Start off your triathlon season with the Skyline Triathlon! A fundraiser for the Skyline High School swim program, Sky Tri is a super early-season tri, featuring a pool swim! This event is perfect for first timers or for those who want to get an early start on the 2015 race season. The mostly flat bike course — there’s one very steep downhill on the way out and an equally steep uphill on the way back — takes participants along the scenic Huron River Drive, while the fast and flat run course travels around the school grounds and the surrounding Ann Arbor neighborhoods.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Sprint — 400-yard swim, 12.4-mile bike ride, 5K run
Mini-Sprint — 200-yard swim, 6.2-mile bike ride, 1.8-mile run
Aquabike — 400-yard swim, 12.4-mile bike ride.
Relay — Click here for details and explanation
There is no Duathlon option at the Sky Tri, sorry!
You will be seeded based upon your expected 400-yard swim time. This means when you fill out your triathlon registration form, you are going to indicate your estimated time. If you don’t know your swim time, please go to the pool and time yourself. To keep the overall pace of the race flowing, it is very critical to be accurate and honest with your swim 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 swim back down the lap lane. When you complete the lap, you then swim under the lane divider, enter lane two, and proceed the same way. Continue snaking up and down the lanes until you have completed eight 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, so please be aware of your surroundings. Expect to experience some contact with other athletes; please be a respectful athlete. Don’t use the rope for turning or maneuvering yourself. 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.
Adults aren’t the only ones who enjoy triathlons! Our Sky Kids Tri gives children the opportunity to try out a triathlon and experience the thrill of a swim-bike-run combination. There are three age divisions — 5 and 6 year olds, 7 to 10 year olds, and 11 to 14 year olds — all competing in age-appropriate distances. The Sky Kids Tri is ideal for children of all abilities: those who have always been curious about the triathlons their parents love to do, those who compete on the junior tri circuit, and those who just want to give a new and exciting sport a shot! Click here for what to expect race day (this information will be updated two weeks prior to race day).
Sky Kids Tri Distances (click on links to view maps):
Age is based upon your age as of 12/31 of the current year as per USAT rules.
Sky Tri is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). USAT members must present a current USAT card or it will be necessary to pay the one-day USAT license fee. Non-USAT members who pay a one-day USAT license fee need not present proof of membership. All participants, regardless of whether or not they are USAT members, must present photo ID.
Non-USAT $12 Fee Explanation: The $12 fee for non-USAT members pays for USAT insurance. The entire $12 fee goes to USAT. USAT is the national governing body for the sport of triathlon.
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. However, wetsuits are not recommended for this event.
When: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Where: Skyline High School, 2552 North Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI
Race Capacity: 500
All Sky Tri and Sky Kids Tri participants will receive:
After your race, be sure to stop by and visit our friends at Tri-Covery, who will be on site to offer free massages to relax you and your hard-worked muscles.
USAT members must present a current USAT card (either the issued membership card or the new digital version) at packet-pick up or race-weekend registration or it will be necessary to pay the one-day USAT license fee. Non-USAT members who pay a one-day USAT license fee need not present proof of membership. All participants, regardless of whether or not they are USAT members, must present photo ID.
Non-USAT $12 Fee Explanation: The $12 fee for non-USAT members pays for USAT insurance. The entire $12 fee goes to USAT. USAT is the national governing body for the sport of triathlon. Epic Races’ affiliation is with USAT.