_ 2019 Tri Greenville Triathlon, Duathlon & Kids Tri:
Tri Greenville is an increasingly popular early season, sprint distance triathlon and duathlon around Baldwin Lake in Greenville, Michigan. Greenville is located 35-miles northeast of Grand Rapids. The race features a sprint distance triathlon and duathlon with a team option for the adult race.
There are two youth distances with four prize categories.
Tri Greenville is an excellent beginner event, but with enough challenge for experienced triathletes. Competition has been very good with only one repeat winner over the first four years. The venue features an excellent course with great spectator views.
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The transition is located in the parking lot at the Baldwin Lake Beach. The Beach features a changing room (no shower), portable rest rooms, drinking water, vending and universal access to the water.
The swim course will be well-marked and begins with a mass start from the sandy beach. The swim exit is also at the beach with a very short run into the transition area. Spectators can see the entire course from an elevated position. The depth of the Lake is approximately 15-20 feet and is typically over 70° by race day.
The adult bike course is a well-marked loop with all right turns on a mostly low-traffic open course with few intersections. The terrain is slightly to moderately hilly, with a steep descent near the finish line. The youth course is more flat and generally follows the lakeshore.
The run course is a flat, fast loop along the shore of Baldwin Lake and nearby Manoka Lake. There is a short out-and-back with a bit of hill on the main loop to keep things lively. The Duathlon follows the nearly the same course for both run legs. The run features unimpeded views of the Lake along the waters edge for most of the distance. Spectators can see most of the run loop.
Baldwin Lake Beach is accessible from M-57 by turning south on Baldwin Street (approx. 16 miles east of US131 and 10 miles west of M66); proceeding south to a stop sign at Judd Street; right onto Judd to the intersection with Marvel Drive; left on Marvel 2 blocks to the stop sign and the entrance to the Athlete Parking area at 925 South Street.
The Baldwin Lake Beach is accessible on non-race days by continuing south to the Lake and turning right onto W. Baldwin Lake Drive and continuing approximately 0.25 miles.
See the website or Facebook (facebook.com/trigreenville/) for details about special events leading up to race day.
The field of competition has been approximately 300 athletes.