Grand Rapids Triathlon Chosen by USAT to be Mideast Championship Event
By: SDM Staff
Although the Grand Rapids Triathlon is a first year event, the USAT (the United States governing body of triathlons), has full confidence in the race directors and the team behind it.
USA Triathlon (the governing body of triathlon in the USA) today announced that the Grand Rapids Triathlon will be one of only five events in the Mideast Region and the only event in Michigan to be selected as a double points venue for the 2011 Mideast Regional Club Series Championship (MERCRS). USA Triathlon registered clubs from across the Mideast Region will earn double MERCRS points based on their participation and finish in the GRT. These points determine each clubs standing within the Mideast Region based on head-to-head competition and assures athletes of a competitive event across all distances. Prize money is awarded to the top placing teams based on their finish in the season long MERCRS competition. read more