2017 Epic Race Events Lineup

With the long cold winter behind us and sunshine and humidity here and now, I wanted to share a great race company with you. It’s called Epic Races and the founder is Eva Solomon, who I recently met up with in New York City. She told me her story, which is:

“Ever since the learning about the sport of triathlon, I was intrigued by it. I was an avid runner and biked and swam for recreation. It took me a while to work up the courage to sign up for a triathlon. One summer day in 1995, after pushing my Baby Jogger and pulling my Burly several miles, I finally worked up the courage to sign up for a sprint triathlon. I trained, did the race, and loved it!  I was hooked. Since then, triathlons have become more a part of my life than I ever could have imagined. While I love triathlons as something that I do for myself (my kids have since outgrown the Baby Jogger and Burly), I also love sharing the sport with others. I have met some of my closest friends through training and racing and believe the camaraderie felt in this sport is second to none. Aside from my own training and racing, there is nothing l enjoy more than promoting the sport that I love, and helping others discover that same enjoyment and camaraderie.”

Eva and her team developed the following races:

Battle of Waterloo and Half the Battle on Sunday, July 23 — Part of the Wolverine Beer Series, 10-leg or 6-leg Adventure Triathlon through the Waterloo Wilderness

Ann Arbor Tri/The Wolverineman Collegiate Tri on Saturday, August 5 — Part of the Wolverine Beer Series, Sprint and Mini Sprint with a run on the Poto!

Swim to the Moon on Sunday, August 20 — 10k, 5k, 1.2 mile, .5mile Swims in Pinckney

Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10k, 5k on Sunday, September 17 — Detroit Women’s Half, 10k, 5k on Belle Isle

Hot Cocoa Classic on Saturday, November 4 — 5k Cocoa Classic and Marshmallow Mountain Mile at Mt. Brighton

Ann Arbor Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 11 — Kick off Thanksgiving week with a 10K, 5K or do the Iron Turkey!

There is a host of information on the website and other races that you can compete in next year, if your calendar is already booked for 2017.  I’m certainly looking forward to racing in Michigan next summer and hope you join me. For more info visit www.epicraces.com,

P.S. If you are a reader of this blog, you can join the WeRTriathletes team for free and get major discounts for this race series and others. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wertriathletes-membership-tickets-31189753392 and use code: VIP1234. Hope to see you on the team!