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2017 Race date
Saturday  August 5

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Race Data/Maps

Race morning Check-In:
6:15am - 7:30 am  
Note - first wave goes off at 7:45

Check-In is inside the Sherman Lake YMCA Recreation Center Gymnasium (1st level). Participants for ALL events must check-in before competing.

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up - There is no pre-race packet pickup.  Everything you need will be ready for you when you check in Saturday morning (race day).


A timing chip will be provided for race timing. If you have your own chip, and want to use it, please check with RD Jim Mishler in advance  to make sure it is compatible with the timing equipment being used. A $30 fee will be charged for lost chips.


All timing chip assignments and race markings will be done at Check-In race morning.

An Awards Ceremony will be held at approximately 10:30 am at the Sherman Lake YMCA waterfront area adjoining the transition area.

Triathlon Award Categories:


Individual Athletes
Overall  Male & Female
Overall Masters (40+) Male & Female


Age groups: M & F: 12-13,14-15,16-17,18-19, 20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,
40-44, 45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70+

Triathlon Relay Teams:
Top 3 Overall combined two and three athlete teams

Duathlon Awards: (Complete age group results will be compiled and posted)
Overall Male & Female
Top 3 Male & Female from all age groups

Aquabike Awards: (Complete age group results will be compiled and posted)
Overall Male & Female
Top 3 Male & Female from age groups

No Refunds or Transfers for any reason


Sherman Lake YMCA grounds are not available for pre-race training. Sherman Lake YMCA members and guests(daily guest fee dues required) are welcome to train in our Recreation Center during regular hours of operation. We appreciate your cooperation.

Sherman Lake YMCA is a smoke free campus.


Please leave your family pets at home during this event.


Race day conditions may require delay or cancellation of the event. The Race Director will make every effort to hold the event as scheduled, however safety issues will prevail.


Pre-Race Swim Warm Up - athletes will have a short window of opportunity to warm up in the lake for the swim portion of the event the day of the race.

Shower Facilities/Locker Rooms - the Recreation Center will be open to participants following the event for showering. Facilities will be available until noon. Please bring your own towel and lock, Sherman Lake YMCA is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Spectators are welcome to bring beverages and food on site.

Sherman Lake YMCA is a smoke free campus.
Alcohol is not permitted on Sherman Lake YMCA grounds.


The Shermanator Triathlon is hosted at the Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center. The Shermanator is excellent for the beginner or competitive athlete. The Shermanator has raised funds annually for the Sherman Lake YMCA to benefit families in need of Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties. The Sherman Lake YMCA programs build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through instilling values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. It is only with the great support of people such as yourself, that each year, hundreds of individuals receive partial financial assistance to become members at the Sherman Lake YMCA. Participating in this event provides the opportunity for fellow community members to live a healthier lifestyle in spirit, mind, and body at Sherman Lake YMCA. Net proceeds from the Shermanator benefit the Sherman Lake YMCA, a 501(c)3 organization, Annual Campaign for Scholarships.