Legion Full Battle Rattle Triathlon 2024

Palmer Lake Beach
Colon, MI 49040


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Event Description

A truly fantastic sprint triathlon located on and around Palmer Lake.  The Legion Full Battle Rattle is designed to bring out the best of each participant as our service members do every day - when going outside the wire - full battle rattle!    This sprint triathlon starts with a 1/2 mile swim followed by a 15.2 mile bike course and a 3.1 mile (5K) run.  

As the saying goes:  "You don't expect to go out on a road march without going full battle rattle!!!  This is why the Legion Full Battle Rattle triathlon was established in honor of those who have served or serving in our military.   As a Sprint Triathlon in conjunction to USA Triathlon guidance - the course is designed to challenge the seasoned athlete and para triathlete while supporting the novice looking for a challenge in 2024.   To enhance the experience and capatalize on those friends with preferences - we are including a 3 person relay.  It is a requirement to be USAT registered which will be verified race day.  There is an annual membership to USAT or the option for a one day license to compete:   https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Membership-Overview/Membership-Types/One-Day-License

Course Description:

1/2 mile swim

15.2 mile bike course

3.11 mile (5K) run

3 Person Relay is allowed.

All transition from one centralized location at the Palmer Lake Beach

Race Time:   0900 hours (9am)

Transition area opens at 0700 hours (7am)


Packet Pickup:

Packet pickup on July 19from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm or morning of race July 20, 2024 at the Beach location beginning at 7am.   Pre-registration participants will receive mailed portable pack to bring on race day!

Spectators are encourage to bring a camp chair for the side of the road, where there will be non stop action.  Of course, we always need volunteers so please encourage your family to actively engage as a volunteer.   The race is a fundraiser for several localized organizations, including the Veterans Park initiative.   

NOTES:   On race day, YOU CANNOT PARK at the beach area.   Designated parking is clearly marked by turning down Sprowl Rd and traveling South approximately 1 mile to a marked parking zone.   The parking for participants and volunteers is within short walking distance to the beach transition zone.    There are clear vantage points to watch the race throughout the course and root on those athletes!!!!!

There are no refunds on Registration.  This is a fundraiser, so all funds will go to a good cause.   If you cannot attend, we are unable to send you your packets.   If you cannot attend the awards ceremony, we cannot send awards to you after the race.


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