We’re thrilled that you’ll be joining us for the Ann Arbor Triathlon. Read on for all the important information you’ll need to help you get ready for the big day. Please check back here frequently for updates, and if you plan to print this guide, please wait until the day before the race as some information may change.
Packet pickup will be in conjunction with our mini expo on Friday, August 2, from 4-6 p.m. at the race site.
If you just can’t make it to the expo, you can also pick up your packet race morning between 5:45-7:00 a.m.
For a faster check-in experience, please bring either a digital or paper copy of the code you received in the confirmation email you got when you registered. The code looks like this:
Meet the Race Director in the Transition Area at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2 to get an overview of all you need to know to have a successful race and have all your questions answered!
The race is at Halfmoon Lake within the Pinckney Recreation Area, located at 8725 Hankerd Road, Gregory, MI.
Half Moon Lake has two parking areas that you may use: One to the left past the check-in booth (up the hill from the event area) and another lot further down the road on the left.
Please be sure you have a current Recreation Passport. Vehicles without Recreation Passports will be issued notices to pay the fee. For details and pricing for both in state and out of state Recreation Passports CLICK HERE.
7:30 a.m Sprint Tri and Aquabike Men 39 and under and all Duathletes (Silver swim caps)
7:35 a.m. Sprint Tri and Aquabike Men 40 and older (Green swim caps)
7:40 a.m. Sprint Tri and Aquabike Women 39 and under & all Sprint Relays (Hot pink swim caps)
7:45 a.m. Sprint Tri and Aquabike Women 40 and older & all Mini-Sprint Relays (Yellow swim caps)
7:48 a.m. Sprint Personal Swim Buoy Time Trial Start: All participants have the option to use a personal swim buoy, but will not be eligible for awards. For more information on Personal Swim buoys CLICK HERE (Pearl pink swim caps)
8:00 a.m. Mini-sprint Men (Purple swim caps)
8:05 a.m. Mini-sprint Women (White swim caps)
8:10 a.m. Mini Sprint Personal Swim Buoy Time Trial Start: All participants have the option to use a personal swim buoy, but will not be eligible for awards. For more information on Personal Swim buoys CLICK HERE (Pearl pink swim caps)
There will be an aid station at the swim in/run out as well as mile 2.5 on the run for the full sprint.
You will need to carry your own hydration on the bike.
You will be given both a bib and an ankle strap. Please wear your bib on your back during the bike and on your front during the run. The best way to do this is with a race belt.
It’s important for your bib number to be visible so we can easily tag and you can find your free photos!
Also, please note the QR code on the front of your bib. You can scan this to find your results moments after you cross the finish line!
Triathlon Ankle Strap
Wondering if you won an award?
You can check several ways:
>>First, note the age groups and award categories on the event website.
>>Check the QR code on your bib with a QR scanner on your phone (if you don’t have one, you can download the app).
>>Visit the results table which will set up by the awards table.
>>Check the “results” tab on the event website.
If you did win an award, you can pick it up at the award table. We know your time is valuable. For this reason, we offer grab-n-go awards. Grab your award, take a moment for the photo opp on the podium, then go!
For those visiting the Ann Arbor area for this race, visit Destination Ann Arbor’s website for information on hotels, restaurants, and other fun attractions and activities. We hope you enjoy your stay and race in our wonderful and unique city! You can also find more information on Destination Ann Arbor’s social media below.
Have you heard that the state parks are celebrating 100 years?
The Centennial Race Series is an opportunity for athletes to celebrate, and explore different state park events over the course of the Michigan State Parks Centennial year. The series will take place in 2019 and 2020 to give state park lovers a chance to try and make it to each event and hopefully check out parks they might not have previously spent time at!
Each race in the series will have a commemorative coin that all participants will receive. Click on each individual race at https://stateparkraceseries.com/ to find out more information about each state parks coin, and the event!
For more information about the Michigan State Park Centennial, visit www.michigan.gov/StateParks100
If you are participating in Ann Arbor Tri as part of the series, please to CLICK HERE and register so we can be sure to get your medallion to you at the finish line!