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Tri Goddess Tri Weekend: Celebrating 10 Epic Years

June 22 - June 24

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Tri Goddess Tri made its debut 10 years ago to celebrate women of all abilities and inspire them to reach new heights of health and set new fitness goals by training for and completing a triathlon. The first-ever all-women’s triathlon/duathlon in Michigan, Tri Goddess Tri is organized by women who know how to make your first (or hundredth!) triathlon tons of fun! The event is held just 12 miles west of Chelsea at the Portage Lake Unit of Waterloo State Recreation Area, surrounding our participants in scenery as beautiful and inspiring as themselves.

In celebration of our 10th year, we have three days of activities planned for you. We will also be honoring the life and legacy of Karen McKeachie — a world-class triathlete and sports pioneer, a community leader, a force of nature to all of us who knew her, and the co-founder of Tri Goddess Tri.  We will be raising money for Karen’s Trail, which commemorates what Karen loved most by expanding recreational opportunities for everyone in the region.

We encourage you to camp with us at Portage Lake and participate in all three days of activities. Register for both a Saturday race and a Sunday race and you will save 10% off your second event! Participate in all three days — the epitome of a Tri Goddess — and you will receive a beautiful Tri Goddess Tri buff in addition to your 10% discount!

Weekend Events

Friday, June 22 (Summer Solstice)
5:30 PMPacket Pick-up and the Tri Goddess Expotique open
6:30 PMZen Tri presented by Breathe Yoga  (What is a Zen Tri, you ask?  It is “Run/Walk – Yoga- Meditate” and this Zen Tri is donation only)
8:00 PM — Packet Pick-up and the Tri Goddess Expotique close

Saturday, June 23
6:00 AM —
Packet Pick-up and the Tri Goddess Expotique open
7:30 AM — Race start:

  • Olympic Triathlon1.5K swim (60 lengths in a standard metric pool), 40K bike, 10K run (part of which is a trail run with one steep downhill section).
  • Olympic Duathlon — 2.8-mile run, 40K bike ride, 10K run (part of which is a trail run with one steep downhill).
  • Olympic Aquabike —1.5K swim (60 lengths in a standard metric pool), 40K bike
  • Olympic Relay — team up with one or two friends to complete our Olympic Triathlon together; check out relay details here!
  • Mini-Sprint Triathlon — quarter-mile swim (16 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride, 1.5-mile run (part of which is a trail run with one steep downhill section). Ideal for women trying their first tri!

11:00 AM — Packet Pick-up and the Tri Goddess Tri Expotique close
5:00 PM — Pasta in the Park opens (participants must check in by 5:30 PM)
7:00 PM — Pasta in the Park ends


Stick around for more Tri Goddess Tri fun on Saturday afternoon, including SUP Yoga, workshops, and our Pasta in the Park dinner. Details coming soon!


Sunday, June 24

6:00 AM — Packet Pick-up opens
7:30 AM — Race start:

  • Sprint Triathlonhalf-mile swim (32 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride, 3-mile run (part of which is a trail run with one steep downhill section).
  • Sprint Duathlon — 1.5-mile run, 10.7-mile bike ride, 3-mile run (part of which is a trail run with one steep downhill).
  • Sprint Aquabike — half-mile lake swim (32 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride.
  • Sprint Relay — team up with one or two friends to complete our Sprint Triathlon together; check out relay details here!
  • Mini-Sprint Triathlon — quarter-mile lake swim (16 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride, 1.5-mile run (part of which is a trail run with one steep downhill section). Ideal for women trying their first tri! The Mini-Sprint Triathlon features a Demi-Goddess Division for our youngest Goddesses (ages 11-12 and 13-14).


Our Olympic and Sprint Triathlons feature an Athena category! You’ll be given the opportunity to select participation as an Age-Group athlete or as an Athena when you register.

Please note that our bike course is open to all traffic. Police, sheriff, and support crews will be along the course at major intersections and all left turns. Please also note that, by USAT regulations, bike helmets are required for the bike leg of all events. Bike support for Tri Goddess Tri will be provided by Fraser Bicycle.


