You’re no weekend running hobbyist. You’re the real deal. Other people’s workouts are your warm up. Wind, rain, and snow don’t faze you: just point you at a trail, mount you on a bike, aim you at a lake and you’re ready to roll. You’ve been waiting for the Michigan triathlon that’s just as tough as you. And now it’s here: the Ann Arbor Triathlon, the third and final event in our Wolverine State Brewing Company Endurance Race Series. Just you and nature, baby… and beer at the finish line. Rock on!
The Ann Arbor Triathlon will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Halfmoon Lake in the Pinckney State Recreation Area, one of the largest state parks in all of Michigan. You’ll swim the open waters of Halfmoon, bike the rolling country roads of the surrounding rural area, then run the 5-mile classic Poto Trail course to complete your mission: showing the world that you’re a rock star.
Each Ann Arbor Triathlon participant will receive:
In addition, the male and female overall winners for each individual event of the Ann Arbor Triathlon — sprint, mini-sprint, duathlon, and aquabike — will each receive a pair of running shoes courtesy of Tortoise and Hare!
Sprint — 800m (1/2 mile) swim, 14-mile road bike ride, 5-mile Poto trail run
Mini Sprint — 400m (1/4 mile) swim, 14-mile road bike ride, 2-mile trail run
Duathlon — 2-mile trail run, 14-mile road bike ride, 5-mile Poto trail run
Aquabike — 800m swim, 14-mile road bike ride
Sprint Relay — race with a couple of your friends (sprint distance only); click here for relay details
Athena and Clydesdale categories available for the Sprint Triathlon! You’ll be given the opportunity to select Age Group, Athena, or Clydesdale when you register. Already signed up for the race? Manage your registration at www.runsignup.com.
Epic Races is proud to host the Mideast Collegiate Triathlon Conference‘s WolverineMan Collegiate Conference Race! The Mideast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (MECTC), founded in 2010, is an association of colleges and universities located in the Mideastern United States of America. The MECTC is officially recognized as the governing body for the sport of triathlon at the collegiate level in the Mideastern United States of America by USA Triathlon (USAT). We are very excited to have these young athletes competing with us!
If one challenge isn’t enough, try three! The Wolverine State Brewing Company Series of Races features three challenging events — the Waterloo G & G Gravel Road Race, the Island Lake Triathlon, and the Ann Arbor Triathlon. For more information on the WSBC Series of Races, click here.
Each participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in this event, up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
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.
The Ann Arbor Triathlon 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! As part of our green efforts, we will not have printed course maps on race weekend. Please be sure to click the blue Course Maps button near the top of the page to familiarize yourself with our courses.
Epic Races is pleased to offer participants race insurance through TicketGuardian. TicketGuardian’s standard insurance coverage allows you to get your money back if you are unable to attend your event due to car accidents, severe weather, family emergencies, military duty, and even medical issues. For more information on TicketGuardian race insurance and instructions on how to purchase coverage, click here.
Epic Races understands that, after the energy and effort put into your race, the last thing you want to do is wait around to receive your age-group award. This is especially true when we have multiple events with different starting times. To help get you home sooner, we present age-group awards in a grab-and-go system. If you are one of your division’s top five finishers, just report to the awards table to claim your prize. The podium and backdrop will be set up for photos to create even more amazing race memories!
Here’s a look at all the fun and excitement at the 2015 Ann Arbor Tri!
The Ann Arbor Triathlon has been endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. All events are part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series and qualify for the Pure Michigan FITness Challenge. For details on the Pure Michigan FITness Series and to take part in the Pure Michigan FITness Challenge, click here.
A State of Michigan Park permit is required to enter Pinckney Recreation Area. The Recreation Passport is your ticket to Michigan’s state parks and outdoor adventures for an entire year! Michigan residents are not able to purchase a one-day park pass. For State Park entry, all Michigan residents must have a Recreation Passport. The Recreation Passport costs $11 when renewing your vehicle’s registration or $16 when purchased at a DNR property. For details about the Recreation Passport, click here. Out-of-state residents will be required to purchase an $9 daily permit or a $31 annual Motor Vehicle Permit.
USAT offers youth annual memberships at $10 per child per year. USAT adult annual memberships cost $50. As of Oct. 24, 2017, USA Triathlon will allow athletes to apply the cost of up to three (3) one-day licenses (up to $45 total), purchased within the past year, toward an annual age-group membership (not valid on elite or youth memberships). Previously, athletes could only apply the cost of one (1) one-day license toward an annual membership. The one-day license receipt is valid for one year from the date of the event for which it was purchased. One-day licenses cannot be applied retroactively; however, the athlete can apply their one-day(s) toward their next renewal. 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 pays 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. Non-USAT members who pay a one-day USAT license fee need not present proof of membership.
USAT members and non-members must present photo ID at Packet Pick-Up.
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