“I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but gravel, or allroad, is kind of a triathlon thing. Just look at the front page of the Slowtwitch Forum right now. Maybe three
threads on it, right now, on gravel, the bikes, the races. Gravel is really where road and tri meet. Multisport gravitates to it because we like tech – a
lot – and we like moving from one endurance paradigm to another.” – Dan Empfield
Read more about Road Optional here.
For this reason, we are excited to present to you the Ugly Dog Triathlon: Swim, Gravel, Run
Keeping with the Epic Races’ style, we will, of course, also offer duathlon and aquabike, but all events include gravel!
800m swim, 29-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run
800m swim, 10-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run
1.5 mile run, 29-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run
1.5-mile run, 10-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run
800m swim, 29-mile gravel bike
800m swim, 10-mile gravel bike
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. Out-of-state residents will be required to purchase either a daily permit or an annual Motor Vehicle Permit. For current pricing and more information about the Recreation Passport, click here.
Stick around and join us at the Ugly Dog Distillery in downtown Chelsea, MI Saturday evening for the Official Ugly Dog Triathlon Awards Ceremony and Epic Races Volunteer Recognition Party. Ugly Dog is opening its doors for our celebration of a fantastic new event as well as the conclusion of another successful triathlon season. Festivities, including a complimentary drink and distillery tour, begin at 5 PM at Ugly Dog’s new location on Main Street. Epic Races will be providing dinner!
Ugly Dog Triathlon: A "Road Optional" Event Entry Fees
May 1, 2018 – June 17, 2018
June 18, 2018 – July 31, 2018
August 1, 2018 – August 23, 2018
August 24, 2018 – August 25, 2018