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Athlete Guide: Self Supported Waterloo G&G

Park Entry

Michigan State Recreation PassportA State Park permit, or Recreation Passport is needed to enter Waterloo State Recreation Area. A permit costs $11 per year for Michigan residents; out-of-state residents will be required to purchase a daily permit for $9 or an annual permit for $31. If you come to the park on a bike (or on roller skates, skateboard, horse, or walking), you will not need to pay for a daily permit.

Michigan residents are not able to purchase the daily permit, only the annual permit for $11. Michigan residents who checked “YES” for the Recreation Passport when they renewed their license plate already possess a Recreation Passport: it’s the two tiny Ps printed at the top and bottom of your license-plate sticker, as well as the words “Recreation Passport” on your registration. Epic Races is thrilled to have our wonderful state park system for our events, for training, and sometimes just to visit and enjoy. These permits are how our parklands are supported.

The park rangers will have in-state and out-of-state permits available for purchase. If, for some reason, you park your car without a permit, you will receive what appears to be a ticket on your car. It is not a ticket; it is a notice. Please take the notice to the entry gate and pay the daily or annual fee. Please direct any questions to the DNR.

To purchase a Recreation Passport, please visit the Michigan DNR customer-service center.

Join us on Zoom at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31 for our LIVE award ceremony! In addition to overall and age group awards we will have awesome raffles through out the event.

Age Groups (Male and Female Age Divisions):

19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Note: There must be a minimum of 10 participants in an entire event in order to hand out age group awards.  Overall awards will be given out regardless of the number registered. For example, if there are 3 participants in the male fat bike race, there will be one overall winner, but no age group winners.  If there are 15 in the male fat bike race, there will be one overall winner and age group winners as well.

50K

1st Place Overall Male/Female
•Engraved Award Charcuterie Board
•Free entry to next year’s race

Age-Group Award
Top 10% of riders male/female

100K

1st Place Overall Male/Female
•Engraved Award Charcuterie Board
•Free entry to next year’s race

Age-Group Awards
•Top 10% of riders male/female

FAT BIKE, SINGLE SPEED & TANDEM CATEGORIES
100K AND 50K

1st Place Overall Male/Female
•Engraved Award Charcuterie Board
•Free entry to next year’s race

Your swag can be picked up from Epic HQ in Ann Arbor (600 S. Wagner Rd) between now and July 30 OR we can mail you your swag!

Please fill out this form to let us know how you’d like to receive your swag!

Note: T-shirts have not arrived yet and will be mailed out separately.

You will need to submit  your results to be eligible for awards

Times must be submitted HERE by noon the day of the award ceremony.

You may submit a time or upload a GPX. To upload a GPX first download to your computer and then use that file when you submit your results.

Please save a Strava, All Trails, Garmin, or other file that contains your course map and your time in the event we need to contact you to verify your results.

GPX? TCX? What are all these crazy acronyms?!

These downloadable GPS files can be used with various smart devices and act as a digital map right in your pocket! Like old school maps? We have you covered too.

This is a self-supported race and there will be no aid stations, bike support, or on course restrooms.

Keep Our Roads and Parklands Clean

Thanks to its partnership with the Michigan DNR, Waterloo G & G is fortunate to have the beauty of Waterloo State Rec Area as its spectacular setting. Please be respectful of this incredible wilderness area and abide by this rule of thumb: Take only memories and leave only tire tracks. If you accumulate any sort of trash — hydration bottles, energy-gel packets, tubes, etc. — please stow these away carefully so that they do not litter the course and landscape.