july, 2019

2019sun21jul7:30 amBattle of WaterlooRun • Bike • Swim • Run • Swim • Run • Swim • Run • Bike • Run7:30 am EST Big Portage Lake State Park, Waterloo Recreation Area, 11500 Seymour Rd.Event Type :TriathlonRegistration will open November 12, 2019!

Event Details

Run • Bike • Swim • Run • Swim • Run • Swim • Run • Bike • Run

Featured in Triathlete Magazine as a bucket list tri, Battle of Waterloo has 10 legs totaling 42 miles that traverse the sprawling Waterloo Recreation Area, one of the most rugged and beautiful parks in the Midwest. You’ll bike paved remote roads, run winding dirt lanes, climb steep trails, and swim across three wilderness lakes… carrying your shoes and swim gear with you the entire time. Don’t have that much time? Try Half the Battle: six legs, 18 miles of the same terrain (OK, less than half, but Half the Battle is a great name!).

The Battle of Waterloo is the real deal: no cargo nets to climb, no pits of mud in your path, no monkey bars to maneuver through. The lake may be ice cold… or it may not. Our only threat of electroshock is a thunderstorm. Lilypad tangles and jungles of aquatic plants are amongst the obstacles you’ll encounter. Battle of Waterloo is you and mother nature and is and you’ll win the battle!



>The hottest finisher’s medal around (the three finisher’s medals in the series are all functional tools. Talk about beautiful — and practical — bling!)
>A super-soft, high-quality Battle of Waterloo race T-shirt
>The best post-race snacks, period!
>FREE downloads of your professional Battle of Waterloo photos compliments of Epic Races
>Boasting rights about having completed one of the country’s bucket list triathlons, as seen in Triathlete Magazine!

*shirt sizes not guaranteed if you sign up within two weeks of race day

2018 Swag

2019 Designs Coming Soon!

Choose Your Challenge!
Battle of Waterloo: 10 legs – swim 1.5 miles, bike 26.3 miles, and run 13.5 miles over 10 legs.

Half the Battle: six legs — run, bike, swim, run, bike, run — for a total of approximately 18 miles of Waterloo wilderness.

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epic races happy planet runningThe event is a Leave No Trace event. Learn more about our race-day recycling and composting efforts here. Want more information about running a great race and leaving no trace? Click here to visit Happy Planet Running!

Every member of the Epic Lifeguard Team has American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding Certification in addition to basic American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification. This means that our guards have all taken and passed an additional course in which they received training in the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in non-surf, open-water areas. Our superbly trained lifeguards are yet another reason our races are so Epic! Our lifeguards are also able to keep our swimmers safe thanks to our official SUP company, Red Star Board Company. We’re very grateful to have Red Star as part of Epic team.


As of January 1, 2016, a USAT adult annual membership costs $50. If you participate in more than three USAT-sanctioned events per year, purchasing a USAT annual membership not only is more cost-efficient but also helps fund USAT development and training programs for athletes, coaches, referees, and more! See USA Triathlon for more information and to join as an annual member.

Non-USAT Fee Explanation: The $15/daily adult and $10/annual youth fee for non-USAT members pay for USAT insurance. The entire fee goes to USAT. USAT is the national governing body for the sport of triathlon. Epic Races’ affiliation is with USAT.

Click here to see USAT’s competition rules. To learn the most common USAT rule violations, click here.

Because Tri Goddess Tri is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower. USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 – 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.


Click here to see the USAT approved skinsuits.


Saturday, July 20 from 2 to 4 PM at Portage Lake (race venue).

Sunday, July 21 from 5:45 AM to 7 AM at Portage Lake (prior to the race).


7:15 a.m. Transition Area Closes

7:15 a.m. Mandatory Race Meeting at Start Line

7:30 a.m. All Races Start

11:30 a.m. Post-race celebration and athlete snacks in the finish area

11:30 a.m. Awards available for pickup

We know your time is precious, so we offer “Grab-n-Go” Awards. If you are an overall or age-group award winner (see award section for details), before heading out, stop by the podium, grab your award (don’t miss the photo-op), and go!

Age Groups (Male and Female Age Divisions):
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+

Athena & Clydesdale
Male/Female U39 & 40 +

1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
1st place in each age-group

Full Battle
1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
1st Place in each age-group Athena/Clydesdale
Top 3 in each in each age-group

  • FAQ’s:

I can no longer participate. How do I get a refund?

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We do not offer refunds, but if you purchased insurance when you registered, please visit this link to fill out a claim: http://claims.ticketguardian.net/lookup You will need to present documentation for claim reason(s) based on the Terms & Conditions of your Policy if the Policy ID starts with “TGSD” , “TGFS” , “TGTS”, or “TGRS” (Ex: Doctor’s Note, Work Travel Schedule and Receipt, Jury Summons, Policy Report, Transportation Delay Printout, etc.)

How do I transfer my registration to another person?

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To transfer your registration to another person, log into your Run Sign Up account, click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by The Ann Arbor Marathon. Click the blue Transfer to Another Runner button, then follow the onscreen instructions.  Please note that there is a $15 transfer fee plus a processing fee for this service.

How do I transfer from one distance to another?

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 To change events, log into your Run Sign Up account, click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon. Click the blue Transfer Events button, then follow the onscreen instructions. You can also change distances at our Packet Pick-Ups on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20.

How do I confirm my registration?

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Go to https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/AnnArbor/TheAnnArborMarathon and click the blue Find a Participant button, then look yourself up.

I ordered the wrong size shirt. Can I change this?

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Yes! Log into your Run Sign Up account, then click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by The Ann Arbor Marathon. Click the blue Giveaways button, then follow the onscreen instructions. The deadline to reserve shirt sizes is March 10, 2019. Shirt sizes will be available on a first come, first served basis after that date.

What happens if it's raining or snowing on race morning?

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The Probility Ann Arbor Marathon will be held rain, snow, or shine. Please be sure to dress accordingly for the weather.

Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?

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Yes! Packet pick-up will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2018 from 12 PM to 4 PM at our Expo and on race morning at the starting area.

Just picked up my packet, and my race shirt doesn't fit. Can I exchange it?

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You will need to check with us after the race to see what shirt sizes, if any, we have left over.

I wasn't able to stay for the awards ceremony. Where can I get my award?

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Congratulations! Age-group awards will be available for pick-up at a location to be determined following the race. To have your age-group award mailed, please follow the instructions listed under Mailing Race Items on our policies page at http://www.epicraces.com/policies.



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