2024 Ugly Dog Gravel Triathlon . .


Sprint Triathlon : Off Road
Triathlon : Swim 750 Meters, Bike 12.4 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Sprint Duathlon : Off Road
Duathlon : Run 2.5 Miles, Bike 10 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Sprint Aquabike : Off Road
Aquabike : Swim 750 Meters, Bike 12.4 Miles
Olympic Triathlon : Off Road
Triathlon : Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 31.1 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles
Olympic Duathlon : Off Road
Duathlon : Run 2.5 Miles, Bike 31.1 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles
Olympic Aquabike : Off Road
Aquabike : Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 31.1 Miles
  • Race Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024
  • Start Time: 8
  • Entry Fee:$55 - $255
  • Location:Waterloo Recreational Area
  • Address: 11500 Seymour Rd
  • City/State/Zip:Grass Lake, Michigan 49240
  • Country: USA

_The 2024 Ugly Dog Gravel Triathlon:


Ugly Dog is based out of Waterloo Recreation Area, in Grass Lake, Michigan, 15 miles south of Jackson. The race begins with a swim in Big Portage Lake followed by a bike ride on the gravel roads, challenge yourself with a run through the Waterloo Recreation Area.

This event has both Sprint and Olympic distances along with Duathlon, Aquabike, and Relay options.

In the spirit of bike racing, drafting rules will not be enforced in the Ugly Dog events.  

USA Triathlon Membership/One-Day Pass
You will be asked to enter your current USAT Membership number during checkout. USAT Membership or One Day Pass is required to participate in this USAT Sanctioned event. One Day Pass fee is $15.

The venue for this event requires either a Michigan Recreation passport on your vehicle or a $10 one day parking pass to purchase onsite. 

 Facebook.-:- USAT Sanctioned Event 

Course Information:

Ugly Dog Gravel Tri started in 2018 as a swim – gravel bike – trail run event. Your race will start your day with a beautiful swim in Portage Lake. Then get ready for the bike leg, but leave the expensive tri bike and skinny tires home. Grab a road bike, fat tire, mountain bike, whatever is going to take you through the gravel roads. Once you are back to transition, finish off your race with a wooded trail run.

Distances & Events

The race consists of the following distances:


Triathlon/Relay – 750m swim/20k bike/5k run
Aquabike – 750m swim/20k bike
Duathlon – 2.5k run/20k bike/5k run

*The Sprint course will not have an aid station on the bike, there will be 1 aid station on the run that athletes will hit on the out and the back. 


Triathlon/Relay – 1500m swim/50k bike/10k run
Aquabike – 1500m swim/50k bike
Duathlon – 2.5k run/50k bike/10k run

Sprint Maps

Swim Course (750m)

Bike Course (20k)

Run Course (5K)

Olympic Maps

Swim Course (1500m-double loop)

Bike Course (50k)

Run Course (10K)

Duathlon First Run Map

First Run Course (2.5k)

Other Info:

-) 2024 race registration is open • Registration Information 

Previous Results:

2023 Results at: track.rtrt.me 
2022 Results at: track.rtrt.me or USAT
2021 Results at: RunSignUp / USAT / AthLinks 

2020 Results at: runsignup.com - virtual
2019 Results at: runsignup.com or USAT
2018 Results at: runsignup.com or USAT

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