Beautiful Frankenmuth, Michigan serves as the backdrop for this duathlon. Frankenmuth is a top tourist destination in Michigan with plenty to see and for the entire family, including enjoying the Bavarian Inn’s hospitality. Known as “Michigan’s Little Bavaria,” Frankenmuth receives over 3 million visitors each year. Home to the worlds largest Christmas store, Bronners, open year round. This event features a multi-loop format with aid stations and transition area at the same location, making this super-fast and spectator friendly.
The top three athletes in each aged-up age group will qualify for the 2019 ITU Long-Distance Duathlon World Championship. The 2019 World Championship will occur in Zofingen, Switzerland. Qualified athletes will receive an email from the USA Triathlon within two weeks after the Powerman Michigan event.
At Powerman Michigan, athletes will race in their appropriate age groups based on their age as of December 31, 2018. Awards will be issued based on those results. If an athlete “ages up” into another age group in 2019.