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Kickapoo Reserve
Dam Challenge

October 5th, 2019

 

REGISTER HERE!

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.

Paddle 7 miles down the winding Kickapoo River along rock outcroppings and through diverse vegetation. The river route begins at Bridge 7 and ends at the Bridge 14 transition area.

Road Bike 15 miles through the hilly Driftless area. 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! All cyclists must observe Wisconsin traffic laws. Helmets are required. Drafting is prohibited.

Trail Run 3 miles in the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.  The course consists of winding and wooded trail and Old Highway 131 Multi-Use Trail, which is a deteriorating road bed.

The transition area is located on County P near Bridge 14 in the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Parking for the race is offered at Bridge 14. A shuttle takes paddlers to the Bridge 7 start. The bike and run legs begin and end at the transition area.  Check-in, refreshments, and awards all happen here!

REGISTRATION CAP
The race will be limited to the first 500 registrants. Register early to guarantee your spot!

2019 REGISTRATION FEES

Individual Racer-
Tandem Boat*

Individual Racer-
Solo Boat*

Until Jul 31st : $55
Until Aug 31st : $65
Until Sept 30th : $75
*$30 Canoe Rental Fee

Until Jul 31st : $55
Until Aug 31st : $65
Until Sept 30th : $75
*$30 Kayak Rental Fee

Open 2 Person Team*

Open 4 Person Team*

Until Jul 31st : $90
Until Aug 31st : $110
Until Sept 30th : $130
*$30 Canoe Rental Fee

Until Jul 31st : $180
Until Aug 31st : $220
Until Sept 30th : $260
*$30 Canoe Rental Fee

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY
Registration fees are nonrefundable and may not be deferred or otherwise transferred for any reason - including race cancellation. If the Kickapoo River is deemed unsafe, the race will become a bike/run duathlon and only boat rental fees will be refunded. If the race is cancelled due to severe weather, only boat rental fees and camping fees will be refunded.

 

 
Two participants in a canoe

IMPORTANT RACE INFORMATION

2019 Race Results

2019 Download Registration Form

2019 Event/Route Maps

2019 Race Instructions

Dam Challenge FAQ (including river info!!)

Pasta Supper & KVR Camping Info

Past Race Result & Photos

Become a Sponsor

RACE CATEGORIES
Individual Racer-Tandem Boat - Completes all three legs and accrues an individual time. Paddles with another individual racer or non-racing person in a canoe or double kayak. Must supply own paddling partner.

Individual Racer-Solo Boat - Completes all three legs and accrues an individual time. Paddles a solo kayak or solo canoe. No paddling partner.

Open 2 & 4 Person Relay Team - Two racers paddle together in a canoe or double kayak, one racer bikes and one racer runs. Times are not averaged. Team accrues one total time.

RACE CLASSES
Citizen - A new or recreational racer with limited race experience or training time.
Competitive - An experienced racer that trains and has above average ability.

AWARD CATEGORIES
Individual Racer-Tandem Boat -
Citizen / Competitive, Male / Female, Youth (<18) / Adult (18-39) / Master (40-55) / Elite (56-69) / Guru (70+).
Individual Racer-Solo Boat -
Citizen / Competitive, Male / Female, Youth (<18) / Adult (18-39) / Master (40-55) / Elite (56-69) / Guru (70+).
Open Relay Teams - Citizen / Competitive.

RACE CHECK-IN/START
Friday night check-in runs from 5-8pm at the KVR Visitor Center. Saturday check-in opens at 7:30am. Competitive Class racers will begin at 9:00am. Citizens Class racers will begin at 10:00am. Two boats will enter the water every 30 seconds. Boats will enter the water based on order of lineup. Be courteous - you're racing the clock! 



 

2019
Gold Sponsors



 



 


2019 Silver Sponsors



2019 Bronze Sponsors

 Shoebox
METCO
Cashton Building Supply
Rutabaga
 Hansen's Bakery
 Viroqua Walmart
• La Farge Schools
 Village of La Farge
 Bergum's 
 Old Country Cheese
 Jeff Dickson Fine Art




 

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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