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All in the Family

Tri Goddess Triathlon offers our ladies two special awards divisions:

Three Generations of Women

Spend a memorable weekend in Waterloo State Recreation Area running with your mother, daughter, grandmother, granddaughter, or a combination of these kin! The family that swims, bikes, and runs together has fun together, so gather your Goddesses and get ready to tri! Participating in these divisions will not preclude you from the regular Age-Group awards; they are in addition to the Age-Group awards, so be sure to create your Mother-Daughter or Three Generations of Women team when you register! Please note: to participate in these divisions, all team members MUST participate in Sunday’s Sprint Triathlon.

The Time-Trial Swim Start

We use a time-trial swim start for our Sprint Tri, Sprint Aquabike, Sprint Relay, and Mini-Sprint Triathlon. What does this mean? The swimmers line up on the beach and, at the race starter’s signal, enter the water individually three seconds apart.  The time-trial swim starts will be organized by waves. Please take note of your swim-cap color (swim caps are included in your packet!), as the waves are color-coded by swim-cap color.

Looking to “test the waters” before race day?  Sign up for our EPIC OPEN WATER PRACTICE SWIM which will be held on June 16 at the same location.





Your Safety is Our Priority

Red Star Board CompanyEvery 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.


Wetsuit Information

Tri Goddess Tri is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT).  USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower. As per USAT rules, if the water temperature is between 78.1 and 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.

Need a wetsuit? Check out these special offers for our Epic triathlon participants!



Gifts for Our Tri Goddesses

All the professional sports photography taken at Tri Goddess Tri (and all of our Goddess Racing Series events) by Greg Sadler Photography is FREE for our participants! That’s right: all of the photos taken of you at Tri Goddess Tri will be free to download. Just another reason our events are so Epic!

In addition to your free race pix, each participant will receive:

  • A gorgeous finisher’s medal for each race completed. Earn a Saturday medal and a Sunday medal!
  • A super-soft, high-quality race T-shirt (shirt sizes not guaranteed after June 8, 2018)
  • The best post-race treats around
  • Post-race party in the Wolverine State Brewing Co. beer garden for participants ages 21 and up
  • 30% off all Aquaman wetsuits and speedsuits

Please join us for yoga on the beach before each day’s race start to get your mind and body race ready!


Meet Our Announcer!

Our announcer this year is the inspiring Del Baldwin! Del recently made her home in the Ann Arbor area after moving from Southern California, where she coached run clinics and ran beach boot camps. In California, she trained dozens of women to run their first ever races, from 5Ks to half marathons. Since moving to the area, she has created Delirium Fitness, an all-women’s boutique fitness studio that specializes in small-group personal training. The Delirium Fitness goal is to make every woman who becomes a member get “delirious” about fitness like Del is! Del was not an athlete growing up and her love for empowering women and changing lives through fitness and run training is inspirited by her own success story: she ran her first mile (since high school) at age 35 and never stopped. It has now been a decade since she changed her life through fitness, and she has touched hundreds of women by motivating them to achieve fitness goals they never thought possible!




Pasta in the Park

Join us at 5 PM Saturday evening for our Pasta in the Park dinner! Why worry about finding a restaurant when you can join your fellow Goddesses for a delicious, catered meal? Pasta in the Park tickets are available for purchase during online registration.

If you’ve already registered, please follow these steps to purchase your ticket:

  • log back into your Run Sign Up account
  • go to your profile page
  • click Manage Registration by Tri Goddess Tri
  • click the blue Add-Ons button
  • purchase your Pasta in the Park ticket

Please note that all Pasta in the Park participants must check in for dinner between 5 PM and 5:30 PM.

Don’t Miss the Tri Goddess Expotique!

Packet pick-up is also pampering time for all of our Tri Goddesses! At our Tri Goddess Expotique, you can visit many of our Epic Races sponsors and supporters, sample some of their products, and learn more about their offerings. Expotique exhibitors include the American Lung Association, Detroit Metal Works, Fraser Bicycle, Goddess Racing, and Probility Therapy Services. You can even learn about other Epic Races events, including the American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K, coming Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Belle Isle State Park!


