Welcome, Tri Goddesses! We’re thrilled that you’ve registered for Tri Goddess Tri, Michigan’s original all-women triathlon and duathlon. Read on to get all the important info so that you’re ready for the big day, Sunday, June 25. Please check back here for updates and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
last updated 21 May 2017
We’ve got two opportunities for you to get your Tri Goddess Tri goods:
- Saturday, June 24 from 2:30 to 5 PM at Portage Lake (race venue).
- Sunday, June 25 from 5:45 AM to 7 AM at Portage Lake (prior to the race).
Participants must bring photo ID to Packet Pick-Up. No ID, no race! Annual USAT members must also bring their USAT card. Without the card, a one-day membership must be purchased at packet pick-up. If you are picking up a packet for someone else, you must bring a signed note with a photocopy of that person’s photo ID (and USAT card, if applicable).
If your name is not on our participant list, you must present a copy of your confirmation letter to verify that you have registered for this event. If you cannot produce your confirmation letter, you will need to register at Packet Pick-Up at race-day rates in order to participate in this event.
All participants picking up their packets on Saturday, June 24 will receive a special Tri Goddess Tri athlete goodie bag!
Directions and Details
Tri Goddess Tri will be held at Portage Lake, Waterloo State Recreation Area, 11500 Seymour Road, Grass Lake, MI. Waterloo State Recreation Area requires a Michigan Recreation Passport for entry into the park. Please use this address to access the correct entrance! Most GPS units will locate Waterloo Rec Area at the McClure Road location, so please use the stated address on Seymour Road.
Michigan Residents: If you did not purchase a Recreation Passport upon renewing your license plates, you will need to purchase one for $11. Michigan residents may not purchase the daily permit.
Out-of-State Participants: You will be required to purchase a daily permit for $9 or a annual permit for $31. If you are coming from out of state, you will need to pay the daily permit fee both for packet pick-up and race day if you do not have an annual pass. If you come to the park on a bike, roller skates, skateboard, horse, or walking, you will not need to pay for a daily permit.
The park rangers will have in-state and out-of-state permits available for purchase on both days. If, for some reason, you park your car without a permit, you will receive what appears to be a ticket on your car. It is not a ticket; it is a notice. Please take the notice to the entry gate and pay the daily or annual fee. Please direct any questions to the DNR.
Epic Races is thrilled to have our wonderful state park system for our events, for training, and sometimes just to visit and enjoy. These permits is how our parklands are supported.
Please note that this is the 2016 Race-Weekend Schedule. This schedule will be updated for 2017 shortly!
Saturday, June 24
2:30 PM — Goddess Expo and Packet Pick-Up open at the race site. Packet Pick-Up will be by the transition area.
4:15 PM — Triathlon 101: Overview of the event and your opportunity to ask the Race Director ANYTHING
5:00 PM — Pasta in the Park Opens and Packet Pick-Up Closes
5:30 PM — Deadline for all Pasta in the Park attendees to check in for dinner.
6:30 PM — Dinner service for our Pasta in the Park ends at 6:30 PM sharp.
7:00 PM — Goddess Expo and Pasta Bar Close
Pasta in the Park tickets are available for purchase during the registration process. Already registered? Follow these steps to access ticket sales:
- Log into your Run Sign up account
- Click My Registered Races
- Click Manage Registration under Tri Goddess Tri
- Click the Giveaways/Add Ons button
- Scroll down to locate the Pasta in the Park add-on (one for adults, one for children)
- Purchase your Pasta in the Park ticket(s)!
Sunday, June 25
5:45 AM — Packet Pick-Up and Registration open
5:45 AM — Transition Area Opens
7:00 AM — Packet Pick-Up and Registration Close
7:15 AM — Transition Area Closes
7:15 AM — Yoga on the Beach with Lisa Hesse
7:25 AM — Mandatory Meeting on the Beach
7:30 AM — Race Begins
8:45 AM to 11:30 AM — Post-Race Celebration and Athlete Snacks
10:00 AM — Award Ceremony (approximate time)
Water Temperature: The average water temperature is 75 degrees.
