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Hawk Island Sprint Triathlon

 Sunday, June 2, 2024





Sprint: 500m swim, 10 mile bike, 5k run.

Super Sprint: 200m swim, 4.75 mile bike, 2.5k run. 




Swim: Counterclockwise from north beach to south beach. Super sprint is counterclockwise around the perimeter of the beach buoy line.  

Bike: Single-circuit loop course around beautiful South Lansing and MSU agricultural land.

Run: Scenic paved path out and back on South Lansing's award winning river trail. Half distance for Super Sprint.




Rates increase on January 1, March 1, May 1, and May 19, 2024.

Sprint: $75 / $85 / $90 / $95 / $100 / $110 on race day

Super Sprint: $60 / $70 / $75 / $80 / $85 / $95 on race day

Relays: $130 / $150 / $160 / $170 / $180 / $200 on race day


Online registration closes at 8pm on Thursday, May 30. Race day registration is available. CashApp, Venmo, and Credit Cards accepted onsite (CC has processing fee). 



Race Shirts

Technical race shirts are available as an opt-in purchase during Sprint/Super Sprint registration. We have this option based on feedback from athletes who have more race shirts than they know what to do with.  Allowing only folks who want a shirt to purchase a shirt eliminates waste and reduces the carbon footprint of our race..

The option to purchase a shirt during online registration will end at midnight on Sunday, May 19, as this is the last day shirt sizes can be guaranteed. Overruns in various sizes will be available for purchase on a "first-come" basis on race day. 


Below is the size chart for A4 Men's and Women's Cooling Performance shirts. 




Sprint/Super Sprint are chip timed (disposable ankle straps) with T1 and T2 splits.




All particiapants receive a finisher medal. 

Sprint racers receive placement awards in the following categories: top three men and women overall, top three masters (40 & older), and top three winners in each age/weight division.

Top three Super Sprint racers receive placement awards in age division.




Hawk Island County Park is located at 1601 E. Cavanaugh St. between Pennsylvania and Aurelius Roads in Lansing, MI. The park features a beautiful beach and swimming area, splash park, playground, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic grounds and shelters, and a beach house/snack bar.



Park Policies

Hawk Island Park is family and pet friendly. Dogs are welcome on a 6ft or shorter leash in the park and off leash in the 17 acre Soldan Dog Park located at the northeast corner of Hawk Island Park.

No glass bottles or alcoholic beverages allowed. 




On-site parking is available for $3 for Ingham County residents, $5 for non-residents. All racers, spectators and volunteers will be directed to park in the north loop, near the sled hill. Free parking is available at an overflow lot within a half mile of the race pavilion.


IMPORTANT: Park access on race day is dictated by your arrival and departure times. Vehicles may enter and leave the park before 8 a.m. and after 10 a.m. Anyone who plans to arrive or depart between 8 and 10 a.m. (this includes racers, spectators, and volunteers) must park in the overflow lot and walk into the park. 

There is only one route for vehicles in and out of the park (on Cavanaugh), and it crosses the path of racers returning from the bike course. Except in cases of emergency, we do not allow vehicles to enter or exit the park while the Sprint/Super Sprint bike course is active.   




Early check-in will be Saturday, June 1, from 12-4pm. Participants receive bib#, swim cap, shirt (if purchased), disposable timing straps, and body marking (if requested, otherwise race day). 

Race day check-in is 6-7:30am, Sunday, June 2



Race Policies

BIB TransfersRegistrations can be transfered to another racer through Active.com ($10 fee). Racers handle all financial transactions related to swapping registrations. No transfers allowed after 5pm, Thursday, May 30. 

Note: If the registration being transfered included a shirt order, and transfer is complete by Sunday, May 19, shirt size can be changed. After that, the new participant will get the original shirt ordered.


Transition Area: For the safety of particiants and the security of their belongings, the transition area is off limits to everyone except racers and volunteers wearing fluorescent volunteer shirts. Race numbers MUST be displayed to gain access to the transition area.

