june, 2019

2019sun23jun7:30 amTri Goddess TriathlonSprint • Aquabike • Duathlon • Mini Sprint • Relay7:30 am EST Big Portage Lake State Park, Waterloo Recreation Area, 11500 Seymour Rd.Event Type :Aquabike,Duathlon,Goddess,TriathlonRegister Now!Volunteer! Earn Free Racing!

Event Details

Sprint • Aquabike • Duathlon • Mini Sprint • Relay

A portion of this event’s proceeds go to benefit our featured charity, The Sparrow Freedom Project.

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. The first-ever all-women’s triathlon/duathlon in Michigan, Tri Goddess Tri is organized by women who know how to make your first (or hundredth!) triathlon tons of fun! The event is 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.

Read what USA Triathlon had to say about the Year of the Goddess, HERE


Goddess Goodies:

>>Race chip timing with “almost” immediate race results
>>Super-soft, high-quality race shirt*
>>Our best finisher’s medal ever
>>Delicious post-race snacks
>>Special gifts for participating in 2 or all 3 of our Goddess Racing Series

*shirt sizes not guaranteed if you sign up within two weeks of race day

2018 Swag

2019 Designs Coming Soon!

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.


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!

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.


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!

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.

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.

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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.


7:15 a.m. Packet Pickup, Registration, and Transition Area Close

7:15 a.m. Mandatory Race Meeting on the Beach

7:30 a.m. All Races Start

9:00 a.m. Post-Race Party

9:30 a.m. Grab & Go Awards

We know your time is precious, so we offer “Grab-n-Go” Awards. If you are an overall or age-group award winner (see award section for details), before heading out, stop by the podium, grab your award (don’t miss the photo-op), and go!

Run Maps

What to wear!

Swim Map

Sprint and Mini-Sprint Bike Map

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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 Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
Top 5  in each in each age-group
1st place overall Athena

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

  • FAQ’s:

I can no longer participate. How do I get a refund?

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We do not offer refunds, but if you purchased insurance when you registered, please visit this link to fill out a claim. You will need to present documentation for claim reason(s) based on the Terms & Conditions of your Policy if the Policy ID starts with “TGSD”, “TGFS”, “TGTS”, or “TGRS” (Ex: Doctor’s Note, Work Travel Schedule and Receipt, Jury Summons, Policy Report, Transportation Delay Printout, etc.)

How do I transfer my registration to another person?

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To transfer your registration to another person, log into your Run Sign Up account, click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by Tri Goddess Triathlon. Click the blue Transfer to Another Runner button, then follow the onscreen instructions.  Please note that there is a $15 transfer fee plus a processing fee for this service.

How do I transfer from one distance to another?

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To change events, log into your Run Sign Up account, click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by Tri Goddess Triathlon. Click the blue Transfer Events button, then follow the onscreen instructions. You can also change distances at our Packet Pick-Ups on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.

How do I confirm my registration?

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follow this link and then click the blue Find a Participant button, then look yourself up.

I ordered the wrong size shirt. Can I change this?

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Yes! Log into your Run Sign Up account, then click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by Tri Goddess Triathlon. Click the blue Giveaways button, then follow the onscreen instructions. The deadline to reserve shirt sizes is June 9, 2019. Shirt sizes will be available on a first come, first served basis after that date.

What happens if it's raining or snowing on race morning?

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All Epic events will be held rain, snow, or shine. Please be sure to dress accordingly for the weather.

Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?

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Yes! Packet pick-up will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 1 PM to 4 PM at the race venue and on race morning at the starting area.

Just picked up my packet, and my race shirt doesn't fit. Can I exchange it?

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You will need to check with us after the race to see what shirt sizes, if any, we have left over.

I wasn't able to stay for the awards ceremony. Where can I get my award?

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Congratulations! We sure will!  Send us a self, addressed, stamped 9 x 12 envelope (please have $5.00 postage affixed to your envelope) and we will send your award!


SASE Epic Races awards

Please follow the instructions listed under Mailing Race Items on our policies page.







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