Date & Location
- Date: Sunday, August 20
- Location: East Bay Park - 220 E Bay Blvd S, Traverse City, MI 49686
- Olympic - 8:00 am
- Duathlon - 8:15 am
- Sprint - 8:30 am
Permits for the Traverse City Triathlon are still pending. If the event were to be denied permit approval to hold the event, all participants will receive a full refund.
Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wet suit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council. The AAC has set the wetsuit maximum temperature for elite athletes at 68 degrees for swim distances less than 3000 meters and 71.6 degrees for distances of 3000 meters or greater. For the purpose of these rules, wetsuits are swimwear made of material providing thermal insulation. Wetsuits cannot exceed 5mm thickness anywhere. If the wetsuit is made in two pieces, the combined thickness in the overlapping areas may not exceed the 5 mm thickness limit. Any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified. The swim distance can be shortened or cancelled according to this table (water temperature degree F): *Note: The temperatures above are not always the water temperature used in the final decision. Keep in mind, other factors will influence safety conditions including are temperature, humidity, acclimation, regional adaptation, and wind.