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, 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.



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.


1/4 mile swim    15 mile bike    5K run


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 start at 6:30 am 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*



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.


Wisconsin Indoor Cycling - Fastest Bike Split Payout


The folks at Wisconsin Indoor Cycling like the Devil's Challenge Triathlon bike course is 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



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 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 **


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.

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:

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.