Cereal City Triathlon & Duathlon

Sat July 18, 2020 Battle Creek, MI 49015 US Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.cerealcitytriathlon.com/.

Willard Beach
50 George B Place
Battle Creek, MI US 49015

The 2020 event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. See you in 2021!

The 2020 Cereal City Triathlon is a sprint triathlon that showcases the City of Battle Creek and its amenities. Willard Beach Park will be the site for this high quality multi sport event. There is a sprint distance triathlon and a sprint distance duathlon. Relay teams of all types are also encouraged to participate. Swim 500 meters, Bike 12.4 miles (20K), Run 3.1 miles (5K). This is one of the best courses around for a sprint distance triathlon, duathlon, or relay.

This year the Cereal City Triathlon & Duathlon is offering both 2 and 3-person relays. Each team member will be able to register and pay individually as well, so no need to worry about who is footing the bill! Grab your fastest friends, your swim team teammates, and your cycling pals and put together a winning relay team!

Returning this year, ages 18 and under can participate in our "Super Sprint" option which consists of a 400 meter swim, 10K bike, and 3K run.  

Each registration includes a t-shirt, finisher's medal, and post-race meal from our awesome food truck!.


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Packet Pick-up

Packet pick-up will be available on RACE DAY ONLY  6:00-7:40AM at Willard Beach Park (50 George B Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015). All athletes will need to report to the registration table on race day for check in, body markings and timing chip.  PLEASE NOTE: your age group is based on your age on 12/31/2020.

Race Day Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: your age group is based on your age on 12/31/2020

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

  • 6:00 AM: Packet pick up and body marking. (NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION)
  • 6:15 AM: Transition area opens
  • 7:40 AM: Transition area closes
  • 7:45 AM: Pre race instructions and national anthem
  • 8:00 AM: Triathlon and Duathlon start: First wave of swimmers and first run of the duathlon. Race WILL start promptly at 8:00 AM and athletes MUST be at start area on time.
  • 8:05 AM: Second wave of swimmers
  • 8:10 AM: Super Sprint start
  • 9:15 AM to 11:00 AM: Post race picnic by the beach pavilion
  • 10:30 AM: Presentation of awards

Overall Awards: First, Second, and Third overall Male for Sprint, Super Sprint, and Duathlon.  First, Second, and Third overall Female for Sprint, Super Sprint, and Duathlon.

Relay Team Awards: Awards go First, Second, and Third male, First, Second, and Third female and First, Second, and Third co - ed team. Both 2-person and 3-person relay teams will be in the same grouping for awards.

Age Group Awards for Triathlon: Awards go to the top 3 men and 3 women in the following age groups (PLEASE NOTE: your age group is based on your age on 12/31/2020): 19 and under, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 and over

Age Groups Awards for Duathlon: Awards go to the top 3 men and 3 women in the following age groups (PLEASE NOTE: your age group is based on your age on 12/31/2020): 19 and under, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 and over

Athena/Clydesdale Awards: This is in place of your age group award, will go to First, Second and Third places male and female to compete in the Athena or Clydesdale categories


Cereal City Kids Triathlon

Cereal City Athletics strives to promote healthy active events for families in our community.  The beneficiary of the Cereal City Triathlon will be the Cereal City Youth Triathlon Club and The Cereal City Kids Triathlon.  Exposing our youth to fun, challenging activities at an early age can help shape their views of what a healthy lifestyle looks like!  A portion of the proceeds from this event will fund a minimum of 50 registration scholarships to the Cereal City Kids Triathlon.  The more inclusive the Cereal City Kids Triathlon is, the more kids we can reach!  Thanks for your participation!


The duathlon will utilize much of the same course as the triathlon with a 2 mile run, 20K bike, and 5k run to the finish.

Swim Map

The swim portion will start in the water on the western most sea wall of Willard Beach on Goguac Lake.  Swimmers will always turn around buoys to their right.  The swim portion ends on the beach and runs up to the transition area on a closed off driveway.  

Bike Map

The bike portion of the event will take athletes from Willard Beach down George B Place to Capital Ave.  Right turn on Capital Ave to West Minges Road. Right turn on West Minges Road. Athletes will turn left on to South Minges Road at the "T" intersection. Right turn (West) on Watkins Road, crossing over Helmer and traveling West to the turnaround on Renton Road, then returning the reverse way they went out.  We will not be asking for road closures during the bike portion.  We will be asking to utilize the bike lanes on Capital Ave and the shoulders of the roads that don’t have bike lanes.  Officers and volunteers will be present to direct traffic.


5K Run Map

The run course begins at Willard Beach Park in the transition area and proceeds down George B Place then turns left (North) on Capital Ave.  Turn right (East) on Golden Ave (aka: G Dr N). Continue on Golden Ave (G Dr N) until you connect to the walking trail at Riverside Park.  The trail loops around Riverside park to a designated turn around where there will be a water station. The return course backtracks on the same roads taken out. 

Duathlon 2 Mile Run Map

The 2 mile run course begins at Willard Beach Park at the "Start/Finish" arch.  Duathletes will proceed along the beach sidewalk until they run into George B Place and veer left.  Once down George B Place, the course then turns left (North) on Capital Ave.  Turn right (East) on Golden Ave (aka: G Dr N). Continue on Golden Ave (G Dr N) until the designated 2 Mile turnaround. There will be a water station at this turnaround.  The return course backtracks on the same roads taken out.

Super Sprint 400 meter Swim Map

The Super Sprint takes off from the Northern Sea Wall on Gogac Lake and proceeds 400 meters around the positioned buoys,  and in to the finish!

Super Sprint Bike Map

Just under 6 Miles, the Super Sprint bike course turns right on Capital Ave out of the park, right on Minges Rd, Left on South Minges Road, and left on Watkins Lane to do a quick loop in the neighborhood and head back the way they rode out.  

Super Sprint 2 Mile Run

The Super Sprint Run turns left out of the park on to Capital Ave, run on the sidewalk on Capital Ave until they turn right onto Golden.  A right turn into Riverside Park takes them to their water/aid station and to their turn around cone.  They run back the way they came out and turn right in the park to run the beachside paved trail into Willard Beach Park for the finish line!


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