Race the Straits of Mackinac

Welcome to the exhilarating Race the Straits of Mackinaw Triathlons & Duathlon, where the breathtaking beauty of Michigan's iconic Mackinac Bridge sets the stage for an unforgettable athletic adventure. Nestled next to and beneath the bridge lies Fort Mackinac Park, serving as both the transition area and the triumphant finish line. With ample space within the expansive state park, there's boundless potential for growth and expansion, ensuring a dynamic and exciting event for years to come.

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey as you swim beneath the majestic Mackinac Bridge, traversing the waters of both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The sheer magnitude of swimming beneath this architectural marvel is an experience like no other, setting the tone for an adrenaline-fueled race day.

On the bike leg, newly paved roads await, guiding you on a scenic route to the picturesque Wilderness State Park along the pristine shores of Lake Michigan and back again. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings as you pedal through this breathtaking landscape, soaking in the natural beauty of Michigan's northern wilderness.

As you transition to the run, the historic landmarks of the region provide a captivating backdrop for your journey. Follow the path along Lake Michigan, passing by the renowned Fort Michilimackinac, steeped in centuries of history and culture. Finish your race triumphantly in the heart of Fort Mackinac Park, next to the iconic Mackinac Bridge, where the sense of accomplishment is matched only by the awe-inspiring beauty of the surroundings.

Join us for the Race the Straits of Mackinaw Triathlons & Duathlon, where every stroke, pedal, and stride brings you closer to an unforgettable experience amidst the unparalleled natural splendor of Michigan's Straits area.

Prepare for an extraordinary journey at the Race the Straits of Mackinac Triathlons & Duathlon, where every leg of the race offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Michigan's iconic Mackinac Bridge and its surrounding landscapes.

Dive into the waters beneath the majestic Mackinac Bridge for a swim that spans both Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, providing a thrilling aquatic experience unlike any other. For those looking for an alternative, kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding options are also available to explore the scenic waters.

Hop on your bike and venture out to the Wilderness State Park, enjoying the scenic route with just one small hill to conquer, ensuring a fast and exhilarating ride. Absorb the tranquility of the surroundings as you pedal through this picturesque landscape, with the pristine shores of Lake Michigan as your backdrop.

Embark on the run portion of the race, passing by the historic Fort Michilimackinac and the charming lakeside homes that line the shores of Lake Michigan. Feel the energy of the local community as homeowners cheer you on, adding to the excitement of your journey.

Finish your race triumphantly next to the Mighty Mackinac Bridge, with the grandeur of the bridge, the shimmering waters of the lakes, and the rugged beauty of the Upper Peninsula as your backdrop. The early start time and the race's manageable length allow you and your family to enjoy the remainder of the day, perhaps by exploring the nearby island and all it has to offer.

Join us for the Race the Straits of Mackinac Triathlons & Duathlon, where every moment promises an unforgettable adventure amidst the stunning scenery of Michigan's Straits area.