Start your summer off right with a visit to the middle of the mitten for the inaugural Middle-O-Mit triathlon. Organizers and the communities within Clare County are excited to be hosting this first year event and are pulling out all the stops to make it a memorable one!
With sponsors the like of Jays Sporting Goods and Cops and Doughnuts, this event is sure to be fun. Organizers and sponsors intend for the Middle-O-Mit to be an event unlike any other in the region. We here at Tri To Finish are excited about the possibilities as several of the to be announced amenities for this EVENT that we already know about are pretty cool.
This event is also special in that it includes a youth triathlon to be held shortly after the completion of the adult tri. Kids will complete a shorter, youth-appropriate distance event with volunteers lining the swim course and assisting in transition. The goal of this event will be to expose children to triathlon, build confidence in them, and of course, to have fun! Kids who want to compete a bit harder may enter the Youth Open Division, where rules are strictly enforced and the event is timed.
Hey, why not make it a weekend event? Reserve your campsite right at the park so that youll be close to the action all weekend.
NOTE: A portion of the proceeds from ALL Tri To Finish events goes to the Johnny Burke Childrens Foundation. Organizers of the Middle O Mit have committed to matching Tri To Finishs donation for this event!
Situated on 36 wooded acres, Wilson State Park is located on the north end of Budd Lake in Clare County. A sandy beach on a beautiful inland lake is the setting for a triangular swim where Sprint distance athletes will complete one lap, while Olympic distance athletes will complete two.
The bike event will be on an open road course after heading out of the park. The road is hilly, smooth, and fairly straight. Both the Sprint and Olympic distances are out and back.
The run event is takes athletes the opposite direction when leaving the park. Athletes will run counter-clockwise around Budd Lake. Both the Sprint and Olympic run events are out and backs.