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Ugly Dog Triathlon: Michigan’s First Gravel Road Triathlon

August 25 @ 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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“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, USAT Hall of Famer

Read more about Road Optional here.

For this reason, we are excited to present to you the Ugly Dog Triathlon.

This is a “Road Optional” event, so naturally your road choice is optional.  You like gravel?  Choose the “Ugly Dog” gravel option.  Don’t like to get dirty?  Choose the “Pretty Dog” pavement option.

Swimming is not your thing?  Do the du!  Prefer swim, bike, done?  Sign up for the aquabike!

Stick around immediately after your race to hang out in the Ugly Dog Distillery Signature Summer Spritzer tent for a complimentary cocktail (participants 21 and up). The official post-party will be held at the Ugly Dog Distillery in dowtown Chelsea; see below for more details.

Triathlon Formats and Distances

800m swim, 29-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run

800m swim, 10-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run

*PRETTY DOG* 800m swim, 10-mile paved bike, 3-mile run

Duathlon Distances (gravel only)

1.5 mile run, 29-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run

1.5-mile run, 10-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run

Aquabike Distances (gravel only)

800m swim, 29-mile gravel bike

800m swim, 10-mile gravel bike

Triathlon Relay Distances (gravel only)

800m swim, 29-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run

800m swim, 10-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run

Awesome Race Swag!

Each Ugly Dog Triathlon participant will receive:

    • The hottest finisher’s medal around
    • A super-soft, high-quality Ugly Dog Triathlon race shirt
    • The best post-race snacks
    • Post-race Ugly Dog Signature Summer Spritzer for participants 21 and up
    • FREE downloads of your professional Ugly Dog Triathlon photos by Greg Sadler Photography
    • Exclusive Aquaman discount codes for Epic Races Participants: Epicaqaman30 for 30% off wetsuits and Epicaquaman15 for 15% off  anything else!

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. 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.

 

Official Awards Ceremony at the Distillery!

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 (check your goodie bag from packet pickup for your drink ticket!) and distillery tour,  begin at 5 PM at Ugly Dog’s new location at 218 S. Main Street in Chelsea, MI. Epic Races will be providing dinner!

Event Schedule

5:45 a.m. Registration and packet pickup open
7:15 a.m. Transition and packet pickup close
7:15 a.m. Mandatory pre-race meeting on beach
7:30 a.m. Longer race begins
8:15 a.m. Less long race begins
9:45 a.m. Post-race festivities begin
Awards will be grab and go with a photo-op

5:00 p.m. Official Awards Ceremony & Epic Volunteer Recognition Party at
Ugly Dog Distillery, Chelsea

Divisions

Male/Female, Five year increments: 15-19, 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+

Awards

All finishers receive the coolest medal ever!

Overall individual winners in each event will receive a special bottle of Ugly Dog Vodka!

Triathlon Awards for 1st Overall Male/Female, Overall Masters (40+), top 3 finishers in each age division.

Duathlon Awards to 1st Overall Male/Female, Overall Masters (40+), top finisher in each age division

Aquabike Awards to 1st Overall Male/Female and top Overall Masters (40+) - top finisher in each age division

Relay Awards to 1st Team in each distance

Hotel and Camping Information

Chelsea Comfort Inn

734-433-8000
1645 Commerce Park Dr
Chelsea, MI 48118
ask for "Ugly Dog Tri" block

Click Here to Reserve Your Room

Special rate: $129
Distance from race: 15 miles

Hyatt Place Ann Arbor

(734) 995-1234
3223 S. State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Use the link below or ask for the Ugly Dog Tri rate if you call!

Click Here to Reserve Your Room

Special rate: $129
Distance from race: 30 miles

Ugly Dog Triathlon: Michigan's First Gravel Road Triathlon Entry Fees

Ugly Dog Triathlon (29 mile gravel bike) Ugly Dog Triathlon (10 mile gravel bike) "Pretty Dog" Triathlon (10 mile paved bike) Ugly Dog Duathlon (29 mile gravel bike) Ugly Dog Duathlon (10 mile gravel bike) Ugly Dog Aquabike (29 mile gravel bike) Ugly Dog Aquabike (10 mile gravel bike) Deadline
$105.00 $95.00 $95.00 $105.00 $95.00 $95.00 $85.00

June 18, 2018 – July 31, 2018

$110.00 $100.00 $100.00 $110.00 $100.00 $100.00 $90.00

August 1, 2018 – August 23, 2018

$125.00 $115.00 $115.00 $125.00 $115.00 $110.00 $100.00

August 24, 2018 – August 25, 2018
Event Weekend

Details

Date:
August 25
Time:
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Contact

Phone:
734-585-7101
Email:
info@epicraces.com
Website:
https://epicraces.com

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Packet Pickup Information
Ugly Dog Distillery, Friday, August 24, 4 - 7 PM
Average Water Temperature
79

Venue

11500 Seymour Road
Grass Lake, MI 49240 United States
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Course maps: 29 Mile Bike 10 Mile Bike 10 Mile paved Bike 3 Mile Run 800m Swim

All courses are subject to change up to and including race day

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