Triathletes throughout Michigan have long considered Island Lake State Recreation Area an epic training destination, ideal for any athlete preparing for a multisport event. This peaceful setting now serves as the venue for the inaugural Wolverine State Brewing Company Triathlon at Island Lake, and athletes from all over the Wolverine State are invited to take part in the head-to-head triathlon action!
The first race in the Wolverine State Brewing Company Triathlon Series, the Island Lake Triathlon, will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017. You’ll swim the clear waters of Kent Lake, bike the park’s rolling, tree-lined hills, then run the panoramic final leg towards the finish line and your ultimate goal: the conquest of Island Lake.
Each participant will receive:
Our Epic lifeguards are 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 Island Lake 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!
The Island Lake 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.
Mini-Sprint: 400m swim, 6.2-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Sprint: 800m swim, 12 mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Olympic: 1600m swim, 24-mile bike, 6.2-mile run
Aquabike: 1600m swim, 24-mile bike
Duathlon: 1.5-mile run, 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Relay: Sprint and Olympic distances
If one challenge isn’t enough, try three! The Wolverine State Brewing Company Triathlon Series features three multisport events — the Island Lake Triathlon, the Battle of Waterloo, and the Ann Arbor Triathlon — with exciting challenges for individuals and teams, including 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.
A State of Michigan Park permit is required to enter Island Lake State 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.