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Lighthouse Triathlons & Duathlon

Sun August 11, 2024 Ludington, MI 48231 US Directions


Join us for the renowned Lighthouse Triathlons & Duathlon, a premier multi-sport event nestled in the heart of Ludington, MI, on the picturesque west side of Michigan. Drawing athletes from over 20 states, this event has solidified its place as one of the most sought-after triathlons in the region.

Set against the backdrop of Ludington's charming downtown, participants will embark on an exhilarating journey with the coast guard station to the left, a stunning mile of white sandy beach to the right, and the iconic lighthouse straight ahead. Ludington is famed for its expansive sand dunes, adding to the allure of this vibrant locale.

Downtown Ludington offers a plethora of delightful shops and dining establishments, ensuring a memorable experience beyond the race. Secure your spot early and enjoy the convenience of three hotels located directly across the street from the transition area and finish line.

The triathlon unfolds with a refreshing swim along the break wall, immersed in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Michigan. Cyclists will traverse scenic routes to the state park and back, while runners will journey to the city park and back, with the initial and final miles of the course free from traffic congestion. The festivities culminate with a lively celebration by the water's edge, offering participants an unforgettable conclusion to their athletic endeavors.  Don't forget this event also offers the KayaTri event.  Utilizing your Kayak or Stand Up Paddle board for 2 miles instead of swimming.  

Experience the magic of our original August event, which has captured the hearts of athletes nationwide, making it a must-attend occasion for multi-sport enthusiasts across the United States.




Welcome to the exhilarating Lighthouse Triathlons & Duathlon, where speed meets serenity on the shores of Ludington, MI. Prepare for an unforgettable experience on our flat-as-a-pancake course, perfect for achieving lightning-fast times and maximizing your triathlete gear.

Dive into the pristine waters of the marina for a beach start swim amidst the protected waters, offering crystal-clear visibility down to the sandy bottom along the break wall. Spectators can enjoy a unique view as athletes navigate the rectangular swim course, with the swim-out portion unfolding alongside the scenic break wall.

Hop on your bike and enjoy a smooth ride with minimal traffic disruptions, thanks to police closures along Lakeshore Drive. Follow the bike lane along Lake Michigan, encountering only gentle rollers along the picturesque shoreline and Hamlin Lake. A breathtaking stretch awaits as you traverse the two-mile path flanked by majestic sand dunes, adding a touch of natural beauty to your journey.

Embark on the run course, which leads you straight down Lakeshore before immersing you in the tranquil surroundings of the campground. Olympic distance participants will delight in weaving through the bustling city park, teeming with campers and lively energy. The pancake-flat, tree-lined paths through Downtown Ludington offer a scenic and refreshing backdrop as you sprint towards the finish line.

As you approach the grand finale, the cheers of hundreds of spectators will propel you forward, culminating in a triumphant finish in the heart of downtown Ludington, adjacent to the boat launch parking lot and the iconic Snyders hotel. Experience the thrill of victory amidst a backdrop of unwavering support and camaraderie at the Lighthouse Triathlons & Duathlon.

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