Clydesdale & Athena National Championships

Grand Rapids, Michigan

June 12, 2016 7 a.m. (ET)

Clydesdale Athena

USA Triathlon is pleased to once again call the Grand Rapids Triathlon home of the 2016 Clydesdale and Athena National Championships. The Grand Rapids Triathlon is known for its flat, fast course. It’s ideal for the new and experienced triathlete alike. It was also the location of the 2014 USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships and 2015 Clydesdale and Athena National Championships. With a beautiful swim in the lake-like Thornapple River with virtually no current, to a flat country-road bike course then on to the scenic, shaded run course with loads of local support. This race offers several free clinics leading up to the event, a pre-race swim and ride at the race site the week before along with an amazing expo. It’s the largest triathlon in Michigan and offers sprint, Olympic and half-Ironman distance all with separate transition areas to give you a small race feel. Come experience a world class event in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Entry Fee: $65 to $250

Website Link: Grand Rapids Triathlon

Registration Link: Register Now!


  • Sprint: 600M Swim, 20K Bike, 5K Run 
  • Olympic: 1500M Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run
  • Long Course: 1.2 Mile Swim, 56 Mile Bike, 13.1 Mile Run

*There is no qualification required for this event.*

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