Swim-Bike-Run Like a Goddess

What better way to look like the Tri Goddess you are than by racing in one of our stunning Goddess Racing tri kits? Made exclusively for us by Betty Designs, our new-for-2018 gear is utterly divine. Available in triathlon and cycling styles. Order yours today at our online store!


Need More Inspiration?

Check out this clip from the 2015 Tri Goddess Tri!


Stories from Our Tri Goddesses

We’d love to hear about what inspired you to register for Tri Goddess Tri… or about whatever inspires you to swim, bike, run, or all of the above! Submit your story to info@epicraces.com. Here are several submissions from our goddess contingent!

Elaine’s Story: I’m a member of the “Sisterhood,” women between 45 and 60 or so who meet together twice a month to support each other, learn new things, grow in faith, etc. We are based at the First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor. We were on a “Flygirlz” trip last year together at Niagara Falls doing a bicycle wine tour (among many other fun things) when Kim G. began talking about the Tri Goddess event… [more]

Letty’s Story: My 7-year-old son learned how to ride a bike without training wheels before I learned how to ride a bike. Go ahead and take a second to laugh. I grew up on 10 acres with three horses and a gravel road in the country in western Pennsylvania. I played with Barbies, did ballet, did gymnastics, and did a lot of reading growing up… [more]

Stacey’s Story: I hate running. I put up with it in my office lunch group because it’s social, and I’m likely as not to bail at the 3-mile mark. I’ve done a few 5Ks and even did the 5+10K Turkey Trot as a challenge (I walked a lot of it). As a contrast, I grew up loving open-water swimming. I bike 3.5 miles each way to work if it’s above freezing… [more]

Megan’s Story: This will be my first triathlon (yah!). I am so exited and so nervous. I have been a runner for a few years and was a lifeguard in high school… and then there’s the biking part. While I did ride a bike as a child (I have the scars on my knees to prove it)… [more]

Shane’s Story: Fifteen years ago, I participated in my first triathlon outside of Chicago. My dad’s picture was taken cheering me on and was featured in the local newspaper! In November 2013, my dad received news that he had stage 4 lung cancer and was given three to six months to live… [more]

USAT (USA Triathlon) Information

USAT Sanctioned Event Color

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.

Click here to see USAT’s competition rules. To learn the most common USAT rule violations, click here.


Park Information

The Portage Lake Unit of Waterloo State Recreation Area is located at 11500 Seymour Road, Grass Lake, MI 49240. Click here for personalized directions. A State of Michigan Park permit is required to enter Waterloo 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 a $9 daily permit or a $31 annual Motor Vehicle Permit.


Love our ladies’ events? Click here to learn about our Goddess Racing Series!

Race Day Schedule

Friday, June 22

5:30 PM — Packet Pick-up and Tri Goddess Expotique open
6:30 PM — Zen Tri starts
7:30 PM — Post-Zen Tri meal
8:00 PM — Packet Pick-up and Tri Goddess Expotique close

Saturday, June 23
6:00 AM — Packet Pick-up opens
6:00 AM — Transition area opens
7:00 AM — Yoga on the Beach begins
7:15 AM — Transition area closes
7:15 AM — Mandatory participant meeting on the beach
7:30 AM — Race begins
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM — Post-race celebration and athlete food
11:00 AM — Packet Pick-up closes
11:00 AM — Awards ceremony (approximate time)

Sunday, June 24
5:45 AM — Packet Pick-up opens
5:45 AM — Transition area opens
7:00 AM — Packet Pick-up closes
7:00 AM — Yoga on the Beach begins
7:15 AM — Transition area closes
7:15 AM — Mandatory meeting on the beach
7:30 AM — Race begins
8:45 AM -11:30 AM — Post-race celebration and athlete food
10:00 AM — Awards ceremony (approximate time)


Female Age Divisions: 11-12 (Mini Sprint only), 13-14 (Mini-Sprint only), 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+


Triathlon: Finisher's medals to all triathlon finishers. Special awards to first Overall, first Masters (40 years and over), and top five finishers in each age division for the Sprint and Mini-Sprint, plus a special award to all “First Timers over Fifty!"

