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Kickapoo Reserve
Dam Challenge

October 6, 2018

Registration opens in July 2018!

 

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 out-croppings and through diverse vegetation. The river route begins at Bridge 7 and ends at Bridge 14, the 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 required. Drafting 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 here.  A shuttle takes paddlers to the Bridge 7 start.  The bike and run legs begin and end at the Transition Area.  Check-in, refreshments, awards all happen here!

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

2017 REGISTRATION FEES

Individual Racer-
Tandem Boat*

Individual Racer-
Solo Boat*

Until Jul 31st : $50
Until Aug 31st : $60
Until Sept 30th : $70
*$20 Canoe Rental Fee

Until Jul 31st : $50
Until Aug 31st : $60
Until Sept 30th : $70
*$20 Kayak Rental Fee

Open 2 Person Team*

Open 4 Person Team*

Until Jul 31st : $80
Until Aug 31st : $100
Until Sept 30th : $120
*$20 Canoe Rental Fee

Until Jul 31st : $160
Until Aug 31st : $200
Until Sept 30th : $240
*$20 Canoe Rental Fee

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY
Registration fees are non-refundable, 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

2017 Race Results

2017 Race Photos


Event/Route Maps

Race Instructions

Dam Challenge FAQ

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 5-8 p.m. at the KVR Visitor Center. Saturday check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. Competitive Class racers will begin at 9:00 a.m. Citizens Class racers will begin at 10:00 a.m. 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! 



 

2017 Gold Sponsors





Gunderson St. Joseph's


2017 Silver Sponsors








2017 Bronze Sponsors
 Farmers State Bank
La Crosse Area Camera Club
The Shoe Box 

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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