Race Directors

Colorado Connection

Mid-January I had the opportunity to attend the USAT Directors Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO (along with Andy & Doug). There were over 100 triathlon directors from around the country there to share their experiences and give us insight into their worlds.

The Symposium offered the opportunity to hear some amazing speakers such as David McGillivray, the race director for the Boston Marathon and Bill Burke, race director for the NYC Triathlon, Hy-Vee Triathlon, and the list goes on. One of the things I admired in listening to these guys and even having the opportunity afterward to have some one-on-one discussions, was their humility, commitment, and passion for the sport, not to mention their over-the-top energy. We felt a real bond with several of them after spending the long weekend together. We even received a personal invitation to attend Hy-Vee as guests to observe behind the scenes what a race at that level looks like. Another great trip on the calendar for this year!

The biggest take away for the weekend for me, however, was the importance of staying in touch and listening to the athletes. They are the ones out there doing the work to train and participate in our events. Our desire is to put on world-class triathlons in Grand Rapids, MI and it’s really the athlete who gets to determine if we have achieved that.

Thanks for all your support of the sport of triathlon Grand Rapids!

Ann Vidro

Co-Director

Grand Rapids Triathlon & MI Titanium

Grand Rapids Triathlon

Grand Rapids Triathlon

We are the largest independent triathlon and proud host of five USAT National Championships over the course of our nine-year history. While our event brings in some of the best athletes from across the country, we have also been named one of the Top 5 Best Triathlons for Beginners in the country according to Triathlon Business International. This triathlon event is a chance for athletes of all skill levels to compete on a scenic riverside course, perfect for the novice through the seasoned triathlete. Offering Sprint, Olympic, and Half distance Triathlons, Aquabike, Swim and Relay events, this USA Triathlon sanctioned event promises heart-pounding excitement from start to the finish.