Athena: Finisher's medals to all finishers. Special awards to the first Overall Athena in 39 and under and to the first Overall Athena in 40 and up.

Duathlon: Finisher's medals to all duathlon finishers. Special awards to first Overall, first Masters (40 yrs. and over), and top five finishers in each age division, plus a special award to all “First Timers over Fifty!"

Aquabike: Finisher's medals to all aquabike finishers. Special awards to first Overall, first Masters (40 yrs. and over), and first-place finisher in each age division, plus a special award to all “First Timers over Fifty!"

Hotel and Camping Information

Chelsea Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center

1645 Commerce Park Drive
Chelsea, MI 48118

Click Here to Reserve Your Room

Special rate: $129 for the evening of Saturday, June 23. Be sure to mention Tri Goddess Tri to receive this special rate! Reservations must be made by May 23, 2018.
Distance from race: 10 miles The Portage Lake Unit at Waterloo State Recreation Area, where Tri Goddess Tri is held, offers camping for those Goddesses who prefer to stay on the premises. There are 136 sites with 50-amp hook-ups and 20 with 30-amp hook-ups. To reserve a site, contact the Department of Natural Resources at 800-447-2757. A State of Michigan Recreation Passport is required for anyone using the park's camping facilities.

Tri Goddess Tri Weekend: Celebrating 10 Epic Years Entry Fees

Olympic Individual Events Sprint & Mini-Sprint Individual Events Olympic Relay Sprint Relay Deadline
$95.00 $80.00 $150.00 $130.00

February 16, 2018 – March 31, 2018

$105.00 $90.00 $160.00 $140.00

April 1, 2018 – May 15, 2018

$115.00 $100.00 $170.00 $150.00

May 16, 2018 – June 21, 2018

$125.00 $110.00 $180.00 $160.00

June 22, 2018 – June 24, 2018
Race-Weekend Registration


Q. I signed up for the Sprint Tri but I think the Mini Sprint is more my distance. Can I transfer?
A. Yes! You can switch from your event to any other by logging in to your Run Sign Up account, clicking the My Registered Races button, clicking Manage Registration by Tri Goddess Tri, then clicking the Transfer Event button and following the onscreen instructions. Run Sign Up charges a nominal processing fee for this service. If you purchased a one-day USAT membership, you will need your one-day USAT membership number. You'll find this in the email sent to you within hours of registration by USAT; look for the subject line "USA Triathlon Membership Upgrade." You will also be able to switch events at Packet Pick-up.

Q. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
A. Yes! Log into your Run Sign Up account, click the My Registered Races button, click Manage Registration by Tri Goddess Tri, then click Transfer to Another Runner and follow the onscreen instructions. There is a $15 charge to transfer your registration to another person, as well as a Run Sign Up processing fee. NOTE: the deadline to transfer your registration to another person is Sunday, June 10.

Q. I can no longer attend. How do I get a refund?
A. By registering for an Epic Races event, you have purchased a ticket to participate in one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable races in Southeast Michigan. As with a ticket to any sports or entertainment event, there are no refunds or credits if you are unable to attend. However, if you chose to purchase the optional TicketGuardian race insurance, you can file a claim to have your entry fees reimbursed. Visit http://claims.ticketguardian.net.

Q. I can no longer attend. Can I defer my registration to next year!
A. Yes! To defer your registration to 2019, email us at info@epicraces.com. NOTE: The deadline to defer your registration is May 13.

Q. I can no longer attend. Can I apply my entry fee to another race?
A. Epic Races does not allow for transfers from one race to another. You'll find full details for this and other policies at our Policies page at http://www.epicraces.com/policies.

