Join TRITOFINISH at beautiful Sanford Lake Park in Midland County for Sanford Lake Triathlon! This event is special to us as we are based right here in the Great Lakes Bay Region and with a Super Sprint Triathlon event being part of it, we are able to encourage a whole new group of athletes to Tri!
With over a half-mile of lake frontage and 1000 feet of soft, sandy beach on the shores of Sanford Lake, this popular recreation area is a wonderful spot to nurture that golden tan and enjoy the sun. It also makes for a pretty sweet Triathlon venue! And by having this race in June, the swim should be free of weeds and ideal for all those newbies looking to compete in their first triathlon.
This race is for both the seasoned athlete AND anyone looking to “test the triathlon waters”. Olympic, Sprint, Super Sprint and Sprint Duathlon are all on the agenda. Unable to participate in all disciplines? Get a team of 2-3 together and compete in a relay! However you choose to participate, we look forward to seeing you at the Finish line. See you in June!
Event details and schedule
Date: Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Sanford Lake Park
Address: 415 Irish Street, Sanford, MI 48657
Swim – A triangular, single lap course with athletes swimming clockwise.
Bike – This is an “out and back” bike course. Athletes will exit the park and immediately turn left onto Smith St where they will ride a short distance before turning right and heading West on Saginaw Rd to their event-determined turnaround point. They will then Turn around and head back the way they came on Saginaw Rd before heading East back to Smith St and to transition in the Park. This is a FLAT, fast course.
Run – Athletes will exit the park through the main entrance and will turn left onto Smith St where they will head South until crossing Saginaw Rd and turning left onto the Pere Marquette Rail Trail. Athletes will then stay on the rail trail until reaching their event-determined turnaround points and will return to the park along the path from which they came. Flat, fast and scenic with a great view of town!
SWIM/RUN COURSE MAP
BIKE COURSE MAP
Packet Pickup and Late Registration
• Friday, June 22nd, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Sanford Lake Park
• Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 from 6:30 AM to 7:45 AM at Sanford Lake Park
You must bring a valid ID and will only be allowed to pick up your own packet.
As this is a sanctioned USAT event, ALL participants MUST have a valid USAT Membership card and MUST present it at registration (or packet pickup if number wasn’t entered during online registration). Annual and One Day USAT Memberships are available for purchase on-site. As of January 1st, 2016, annual membership is $50 for adults and $10 for youth. A one-day membership is $15 for adults – there is no one-day membership available for youth. More information regarding USAT Membership can be found HERE.
Directions to Event
From eastbound U.S.10, turn south at the first Sanford exit, which is W. River Rd. From westbound U.S.10, this is the second Sanford exit. Continue south to Irish Rd. and turn left. Follow to the Sanford Lake Park.
- Olympic Start: 8:00 AM
- Sprint Start: 8:05 AM
- Super Sprint: 8:10 AM
- Duathlon Start: 8:15 AM
There is ample parking at several lots in the Sanford Lake Park area.
NOTE: The park charges a $6 Fee per vehicle entering. Those picking up packets or registering late on-site Saturday will receive a ticket allowing re-entry at no additional cost on Sunday.
Please be sure to arrive early enough to find a parking spot, pick up your packet (or register) and get set up in transition.
ONLY athletes (and parents for Youth Participants) are allowed in the transition area. Once transition closes, it will remain closed to athletes until the LAST biker has exited transition. The Transition Captain may choose to begin allowing early access to a limited numbers of athletes to retrieve their gear but this will be at his/her discretion. If given access, PLEASE remain respectful of athletes who are still competing and may be entering/exiting transition. Safety is foremost, but security is important too so you must exit transition at the point deemed proper by the Transition Captain and provide proof (i.e., race bib or id) of ownership of bike with number decal affixed.
Planning to participate? Awesome! Please review this linked list of USAT Commonly Violated Rules to be prepared.
- 1.5 km Swim
- 40.0 km Bike
- 10.0 km Run
2-3 person relay available
Sprint Distance Triathlon
- 750 Meter Swim
- 20.0 km Bike
- 5.0 km Run
2-3 person relay available
Super Sprint Distance Triathlon
- 400 Meter Swim
- 10.0 km Bike
- 2 Mile Run
- 5.0 km Run
- 20.0 km Bike
- 5.0 km Run
Event-specific T-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who register online before Noon on Friday, June 15th! All registrants after that date/time will be provided with a TriToFinish t-shirt if event-specific shirts are unavailable on site. Ladies cut shirts are offered for this event, but ladies are NOT required to order them. Note that Ladies cut shirts are smaller and more form fitting than the unisex shirts. Please order accordingly.
TriToFinish is committed to making this a memorable event for participants. Every finisher from first to last will enjoy an exciting finish line, a high quality event t-shirt and a custom finisher medal.
OVERALL AWARDS will be provided to the Top 3 overall fastest Male and Female in the Olympic Tri, Sprint Tri, and Sprint Distance Duathlon events. In addition:
- 1st Place overall Male and Female will receive free entry to next year’s race.
- 2nd Place overall Male and Female will receive 50% off entry to next year’s race.
- 3rd Place overall Male and Female will receive 25% off entry to next year’s race.
AGE GROUP Awards will be provided 3 deep for the Olympic, Sprint and Sprint Duathlon events. Award presentation for each event will begin ONLY after the last participant in that event crosses the finish line (or once event cutoff time has been reached). Participants MUST be present to receive Age Group Awards*.
* We apologize for any inconvenience this presents, but we truly believe that each Multisport Event is exactly that: an EVENT. Age Groupers finish at different times throughout races. It is unfair and unsportsmanlike to begin ceremonies for which a participant may be eligible for an award if that participant has not yet reached the finish line. Please be courteous of and encouraging to fellow athletes.
Download and share your FREE finisher photos from this event by Meaningful Moments Photography!
TRI TO FINISH is proud to work with Newton Timing and Race Services as our Timing Partner. Results will be displayed at the event and will be posted at TRITOFINISH.COM within 48 hours of race completion.
Interested in volunteering? Events like this can’t be successful without great volunteers! Sign up HERE and we’ll be in touch. All volunteers receive a cool, Tri To Finish logo’d tech t-shirt courtesy of ATS Printing in Merrill, MI!
REFUND AND TRANSFER POLICY
We completely understand that plans change and athletes will sometimes be unable to compete in an event they've signed up for. Unfortunately, refunds will not be provided for any event unless the event is cancelled for reasons within our control. Dangerous weather, natural disasters, and local emergencies are examples of reasons an event may be cancelled that are NOT within our control.
Should an athlete have an injury or other medical issue keeping them from competing in an event they've registered for, we would be happy to transfer their registration to a similar TriToFinish-owned event up to and including the same event the following season. A doctor's slip may be required as proof of injury or ailment. Failure to provide proof if requested will result in non-transfer of the event.
Transferring registrations to other athletes is NOT allowed.
Tri To Finish