Start off your triathlon season with the Skyline Triathlon! Sky Tri is a super early-season tri, featuring a pool swim. This event is perfect for first timers or for those who want to get an early start on the 2017 race season. The mostly flat bike course — there’s one very steep downhill on the way out and an equally steep uphill on the way back — takes participants along the scenic Huron River Drive, while the fast and flat run course travels around the school grounds and the surrounding Ann Arbor neighborhoods.
Adults aren’t the only ones who enjoy triathlons! Our Goldfish Kids Tri gives children the opportunity to try out a triathlon and experience the thrill of a swim-bike-run combination. There are three age divisions — 5 and 6 year olds, 7 to 10 year olds, and 11 to 14 year olds — all competing in age-appropriate distances. The Goldfish Kids Tri is ideal for children of all abilities: those who have always been curious about the triathlons their parents love to do, those who compete on the junior tri circuit, and those who just want to give a new and exciting sport a shot! Check our Race-Day Guide for what to expect race day (this information will be updated two weeks prior to race day).
Parents: Please note that, as a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event, the Goldfish Kids Tri brackets participants according to their age as of December 31 of the race year.
Our registration system brackets automatically; please input your child’s actual birthdate during registration. Thank you!t
Youth Triathletes: Epic Races is excited to have the University of Michigan Triathlon Club offering a free Kids Triathlon Clinic on Friday, May 26 between 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM at Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. This clinic will help prepare young athletes racing Goldfish Kids Tri feel as comfortable about their upcoming race and get them excited about participating in more triathlons in the future! The Kids Triathlon Clinic will cover the swim/bike transition (T1), biking safety tips, the bike/run transition (T2), and running/racing tips. Bring a bike, helmet, running shoes, and comfortable clothing to wear while running and biking!
Sprint — 400-yard swim, 10-mile bike ride, 5K run
Mini-Sprint — 200-yard swim, 10-mile bike ride, 1.8-mile run
Aquabike — 400-yard swim, 10-mile bike ride.
Relay — Click here for details and explanation
There is no Duathlon option at the Sky Tri, sorry!
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.
5 and 6 year olds — 50-yd swim, 1-mile bike, half-mile run
7 to 10 year olds — 100-yd swim, 2.75-mile bike, half-mile run
11 to 14 year olds — 200-yd swim, 4.3-mile bike, 1-mile run
Relay — Click here for details and explanation
Age is based upon your age as of 12/31 of the current year as per USAT rules.
Sky Tri and Goldfish Kids Tri are part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series of events and is endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports.
Sky Tri and Goldfish Kids Tri 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!
When: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Where: Skyline High School, 2552 North Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI
Race Capacity: 500
All Sky Tri and Goldfish Kids Tri participants will receive:
Sprint, Mini Sprint, Aquabike, and Sprint Relay participants: You will be seeded into swim groups based upon your expected swim time. This means that, when you register for Sky Tri, you are going to indicate your estimated time. If you don’t know your swim time, please go to the pool and time yourself prior to registering. You must know your expected swim time in order to complete your registration. To keep the overall pace of the race flowing, it is very critical to be accurate and honest with your swim time.
The snake swim will begin with the fastest-seeded swim group lining up at poolside. Swimmers will enter the water individually at 5-second intervals. Once a swim group has reached the halfway point in the pool, the next-fastest swim group will begin. Upon entering the water, Sprint and Aquabike participants will swim the length of a lap, then turn on the wall and swim back down the lap lane. When you complete the lap, you will then swim under the lane divider, enter lane two, and proceed the same way. Mini Sprint participants will swim a pool length, reach the wall, swim under the lane divider to enter lane two, then swim a length back up the pool. Continue snaking up and down the lanes until you have completed eight laps/400 yards (Sprint and Aquabike) or eight lengths/200 yards (Mini Sprint). The example below shows a map of a 300-yard swim.
In a pool swim, there will always be someone in close proximity to you, so please be aware of your surroundings. Expect to experience some contact with other athletes; please be a respectful athlete. Don’t use the rope for turning or maneuvering yourself. Passing may be necessary. We request that you use a foot tap to allow the swimmer in front of you to know that you would like to pass. If your foot is tapped, please respond by holding up briefly at the next wall to let the swimmer pass by. Please do not attempt to pass anywhere but by the pool walls.
Check out the action from the 2014 Sky Tri!
Sky Tri is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). USAT members must present a current USAT card (either the issued membership card or the digital version) at packet pick-up or race-weekend registration or it will be necessary to pay the one-day USAT license fee.
Beginning on 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.
Starting on 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.
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. However, wetsuits are not recommended for this event.
Plenty of free parking will be available at Skyline High School.
Packet Pick-Up for Sky Tri and Goldfish Kids Tri participants will be held from 4 PM to 6 PM on Friday, May 26 at Goldfish Swim School, 2107 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 as well as on Saturday, May 27 at Skyline High School prior to the race.
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