Time-Trial Start: Tri Goddess Tri uses a time-trial swim start for the swimming leg. Participants line up on the beach and, at the race starter’s signal, enter the water individually five seconds apart. Participants will be called to the starting area by age group, then asked to self seed themselves with the faster swimmers at the front. This does not have to be exact. Remember, the alternative is everybody starting together!
The Duathlon will begin at 7:30 AM. All sprint-distance Elite swimmers who predict finishing their swim in 14:00 or less will begin at 7:33 AM. The Elite start will not be a time-trial start. Following the Elite start, participants will line up within their age groups in order of estimated swim time. Swimmers will leave 3 seconds apart. Note: there is no mini-sprint elite start.
We will begin the time-trial start based on age groups in this order:
Sprint and Aquabike
18 and under
29 and under
39 and under
49 and under
59 and under
18 and under
29 and under
39 and under
49 and under
59 and under
Your swim caps are included in your packets. Please be sure to note your cap color, as our swim waves are grouped according to cap color!
Timing Chips: On race-day morning, you will receive an individual timing chip to wear on your left ankle. It secures with a Velcro strap. Please be sure to attach this, with the orange timer on the outside of your left ankle, prior to the race. If you choose to wear a wetsuit, be sure your wetsuit is pulled above and does not cover your timing chip.
Race Bibs: You will also receive a race bib with your individual race number. The race bib must be worn on your BACK during the bike leg and on your FRONT during the run to identify you to local law enforcement and to our course marshals as a Tri Goddess Tri participant. Your race bib must be clearly visible on the outside of your clothing during both of these legs of the race. We strongly encourage you to use a race belt, which will allow you to quickly attach your bib and to swivel it from your back to your front.
Bib Quick Tips:
- Race bib is clearly visible on the BACK during the bike and on the FRONT during the run
- Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (do not fold, wrinkle, or remove back tag)
- Race bib is pinned in all four corners or secured to a race belt
- Race bib is worn on the outside of your clothing and is not covered (by jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)
Bike Strips: You will also be given a small blue strip to number your bike for security reasons. Please attach the strip to your seat post, just beneath the saddle, like this:
Relay Teams: Relay team members will share the same race bib number. You will exchange the bib number and the timing chip inside the relay tent. For details on relays, check here.
Bike Support: Bike support will be provided on race day by Fraser Bicycle.
Bike Leg Information
All participants, whether on a relay team, competing in duathlon or aquabike, or participating in either triathlon distance, MUST wear a bike helmet. Per USA Triathlon regulations, you will not be allowed to compete if you do not have a helmet!
During the bike leg of the race, all participants must wear their race bib so that it is visible on your back. Our local authorities have asked that our participants be easily identifiable on the bike course, so please be sure to put on your race bib prior to leaving transition!
If you would like to switch from the triathlon to the duathlon or aquabike, from the sprint to the mini sprint, or make any other change in your registration, you can do so online. Simply log into your Run Sign Up account, click “Manage My Registration, ” click Manage Registration under Tri Goddess Tri, then click Transfer Events. Please note that you may incur a fee as pricing will be adjusted to the current registration fee. Run Sign Up also charges a nominal processing fee for this service. The deadline by which to transfer to a different event online is Sunday, June 18. You can still transfer in person during Packet Pick-Up on Race Weekend.
Goddess Racing Series Gifts
Participating in two Goddess races? Please pick up your Goddess Racing Series hoo-rag at the Goddess retail booth at your second race. Completing all three? Please pick up your Goddess Racing Series medal at the Goddess retail booth at the Detroit Women’s Half Marathon!
Help Ozone House, Help Yourself!
Epic Races will be holding a Give Confidence drive in conjunction with Ozone House during both Tri Goddess Tri Packet Pick-Ups. For every three full-sized toiletry or personal-hygiene items donated, you will receive a vintage Epic Races shirt! Help our local youth have confidence about themselves by making a donation on race weekend!
Ditch the Discomfort
If you experience any aches, strains, or pain during your training or race, contact our friends at Probility Physical Therapy for a free injury assessment.
And Don’t Forget…
Participate in all three Goddess Racing Series events — Ann Arbor Goddess, Tri Goddess Tri, and the American Home Fitness Detroit Goddess Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K — and receive a fabulous Goddess Series medal. Participate in two Goddess Racing Series events and receive a signature Goddess hoo rag!