The transition area will reopen after the race at the discretion of Race Staff. 


Athlete Conduct: We reserve the right to disqualify anyone who behaves inappropriately toward fellow competitors, volunteers, or race management staff.


No RefundsWhile we sympathize with athletes unable to participate due to injury, illness or other circumstances, no refunds will be given under any circumstance. This includes cancellation due to severe weather and natural disasters. You may opt to purchase race insurance from Active.com.  



Safety/Medical Services

Medical staff are on shore, and lifeguards are stationed on boats and boards using zone coverage along the swim course. Officers from Lansing, East Lansing, and Meridian Twp provide traffic control at all major signalized intersections on the bike course. Medical staff roam the bike and run courses. First Aid is available in the medical tent at the finish line courtesy of McLaren Greater Lansing residents and nurses.



Water Stations

There are two water stations along the run course. The first is at the turn around point for Super Sprinters, second is at the turn around for Sprinters. Water is also available under the race pavilion and at the finish. We do not have water on the bike course – make sure to bring a bottle.




Massage therapists will be available from 9am-noon. 




Lifeguards from Ingham County Parks, local YMCAs, and swim schools will be on shore and in the water monitoring the swim. There's no such thing as too many lifeguards, so if you know anyone with current certification, we can always use more.

Volunteers are needed to provide direction on the swim, bike, and run segments of the race. We also need volunteers monitoring the parking and transition areas, serving refreshments, providing body markings, distributing timing straps, and handing out medals. Teams, clubs, and other organizations are welcome to volunteer as a group. We provide training, shirts, and food! Follow the link to SignUp.com for detailed descriptions and available positions.




Our official race hotel is on the Sprint bike course!  We are proud to have Candlewood Suites as our preferred accommodations for the Hawk Island Triathlon. This property is conveniently located on the last leg of the bike course at 3545 Forest Road, next to MSU’s University Club and Forest Akers Golf Course.

Hotel guest rooms have a kitchenette, free internet access, and on-site fitness center. And they are pet friendly! Discounted room rates are available for triathletes and their families. Reserve your suite by calling (517) 351-8181.


See the Sights!

As long as you're in town, you might consider visiting local attractions like Potter Park Zoo, Impression 5 Science Center, the State Capitol Building, the Michigan Historical Museum, REO Olds Museum, Beal Botanical Garden, and so many more! Visit the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau for events and attractions in the Lansing area on race weekend.


Community Benefit

Proceeds from this event support South Lansing CDA's food equity initiatives

South Lansing Urban Gardens (SLUG) manages 4+ acres of urban land with a teaching farm and community plots for 147 low-income/refugee/New American families who save money on groceries by growing their own food. Our staff manage food production in two 90-foot hoops and teach gardening, nutrition, and healthy cooking to youth, adults, and folks with disabilities. All food grown by SLUG is donated to local pantries and soup kitchens.
South Lansing Farmers Market supports dozens of local growers and agriculture-based entrepreneurs. We've helped several of our gardeners make the transition to market vending. We also help families stretch their food dollars by accepting all types of food assistance.
Our walk-up food pantry and "free-rigerator" allow neighbors in need to get milk, eggs, cheese, fresh produce, dry/canned goods, and personal care items 24hrs/day. We encourage pantry users to take our garden classes, and we've taught several to grow and preserve their own food.



Race Weekend Schedule


Friday (May 31, 2024)

6-7:30pm  Practice Swim and newbie Q&A.


Saturday (June 1, 2024)

12-4    Early check-in for all races.



Sunday  (June 2, 2024)

5:45      Gates open

6:00      Sprint/Super Sprint check-in & transition area open

7:30      Check-in closes

7:45      Transition area closes

7:50      Pre-race briefing at the swim start

8:00      Swim start (waves listed at check in) 

10:30    Kids check-in & kids transition area open

11:00    Sprint/Super Awards 

11:45    Kids check-in closes

12:00    Goldfish

12:15    Sharks

12:30    Dolphins

1:00      Kids Awards  




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