Beautiful Lake Huron port town of East Tawas hosts our Festival of Races. The jewel of the east side of Michigan’s coastal tourist destinations is perfect for one of the countries best Half Ironman distance events. Plenty of shopping and restaurants awaits you on Newman street, which will be transformed into Triathlon central as the Festival of Races takes over the street.
With the finish on the first block and transition area on the second, this is perfect to keep friends, family, and spectators busy with all downtown East Tawas has to offer. The swim venue is perfect on the bay with crystal clear Lake Huron and a swim along the shoreline.
The perfect vantage point on the pier, white sandy beach, and a huge park to host the pre and post race festivities with live band and catered post race meal.
The bike and run courses are second to none which takes you through the national forest, along the Ausable River. The run course will take you past the finish line, past some quaint shops, and through the residential area to each events turnaround point.
Then Downtown East Tawas and Newman street hosts the best finish line in the state!
Following that a post race catered meal with awards and raffle with over $10,000.00 in prizes.
(Saturday) 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown East Tawas