Devil's Challenge Triathlon

Devil's Lake State Park
Baraboo, WI
9/13/14
8:00 am
Off-Road
9/14/14
8:00 am
On-Road

Registration for the 2014 Devil's Challenge Triathlon is OPEN!
 
The all new Devil's Challenge Off-Road Triathlon is on Saturday September 13, 2014 for more info go here or to register click here
 
Preview Clinic News: The Devil's Challenge Triathlon preview will be Saturday, September 6, 2014.  For more details, see below.

 

The Devil's Challenge Triathlon closes out the 2014 WI Tri Series! This scenic sprint tri in the middle of September is the perfect way to finish up your racing season. After a  swim in Devil's Lake, challenge yourself with a hilly bike ride through the beautiful Baraboo bluffs and a 5K run through the quiet park roads of Devil's Lake State Park.

The course will be accurately measured and well-marked, and the race will be chip-timed by Sports Management Associates.  Transition will be secure and professional bike SAG will be provided by Trek Bicycle Stores in transition and on the course.  Each athlete will receive a technical t-shirt, catered meal at the finish and more fun than one can ask for.  Pre-race water and post-race refreshments will be served.

A pre-race clinic from a local pro triathlete and/or USAT certified coaches will be announced closer to race day.  Please check the "Race Preview Clinic" section on this website for exact dates, times and clinic coach.  Awards will be given to the top three athletes in each age group.  More "unconventional" awards, such as those for both fastest and slowest splits, will be provided by sponsors such as Speed Cycling throughout the series.

 

Details:
 

When: September 14, 2014. Transition opens at 6:45 am, race starts at 8:00 am.

Where: Devil's Lake State Park, Near Baraboo, WI

 

Cost:

2014 Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May-Jul Aug-Sep Day Of
Sprint $55 $60 $65 $69 $75
Sprint - Relay $105 $110 $115 $119 $125

Online Registration will close at Midnight on September 10, 2014.

All prices include WI sales tax, but do not include the Active.com processing fee.

Don't want to register online?

Click HERE for an offline Individual Registration form. 

Click HERE for an offline Relay Registration form.

 

Distances:

1/4 mile swim    15 mile bike    5K run
 

Race Preview Clinic:

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 7:30am-10:00am

The Devil's Challenge Triathlon pre-race preview will be September 6, 2014. Led by USA Triathlon's 2011 Coach of the Year, Cindi Bannink of Madison Multisport, the preview clinic will begin at the 7:30am and go approximately until 10:00am.  Clinic participants should gather at the North Shore parking lot in Devil's Lake State Park.   The clinic will include a detailed look at each part of the swim-bike-run race course, talk about a race day gear check-list as well as cover tips for speedy transitions, pre-race preparation and developing your race-day routine. So, bring your race day gear and great questions! 

Course:

Swim: The swim will take place at Devil's Lake State Park at the North Beach, following the shoreline for a 1/4 mile. Swimmers will exit towards the shelter near the the transition area. Swim caps are MANDATORY. There will be a water safety team present.

Bike: Exit the transition area and exit out of the park, take a right on DL, left on Old Lake Road, right on Kessler Road/Co Rd W. Turn right on Neuman Road, and continue until the intersection with Tower Road where you will turn around and make your way back the way you came. The bike course will be well marked with volunteers on the course. A map of the bike course can be found by clicking here.

Run: Exit the transition area and exit the park to the left. Take a left on DL, left onto Quartzite Campground, run into the camp, and back out to the right on DL. Turn right at the exit of the park and then left to the finish line. There will be two water stations on the run course. The first water station will be located right outside the transition exit and the second will be located at the run turnaround. A map of the run route can be found by clicking here.

Transition Area: Transition will be located on the grassy area in front of the shelter at the North Shore beach. Athletes should have their transition area set up at least 1/2 hour before the start of the race. Spectators are NOT allowed in transition.

Timing:

This event will be chip-timed. All athletes will be provided with "ChampionChip" sensors supplied by Sports Management Associates.

Awards:

Overall awards, 1st, 2nd & 3rd will be awarded to men and women. Overall awards will also be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd relay teams.

Age Group awards, 1st, 2nd & 3rd will be awarded for each age group, men & women. Age groups are as follows: 19 & U, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and 65 & over.

Special Award Categories, 1st, 2nd & 3rd will be awarded to men in the Clydesdale category, women in the Athena category and men and women in the Novice category.

** Awards ceremony will begin at 12:00 am **

Packet Pick-up:

Early packet pick-up will be available at Trek Bicycle Stores of Madison - West.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to pick up your packet outside of packet-pick up hours.

On race morning, packet pick-up will start at 6:45 am on the North Shore of Devil's Lake.

If you are part of a relay team, all two/three members of the relay do NOT have to be present at packet pick up. 

Although we encourage you to be present at packet pick up, a friend or family member may pick up your packet for you. 

​*We do not ship race t-shirts or other race swag*

Body Marking

After checking in, please go to the body marking area. Your race number and your wave will be marked on the leg and the arm. These markings are used to identify you and people in your wave at the start of the swim.

Rule and Regulations

  • Wetsuits may be worn
  • Helmets and swim caps are MANDATORY
  • Drafting is NOT permitted. Penalties and disqualification will be given for drafting
  • You MUST wear your velcro band with a timing chip on your ANKLE throughout the race. NO CHIP = NO TIME
  • All relay athletes will exchange the timing chip in transition
  • All athletes need to mount/dismount the bike at the mount/dismount mat
  • All runners are required to wear a bib number and it MUST face forward at the finish line
  • Racers and Spectators must follow volunteer instructions at all times

Refund and Inclement Weather Policy

Race Day Events and the WI Tri Series has a strict NO REFUND policy. Refunds will not be issued for any reason, including race cancelation due to inclement weather. The race director reserves the right to cancel or alter the race and its course at any point in time to preserve racer safety.
 

Wetsuit Use and Water Temperatures:

We often are asked about water temperatures and wetsuit use.  Race Day Events follows the USAT Water Temperature Recommendations (below). We do require wetsuits if the water temperature is below 65 degrees.  These decisions are made based on temperatures taken on the day of the race.