august, 2022

2022sat06aug7:30 AMAnn Arbor TriSprint • Aquabike • Duathlon • Mini Sprint • Relay • Collegiate7:30 AM EST Pinckney Recreation Area, Halfmoon Lake Beach, 8725 Hankerd Rd, Gregory, MI 48137Event Type :Aquabike,Duathlon,TriathlonRegister!Volunteer!Athlete Guide!Results!Shop!

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Event Details

Deferrals and Transfers
We offer a liberal transfer and deferral policy.  You may defer your race entry to the following year up until 3 weeks before race day.  You may transfer your race to another person up until race morning.  See instructions on how to do this and more about our policies in our FAQs.

Sprint • Aquabike • Duathlon • Mini Sprint • Relay • Collegiate

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We have returned to racing!

The mission of Epic Races is to professionally manage safe, fun, and rewarding multi-sport and endurance events that appeal to beginner through elite athletes, raise money and awareness for important causes, and make each participant feel like a champion.

To keep you all safe, we follow the most up-to-date health and safety guidelines for the state of Michigan.  You can find them here.

The iconic and classic Ann Arbor Tri continues the tradition with the inclusion of a mini-sprint and the WolverineMan Collegiate Conference Tri.

The Ann Arbor Triathlon is held in the Pinckney Recreation Area at Halfmoon Lake, one of the largest state parks in all of Michigan. You’ll swim the open waters of Halfmoon, bike the rolling paved country roads of the surrounding rural area, then run the 5-mile classic Poto Trail. It’s a classic course you’ll come back to again and again.

The WolverineMan Collegiate Conference Race will be held alongside the Ann Arbor Triathlon.  Cheer on the collegiates as they lead off the race from various collegiate tri teams including Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Miami of Ohio, University of Michigan (host), and many others.

Support our featured charity, Make-A-Wish by joining DREAM TEAM. DREAM TEAM is a dedicated group of individuals coming together to form a TEAM! The DREAM TEAM participates in endurance events such as triathlons, marathons, 5ks, 10k, etc. and raise funds for Make-A-Wish Michigan, helping grant wishes to Michigan children with a critical illness. The Dream Team believes wish kids deserve to have a wish granted…but there are costs associated with granting wishes. By raising funds for Make-A-Wish Michigan and committing to participate in the race, we can help grant wishes!

Because of the need for social distancing and sealed food and water, we will not be able to offer the same level of course support you are accustomed to experiencing at an Epic Race.  No need to fret – you will easily be able to self-support as we will be giving everybody their very own Ann Arbor Tri Hydration Belt!

Swag >> The Swag


>The hottest finisher’s medal around
>A super-soft, high-quality Ann Arbor Triathlon race shirt*
>The best post-race snacks ever!
>FREE downloads of your professional Ann Arbor Triathlon photos compliments of Epic Races
>30% off all Aquaman wetsuits
☆shirt sizes not guaranteed if you sign up within two weeks of race day☆

Race Distances >> Distances

Choose Your Challenge!

Mini-Sprint: 400m swim, 14-mile paved road bike, 2-mile trail run

Sprint: 800m swim,14-mile paved road bike, 5-mile trail run

Aquabike: 800m swim, 14-mile paved road bike

Duathlon: 2-mile trail run, 14-mile paved road bike, 5-mile trail run

Relay: Sprint and Mini-Sprint Distances

Athena and Clydesdale divisions are available for the Sprint event.

>> Maps

All courses are subject to change at the discretion of the race directors.  

>> Water Safety

Every 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.


>> Awards

Age Groups (Male and Female Age Divisions):

14-15, 16-17, 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+

Sprint/Mini Sprint
1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
Top 5 in each age-group Male/Female

1st Place Overall Male/Female

Athena & Clydesdale Sprint
1st Place Male/Female 39&under
1st Place Male/Female 40+

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Aquabike & Duathlon
1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
Top 3 in each in each age-group

Relay Awards
1st team in each category

Relay Awards
1st team in each category

>> Wetsuit Rule/Rental

USAT Rule 4.4 Wet suits. Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council. The AAC has set the wetsuit maximum temperature for elite athletes at 68 degrees for swim distances less than 3000 meters and 71.6 degrees for distances of 3000 meters or greater. Any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.

Don’t own a wetsuit but want to rent one?

wetsuit rental discount

Epic Races Hotel Options >> Hotel

Room block check-in available: Friday, August 6 –  Saturday, August 7, 2021


Combines small-town charm with easy access to the hustle and bustle of Ann Arbor.

+1 734 433-8000

1645 Commerce Park Dr, Chelsea, MI  48118
(13.6 miles from start)
Last day to book: Saturday, August 7, 2021

  • Free High-Speed Internet
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Fitness Center
  • Heated Pool and Spa

Cancellation Policy: Free Cancellation until 4:00 PM local hotel time on registered check-in day.

Note: Please check hotel websites for current travel restrictions and eligibility during COVID-19.

Room block check-in available: Friday, August 6 –  Saturday, August 7, 2021

Courtyard Ann Arbor $109 – $119/night

+1 734-995-5900

3205 Boardwalk Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
(30min drive from start)
Last day to book: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

This Ann Arbor hotel is situated near I-94, minutes from downtown, University of Michigan, local businesses, research parks, hospitals, and medical centers.

  • Free High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • On-site Bistro to Eat. Drink. Connect.® with refreshing breakfast choices and a variety of dinner and cocktail options in the evening. Also offers specialty beverages made with Starbucks® coffee to help you get a jump on the day
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Cancellation Policy: Free Cancellation at least 2 days prior to registered check-in day.

Note: Please check hotel websites for current travel restrictions and eligibility during COVID-19.

>> USA Triathlon

This race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT) therefore all participants must have an annual membership or purchase a one-day membership. These options will be available during the registration process. The annual membership fee is $50 and the one-day fee is $15. To learn more about USAT visit

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

Because our triathlons are sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT), we follow their wetsuit rules. Competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower. USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 – 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.


Click here to see the USAT approved skinsuits.

>> Photos
Zero Waste >> Zero Waste

epic races happy planet runningThe event 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!


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