The triathlon consists of a 500 meter swim, 12 mile (20K) bike and a 3.1 mile run (5K). The duathlon consists of a 3K run, 20K bike and 5K run. The run and bike course for the duathlon is the same course as used for the triathlon. The first leg of the duathlon will start the same time as the first wave of the swim (8:00AM).

The Cereal City Triathlon & Duathlon will both start and finish at Willard Beach Park. The swim portion of the triathlon will be an "in the water start" along the sea wall and swim in a clockwise triangle.

The bike portion of the event will take athletes from Willard Beach down George B Place to Capital Ave.  Right turn on Capital Ave to West Minges Road. Right turn on West Minges Road. Left on to South Minges Road. Right turn (West) on Watkins Road, crossing over Helmer and traveling West to the turnaround on Renton Road, then returning the reverse way they biked out.

The run course begins at Willard Beach Park down George B Place then turns left (North) on Capital Ave.  Turn right (East) on Golden Ave (aka: G Dr N). Continue on Golden Ave (G Dr N) until you connect to the walking trail at Riverside Park.  The trail loops around Riverside park to a designated turn around. The return course backtracks on the same roads taken out

Day before packet pick up / late registration will take place at a location TBD. Athletes and family can visit with event sponsors and vendors. Packet pick up, body marking and late registration will take place there.  If you want to participate in a Triathlon in Battle Creek or Duathlon in Battle Creek, this is your event!

2017 Event Partners

Cereal City Triathlon/Duathlon (sprint distance)

2017 Major Event Partners

"In-the-water Start"

Exit the park on George B Place to Capital Ave. Right on Capital Ave, Right on Minges Road, Left at the stop sign onto S. Minges Road, Head South on S. Minges Road to Watkins Road, Turn Right on Watkins Road and bike approximately 3.3 miles crossing over Helmer Road. You will then see the turnaround sign at the intersection of Watkins Road and Renton Road and return the same way you biked out. 

Exit the park on George B Place Rd to Capital Ave. Turn right on Capital Ave to Golden Dr. Turn right on Golden and run on Golden until you reach the walking trail at Riverside Park. Turn right on the walking trail and follow it around the grounds of Riverside Park until you reach the turn around. 

Active minded. Community Driven. Adventure ready.

​​​​Cereal City Athletics

Run Course - From Willard Beach through Riverside Park and back