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Sky Tri & Sky Kids Tri

May 17, 2015

Sky Tri

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 eva@epicraces.com. 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.

Already registered? Race-day details coming soon!

 

Race Events

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!

CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE BIKE COURSE MAP
CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE RUN COURSE MAP

 

How an Indoor Pool Swim Works

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.

 

Snake Swim

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.

CLICK HERE FOR A DIAGRAM DETAILING THE SNAKE SWIM

Triathlon Pool Etiquette

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.

 

The Sky Kids Tri for Young AthletesGreenGirlSKT

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):

5 and 6 year olds — 50-yd swim, 1-mile bike, half-mile run
7 to 10 year olds — 100-yd swim, 2.75-mile bike, half-mile run
11 to 14 year olds — 200-yd swim, 4.3-mile bike, 1-mile run

Age is based upon your age as of 12/31 of the current year as per USAT rules.

 

USAT (USA Triathlon) Information

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.

 

Wetsuit 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. However, wetsuits are not recommended for this event.

 

Race InformationTrGuy

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:

  • An amazing finisher’s medal
  • A super-soft, high-quality race T-shirt
  • The best post-race feast around
  • A goodie bag filled with samples and stuff from our sponsors

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.

 

2014 Results

Mini Sprint Results
Sprint Results
Relay Results
Sky Kids Tri Results
Sky Kids Tri Results #2

 

USAT (USA Triathlon) Information

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.

 

Entry Fees — Sky Tri

USAT Member Not A USAT Member Deadline
$50 $62 Nov. 1 – Nov. 30, 2014 until 12 AM
$59 $71 Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014 until 12 AM
$69 $81 Jan. 1 – April 30, 2015 until 12 AM
$79 $91 May 1 – May 24, 2015 until 4 PM
$89 $101 Packet Pick-Up/Race Weekend
$105 (Relay Team) $105 plus $12 per person USAT fee Nov. 1 – Nov. 30, 2014 until 12 AM
$120 (Relay Team) $120 plus $12 per person USAT fee Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014 until 12 AM
$132 (Relay Team) $132 plus $12 per person USAT fee Jan. 1 – April 30, 2015 until 12 AM
$145 (Relay Team) $145 plus $12 per person USAT fee May 1 – May 24, 2015 until 4 PM
$160 (Relay Team) $160 plus $12 per person USAT fee Packet Pick-Up/Race Weekend

 

Entry Fees — Sky Kids Tri

USAT Member Not A USAT Member Deadline
$25 $37 Nov. 1 – Nov. 30, 2014 until 12 AM
$31 $43 Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014 until 12 AM
$35 $47 Jan. 1 – April 30, 2015 until 12 AM
$39 $51 May 1 – May 24, 2015 until 4 PM
$43 $55 Packet Pick-Up/Race Weekend

Details

Date:
May 17, 2015
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Organizer

Epic Races
Phone:
(734) 531-8747
Email:
Website:
http://epicraces.com

Venue

Skyline High School
2552 N Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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Race Day Schedule

6:45 AM — Packet Pick-Up, Registration, and Transition open for ALL EVENTS
7:45 AM — Mandatory meeting for KIDS in pool bleachers
8:00 AM — Sky Kids Tri begins
8:45 AM — Transition area closes
8:45 AM — Mandatory meeting for ADULTS in pool bleachers
9:00 AM — Sky Tri begins
10:00 AM — Post-race celebration and athlete breakfast, finish area
11:00 AM — Awards ceremony (approximate time)

Divisions

Ages: Sky Kids Tri: 5-6, 7-10, 11-14. Sky Tri: 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+

Awards

All Sky Tri and Sky Kids Tri finishers receive a fabulous finisher's medal. Special awards will be presented to the 1st Overall Male/Female (Sky Tri and Sky Kids Tri), 1st Master's (40 yrs. and up) Male/Female (Sky Tri), and the top five finishers in each age division (Sky Tri and Sky Kids Tri).
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