Sky-Tri Sprint, Mini Sprint, Relay April 27, 2014

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Sprint:  400 yard swim      12.4 mile bike      5k run

Mini- Sprint:  200 yard swim     6.2 mile bike      1.5 mile run


Relay:  Click here for explanation

A fundraiser for the Skyline swim program, Sky-Tri is a great early season tri with a pool swim!  Perfect for first timers or for those who want to get an early start on the 2013 race season. A mostly flat bike (one very steep downhill on the way out and uphill on the way back) course along scenic Huron River Dr. and a fast run course around school grounds and through Ann Arbor neighborhoods.

NOTE TO PARATRIATHLETES:  The steep downhill is about a 10% grade and leads into a sharp left turn. It may not be suitable for all paratriathletes.

  • When: Sunday, April 27, at 8 am
  • Where: Ann Arbor Skyline High School 2552 North Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Race Capacity: 500
  • Sign up by April 1 to be guaranteed a t-shirt
  • Sprint, Mini-Sprint,  and Relay divisions (Relay only in Sprint)


YES!  THIS IS AN INDOOR POOL SWIM!  HERE IS HOW IT WILL WORK:  You will be seeded based upon your expected 400 swim time. This means when you fill out the entry form you are going to indicate your estimated time.  If you don’t know your time, please go to the pool and time yourself. For the overall flow of the race it is very critical to be accurate and honest with your time.


The snake swim will begin with the fastest seeded swimmer. The next fastest swimmer and so on will enter the water at 15 second intervals. Upon entering the water you will swim the length of a lap then turn on the wall and the swim back down the lap lane. When you complete the lap, you then swim under the lane and enter lane two and proceed the same way. Continue snaking up and down the lanes until you have completed 8 laps/400 yards.  The example below shows a map of a 300 yard swim.



• In a pool swim there will always be someone in close proximity to you, be aware of your surroundings.
• Don’t use the rope for turning or maneuvering yourself.
• Expect to experience some contact with other athletes, please be a respectful athlete.


Passing may be necessary. We request that you use a foot tap to allow the swimmer in front of you to know that you would like to pass. If your foot is tapped, please respond by holding up briefly at the next wall to let the swimmer pass by.

This event is paratriathlon friendly.  Tandem bikes are available for visually impaired athletes.  If you would like to use one of our bikes, please email

The Sky-Tri is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. If you are not an annual USAT member, you will be required to pay a $12 one-day membership fee. This is included in the non-USAT
member entry fee. USAT members must bring their card and a photo ID to registration. To become a USAT member, log on to and click on the membership link. You can also pay for an annual USAT membership on when you register for the event.

Wet Suit Information

Each participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in this event up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.  Wetsuits are not recommended for this event.

Medical Information

Medical personnel will be on-site and handle all race related medical problems. Jackson Valley Ambulance will be on pull-out alert for our event.

Race Divisions

Ages: 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+


First overall (male/female), first master (male/female 40 yrs. and over), top three in each age division.   Finisher Medals to all Finishers.

CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE BIKE COURSE MAP (Mini-Sprint will turn around at the Delhi Bridge)

CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE RUN COURSE MAP (Sprint is 2 loops and mini-sprint is 1 loop.)


 Packet Pickup Information

  • Saturday, April 26 – Packet pick-up will be available 3 – 5 pm at Skyline High School
  • Day of Race – 6:45 to 7:45 AM

Event Schedule

  • 6:45 a.m. Packet Pick-Up
  • 6:45 a.m. Transition area opens
  • 7:30 a.m. Packet Pick-Up closes
  • 7:45 a.m. Transition area closes
  • 7:45 a.m. Mandatory meeting in pool bleachers
  • 8:00 a.m. Race begins
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Post-race celebration and athlete breakfast, finish area
  • 10:30 a.m. Awards ceremony (approximate time)
Event Fees

USAT Member

Not A USAT Member




through March 1, 2014 until 12 AM



March 2 through April 01, 2014



April 02 through 8 pm April 24, 2014 

If space is still available, race day entries will be $75 USAT Members, $87 non-members.

Relay Pricing:  

through March 1 $125

Mar 02, 2014 – Apr 01, 2014 $140.00

Apr 02, 2014 –  8 pm April 24, 2014 $150.00

If space is still available, Relay race day entries will be $165

All relay members must hold an annual USAT membership or a one day membership.  The option for purchase will be available during the registration process.

2013 Results

Mini Sprint Results  Sprint Results  Relay Results

How To Get There

Address: 2552 North Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103


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