Q. I can no longer attend. Can I get my race shirt and medal sent to me?
A. We are happy to send you your race shirt and bib; please send a self-addressed, 12" X 15" or larger shipping envelope (not a legal envelope!) with $5 affixed postage and our downloadale Mailing Race Items form (found on our Policies page at http://www.epicraces.com/policies) to us at Epic Races, 600 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103. Please see our Policies page for full details. Sorry, but our finisher's medals are reserved for those who complete our race.

Q. Where do I park on race morning?
A. Parking will be available at Portage Lake.

Q. What happens if it's raining on race day?
A. Tri Goddess Tri will be held rain or shine. Please be sure to dress accordingly for the weather.

Q. Do I have to wear my race bib on my back during the bike leg?
A. The local law enforcement has asked that all Tri Goddess Tri participants wear their race bibs on their back during the bike leg so that they are easily identified on the course by patrolling officers. You will then switch your bib to the front for the run leg. This is not required but recommended!

Q. Do I have to pin my bib to my race outfit?
A. No. In fact, we strongly recommend the use of a race belt. The race belt will have toggles with loops that fit through the top two holes of your race bib. You will then be able to swivel your belt around from back to front without having to unpin anything.

Q. My estimated swim time has changed since I registered. How do I update this?
A. Log into Run Sign Up and click My Registered Races. Locate Tri Goddess Tri and click Manage Registration. Click the blue Questions button, then update your time and save. The deadline to update your swim time is Sunday, June 17.

Q. Do I need a wetsuit?
A. It's a matter of choice. The temperature of Portage Lake should be about 71 degrees. A bathing suit or tri suit on its own is fine, but wet suits are allowed up to 78 degrees.

Q. Can I change out of my bathing suit to dry clothes for the bike ride?
A. No. Plan on bringing an absorbent towel to keep in transition to help dry yourself off, especially if you are wearing a bathing suit and plan to pull your biking/running shorts over it.

Q. How many aid stations will there be?
A. There will be one aid station on the run course.

Q. Should I bring a lock to secure my bike to the rack while I'm swimming and running?
A. No! The transition area is for athletes only and we have many volunteers securing the area. Locking and unlocking your bicycle would also cause you to lose time.

Q. I don't know how to set up my transition area. Will there be someone to help me?
A. Yes! We will have volunteers to assist you in transition.

Q. Do I have to wear a helmet?
A. Yes! Helmets are mandatory! No helmet, no race.

Q. I really hate riding with a bike helmet. Can I take it off the second I'm back in the park?
A. No! USAT rules prohibit participants from removing their helmet until their bicycle is once again racked in transition. Your helmet must stay buckled and on until then. Similarly, you cannot go past the MOUNT line to start the bike leg until your helmet is on and buckled.

Q. Can I ride my bike out of transition to start building up speed?
A. No! For safety's sake, you can only mount your bike at the MOUNT line. You must also get off your bike at the DISMOUNT line prior to entering transition.

Q. My friend and I are doing the race together. Can we ride side by side?
A. No! USAT rules prohibit participants from riding side by side. Please remember that the course is open to traffic; you must ride to the right of the road in single file.

Q. What happens if I get a flat tire during the bike leg?
A. Fraser Bike will be providing bike support for our event. They'll be on the course, ready to help any cyclist in need of assistance. You may, however, wish to practice changing a flat tire prior to the race (plenty of how-to videos on You Tube).

Q. Can my dog run alongside me during the bike and run legs of the tri?
A. No, dogs are not allowed on any part of the event course due to safety, security, and insurance reasons.

Q. Are headphones/ear buds allowed?
A. No. Portable music devices are not allowed in any USAT-sanctioned event. They are a safety concern, especially on an open bike course. It's important for you as a participant to be able to hear oncoming traffic as well as your fellow participants and our course marshals.

Q. When will results be posted and where?
A. You'll find the results by clicking on the blue Results button at the top of this page. Results will be posted within 12 hours after the race ends.

Q. Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?
A. Yes! They will need a photocopy of your photo ID and your USAT ID card, as well as a signed note from you giving them permission to pick up your packet for you.

