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Epic Races Island Lake Tri

Welcome, Triathletes!

We are thrilled that you will be joining us for The Island Lake Triathlon! There is lots of information to know in order to be prepared for race day and you can find all of that right here in your Athlete Guide.  If you do plan to print this information, please wait until the day before the race as some information may change due to weather or other conditions beyond our control.  

Packet PickupFriday,  May 31 from 4 PM to 6 PM at the race site.

If you just can’t make it to packet pickup, it will be available race morning between 5:45 – 7:00 a.m.

Meet the Race Director in the Transition Area at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 31 to get an overview of all you need to know to have a successful race and have all your questions answered!

The best way to wear your number in a triathlon is with a race belt.  If you don’t have one, we sell them online and will also have them available at the registration table and merchandise tent for $10.


Island Lake Recreation Area

6301 Kensington Rd, Brighton, MI

Check the Island Lake Recreation Area FACEBOOK PAGE for updated water temps.

If the water temperature is below 55 degrees, the swim portion will be canceled. 

If the water temperature is below 61 degrees, a wetsuit will be required.

Parking will be available in the Island Lake Recreation Area. 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.

Aid Station locations:

  • Transition Area Swim In/Run Out
  • Run Course Mile 1.5 (Sprint and Olympic Only)
  • Run Course Mile 4.5 (Olympic Only)




7:30 A.M. START

Wave Start Schedule (all times are a.m.)

7:30 Olympic Men

7:33 Olympic Women

8:00 Sprint Men & All Duathlon

8:03 Sprint Women

8:15 All Mini Sprint, Time Trial Start (This means you start one at a time, 3 seconds apart)

Aquabike and Relay start with respective distances/wave assignment 



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!

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. Don’t have a race belt?  You can order one here:

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!

Epic Races QR code results

You can see your results freaky fast with the QR code!

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!

The last date to transfer your bib to somebody else is Thursday, May 3o.  You may transfer to a different event within Island Lake Triathlon at any time.

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 to find out more information about each state parks coin, and the event!

For more information about the Michigan State Park Centennial, visit

If you are participating in Island Lake 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!