september, 2019

2019sat07sep8:30 amUgly Dog Tri: Michigan's Original Gravel Road TriSprint (choose 30-mile bike or 10-mile bike) • Aquabike • Duathlon • Relay8:30 am EST Big Portage Lake State Park, Waterloo Recreation Area, 11500 Seymour Rd.Event Type :Aquabike,Duathlon,TriathlonRegister Now!Volunteer Now!Results

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Event Details

Sprint (choose 30-mile bike or 10-mile bike) • Aquabike • Duathlon • Relay
A Road Optional Event

“I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but gravel, or allroad, is kind of a triathlon thing. Just look at the front page of the Slowtwitch Forum right now. Maybe three threads on it, right now, on gravel, the bikes, the races. Gravel is really where road and tri meet. Multisport gravitates to it because we like tech – a lot – and we like moving from one endurance paradigm to another.” – Dan Empfield, USAT Hall of Famer

For this reason, we are excited to present to you the Ugly Dog Triathlon.

This is a “Road Optional” event, so naturally, your road choice is optional.  You like gravel?  Choose the “Ugly Dog” gravel option.  Don’t like to get dirty?  Choose the “Pretty Dog” pavement option.

Swimming is not your thing?  Do the du!  Prefer swim, bike, done?  Sign up for the aquabike!

All Ugly Dog events are draft-legal.  Click here to understand the differences between draft-legal and non-draft-legal triathlon.

Interested in gravel but unsure of what kind of bike to ride? You can use almost any kind of bike — whether it’s a mountain, hybrid, cyclocross, gravel, or even a road bike. If you choose to ride a road bike, we recommend using a tire designed for gravel roads.

Stick around immediately after your race to hang out in the Ugly Dog Distillery Signature Summer Spritzer tent for a complimentary cocktail (participants 21 and up). The official post-party will be held at the Ugly Dog Distillery in downtown Chelsea.

  • THE DETAILS

The Swag… aka “What you Get”

Each Ugly Dog Triathlon participant will receive:

      • The hottest finisher’s medal around
      • A super-soft, high-quality Ugly Dog Triathlon race shirt
      • The best post-race snacks
      • Post-race Ugly Dog Signature Summer Spritzer for participants 21 and up
      • FREE downloads of your professional Ugly Dog Triathlon photos by Greg Sadler Photography
      • Exclusive Aquaman discount codes for Epic Races Participants: Epicaquaman30 for 30% off wetsuits and Epicaquaman15 for 15% off  anything else!

2018 Swag

2019 Designs Coming Soon!

Room Blocks available: September 6 – 7, 2019

COMFORT INN CHELSEA $149

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)
Last day to book: September 6, 2019

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

Camping in the Waterloo Recreation Area

Triathlon Formats and Distances

800m swim, 50K gravel bike, 3-mile run

800m swim, 10-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run

*PRETTY DOG* 800m swim, 10-mile paved bike, 3-mile run

Duathlon Distances (gravel only)

1.5 mile run, 50K gravel bike, 3-mile run

1.5-mile run, 10-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run

Aquabike Distances (gravel only)

800m swim, 50K gravel bike

800m swim, 10-mile gravel bike

Triathlon Relay Distances (gravel only)

800m swim, 50K gravel bike, 3-mile run

800m swim, 10-mile gravel bike, 3-mile run

*Note: Bike routes are on gravel roads, not trail, and are not technical.*

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!

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

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.

  • THE SCHEDULE:

8:15 a.m. Packet Pickup, Registration, and Transition Area Close

8:20 a.m. Mandatory Race Meeting on the Beach

8:30 a.m. All Races Start

10:00 a.m. Post-Race Party Begins

6:00 p.m. Award Ceremony at Ugly Dog Distillery

  • COURSE MAPS:

Ugly Dog 30-Mile Bike Map

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Ugly Dog 3-Mile Run

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Ugly Dog 10-Mile Bike Map

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Pretty Dog 10-Mile Bike Map

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Ugly Dog 800m Swim

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  • AGE GROUPS AND 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+

29-Mile and 10-Mile Gravel Sprint Tri
1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
Top 5 in each age-group Male/Female

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

Relay Awards
1st team in each category

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  • RESULTS:

PHOTOS

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RESULTS

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Results

Results

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