june, 2021

2021sat26jun7:30 AMTri Goddess Tri Multisport FestivalSPRINT • AQUABIKE • DUATHLON • MINI SPRINT • RELAY... new for 2021: SwimRun7:30 AM EST Big Portage Lake State Park, Waterloo Recreation Area, 11500 Seymour Rd Grass Lake, MI 49240Event Type :Aquabike,Duathlon,Goddess,TriathlonRegister!Volunteer!Athlete GuideResults!Shop!

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SPRINT • AQUABIKE • DUATHLON • MINI SPRINT • RELAY... new for 2021: SwimRun

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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.

Tri Goddess Tri celebrates women of all abilities, inspiring them to reach new heights of health and set new fitness goals by training for and completing a triathlon.  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.

Tri Goddess Tri features 5 different events:

Duathlon (run bike run) — 1.5-mile run, 10.7-mile bike ride, 3-mile run (mostly trail)
Aquabike (swim bike done) — half-mile lake swim (32 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride
Mini-Sprint Triathlon — quarter-mile lake swim (16 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride, 1.5-mile run (mostly trail). Ideal for women trying their first tri!
Sprint Triathlon — half-mile lake swim (32 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride, 3-mile run (mostly trail)
Sprint Relay — team up with one or two friends to complete our Sprint Triathlon together
Atalantis Trail Run — 3-mile run (mostly trail)

Host Club

The Ann Arbor Tri Club will be your host club for this event. We are grateful to them for providing volunteers and bringing sharing their passion, dedication, and spirit to the Tri Goddess Tri!

  • THE DETAILS
Swag >> The Swag

>> Testimonials

I did my first Tri Goddess Tri five years ago and fell in love with the event that encouraged and supported women of all ages, sizes, and levels of fitness. Last year my 13 year old great niece joined me. What joy! This year my great niece and her mom ( my niece) had planned to do the Tri Goddess with me…Not to be deterred, we did our own virtual Tri Goddess mini sprint on 7/23 at Portage Lake. It was joyous and fun. I could see that it was such a confidence builder for my niece, who started her fitness journey just last year. Thank you for the past years, for the virtual events this year, and most of all for providing such amazing, inspiring, supportive opportunities!

Wendy Beckwith

three female racers

Goddess Racing Series Logo >> Goddess Series

All Ann Arbor Goddess participants get a Goddess Bracelet!

Participate in the Tri Goddess Tri on August 23 and pick another bracelet!

Participate in Women Run the D on September 13 and choose another bracelet!

Do all 3 and you get all 3!

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>> Course Maps

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

>> Water Safety

The Time-Trial Swim Start
We use a time-trial swim start. What does that mean? The swimmers line up on the beach and, at the race starter’s signal, enter the water individually at short intervals (usually three to five seconds). This is an alternative to the traditional wave start where a large group starts all at once.

 

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.

CLICK HERE FOR EPIC LIFEGUARD APPLICATION

>> Special Divisions

All in the Family

Tri Goddess Triathlon offers our ladies two special awards divisions:

Mother-Daughter • Three Generations of Women

Spend a memorable day 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!

>> 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 https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/.

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

 

 

The race director, Eva Solomon, is a USAT certified level 2 race director.  Level 2 is the highest level available. She is the only level 2 certified race director in the state of Michigan and 1 of 22 in the country.

>> Awards

Age Groups:

12 – 13, 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
1st Place Masters
Top 5  in each in each age-group
Athena
39&under/40+
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Aquabike & Duathlon
1st Place Overall
1st Place Masters
Top 3 in each in each age-group

Relay Awards
1st team in each category

Epic Races Hotel Options >> Hotel

Room block check-in available: Friday, June 25 &  Saturday, June 26, 2021

COMFORT INN CHELSEA $99/night

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: Sunday, June 26, 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, June 25 & Saturday, June 26, 2021

Courtyard Ann Arbor $89 – $99/night

+1 734-995-5900

3205 Boardwalk Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
(30min drive from start)
Last day to book: Tuesday, May 25, 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.

Camping also available in the Waterloo Recreation Area at the Portage Lake State Campground

Check the website Or Their Facebook Page

>> Athlete Guide

2021 Athlete Guide coming soon!

Race Distances >> Race Distances

Tri Goddess Tri features four different events for our fabulous females:

Duathlon — 1.5-mile run, 10.7-mile bike ride, 3-mile run (part of which is a trail run with one steep downhill).

Aquabike — half-mile lake swim (32 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride.

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! There is also a Demi-Goddess Division in the Mini Sprint, for our youngest Goddesses (ages 11-12 and 13-14).

Sprint Triathlon — half-mile lake 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 Relay — team up with one or two friends to complete our Sprint Triathlon together; check out relay details here!

The Athena category is available for the Sprint event! You’ll be given the opportunity to select Age Group or Athena when you register. Already signed up for the race? Manage your registration at www.runsignup.com.

Please note that our bike course is open (the roads are not closed off for the event). Police, sheriff, and support crews will be along the course at major intersections and all 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.

>> 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!

>> Wetsuit Rule/Rental

USAT Rule 4.4 Wet suits. Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit 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.

Click here to see the USAT approved skinsuits.

No wetsuit? No problem!

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    CHARITIES:

Sparrow Freedom Project is the Featured Charity of Tri Goddess Tri

Sparrow Freedom Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to raise awareness about human trafficking and child sexual exploitation through education, prevention, advocacy, and collaborative action in Michigan. The organization also provides aid and support to survivors of human trafficking with emergency needs, such as housing, food, clothing, and locating important services and resources in the state.

 

 

Childhood Ovarian Cancer Association LogoThe Childhood Ovarian Cancer Association is a nonprofit organization committed to bringing families and health care providers together for support, information, and research on childhood gynecologic cancers; in particular ovarian cancers. These cancers are rare, and until recently, minimal resources were available for families and health care providers.

 

 

lost voices is a featured charity at ann arbor goddess runLostvoices.org We’re a group of professional folk and blues musicians who help kids who have experienced severe emotional trauma due to abuse, neglect, violence, addiction, and human trafficking through songwriting. Over the years our work has touched the lives of more than 2,500 young people struggling to find a healthy place for themselves in the world.

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