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Registration Frequently Asked Questions

How does registration work?

Registration opens up at noon on August 25, 2022 for the 2023 event. Pricing is done with a tiered model (early bird and tiers 1-4) based on  date. Early Bird is the most affordable with pricing increasing as tiers go up.

Can I change events after I register?

There are will be no refunds given if transferring to a shorter distance race.  If you transfer to a longer distance or relay, you will be required to pay the difference between what you paid for your registration and the current price of the event you are transferring.  Our registration system allow athletes to make event changes themselves.  You can make changes your event up to 7 days before the event. After that time you will need to wait until you pick up your race packet and then make changes at the Registration/Changes table at packet pick-up. You can contact Lori Ott ( if you have any registration questions

What is the Withdraw/Refund Policy?

Since many of our costs are incurred prior to race day and are non-refundable, we do not issue refunds for races for any reason.​ In the event that we need to cancel or reschedule the race prior to race day, you will be given options that may include:

  • Deferring to next year’s race
  • Switching to another Tris4Health Race
  • Racing virtually

If you are not OK with any of these options, please do not register for this event.

Withdrawal requests must be received in writing NO LESS THAN 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT via E-mail to If for any reason, you need to withdraw from a race you have already registered, you can request in writing a 50% discount off an equal distance or shorter race by Tris4Health in the following year.  For example, if you are currently registered for the half distance triathlon, you will receive a unique discount code to register for a different race the following year.  That discount code will give you 50% of what you paid for your event to register for any distance of any future event.  Athletes will be allowed to transfer their paid registration to another athlete for a $35 fee. Please email Lori at if you need to make a registration transfer. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. This policy will be strictly adhered to for fairness to all.

What are the USAT Grants that are available?

As the National Governing Body for triathlon in the U.S., USA Triathlon is responsible for providing all triathletes and athletes competing in other multisport disciplines with the resources needed to succeed in the sport. Through a number of grant programs, USA Triathlon helps individuals and clubs achieve new heights in specialized areas like military programming, NCAA Emerging Sport of Women programs, duathlon, paratriathlon, youth & junior development and the Olympic pipeline. Click here for a complete list of grants offered by USA Triathlon and how to apply.

Do Tri Clubs get a discount?

The Grand Rapids Triathlon offers a discount to all members of a 10+ person Tri Club Team that registers for the event. If you would like a specific discount code for your club, please contact John Mosey at  We offer free tents to tri clubs! If your tri club would like to reserve a tent on race day or if you have any other questions,  please contact

Is there a service discount for our troops, law enforcement, firefighters and EMS?

We support our troops, law enforcement, firefighters and EMS!! If you have a valid ID proving you work in one of these fields, you can take advantage of 10% off your registration prices! Just enter SERVICETRI during checkout, then bring your valid ID with you when you pick up your race packet.

*You must bring a valid ID to prove your involvement with these areas when you pick up your packet – no exceptions will be made.

What about the Double Down Challenge?

The Double Down is back!

Compete in BOTH days of GRTri and get an extra swag item to be announced soon!

When does registration close?

Online registration for the 2023 Grand Rapids Triathlon will be open until noon on Monday, June 5.

Can I register at Packet Pick-up or on Race Day?

You can register at either packet pickup for the following day’s race. There is NO race day registration.

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