May 4, 2022 - OWOSSO, MI – The second ever Shiawassee Triathlon will take place on May 22, 2022, through the combined efforts of the Fitness Coliseum and Friends of the Shiawassee River. This year, registration will be capped at 250 participants, as opposed to 150 participants last year. There are only two participant spots available currently, but there are plenty of volunteer opportunities still available. “This event will really be made by the volunteers! Together we will be able to make it run smoothly and be fun for all involved. The best part about volunteering is that even if you aren’t a triathlete you still get to play a role in this amazing community day!” said Brianna Carroll, owner of the Fitness Coliseum.
An event like this relies on the efforts of over 100 volunteers – both the day of the event and the day before. So, even if you don’t fancy yourself as an athlete or even an out-of-doors enthusiast, there are plenty of ways to jump in and help. And all who help out will get a volunteer t-shirt as well. To register as a volunteer, visit
The Shi~Tri is a Run/Paddle/Bike Triathlon beginning and ending in Downtown Owosso along the Shiawassee River. Participants begin with a 3.3-mile run/walk from the Fitness Coliseum
(210 S Water Street, Owosso, MI) to McCurdy Park in Corunna along the James Miner Trail. From there, the triathletes will launch their kayaks or canoes into the river, paddle back 3.5 miles toward Owosso, and exit the river just before the intersection of S. Water and Washington Streets, behind the Huntington drive-thru Bank. The third leg of the event will have participants biking a 9-mile loop through Owosso’s city streets and country roads back to the triathlon’s starting point (Fitness Coliseum).
The race will start at 8am at the Fitness Coliseum parking lot. The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 12:30pm (also at the parking lot of the Fitness Coliseum) with awards for the following: Men’s Individual (18-54 y/o), Women’s Individual (18-54 y/o), Masters (55+, Male and Female Combined), Youth (<18, Male & Female Combined), Relay Team (All ages, All Relays Combined). There will also be one overall male award and overall female award.
Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! Those who would like to watch the race may watch from Downtown Owosso, McCurdy Park, or any other point along the route. There is no limit to the number of spectators who would like to see this exciting event, so bring your cowbells and be ready to cheer on the racers! Throughout the day, there will be vendors (including the new Bangin’ Bowls restaurant, that will operate out of the Fitness Coliseum building) and information tables in the Fitness Coliseum parking lot. And, as a special treat, the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce will have a mimosa tent there as well! Public parking for the start/finish site will be in the municipal parking lot near NCG Cinema.
Further details on the whole event may be found at the Shi-Tri website at www.shi-tri.com.
The race organizers would also like everyone to join in to thank this year’s sponsors – without whom this event would not be possible: Presenting Sponsor: Memorial Hospital; Run Sponsor: Norm Henry Shoes; Paddle Sponsor: RWI Manufacturing; Ride Sponsor: Byk-Rak; Underwriting Sponsor: Woodworth Commercial; Experience Sponsor: Shiawassee Health & Wellness; Finish Line Sponsor: Crest Marine; Design Sponsor: Darker Mfg. Co.; the Shi~CHAMP Sponsors: Parson/Niles Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo, REMAX of Owosso, Team One Credit Union, Advanced Eye Care and Contact Lens Center; and the Shi~TRIBE Sponsors: American Recycling Center, Inc., Azee Printing Solutions, DayStarr Communications, Great Lakes Fusion, Hat Trick Tents & Events, Merit Laboratories, Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership, Shiawassee River Water Trail Coalition, Weather Vane Roofing.
The Fitness Coliseum is a one-stop shop for fitness and wellness – focusing on providing fun, effective, and safe fitness classes to people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. They pride themselves on creating a supportive environment that lifts people up and encourages them to be the best they can be.
The Friends of the Shiawassee River is a 501©3 nonprofit organization governed by a local board of directors and supported by a dedicated group of volunteers and generous donors. The mission of the Friends is to help the community Care, Share, and Enjoy the Shiawassee River. The Friends are committed to improving the river environment and promoting the responsible use of/enhancing the appreciation of the River throughout its watershed.