On-Course Practice

Swim, Bike & Run

Practice Swim: Sunday, June 5 @ 8 AM

We will be holding a practice swim at the boat launch located on the corner of Thornapple River Dr. and Buttrick. The Sprint course will be monitored for this practice swim. For longer distances, we ask you swim the Sprint course multiple times but must be out of the water no later than 9:00am. A separate wave for newbies with pre-coaching session will be available as well starting at 8am, led by certified coaches.

Due to increased insurance rates and a river access fee the Grand Rapids Triathlon is now being charged, there will be a $10 fee for those wanting to participate in this event. You may pay this fee the day of the event or pre-pay by purchasing an On Course Swim pass available on our store site. Click here to purchase in advance. 

All athletes must sign a waiver in order to participate. To download the waiver in advance click here

Practice Swim Drone Video

Practice Ride/Run Dates: 

Saturday, May 14 @ 9AM
Saturday, May 21 @ 9AM
Saturday, May 28 @ 9AM

These on-course practice rides/runs will begin at Ada Village General Store (7430 River St. SE Ada, MI 49301). Join other GRTri athletes to head out on the bike course or run course (or both if you’re up for a brick workout). Ride on the actual bike course. If you plan to run, you’ll be running the bike path that runs parallel to Thornapple River Dr. Purchase a coffee before or after your training session and enjoy a free donut!

For more information about the Grand Rapids Triathlon please contact us here.