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Dam Challenge Triathlon
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Saturday, October 4, 2014 

2014 Sponsors
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Aramark
Bergum's Food Mart
Bending Branches
Green Bay Packers
Hillsboro Brewing Company
Hillsboro County Market
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La Crosse Area Camera Club
La Farge State Bank
Milwaukee Bucks
Old Country Cheese
Silent Sports
Southwest Sanitation
The Shoe Box
Vernon Telephone Cooperative

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 14 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 decents 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 route starts with a short stretch on Hwy P, then to a winding and wooded trail and finally leads you down the 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!

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.

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!

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.

REGISTRATION FEES

Individual Racer-Tandem Boat*

Individual Racer-Solo Boat*

Until Jul 31st : $40.00
Until Aug 31st : $50.00
Until  Sept 30th : $60.00
*Canoe Rental $20 Additional
Until Jul 31st : $40.00
Until Aug 31st : $50.00
Until Sept 30th : $60.00
*Kayak Rental $20 Additional

Open 2 Person Team*

Open 4 Person Team*

Until Jul 31st : $65.00
Until Aug 31st : $85.00
Until Sept 30th : $105.00
*Canoe Rental $20 Additional
Until Jul 31st : $125.00
Until Aug 31st : $165.00
Until Sept 30th : $205.00
*Canoe Rental $20 Additional

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.

CAMPING/LODGING
The KVR offers primitive group camping at site J (Mule) for $5 per person per night. Portable toilets are provided onsite. Water or electric is not provided. The campsite is located In 2.5 miles north of La Farge on Highway 131. In addition, there are many unique lodging opportunities in the area from B&Bís and guest cabins to motels and hotels, as well as other camping opportunities. Click here and here for lodging information.

              
 
                 



Printable Registration Form

Dam Challenge Route Map

Bridge 14 Transition Area Map

2013 Race Instructions

Become a Dam Challenge Sponsor

Frequently Asked Questions (registration, lodging, directions, etc.)

Previous Dam Challenge Results

Previous Dam Challenge Photos

 


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