|Winter Sprint Triathlon :|
|: Winter Triathlon|
|Winter Sprint Duathlon :|
|: Winter Duathlon|
|5K Run :|
|: Run 3.1 Miles|
|10K Bike :|
|: Bike 6.2 Miles|
|2 Mile Cross Country Ski Course :|
|: XC Ski 2 Miles|
_The 2024 Abominable Snow Tri:
A sprint distance triathlon unlike any you've experienced in the area before; a winter triathlon! Utilizing 12 miles of trail system at Cannonsburg Ski Area, our race will consist of trail running, fat tire biking, and cross country skiing. We have options to pick two events (ski/bike, bike/run, run/ski), single discipline, and relay-so there will be something for everyone! Mark your calendars and check the website as more information will be provided as we get closer to race day!
Make sure to bring a change of clothes after the event to celebrate. Archival Brewing will have a tent set up outside with Chili for registered participants, and extra for purchase for family and friends. Saugatuck Brewing will also be providing complementary post race beers for participants. Again, family and friends may purchase beers if they would like to join in the fun. Meijer has donated food and we will have s’mores stations set up at various bonfires at the base of the ski hill and on the deck. We will have age group awards (swag to be announced soon!) will also take place outside if the weather cooperates.
Bike and Run courses will be all single track, please follow proper trail etiquette while out on course. If someone is attempting to pass you, please allow them to do so when SAFE by pulling over to the side. Courses will be marked with their own unique color for signs and flags, please pay attention to what color and course to follow.
The run course will take place on the Dirt Dawg and Haunted Forest trail located in front of the main parking lot and will be marked with BLUE flags and signs. This course can get technical, especially over in the Haunted Forest section. Some sort of traction device is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if there is snow! There are some steep hills and quick turns you will need to navigate. You will complete TWO LOOPS to get 5k travelling counter clockwise. There will be signs, markers, and volunteers to help direct you.
If you have ridden the fatbike trails at Cannonsburg then you will be familiar with our bike course. A big thanks to Bill Norman for helping us plan out a 10k section for the race and for grooming! There will be some intersections with the cross country course. Bikers will have the right of way in these sections, but please slow down and look both ways to avoid collisions! The course will be marked with ORANGE flags to follow, along with signs warning of upcoming intersections with the ski course. For up to date trail conditions please follow West Michigan Trail Conditions on Facebook. As a reminder: just like in a regular triathlon, you are NOT allowed to ride your bike into or out of transition! There will be designated marked areas instructing you where you are allowed to mount or dismount your bike at the transition area. You must have a fat bike! Anyone with tires less than 3.8in wide will not be allowed to race.
We will utilize the 2 track trails throughout the property. The final course will be dependent on snow conditions and be between 1.5 and 2 miles long. There will be some intersections with the bike course. Bikers will have the right of way at these intersections, please make sure to look both ways before crossing. These intersections will be marked and have volunteers to help navigate these sections. We will not have cut in tracks for classic skiing, but of course people are welcome to do whatever style of cross country skiing they are comfortable with. Course will be marked with GREEN flags. In the event of no snow, racers will complete one additional loop on the run course following the bike.
Triathlon: 2 loops on run course (approx 5k), 1 loop on fat bike course (approx 10k), 1 loop on cross country ski course (approx 2 mi). Entry includes this years custom snow globe medal, this years sweat shirt, food, and beer.
Duathlon: your choice of XC ski/Bike, Bike/Run, or XC ski/Run. 1 loop on the bike or ski course, or 2 loops on the run course. Entry includes finisher medal, last years sweatshirt, food, and beer. Upgrade to this years sweatshirt for $20.
Single discipline: your choice of a 5K run, 10K fatbike, or 1.5-2 mile cross country race. Entry includes finisher medal, last years sweatshirt, food, and beer. Upgrade to this years sweatshirt for $20.
Relay: Team of 3-each team member completes the appropriate distance of their assigned event (run, bike, xc ski). Entry includes finisher medal, last years sweatshirt, food, and beer. Upgrade to this years sweatshirt for $20.
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