_ The 9th Annual Caseville Triathlon 2020:
We’re back once again for the 8th annual TriToFinish Half Distance Triathlon in Caseville - the premier multisport event in Michigan's thumb area!
This year we are once again dedicating the event to a Thumb athlete who was very familiar to this race. Trever Engler passed away in an accident shortly after making the age group podium at Caseville Triathlon in 2018. He was a true ambassador to the sport, assisting athletes in transition or encouraging them on the courses and often volunteering his and his family’s time at triathlon and running events. A portion of the proceeds from the 2020 Caseville Triathlon will go to an account set up for the education of Trever’s daughters.
Caseville Triathlon provides athletes with a great opportunity to see more of the untapped thumb region. The swim will take place in the beautiful waters of Lake Huron, while the bike course will trace the waterline out and back. A smooth and flat course should usually makes for an incredibly fast bike split. The run course takes athletes toward the central part of the thumb and is relatively flat and on paved back roads.
A great race course at an exceptional price for a half distance triathlon... Put this event on your destination race list, as it is one you won’t want to miss.
Event details and schedule
For Full Event Information, please visit the Caseville Triathlon website at: https://tritofinish.com/caseville-triathlon
Date: Sunday, July 12th, 2020
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Caseville County Park
Address: 6400 Main St, Caseville, MI 48725
Caseville, located directly off Lake Huron, is the perfect host town for a multisport event. Nestled amongst Caseville’s summer festivities, the Caseville Triathlon/Duathlon is a fast and beautiful race. The swim will take place in the crystal clear waters of Lake Huron with athletes completing a counter-clockwise rectangular swim (athletes will follow pre-determine buoys based on distance). The bike course is an out and back on wide shoulders of recently paved roads along Lake Huron. You'll enjoy picturesque views the entire way. Half Iron Distance and Olympic athletes will bike 22.53km and 20km (respectively) to the turnaround with Half Iron Athletes turning around just before entering the park and going back out on the course for a second lap. Sprint and Duathlon athletes will bike 10km to their turnaround. The run traverses a road parallel to the bike course. Half Distance athletes will run 2 loops of the Olympic run course. Olympic athletes will run 5km to their turnaround. Sprint and Duathlon athletes will run 2.5km to their turnaround.
Packet Pickup and Registration
Late Registration* and Packet Pickup
• Saturday, July 11th, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at a Location To Be Determined
• Sunday, July 12th, 2020 from 6:30 AM to 7:45 AM at Caseville County 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.
Caseville County Park
6400 Main St, Caseville, MI 48725
Rules and Regulations, Routes, Parking, Traffic and Other Important Information
Half-IM Start: 8:00am
Olympic Start: 8:05am
Sprint Start: 8:10am
Duathlon Start: 8:15am
PARKING – Sufficient parking is available at the venue location – Caseville County Park.
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.
Half Distance athletes will be assigned bike racks separate from the remaining athletes. This will allow the Transition Captain to work with shorter distance athletes to remove their gear with limited interference to the longer distance athletes
Planning to participate? Awesome! Please review this linked list of USAT Commonly Violated Rules to be prepared.
Half Distance Triathlon
2-3 person relay available
2-3 person relay available
Sprint Distance Triathlon
2-3 person relay available
2-3 person relay available
* Online Registration closes at Midnight, Thursday, July 9th, 2020. After that, ALL registrations will be completed on-site at late registration/packet pickup at the increased rate.
*Event-specific Shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who register online before Noon on Friday, July 3rd! 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 the participants. Every finisher from first to last will enjoy an exciting finish line. All Olympic/Sprint/Duathlon participants will receive a high quality event t-shirt. Half Distance athletes will receive a high quality ¼ zip technical shirt.
OVERALL AWARDS will be provided to the Top 3 overall fastest Male and Female in the Half Distance Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Tri, and Sprint Distance Duathlon events. In addition:
AGE GROUP Awards will be provided 3 deep for the Half Distance, 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.
NOTE: All participants will receive their finisher medals upon completion of their event at the finish line
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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.
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