • 6:45am: Full Distance Pre-Race Meeting
  • 7:00am: Full Distance Swim Start
  • 7:45am: Transition Closes
  • 7:45am: Half Distance Pre-Race Meeting
  • 8:00am: Half Distance Swim Waves Begin (going off every 5 minutes)
  • 8:20am: Full & Half Duathlon Start
  • 8:30am: Olympic Swim Waves Begin (going off every 5 minutes)
  • 8:45am: Olympic Duathlon Start
  • 9:45am: Swim Course Closes*
  • 12:30pm: Half & Aquabike Bike Pickup from Transition Available
  • 1:00pm: Olympic Distance Awards
  • 1:30pm: Bike Turnaround Cut Off *
  • 1:00pm: Half Aquabike Awards
  • 2:00pm: Half Triathlon & Duathlon Awards
  • 5:30pm: Bike Course Closes *
  • 5:30pm: Transition Opens for Full Distance Bike Pick-up
  • 5:00pm: Full Aquabike Awards
  • 6:00pm: Full Triathlon & Duathlon Awards
  • 10:30pm: Run Turnaround Cut Off *
  • 12:00am: Run Course Closes *
This schedule is tentative and subject to change prior to Race Weekend
Please Note:

There will be strict adherence to the above cutoff times.  Unfortunately any athlete not meeting one of the cutoffs will not be permitted to proceed, and will need to be removed from the course.  We appreciate your cooperation if we need to enforce this rule.

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