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Athlete Guide: Tri Goddess Tri 2023

Tri Goddess Triathlon Athlete Guide 2023

☆Information will be updated to the current year 2 weeks prior to race day.☆

Due to poor road conditions, we will be using our alternate bike course which has been used in this race many times before! You can see it under the “course maps” section of the website as well as here: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/441850842

You have 2 opportunities to pick up your packet:

Friday, June 24
4 – 6 p.m.
Waterloo Recreation Area

Race morning at the race site
6 – 7:15 a.m.
When you come to packet pickup, please be sure to have your QR code to make things quick and easy.  We recommend taking a screenshot.

The transition area will open at 5:45 a.m. and will close at 7:15 a.m. when all athletes need to be down at the beach.

We will have self body-marking and will have large black permanent markers in buckets at the end of the bike racks for you to do this.  You will write your number on each bicep, on your hand if wearing a long-sleeved wetsuit, and your age at the end of this calendar year on the back of your calf. (It’s a triathlon thing!)  Please also note the race in which you are competing: M(Mini), S (Sprint), Du (Duathlon), A (Aquabike), R (Relay).

Looking for help setting up your transition area?  See these videos for some pointers:

triathlon transition demo

Matt West Transition Demo

 

 

 

 

Once you finish the race, you will need to be escorted into transition to gather your belongings.  This will be available to you several times before the last finisher.

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS (be sure to select the correct year)

Wondering if you won an award?

This is an event designed for women, therefore we offer awards only to women in the following categories and divisions:

  • Overall awards are given to first overall in each of the races
  • Age-group awards are given to top 5 in each 5-year age group (20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34….)
  • Check the QR code on your bib with a QR scanner on your phone
  • Visit the results table which will be 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!

Get your photos freaky fast using our new facial recognition technology!

In order to use this, you can download the software now, or after the race!

CLICK HERE or scan the QR code

SWIM BUOYS
You may use a personal swim buoy in all of our triathlons! Not sure what we mean by “personal swim buoy”?
Learn more here.

Epic Races Swim to the Moon Swim Buoy Image

RACE BELTS
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 our merchandise tent for $10.

Order your race belt here

Our pre-race Zoom meeting will be on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 7 p.m.  You will receive the Zoom link in your inbox.

This meeting is not mandatory but is helpful if you have questions about triathlon or the race.  It will be available on Zoom and Facebook Live.  If the Zoom room is full, join us on Facebook.  If you need to miss the meeting, it will be recorded and posted as well as available on Facebook through race day.

Triathlon 101 will be held on June 24 at 5 p.m.  Meet in the transition area to meet the race director and learn all you need to know for an EPIC race!

Big Portage Lake, Waterloo State Recreation Area
11500 Seymour Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240

Please use this address to access the correct entrance! Most GPS units will locate Waterloo Rec Area at the McClure Road location, so please use the stated address on Seymour Road.

 

Park Entry

Michigan State Recreation Passport

A State Park permit, or Recreation Passport is needed to enter Waterloo State Recreation Area. A permit costs $12 per year for Michigan residents ($17 when bought at the park); out-of-state residents will be required to purchase a daily permit for $11 or an annual permit for $39. 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 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. Funds derived from the Recreation Passport grant go right back into maintaining and improving the outdoor spaces we all love, helping protect our natural resources for the next generation.

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.

For more information, please visit the Michigan DNR Recreation Passport Guide.

Note: resident Recreation Passports cannot be purchased online. Click here to purchase a non-resident annual Recreation Passport.

 

Water and Gatorade will be available at these locations:

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

5:45 a.m. Transition Area opens

6:00 a.m. Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration open

7:00 a.m. Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration close

7:15 a.m. Transition Area closes

7:20 a.m. Mandatory meeting on the beach for all events and all distances

7:30 a.m. Sprint triathlon and Aquabike begin!
The triathlon will be a time trial start.  This means you line up in order of most fast to least fast and start one at a time, 3 seconds apart.

8:00 a.m. Mini-sprint triathlon, Duathlon, and Atalanta Trail Run begin!
The triathlon will be a time trial start.  This means you line up in order of most fast to least fast and start one at a time, 3 seconds apart.

9:00 a.m. Post-race party begins!
You will be treated to the music of Mike Ball and Lost Voices on the course and at the finish line!

9:30 a.m. “Grab-n-Go” awards
We REALLY hope you stick around for the festivities, but we know your time is precious. For this reason,  we offer “Grab-n-Go” awards. If you are an overall or age-group award winner, stop by the award table, take your spot on the podium, snap a photo, grab your award and go!

See our FAQs for policies, race transfers and other topics like that!

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