Q. My race shirt doesn't fit. Can I exchange it?
A. Yes! However, exchanges can only be done after the race and there is no guarantee of size.

Q. I left before results were posted and I won an award! How do I get it?
A. Congratulations! Age-group awards can be picked up at Tortoise and Hare, 2621 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, during business hours.


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Packet Pickup Information
Friday, June 22 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the race venue. Saturday, June 23 from 6:00 AM to 11 AM at the race venue. Sunday, June 24 from 5:45 AM to 7:00 AM at the race venue.
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11500 Seymour Road
Grass Lake, MI 49240 United States
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Year Race Results
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2015 Searchable Results View Results
2014 Mini Sprint View Results
2014 Sprint View Results
2014 Duathlon View Results
2014 Relay View Results
2013 Mini Sprint View Results
2013 Sprint View Results
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  1. carey May 10, 2014 at 9:18 PM #

    Is there a relay option?

    • Eva May 12, 2014 at 7:20 AM #

      Hi Carey,
      At this time there is not a relay option, though we may add one by the end of the month. Stay tuned!

      • Eva May 30, 2014 at 11:25 AM #

        Yesss!!!! We do have a relay!!!

  2. Robin June 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM #

    Is there a wait list for the duathlon?

    • Eva June 20, 2014 at 10:31 AM #

      The race is closed and at this time we aren’t able to process cancelations so there is not a wait list. So sorry.

  3. Carol June 21, 2014 at 2:43 PM #

    How do I switch from the sprint tri to the mini tri?

    • Eva June 21, 2014 at 8:22 PM #

      Visit the “solutions” table tomorrow!

  4. Tena November 22, 2014 at 8:09 AM #

    June 14th is early in the season. What is the average lake temperature that time of year?

    • ana November 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM #

      Hi Tena! The average temperature at that time of year ranges from 72 to 75 degrees. We’ve held triathlons here during the first and second weeks of June for several years now, and we frequently get feedback that participants weren’t expecting the lake to be that warm (or that the lake was warmer than the air temperature!).

  5. seo March 9, 2015 at 10:47 AM #

    Thank you very much for your sharing

  6. Luanne March 19, 2015 at 10:27 PM #

    My daughter and I do this triathlon, this will be our third year. I just noticed something about mother/daughter, but did not see it when we registered. I believe we both registered on New Year’s Eve. What is the mother/daughter thing? How does that affect our current registration?


    • ana March 19, 2015 at 11:11 PM #

      Hi Luanne! The Mother-Daughter and Three Generations divisions are new for 2015; we literally just added them today! We will be sending out instructions shortly via email to all those who’ve already registered. In the meantime, you can edit your own registration at IMAthlete by logging in to your account there. Click “My Events” on the navigation bar, then select “Manage Registration” next to the event you want to modify (in this case, Tri Goddess Tri). You’ll find the registration buttons for these special awards divisions right by where you select your T-shirt size. 🙂

  7. Anna Balhoff March 20, 2015 at 12:14 PM #

    Do you have the 12 Week beginner training schedule on your website? I wanted to forward it to a niece who is joining us this year.

  8. Mary Guerriero April 8, 2015 at 1:59 PM #

    I am registered for this year for the sprint but have injured my knee and will be unable to run. Can I do the Aquabike instead or should I just try and walk the 5k?


    • Eva April 9, 2015 at 6:36 AM #

      So sorry to hear about your injury, Mary. Either option would be perfectly acceptable. If you would like to change your entry to the Aquabike, simply login to imathlete.com and manage your registration. Let us know if you need further assistance with this!

  9. Elsa April 9, 2015 at 10:17 PM #

    Is the sprint triathalon open to men if they participate individually?

