Michigan Titanium triathlon canceled for 2020

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The 140.6-mile race, which features running, biking and swimming, was scheduled for Aug. 16 after organizers announced plans in June to move forward. Courtesy Michigan Titanium

The 2020 Michigan Titanium triathlon race was canceled because of the increase in COVID-19 cases in Kent County.

The 140.6-mile race, which features running, biking and swimming, was scheduled for Aug. 16 after organizers announced plans in June to move forward.

“We desperately wanted to hold this event, especially after not being able to put on Grand Rapids Triathlon last month,” said Jon Conkling, co-race director. “We are triathletes too, so we understand the strong desire to compete. Sadly, considering where we are at right now, it would be irresponsible to continue planning to hold the event. We simply cannot put our athletes, their families, volunteers, spectators and our community at risk given the current continued state of the pandemic.”

There are several options available to athletes who are affected by the triathlon cancellation.

They include:

  1. Automatic deferral to next year’s Michigan Titanium to be held Aug. 15, 2021.
  2. If 2021 does not work, athletes will be offered deferment to 2022’s event. Contact Lori Ott at info@tris4health.com for details.
  3. Free transfer to another athlete via our athlete forum. Michigan Titanium will waive the $35 transfer fee.
  4. Donate your entry to Michigan Titanium’s charity partner, World Vision, by contacting Ott.

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