Events

Sprint

$110 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Sprint - Athena

$110 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Sprint - Clydesdale

$110 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Olympic

$145 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Olympic Athena

$155 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Olympic Clydesdale

$155 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Aquabike Sprint

$110 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Aquabike Olympic

$145 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Duathlon Sprint

$110 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Sprint Relay

$240 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Olympic Relay

$275 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Collegiate Conference Race

$110 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
Pinckney Recreation area is a paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts. Pinckney is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes. Twenty-six miles of multi-use trail with remote campsites afford a backcountry experience.
Description

The mission of Epic Races is to professionally manage safe, fun, and rewarding multi-sport and endurance events that appeal to beginner through elite athletes, raise money and awareness for important causes, and make each participant feel like a champion.  

The iconic and classic Ann Arbor Tri continues the tradition with the inclusion of an Olympic distance race and the WolverineMan Collegiate Conference Tri.  

The Ann Arbor Triathlon is held in the Pinckney Recreation Area at Halfmoon Lake, one of the largest state parks in all of Michigan.  You’ll swim the open waters of Halfmoon, bike the rolling paved country roads of the surrounding rural area, then run the 5-mile classic Poto Trail.  It’s a classic course you’ll come back to again and again.  

The WolverineMan Collegiate Conference Race will be held alongside the Ann Arbor Triathlon.  Cheer on the collegiates as they lead off the race from various collegiate tri teams including Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Miami of Ohio, University of Michigan (host), and many others.  

Choose Your Challenge!
Olympic: 1500m swim, 28-mile paved road bike, 5.3-mile trail run
Sprint: 750m swim,14-mile paved road bike, 5.3-mile trail run
Aquabike (Sprint): 750m swim, 14-mile paved road bike
Aquabike (Olympic): 1500m swim, 28-mile paved road bike
Duathlon: 2-mile trail run, 14-mile paved road bike, 5-mile trail run
Relay: Olympic and Sprint Distances
Athena and Clydesdale divisions are available for the Olympic and Sprint events

 

 

Course Maps

Please note that in the interest of safety, courses are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the race director.

750m Swim Course Map

Sprint Bike Course Map

Olympic Bike Course Map

2 Mile Trail Run Course Map

5 Mile Trail Run Course Map

Age Groups and Awards

Age Groups (Male, Female, and Non-Binary 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+

Sprint/Mini Sprint
1st Place Overall Male/Female/Non-Binary
1st Place Masters Male/Female/Non-Binary
Top 5 in each age-group Male/Female/Non-Binary

Collegiate
1st Place Overall Male/Female/Non-Binary

Athena & Clydesdale Sprint
1st Place Male/Female/Non-Binary 39&under
1st Place Male/Female/Non-Binary 40+

What’s this?
Aquabike & Duathlon
1st Place Overall Male/Female/Non-Binary
1st Place Masters Male/Female/Non-Binary
Top 3 in each in each age-group
Relay Awards
1st team in each category
Relay Awards
1st team in each category

Swim Safety and Wetsuits

Epic Lifeguards
Members of the Epic Lifeguard Team have American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding Certification in addition to basic American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification. This means that they 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! 

If you or somebody you know is interested in joining our lifeguard team, CLICK HERE for an application.

USAT Rule 4.4 Wetsuits
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.

Special wetsuit rental price for Epic participants.

The Swag

2022 Swag images coming soon!  

Room block check-in available: Friday, August 5 -  Sunday, August 7, 2022

COMFORT INN CHELSEA $109/night
Combines small-town charm with easy access to the hustle and bustle of Ann Arbor.
+1 734 433-8000

1645 Commerce Park Dr, Chelsea, MI  48118
(13.6 miles from start)
Last day to book: Friday, August 5, 2022
Free High-Speed Internet
Complimentary breakfast
Fitness Center
Heated Pool and Spa
Cancellation Policy: Free Cancellation until 4:00 PM local hotel time on registered check-in day.

Note: Please check hotel websites for current travel restrictions and eligibility during COVID-19.

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 and 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.  

Click here to see the USAT approved skinsuits.

Zero Waste

The 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!

Race Contact Info

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Directions

Pinckney Recreation area is a paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts. Pinckney is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes. Twenty-six miles of multi-use trail with remote campsites afford a backcountry experience.

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