Grand Traverse Resort & Spa says it all. One of Michigans top resorts for over twenty years brings its first class resort, spa and barefoot brand to triathlon and we are proud to serve as their event management team to bring our first class event production for you during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Of course Traverse City also speaks for it self as a perfect place to bring the entire family for the weekend, stay on property, spend the day shopping then come rock n roll with us for a truly beautiful triathlon. The swim will start on Acme beach, Swimming in East Bay finishing on the resort condo property. Then you will bike ascending and decending through the beautiful rolling orchards before ending up back on the resort property. The run course will take you throughout the manicured landscaped grounds in and around the resort before finishing up hill in the shadow of the resort.
The swim is in shallow crystal clear East Bay starting at Acme beach. The past years have seen a huge 15 foot plus drop in water level. So we have had to walk athletes out to the starting point a good 100m.
The bike will use the hilly terrain north of the resort passing orchards and groves, it is challenging but equally exhillerating with the scenery and fast descents.
The run course uses the resort property exclusively taking athletes past the golf courses, hotel, and through the residential area of homeowners living on the golf courses. It is mostly flat with the exception of the final 200m stretch to the finish line.