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* Packet Pick Up and Registration *

Chemical Bank 302 South Mitchel Street, Cadillac, MI 49601
Friday September 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday September 2nd from 7:00 to 8:45 am

Pre-registration closes Thursday, August 24th at midnight. You can still always register at the race too!

Note: To be guaranteed a Shirt and Size, you must be registered by August 17th!

Race Divisions, Awards & Results

Awards will be given to the top three male and female winners in each age group (below) and the overall male and female winner in the 5k, 10k and Adventure Triathlon.

A Masters award will be given to each Triathlon overall male and female winner in the 50+ age group.

Running Fit is using QR codes for timing. Each bib will include a QR code that allows you to immediately view your official time!
   


We welcome back Run Fit Timing as our timing provider.


Official Results will be available at www.runmichigan.com.

The Races...

5K & 10K:


14 & under | 15-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 I 70-74 I 75-79 I 80-84 I 85 and over

Cadillac Adventure Triathlon:

14-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 |
60-64 | 65-69 I 70-74 I 75-79 I 80-84 I 85 and over

There will be a mandatory racers meeting at 8:45. Please meet at the kayak transition area.

Note: No tandem bike or kayaks permitted.


Stand Up Paddleboard:

The SUP will race the same triangle course as the Kayak portion of the Adventure Triathlon (see map below). Timing will be done via a timing chip for accuracy. First place awards only for this event in all age groups for both male and female categories.

SUP Age groups are as follows:
15-25 | 26-35 | 36-45 | 46-55 | 55 & over

The starting line is on the beach between two flags Contestants carry their boards and paddles. All categories start at the same time. Your start and finish will be recorded as you go through the start/finish line.

Overtaking:
The overtaking paddler must stay clear. The overtaken paddler must take its ideal course to not hinder the over taker.

Kneeling:
A competitor must be standing while paddling on the course from the start line until crossing over the finish line. A competitor is allowed to sit, lay, or kneel only for resting during a race. Once a competitor takes more than five strokes while sitting, laying or kneeling during the race, this competitor is disqualified in the race and shall receive DNF. The exception to the Standing Only rule is for any safety reasons where a competitor needs to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. In this case, he cold not receive any benefit for the race ranking resulting from this situation.

Finish:
The finish is on the beach marked with flags. The paddler must take his paddle over the line.

SAFETY:
THE USE OF A LEASH IS MANDATORY.



Kids Fun Run:
This race lets everyone in on the fun! These age appropriate distances provide fun for the racers and great photo ops for parents and grandparents. Start the running flame in your future Olympian. All racers receive a runners bib and a “finishers medal.” The Kids Fun Run and events are free.


Courses

5K Run/Walk: Certified distance by the USTF
The 5K event was an original part of the race, was dropped, and then added back into the mix in 1999. It continues to be the race with the largest field. This event is popular for area cross country teams to test their runners against runners from around the state.


10K Run:
Certified distance by the USTF
2017 marks the 45th running of the “Cadillac Labor Day 10K,” the longest continually held 10K race in Michigan. In the past, the race has served as the State Championship race for the Road Runners of America, Michigan chapter.



Cadillac Adventure Triathlon:
Michigan's first and best adventure triathlon! This is a race made just for Cadillac. It showcases the area’s awesome outdoor recreation opportunities and adds just enough competition to push you toward your best. It features the 5K run, a 12.4 mile bike, and a 2.25 mile kayak on beautiful Lake Cadillac. ANY DESIGN SINGLE PERSON BICYCLE AND SINGLE PERSON KAYAK ARE ALLOWED.


Bike Course:
The Bike course features the following:
1. You will be biking on all open paved roads
2. There will be a few minor climbs on the route
3. For this course there will be a 'No Drafting' rule in effect on the bike course at all times
4. Bikes crossing the center line will be disqualified.

McLain Cycle & Fitness is proud to provide bike support before, during, and after the race.


Course Maps:
Run / Kayak / SUP course map - Bike course map


During its history, the Cadillac Festival of Races has been privileged to host several All-State, All-American and U.S. Olympic athletes. We look forward to seeing you make this race an annual part of your holiday plans.

Cadillac Festival of Races is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. 100% of all proceeds are donated back to the community.



All pre-registered racers are guaranteed a men's or women's specific race shirt.

Adventure Triathletes will receive a special memento marking their participation in the Adventure Triathlon.
 
 
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