Devil's Challenge Triathlon

09/20/2015 - 8am
Devil's Lake State Park
Baraboo, WI
8:00 am
8:00 am

The Devil's Challenge Triathlon closes out the 2015 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, Panera lunch bag at the finish and more fun than one can ask for.  Pre-race water and post-race refreshments will be served.


When: September 20, 2015. Transition opens at 6:45 am, race starts at 8:00 am.

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


2015 Nov-Jan Feb-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sept 16th Packet Pick-up & Day-Of
Sprint $59 $64 $69 $74 $85
Sprint - Relay $115 $120 $125 $130 $140

Click HERE for an offline Registration Form.


Packet Pick Up:

Early packet pick-up will be available:

  • When: 9/18/2015, 4-7:00PM

  • Where: Trek Bicycle Store of Madison, West Location. 8108 Mineral Point Rd., Madison WI 53719


On race morning, packet pick-up will be from 6:45-7:45AM on the North Shore of Devil's Lake.

Only one relay member must be present for packet pick up.

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



1/4 mile swim    15 mile bike    5K run

Swim: The swim will take place at Devil's Lake State Park at the North Beach. 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. The bike course will be well marked with volunteers on the course.

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.

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.


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


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, 65-69 and 70 & Above.

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 will be given out at a table near the finish line at approx. 11:00AM **


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

Wisconsin Indoor Cycling - Fastest Bike Split Payout

Our friends at Wisconsin Indoor Cycling like the Devil's Challenge Triathlon bike course so much that they are sponsoring a fastest bike split competition.

The racers will be timed on the bike and the awards are as follows:

Cash Prizes:

  • 1st place male overall - $100
  • 1st place female overall - $100
  • 1st place age group male - $50
  • 1st place age group female - $50
  • 1st place novice male - $50
  • 1st place novice female - $50
  • Middle of the pack male - $90 WIC Gift Card
  • Middle of the pack female - $90 WIC Gift Card

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.

Exclusive WI Tri Series Rookie Package Presented by Trek:

We are excited and happy to extend our amazing partnership with the Trek Bicycle Store of Madison and are eager to offer you an exclusive deal. You can qualify for this deal by registering for and participating in the Wisconsin Tri Series Triathlons. Not only do you get a $20 Trek gift card in each race bag, you now are able to take advantage of this exclusive rookie package presented by Trek and only available to WI Tri Series participants!

Included in the rookie package for $999.99 is:

  • Male/Female Solstice Jersey
  • Solstice Short
  • Water Bottle & Bottle Cage
  • R540 Pedal 
  • Male/Female Starvos Helmet
  • Race Road Shoe
  • 1.1 or Lexa Bicycle

Wetsuit Use and Water Temperatures:

Wetsuits are mandatory in water temperatures less that 58 degrees F. They may be worn in water temperatures up to and including 83.9 degrees F. Wetsuits are prohibited in water temperatures greater than 84 degrees F. Wetsuits cannot measure more then 5mm thick.