Third Annual Shiawassee Triathlon (Shi-Tri) “A Wonderful Event!”

Thursday, May 25, 2023 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

May 24, 2023 - OWOSSO, MI – The third annual Shiawassee Triathlon took place in Owosso and Corunna this past weekend, on Sunday, May 21, through the combined efforts of the Fitness Coliseum and Friends of the Shiawassee River. Thanks to the generous event sponsors, 275 individual participants, 29 relay teams, over 100 volunteers (many returning from last year), and all those who came down to cheer everyone on, the event was very successful! Participants ran from the Fitness Coliseum in downtown Owosso to McCurdy Park in Corunna, where they entered the water and paddled back toward Owosso. In the last leg of the event, triathletes exited the river on Jerome Avenue, near The Sideline Owosso (with the help of many enthusiastic volunteers) and continued to the biking portion in the streets south of Owosso - finishing the race where they started, at the Fitness Coliseum. 

All 350 registration spaces were filled, and participants ranged in age from 13 to 77. The finishing times for the race ranged from 1:21:53 to 3:19:54, so various levels of experience and competitiveness were welcomed and appreciated. Racers traveled from cities all over Michigan, including Grand Rapids, Brighton, Royal Oak, and Au Gres (to name a few) and out of state participants traveled from Woodford, VA, Western Springs, IL, and New York, NY. The majority of race participants were local - residents of Owosso & Corunna, and many traveled from up and downstream, from Linden, Byron, Durand, Chesaning, etc. “It is incredible to see the vast local support for this event, in the form of both race participants and volunteers! It is exciting to have several participants travel from impressive distances to be part of the Shi-Tri as well. For those of us who work to organize the race, it is very rewarding to see how the race has grown year after year, and at FOSR we have great appreciation for Bri Marrah (Owner of Fitness Coliseum) for her work and vision to make this race possible!” said Friends of the Shiawassee Events and Communications Coordinator, Rebecca Huska. 

Those sentiments were shared by event lead-organizer, Bri Marrah. 

“This event brings me so much excitement and pride each year! The community participation and amazing feedback we get is just awesome and we already can’t wait to make it even bigger and better next year! My goal is for the Shi-Tri to be an event that people return to each year because they enjoy it so much, and for it to be truly beneficial for our community.” 

The date for the Shi-Tri in 2024 will be Sunday, May 19, so mark your calendars!

The winners of the event were as follows (for a full list of participant times, visit

Female Overall 

1st: Cadia Hofmann - 1:21:53 (see photo) 

Male Overall 

1st: Stephen Moelter - 1:25:18 (see photo) 

Youth Age 17 and Under 

1st: Charlie Agnew - 1:39:12 

2nd: Nick Douchette 1:40:20 

3rd: Kia Spiess - 1:46:38 

4th: David Peterson - 2:03:57 

Male Ages 18-29 

1st: Jack Gosselin - 1:26:13 

2nd: Mason Warner - 1:36:36 

3rd: Zach Graham - 1:38:10 

Female Ages 18-29 

1st: Andrea Crawford - 1:49:53 

2nd: Emily Vandewiele - 1:50:43 

3rd: Jenna Schaller - 1:55:25 

Male Ages 30-39 

1st: Korey Sumbera - 1:27:58 

2nd: Joseph Connaghan - 1:29:14 

3rd: Jay Paquette - 1:33:46 

Female Ages 30-39 

1st: Kali Bayes - 1:42:09 

2nd: Meghan Wilde - 1:45:17 

3rd: Kelly Turek - 1:45:38 

Male Ages 40-49 

1st: Steven Sobak - 1:36:49 

2nd: Josh Stark - 1:38:16 

3rd: Jeffrey Jolley - 1:38:55 

Female Ages 40-49 

1st: Stacey Jenkinson - 1:47:20 

2nd: Mary Thompson - 1:48:08 

3rd: Annette Patterson - 1:43:32 

Male Ages 50-59 

1st: Greg Jenkinson - 1:33:13 

2nd: Terry Zdania - 1:37:50 

3rd: Steven Adams - 1:39:07 

Female Ages 50-59 

1st: Jennifer Zielinski - 1:41:17 

2nd: Deb White - 1:48:49

3rd: Barb Richardson - 1:49:06 

Male Ages 60+ 

1st: James Lake - 1:43:40 

2nd: Lloyd Kendall - 1:48:18 

3rd: Lance Omer - 1:51:53 

Female Ages 60+ 

1st: Laura Myer - 1:48:40 

2nd: Kimberly Kucish - 2:02:34 

3rd: Jody Lindell - 2:05:00 


1st: Team Norder - 1:33:04 

2nd: Team White Flash - 1:38:45 

3rd: Team Not Fast Just Furious - 1:41:32 

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: Young Owosso; Run Sponsor: Norm Henry Shoes; Paddle Sponsor: RWI Manufacturing; Underwriting Sponsor: Woodworth Commercial; Swag Sponsor: Home Field Michigan Real Estate Consultants; Experience Sponsor: Shiawassee Health & Wellness; Fit & Fun Sponsor: Parson/Dedic Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo; Fuel Sponsor: Byk-Rak LLC; the Shi-CHAMP Sponsors: Crest Marine LLC, Innovative Community Solutions, Merit Laboratories, Inc., REMAX of Owosso, Team One Credit Union; and the Shi-TRIBE Sponsors: Advanced Eyecare, American Recycling Center, Inc., Great Lakes Family of Companies, Memorial Healthcare, Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership. 

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