You may know of Epic Races, the Ann Arbor-based race management company, for their well-known Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K and 5K on Belle Isle each September and Tri Goddess Tri, a beginner-friendly triathlon held at Waterloo Recreation Area in June (Heather’s first-ever triathlon this past June!). But did you know this company also is behind a slew of southern Michigan road, bike, swim and ski races that take place throughout the year?
On the shores of Big Portage Lake, just before the start of this year's Tri Goddess Tri near Ann Arbor. Nervous, excited and scared would best describe my state of mind at this point of race morning.

On the shores of Big Portage Lake, just before the start of this year’s Tri Goddess Tri near Ann Arbor. Nervous, excited and scared would best describe my state of mind at this point of race morning.

Eva Solomon, who founded Epic Races in 2008 (Tri Goddess Tri was the inaugural event, held for the first time in 2009), joins Heather on the show to talk about the numerous events Epic Races is helping put on in the coming year. The timing of their conversation aligns with online registration opening this past week for 2017 races.

Eva Solomon

Eva Solomon

You’ll learn all about Epic Races’ larger, more well-known races (how they’ve changed over the years, what’s to come in the new year) and also details on races like the Frosty Ski Fest Weekend in January in Brighton, Swim to the Moon 5K and 10K in August, the Waterloo Gravel Road Race in March and several others. Eva also shares what’s been going on with her own personal running and athletic pursuits (she opens up about a long-standing injury and how she’s coping), and what she’s looking to accomplish in 2017.

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A special thanks to Mike Moran, Mike Youker and Jonny Tornga of Quarter After Productions in Traverse City, Mich. for producing the show. Check out this studio’s work here, and if you like Michigan craft beer like me, tune into the popular Short’s Cast, a show Quarter After Productions produces for Short’s Brewing Company of Bellaire, Mich.

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