We listened to the athletes, they want the old 5k run course back, versus the 4.4 so you got it. Also a new bike course this year.
The city of Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn welcomes the TRI BAVARIA Weekend. A jam packed weekend full of fun, fitness and a test of ones fitness level. A weekend with something for everyone starting with the little bavaria kids triathlon on Saturday morning. Followed with the adult races on Sunday. Frankenmuth Michigan is one of the top tourist destinations in the state as well as the overall region. There is no shortage of things to see and do for the entire family. The water parks, shopping, craft brewery, Bronners Christmas shop and plenty of restaurant choices along with the World famous Bavarian Inn Restaurant. The setting could not be more spectacular with a swim in the river followed by a flat bike through the farm lands and ending with a run through all the sites in and around Frankenmuth finishing up with a straight shot into the finish line where your finisher medal and Bavarian party awaits.
The swim is in the Cass River, which is overlooked by all of the incredible shops of Frankenmuth. This section of the river is used for the final leg of the swim challenge event in the river each year.
NEW bike course this year to avoid Bray/Ormes intersection, is on rural country roads - lightly travelled, some spots you will be lucky to see a vehicle. It is pretty much as flat as it gets out there.
The run is also flat as a pancake, but will take you by all the sights and sounds of beautiful Frankenmuth. It is a loop run course with a dedicated closed course most of the way.
To keep the event safe for athletes, as well as the thousands of spectators and visitors to Frankenmuth, official course cut off is 11:30 pm. This will not be a loose cut off, this will be the official course cut off STRICTLY ENFORCED. Any athletes still on the course at 11:30 pm will be picked up and brought to the Transition Area. Half Bavaria Athletes will sign a release form for that cut off.
Again this is one of Michigan's top tourist destinations bringing thousands of people to the area on a daily basis. Your safety is our top priority so making sure we have all the athletes off the roads by that time is very important.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m.
Little Bavaria Kids Splash & Dash
6-10 years old - 100m swim, 800m run
11-14 years old - 200m swim, 1 mile run
(no awards for kids event)
Sunday - 7:45 a.m.
Olympic Triathlon - 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike - 1.5k swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run