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Less than two weeks away from the 4th Annual Rockport Rugged triathlon

Sarah Morrison running up the quarry at Rockport.

ALPENA, Mich. — The 4th Annual Rockport Rugged triathlon is less than two weeks away. It’s the most rugged off-road triathlon in the midwest and it’s right in our own backyard. All fees go back to the Rockport State Recreation Area. This years race starts on August 17 at 8 a.m.

Beginner and advanced athletes are all invited to be a part of this inaugural race. Distances include (Relays offered for Olympic and Sprint Triathlon):

  • Olympic Tri – 1000m swim,  15.1 mi MTB., 5.6 mi trail run
  • Sprint Tri – 500m swim, 8 mi MTB., 5k trail ru
  • Olympic Aquabike:  1000m swim, 15.1 mi MTB.
  • Sprint Aquabike:  500m swim, 8 mi MTB.
  • Sprint KayaTri: 2 mile Kayak/Paddle Board, 8 mi MTB., 5k trail run

Athletes can sign up for the triathlon here: