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Dear Resident,

On Sunday, August 20, 2023, the Old Mission Peninsula will host the tenth annual Traverse City Triathlon. From 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, up to 450 athletes will be cycling and running on the peninsula along with up to 300 spectators. The beautiful landscapes and welcoming neighbors of Old Mission made for a great race in the past and we kindly ask for your support again.

Please visit www.traversecitytriathlon.com to view the racecourses and see the roads affected by the race. All roads will be open to vehicles during the race, but we ask you to take caution if you encounter participants while driving. Please, only pass when it is safe to do so and leave a three-foot space between vehicles and athletes. Likewise, athletes will be briefed to keep as far right as possible and to respect the private property that they pass during the race.

Uncontrolled intersections on the racecourse will be controlled by police officers and trained volunteers. Please show respect and patience if you are asked to wait before proceeding through an intersection. New this year, the event will be starting from East Bay Park, in Traverse City, traveling north into the peninsula. We don’t anticipate specific congestion points, as most riders will be spread out along the course and should only cause very brief moments of delay, if any.

As professional event organizers, we’re proud to put on an event that draws visitors and their business to the community. It is our goal to create an event that is safe, fun, and beneficial for both the Old Mission area, Traverse City and the athletes. In planning this race, we receive approval and assistance from Peninsula Township, the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department, MI Department of Natural Resources, and many other local authorities. We also take pride in working with local businesses as sponsors and suppliers.

We want to thank you in advance for sharing the roads with our athletes on Sunday, August 20, 2023. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at raceday@racedayevents.com.


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