Tri To Finish - Stony Creek Off-Road Triathlon


Event Date

Sun, Aug 9, 2015


Utica, MI


Activity Today Later

Triathlon-Sprint - Individual Age group/open

$70 $85 Closed

Sprint-Duathlon - Individual Age group/open

$70 $90 Closed

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

$90 $130 Closed

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

$90 $90 Closed

About This Activity

We’re back!  Tri To Finish is excited to once again host a rugged off road Sprint triathlon/duathlon in the centrally located Stony Creek Metropark.

Don't bother shining your bike as this race could just leave it dirty. A great course will include a two-loop bike route on the outer perimeter of the trail system. Run just outside the park with an out and back course. Expect a few challenging climbs on the run, but nothing you can’t handle! 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. 

Event details and schedule


Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Start Time:

8:00 AM


Stony Creek Metropark – Baypoint Beach


4300 Main Park Dr.

Shelby Township, MI 48316


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

Course Description

Enjoy the beauty of one of the Detroit area’s nicest Metroparks by joining fellow off-road enthusiasts for an exciting event. The course will include an 800m triangular swim in Stony Creek Lake at Baypoint Beach. After transitioning to the bike, head northwest via the footbridge and across Main Park Dr. to the flagged course on the grassy shoulder. Remain in the left lane for the duration on the flagged section. Enter the trail system at Shelden Trailhead near Parking Lot B and proceed to trail markers in following order: 1, 27, 26, 14, 15, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 17, 18, 19, 5, 4, 22, 23, 29, 3, 2, 1. After returning to marker 1, complete the loop a second time before returning to the transition area via the flagged course, remembering to remain in the left lane on the return trip. Run-Head NE on paved walking trail, following chalk markings and cones.. Cross Park Rd. to Snell Rd. via the cleared trail out of the park. Turn Left on Snell Rd. to the turnaround at the 2.5km mark.



Packet Pickup and Late Registration

  • Saturday, August 8th, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Baypoint Beach
  • Sunday, August 9th, 2015 from 6:00-7:45 AM at Baypoint Beach

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 .

Directions to Event

There are several ways to the start at Baypoint Beach in Stony Creek Metropark.  The simplest directions are to go through the main entrance off of 26-Mile Rd.  Stay right at the first main loop and follow Park Rd. all the way around the lake until you hit Baypoint Beach Dr.  Take a left into the beach area and follow the parking lot until you see our tent.


Sprint Start: 8:00 am

Duathlon Start: 8:05 am


There is a MASSIVE parking lot at Baypoint Beach.



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
  • 17.0 km Bike
  • 5.0 km Run

2-3 person relay available

Sprint Duathlon


  • 5.0 km Run
  • 17.0 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, August 6th, 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 27th!


Event-specific T-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who register online before Noon on Monday, August 3rd! 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 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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