To all registered Niles Triathlon/Duathlon & 5K Run athletes:
Due to unavoidable circumstances we regret to inform you that it is necessary for the Niles Riverfront Optimist Club to cancel the 2013 event. We are very sorry for the short notice on the week of the race.
Traditionally most running events have a no refund policy. We however would like to maintain goodwill with our athletes and make the following offer:
We will maintain our registration database for next Labor Day weekend and offer you a free (not half price) registration for the 2014 Niles event, which will be held on Saturday, August 30. Also we will mail to you the shirt that would have been included in your race packet.
If you are unable to accept this offer please respond to:
and we will refund your 2013 registration fee.
Again we apologize to all our long time friends and first time participants. The Niles Triathlon will go on as scheduled August 30, 2014. See you then!
Niles Riverfront Optimist Club
Olympic Triathlon Overall
Olympic Triathlon Age Groups
Olympic Duathlon Overall
Olympic Duathlon Age Groups
Relay Triathlon Overall
Relay Triathlon Age Groups
Super Sprint Triathlon Overall
Super Sprint Triathlon Age Groups
27th ANNUAL - Niles Triathlon
Saturday, August 31, 2013
8:30 am Start - Olympic Tri
8:50 am Start - Duathlon
9:00 am Start- Sprint Triathlon
9:30 am Start - 5K
Sprint Triathlon: 200m Swim - Bike 13.2K - 2.5K Run
Duathlon: 5K Run - 40K Bike - 10K Run
Olympic Triathlon: 1.5K Swim - 40K Bike - 10K Run
SPRINT COURSE MAP - See Map Page
DUATHON COURSE MAP - See Map Page
OLYMPIC COURSE MAP - See Map Page
Time: First wave at 8:30 a.m. EDT
Race Entry Fees:
Please see on-line registration or download the mail-in application for pricing.
Friday August 30, 2013- 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Howard Township Fire Department - 2681 Detroit Road (M-60 @ Barron Lake) Niles, MI 49120
August 31 from 6:30-8:00 am at the race site. Everyone must present a photo ID at packet pick up.
Everyone MUST sign a waiver and pay the $10 one day fee (for insurance) when you pick up your packet unless you are an annual USAT member! Each team member must pick up their own packet, show id and sign waiver: NO EXCEPTIONS.
Course: The swim will take place in beautiful Barron Lake. Participants will swim a triangular course. The bike course take you through the country side with one or two challenging hills and some flat. The run course offers rolling hills and some flat.
Course maps available on our Maps & PDF's page
Rules: Swimmers must wear swim cap provided / wetsuits allowed (if water is under 78°F). Bikers must wear a CPSC approved helmet. No drafting rule will be strictly enforced.
Shirts: Everyone Pre-registered will receive a t-shirt.
Aid Stations: One aid station will be provided on the bike course along with five on run course.
Age Groups: 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Awards: All participants in the Triathlons receive a medal this year. Awards will be given out at 12 noon or sooner as groups finish. Awards to the first THREE overall Male and Female (Olympic and SuperSprint!) Awards are three deep in each age group category listed above. The awards are nice certificates in addition to the medals. The award certificates will be suitable for framing. Anyone wishing to frame their certificate can get a frame at the awards area for a $10 donation.
Race Day Activities: All activities on race day will take place at the Howard Township Lake Fire Department.
Location: Howard Township Fire Department. 2681 Detroit Road
Niles, Michigan 49120
Direction to Barron Lake: View or download our printable maps on the the Maps and PDF's page.