2014 Middle O' Mitten Triathlon

Olympic, Sprint, Other

Event Date

Sun, Jun 22, 2014


Harrison, MI

About This Activity

Start your summer off right with a visit to the middle of the mitten for the inaugural “Middle-O-’Mit” triathlon.  Organizers and the communities within Clare County are excited to be hosting this first year event and are pulling out all the stops to make it a memorable one!

With sponsors the like of Jay’s Sporting Goods and Cops and Doghnuts, this event is sure to be fun.  Organizers and sponsors intend for the Middle-O’-Mit to be an event unlike any other in the region.   We here at Tri To Finish are excited about the possibilities as several of the “to be announced” amenities for this EVENT that we already know about are pretty cool.  

This event is also special in that it includes a youth triathlon to be held shortly after the completion of the adult tri.  Kids will complete a shorter, youth-appropriate distance event with volunteers lining the swim course and assisting in transition.  The goal of this event will be to expose children to triathlon, build confidence in them, and of course, to have fun!  Kids who want to compete a bit harder may enter the Youth Open Division, where rules are strictly enforced and the event is timed.


Situated on 36 wooded acres, Wilson State Park is located on the north end of Budd Lake in Clare County.  A sandy beach on a beautiful inland lake is the setting for a triangular swim where Sprint distance athletes will complete one lap, while Olympic distance athletes will complete two.

The bike event will be on an open road course after heading out of the park.  The road is hilly, smooth, and fairly straight.  Both the Sprint and Olympic distances are out and back.

The run event is takes athletes the opposite direction when leaving the park.  Athletes will run counter-clockwise around Budd Lake.  Both the Sprint and Olympic run events are out and backs.

NOTE:  A portion of the proceeds from ALL Tri To Finish events goes to the Johnny Burke Children’s Foundation.  Organizers of the Middle O’ Mit have committed to matching Tri To Finish’s donation for this event!



Event schedule and times


Packet pickup and late registration will take place at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare on Friday and Saturday, June 20th and 21st.  Time to be announced.

There will also be packet pickup and late registration the day of the event:  Sunday 6:30 - 7:30 am at Wilson St Park


Adult event will begin at 8 am

Youth event tentatively scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm

More information will become available as the event draws near.



As with ALL Tri To Finish events, Meaningful Moments Photography will be on hand to capture athletes crossing the finish line.  These photos will available FREE to participants at our Facebook Page.  Participants may find additional action photos for sale through Meaningful Moments photo page.

Forget a piece of equipment?  Or simply need air in your tires?  Tom from the Stable Outdoors in Saginaw will be onsite to assist with bike maintenance and more.

Be sure to stop by the Midland Chiropractic and Sports Rehab tent for your COMPLIMENTARY massage.  With experience providing athlete’s with sports massage at Kona, these guys are the real deal.  Tri To Finish sponsored athletes swear by them!

We’d like to thank our Title Sponsor – Graff Chevrolet of Bay City – for the support needed to make this event possible!

Check out Level Multisport for wetsuit rentals!


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