2022 Athlete Guide

***The 2023 Athlete Guide will be updated 2 weeks prior to race day***


We are thrilled that you will be joining us for the Ann Arbor Tri: USAT Michigan State Championships!

There is lots of information to know in order to be prepared for race day and you can find all of that right here in your athlete guide.

If you plan to print this information, PLEASE wait until the day before the race, as some information may change due to weather or other conditions beyond our control.

Come pick up your packet between 4 – 6 p.m.
Address: Pinckney Recreation Area, Halfmoon Lake Beach, 8725 Hankerd Rd, Gregory, MI 48137
This is your chance to ask questions, visit vendors and learn about our charities!

If you just can’t make it, you can also pick up your packet race morning between 5:45 – 7:00 a.m.

Triathlon 101
When: Friday
Time: 5 p.m.
Place: Transition Area (Pinckney Recreation Area, Halfmoon Lake Beach, 8725 Hankerd Rd, Gregory, MI 48137)
What:  Meet the race director to learn what you need to have the best race ever! She will address course details, equipment, rules, and race hints.  You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered!
While this talk is primarily for first-timers, the information could be helpful to all.


5:45 a.m. - Packet pickup & transition area open
7:00 a.m. - Packet pickup Closes
7:10 a.m. - Transition area closes
7:15 a.m. - Mandatory safety meeting on the beach for all athletes
7:30 a.m. - Time trial start begins (every 3 seconds, 1 person enters the water)
7:45 a.m. - Duathlon starts
9:00 a.m. - Post race activities open
11:00 a.m. - Post race activities begin shutting down

The Swim
The water historically has been an average of 73 degrees.
You will be supported by our awesome team of lifeguards and volunteers in kayaks & on standup paddle boards. There will also be volunteer swimmers in the water, referred to as your swim goddesses, offering encouragement and support throughout your swim.

Aid Stations
There will not be any aid stations on the bike, you must carry your own hydration.
There will be aid stations along your running route. These will provide water and lemon lime gatorade.

Spectator Tips
Bring your signs! Bring your cowbells! Bring your music! The more the merrier for all athletes! 
We do ask that as you navigate the course on race day to cheer for your athlete, you look before moving your vehicle or crossing any paths/roads in order to keep the athletes safe & out of their way.
If you wish to park in the park, you will need a State of Michigan recreation pass. Please plan to be parked by race start time at 7:30 a.m. We will limit traffic coming into the park and leaving the park once the race has begun, giving the athletes the right of way.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs page HERE or contact us via email: info@epicraces.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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