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West Michigan’s first triathlon of the season!

Located in picturesque North Muskegon, Bear Lake Triathlon is an athlete favorite!

Featuring Sprint and Olympic Triathlon distances plus Duathlon, Relays and Aquabike (NEW!), Bear Lake Tri has something for all triathletes as they get their race season underway!

Sprint Courses

The Sprint distance triathlon consists of a 750m swim, 20K bike and a 5K run. We also offer Relay, Duathlon and (NEW) Aquabike.
Swim (1 lap)BikeRun (1 lap)

Triathlon = 750m swim + 20K bike + 5K run
= 5K run + 20K bike + 5K run
Aquabike = 750m swim + 20K bike

*Courses are the same across events.

Olympic Courses

The Olympic distance triathlon consists of a 1500m swim, 40K bike and a 10K run. We also offer Relay, Duathlon and (NEW) Aquabike.
Swim (2 laps)BikeRun (2 laps)

Triathlon = 1500m swim + 40K bike + 10K run
= 5K run + 40K bike + 10K run
Aquabike = 1500m swim + 40K bike

*Courses are the same across events.

Race Weekend Schedule

May 25, 2024

  • Packet Pickup/Late Reg – 3:00pm to 6:00pm

This year packet pickup and late registration will take place at the large tent at Bear Lake Park, behind North Muskegon School.

May 26, 2024

  • Late Packet Pickup – 6:00am to 7:30am
  • Transition Opens – 6:00am
    Transition area, Registration tent opens. Prior to racking your bike, you need to pick up your race bag which has your race day supplies. There is no race day (late) registration.
  • Transition closes – 7:30am
    All athletes must exit transition by this time. Late arrivals will not be allowed to race and you forfeit your race entry.
  • Pre-race Meeting/National Anthem – 7:40am
  • Event Start – 8:00am


Community partners and sponsors are what make events like these possible!

Presenting Sponsor: Bear Lake Tavern

We are pleased to have Bear Lake Tavern as the official presenting sponsor of this event!

Bear Lake Tavern was established in 1929. This cozy, quaint landmark sits on the Bear Lake channel. They are open year-round and offer tavern specialties with sea-to-table dining. In addition, in 2023, Owner Dr.Emily Leestma made an addition to the Bear Lake Tavern, creating the “BLTiki.” The BLTiki is about bringing people together and enjoying being outside.

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Events of this type can ALWAYS use volunteers.

If you, a family member, friend, business, group, or service league would like to assist and support our participants, we’d love to have you at the event. This is also a great opportunity for students to earn community service hours for school requirements.

In addition to helping our participants enjoy a great experience, you’ll receive a comfortable volunteer shirt and be invited to the post-race picnic, which is free to our athletes and volunteers.

Please contact our Lakeshore Race Director, Ron Knoll, at [email protected] if you have questions!