    • ana April 10, 2015 at 9:52 AM #

      Hi Elsa! The Sprint Tri, Mini Sprint, Duathlon, Aquabike, and the relay team division — in other words, all events at Tri Goddess Tri — are for women only. Tri Goddess Tri was Michigan’s first multisport event just for women. What started as an event encouraging women to give Tri a try has grown into one of the country’s premiere women-only events, with participants traveling from as far away as Georgia, Arizona, and Washington State to compete and enjoy triathlon (and related events) in an atmosphere of supportive sisterhood. If your male friend would like to participate in a Sprint Tri or as part of a relay team, we offer several other events that are open to men and women. These include the Sky Tri (May 17), the Ann Arbor Tri (June 7), the WolverineMan (August 2), and the Detroit Tri (weekend of August 15).

  10. Jen April 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM #

    What are cut off times? I was curious about doing the Olympic distance. I have only done Olympic distance once before and it took me 5 hours. Is this an unreasonable time for this event?

    • Eva April 14, 2015 at 10:10 PM #

      Hi Jen. This race has a mini sprint and a sprint and is tons of fun with NO cutoffs. We do not have an Olympic distance. Please let me know if I can help with anything else.

  11. Christina May 31, 2015 at 10:10 PM #

    Hi this is my first tri any comments on what to expect would be great! I’m super nervous

    • Eva May 31, 2015 at 10:16 PM #

      I recommend signing up for our “Practice Open Water Swim” this Saturday at Pinckey Recreation Area. https://epicraces.com/event/epic-open-water-practice-swim/ You’ll be able to experience open water swimming in a similar situation as the tri and it will definitely calm your nerves. Afterwards you can stick around for the “Triathlon 101” which will be geared mostly toward Ann Arbor Tri: GrizzlyMan, but the information will also apply to Tri Goddess Tri.

  12. jane June 1, 2015 at 3:10 PM #

    are the shirt sizes correct? the large fitted tee says it fits a 2-4.

    • Eva June 1, 2015 at 5:39 PM #

      Will you please let us know exactly where you saw that so we can fix it?
      The sizes are small 0 – 2, medium 2 – 4, large 4 – 6, xl 6 – 8

  13. lisa June 10, 2015 at 10:54 PM #

    Is there RV parking close to the race event?

    • ana June 11, 2015 at 2:17 PM #

      There are campgrounds at the Portage Lake Unit of Waterloo Rec Area, where Tri Goddess Tri is being held. Here is the information from the DNR’s page:

      (136) $26 (50A), $24 (20/30A), $20/$18 (off-season)

      To reserve a camping space, please call 800-447-2757. Thank you!

  14. Susan June 13, 2015 at 5:17 PM #

    If it rains or storms, will the race still go

    • ana June 13, 2015 at 8:01 PM #

      The race will go on if it rains. Please see our Policies page for details on inclement weather.

  15. Chrissy June 14, 2015 at 1:01 PM #

    Thanks so much for putting this event on! I had a fabulous time! Everyone was so friendly, welcoming and helpful! What a team!

    • Eva June 16, 2015 at 3:09 PM #

      It was our pleasure and we had a great time as well!! Thanks for the nice comment and for being a part of it!

  16. Lindsay November 22, 2015 at 5:23 PM #

    Will there be a couch to tri training series for this tri goddess event in June?

  17. Kelly April 4, 2016 at 3:07 PM #

    Do you recommend (or have) any 12 week duathlon training plans? Thanks!

    • Eva April 4, 2016 at 8:48 PM #

      I will send you one!!

  18. Heather May 30, 2016 at 10:02 PM #

    Do u need what I gues you would call a pit crew to make sure your bike is ready after the swim?

    • ana May 31, 2016 at 7:19 AM #

      Hi Heather! No “pit crew” needed; it’s the triathlete’s responsibility to set her bicycle up (and whatever else she’ll need for the biking and running legs of the race) in her designated spot within the athlete-only transition area. We will have volunteers there to assist our athletes; if you’ve got questions about getting set up, be sure to attend our Triathlon 101/Course Overview talk at 4 PM on Saturday, June 25. You’ll be able to ask our race director anything!

  19. Beth December 24, 2017 at 2:07 PM #

    Can 13 year olds only sign up for the Sunday race? I see you advertise the demi-goddess division on Sunday, but not for the Saturday mini sprint. I was hoping to race on Saturday, but only if my daughter can tri with me!

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