Super Sprint, Sprint

Event Date

Sun, Jul 26, 2015


Detroit, MI


Activity Today Later

Triathlon-Super Sprint - Individual Age group/open

$70 $75 Closed

Triathlon-Super Sprint - Group- Relay registration team Age group/open

$90 $110 Closed

Triathlon-Sprint - Individual Age group/open

$70 $75 Closed

Triathlon-Sprint - Group-Relay registration team Age group/open

$90 $130 Closed

Duathlon-Sprint - Individual

$70 $70 Closed

Duathlon-Sprint - Duathlon-Relay

$90 $110 Closed

About This Activity

We had a blast Racing For The Border with Agents from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency last year and we are excited about doing it bigger and better this time around!  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is doing an outstanding job revitalizing the gem that is Belle Isle and we want to do our part to encourage athletes to get there to check it out.

The Race for the Border offers Sprint and Super Sprint triathlons as well as a Sprint Distance Duathlon.  The swim is fast and goes with the current almost the entire distance.  The bike course takes athletes around the perimeter of the island and has outstanding views.  With cool event shirts, great finisher medals, and an awesome finish line presentation, Belle Isle’s Race for the Border should be on the list of must-do events for both veteran athletes and those new to the sport!

And this time we’ll be prepared for the challenge imposed on athletes by Naval Recruits with their pull-up bar!  

Event details and schedule


Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Start Time:

8:00 AM


Belle Isle Shelter 12


Crossroads of East Jefferson Ave. and East Grand Blvd.

Detroit, MI 48214


A portion of the proceeds from this event benefits The Johnny Burke Foundation. Learn More.


Course Description

Come check out what the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan State Police have done to help restore Belle Isle!

The day will kick off with a FAST Sprint Triathlon swim at 8:00am that goes with the current of the Detroit River. Both Sprint and Super Sprint triathletes will swim a nearly straight-line course, following the green buoys before returning to T1. Super Sprint triathletes will start after the Sprint athletes halfway down the beach.

After completing T1, triathletes will cycle a counterclockwise loop around Belle Isle. Sprint triathletes will complete 2 loops. Super Sprint triathletes will complete 1 loop.

After transitioning through T2, triathletes will complete an out and back run. Sprint triathletes will complete the out and back twice, while Super Sprint triathletes will complete the out and back course once.

Sprint duathletes will follow the same run and bike course as the Sprint triathletes.



Packet Pickup and Late Registration

  • Saturday, July 25th, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Belle Isle Pavilion 12
  • Sunday, July 26th, 2015 from 6:30 AM to 7:45 AM at Belle Isle Pavilion 12



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 that MUST be presented 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 .

*PLEASE NOTE that this event takes place at a State Park that requires a Recreation Passport decal to enter.  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources no longer issues day passes to State Parks.  All vehicles will be required to show or purchase a Recreation Passport for $11.  This pass allows entry to over 100 State Parks for one year and can also be used for discounts at businesses across the state.  For more information go to:  RECREATION PASSPORT INFORMATION

Directions to Event

From Flint:

I-75 S to Chrysler Service Dr. in Detroit

Take E Jefferson Ave from I-375 S

Take a right on E Grand Blvd into the park

From Lansing:

I-96 E and M-10 S to E Jefferson Ave in Detroit

Take a right on E Grand Blvd into the park

From Ann Arbor:

Get to I-94 E and continue to Detroit

Continue to E Jefferson Ave

Take a right on E Grand Blvd into the park



Sprint Start: 8:00 am

Super Sprint Start: 8:10 am

Duathlon Start: 8:15 am


Parking can be found all over Belle Isle, but will mostly be along Central Avenue near 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.

Planning to participate?  Awesome!  Please review this linked list of USAT Commonly Violated Rules to be prepared.



Sprint Triathlon


  • 750 m Swim
  • 20.0 km Bike
  • 5.0 km Run

2-3 person relay available

Super Sprint Distance Triathlon


  • 400 m Swim
  • 10.0 km Bike
  • 2.5 km Run

2-3 person relay available

Sprint Duathlon


  • 5.0 km Run
  • 20.0 km Bike
  • 5.0 km Run

2-3 person relay available


Note: Prices do not include a fee issued to participants at registration.  They also do not include the cost of either Annual or One Day Membership to USAT that is required to participate in this event.

Sprint/Duathlon/Super Sprint

  • $70.00 valid through 12/31/14
  • $75.00 valid through 04/15/15
  • $85.00 valid through 05/15/15
  • $90.00 valid through closing of online registration*
  • $100.00 for on-site registration

Sprint/Duathlon/Super Sprint Relay

  • $90.00 valid through 12/31/14
  • $110.00 valid through 04/15/15
  • $130.00 valid through 05/15/15
  • $140.00 valid through closing of online registration*
  • $160.00 for on-site registration

* Online Registration closes at Midnight, Thursday, July 23rd, 2015.  After that, ALL registrations will be completed on-site at late registration/packet pickup at the increased rate.

Personalized Bibs (with participant names!) are available to those who register before NOON on Monday, July 13th!


Event-specific T-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who register online before Noon on Monday, July 20th! All registrants after that date/time will be provided with a TriToFinish t-shirt if event-specific shirts are unavailable on site.



Tri To Finish is committed to making this a memorable event for the participants and spectators alike. Every finisher from first to last will enjoy an exciting finish line. All participants will receive a high quality event t-shirt and finisher medal.

OVERALL FASTEST MALE & FEMALE in the Sprint Tri, Super Sprint Tri, and Sprint Distance Duathlon wins free entry to next years race as well as a yet to be announced award.  2nd Place Overall wins 50% off next year’s event and 3rd Place Overall wins 25% off next year’s event.

Podium Presentation for OVERALL winners of each event – Male and Female – will begin approximately 15 minutes after the last Overall Winner crosses the finish line for each event.

AGE GROUP Awards 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 if that participant has not yet reached the finish line.  Please be courteous of and encouraging to fellow athletes.

NOTE:  All participants will receive a finisher medal upon completion of their event at the finish line

FREE Finisher Photos

As we’ve done from the outset, Tri To Finish provides FREE Finisher Photos from Meaningful Moments Photography available for download to participants.  No strings attached!



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!


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