august, 2020

2020sun23augAll DayTri Goddess Virtual Tri: Sprint • Mini-sprint • Aquabike • Duathlon • Relay #RacingAloneTogetherRace Postponed from June 28 to August 23 due to COVID-19(All Day: sunday) EST Big Portage Lake State Park, Waterloo Recreation Area, 11500 Seymour Rd Grass Lake, MI 49240Event Type :Aquabike,Duathlon,Goddess,TriathlonRegister now!Athlete GuideResults

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We are deeply disappointed to announce that due to the risk of spreading Covid-19 at mass gatherings, Tri Goddess Tri will not be held as a mass event this year. The race will go on as a virtual event only. With that, all participants will receive upgraded swag, additional time to train and complete their race, and can use their own bathroom on race day! The virtual event will run from August 23 through September 7.   A virtual award ceremony will be held Thursday, September 10 at 5 p.m.  If you are registered for the race and would like to change your shirt selection to the new upgraded “muscle tank” please follow these instructions.  Not yet registered?  What are you waiting for?  This is a once in a lifetime historical year. #RacingAloneTogether

Participation in this years’ event will support our featured charity, The Sparrow Freedom Project.

Tri Goddess Tri 2020: RacingAloneTogether ❁

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. Not sure about the swim? Try the duathlon (run-bike-run).  Not sure about the run?  Try the Aquabike (swim, bike done. Founded and organized by women in 2008, Tri Goddess Tri continues to be the premier women’s endurance event in Michigan, and a whole lot 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.

This year’s virtual event will not fall short of past experiences nor expectations.  Hear from a Goddess who has already finished her virtual race:

Dear Eva,

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!
Sincerely,
Wendy Beckwith
three female racers
  • THE DETAILS

Swag >> The Swag

Tri Goddess Tri Virtual 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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>> 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.

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>> 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.

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.

Epic Races Hotel Options >> Lodging

In coordination with the race date changes a new room block has been made for the new race date!

Room Blocks available: Saturday, August 22 &  Sunday, August 23, 2020

COMFORT INN CHELSEA $119

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

(734) 433-8000

1645 Commerce Park Dr, Chelsea, MI  48118
(13.6 miles from start)

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

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

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.

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 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?

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    FEATURED CHARITY:

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.

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Mini Sprint Run Map

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Sprint and Mini-Sprint Bike Map

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

  • AGE GROUPS AND 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

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