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OCTOBER 1, 2022




The Kickapoo Reserve Dam Challenge Triathlon challenges participants to compete among the rugged hills of scenic southwestern Wisconsin's rural countryside and the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Proceeds from this event benefit the Kickapoo Valley Reserve education program.

Welcome back to the same great race - made even greater!  Experience a new and improved route!  Let's just say - putting the Dam into the Dam Challenge!  Join in to celebrate 20 years of the best Dam race around.  

Boat Course - 7 RIVER MILES:  Race start 9am start. Racers using their own boat must supply their own paddles and life vests. State law requires one life vest for each person on board. Be considerate of other paddlers. River bottom and banks are muddy and a change of shoes after the paddling leg may be desirable. An extra change of clothes is helpful if conditions are rainy.  Boat rental available on registration page.

Bike Course - 14.5 ROAD BIKE MILES  The route takes you through the valleys and over the ridge in one of Wisconsin's most scenic rural landscapes. Steep climbs and rapid descents provide the ride of a lifetime! Be on the lookout for road apples! Roads will be open to vehicles, so you must obey traffic laws. Stay alert, and stay to the right. Bike helmets are required; For safety reasons, bikers are advised not to wear headphones. 

Run Course - 3.5 Trail Run Miles: The trail run course uses natural surface trails through woodlands and prairies.  The landscape provides elevation changes, vistas, a true trail run experience. 

* KVR day use/parking permit included in registration fee
Register by September 20th to be
guaranteed a race t-shirt! 


Month &
Registration Fee


June 15 - July 15, 2022 


Register by July 15 and be entered in a drawing for a  two night stay for two at the Kickapoo Valley Ranch, LaFarge, WI

Congrats Sahil A.!

July 16 - Aug 15, 2022 


Register between July 16th and Aug 15th 2022 and be entered into a drawing for a "Stay Strong Driftless Wellness Package"

Includes:1Hr Massage by Kathy Lofton Massage, Chiropractic visit at Quality of Life Chiropractic, Nutrition Consultation with Vital Soul Nutrition and soothing body care products by LuSa Organics!


Aug.15 - Sept 19, 2022


Night on the Town!

Amazing Farm to Table Dinner for Two and more!

 Sept 20 - Sept 30


Register before Sept. 20, 2022 to be guaranteed a T-Shirt and cool swag!  


Sponsor Dam Challenge!
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Individual Racer - Individual completes all three legs and submits an individual time. Paddles a solo or tandem kayak OR canoe. Must supply own paddling partner.

Relay Team - Racers paddle solo or together in a canoe or kayak. One racer bikes, and one racer runs. Times are not averaged. Team submits one total time. Each team member registers separately.

Race Timing/Results: 
Race will be timed by Pickle Events. Results will be posted at the event, announced at an awards ceremony and posted online.

Dam Challenge Race Manual

Pre-race Zoom Meeting

Printable Registration Form

Interactive Race Route Map 2022

Main Event/Transition Site Map


Registration fees are nonrefundable and may not be deferred or otherwise transferred for any reason - including race cancellation. 


The Extras:

  • New and improved race route
  • Live music all day
  • Food and Beverage
  • Vendors and cool swag
  • Admission to event grounds free and open to the public
  • Spectators welcome & encouraged
  • Improved parking
  • After Party 



Join us
Friday, September 30th for the annual Friends of Kickapoo Valley Reserve Pasta Supper. Everyone is welcome! 

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Dam Challenge Sponsors








The Kickapoo Reserve Management Board acknowledges that the state and federal lands that comprise the Reserve fall within the ancestral homelands of First Nations people including the Hooçak Nation. We recognize the sovereignty of the Hooçak and other First Nations and will work towards a shared future by continuing to create collaborative opportunities to protect and preserve these lands.

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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