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 Triathlon Series. Just you and nature, baby… and beer at the finish line. Rock on!
The 2017 Ann Arbor Triathlon will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 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. Got rock-star friends? Sign up for the Tri Team Challenge and compete for cash and prizes!
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!
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!
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
The Ann Arbor Triathlon is part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series of events and is endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports.
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 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.
All Ann Arbor Tri participants ages 21 and up are welcome at the Wolverine State Brewing Co. beer garden to celebrate their finish! Our friends from the Ann Arbor Velo Club will be there, serving as your hosts for the post-race party and ready to hear how your event went!
Making its debut this year is the Wolverine State Brewing Company (WSBC) Triathlon Series. Featuring three multisport events — the WSBC Triathlon at Island Lake, the Battle of Waterloo and the Ann Arbor Triathlon — the WSBC Series features exciting challenges for individuals and teams, with the opportunity to win cash prizes and fabulous gifts from Rudy Project, Roka Wetsuits, and many others! For more information on the WSBC Triathlon Series, click here.
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!
Epic Races understands that, after the energy and effort put into your event, 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, each with different starting times. To help get you home sooner, Epic Races is now presenting age-group awards in a grab-and-go system. If you are one of the top five finishers in your division, simply report to the awards table to claim your prize. We will have the podium and backdrop set up for photos to help you create even more amazing race memories!
Here’s a look at all the fun and excitement at the 2015 Ann Arbor Tri!
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.
A State of Michigan Park permit is required to enter Pinckney Recreation Area. The Recreation Passport is your $11 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. 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.
As of January 1, 2016, there will no longer be USAT one-day youth memberships. For youth, there will only be annual memberships available; these will cost $10 per child per year. Non-USAT members who pay a one-day USAT license fee need not present proof of membership. All participants, regardless of whether or not they are USAT members, must present photo ID.
As of January 1, 2016, a USAT adult annual membership will cost $50. 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.
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