White Deer Triathlon

Sat May 21, 2022 Boulder Junction, WI 54512 US Directions
Events

Individual

$75 9:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Team (2-Person)

$150 9:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Relay (3-Person)

$170 9:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.whitedeertriathlon.com.

Place
PO Box 286
Boulder Junction, WI US 54512
Description

White Deer Triathlon
Saturday, May 21, 2022.
This fun event features a 3-kilometer canoe/kayak/stand-up paddleboard course on Boulder Lake, 22-kilometer bike ride on Boulder Junction’s paved rustic roads and 6-kilometer run along scenic county roads and onto a beautiful forest trail!

Race Information
Divisions and Awards In 2022, we will not be creating separate divisions for canoe, kayak or SUP. You may use the watercraft of your choice, but all entrants will be competing in the same divisions as listed below.

Individuals, ages 15-70+: Medals will be awarded to the top three males and top three females in each of the following age categories: 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49;   50-59, 60-69, 70+. Award plaques will be presented to the top male and top female overall in each division.

2 Person Teams: Divisions are male/male, female/female and co-ed in tandem kayak or tandem canoe. Each team member in each of the top finishing divisions will be presented with an award plaque and the 2nd & 3rd place team members in each division will be awarded a medal.

3-Person Relay: three people will each complete one leg of the course. A plaque for each member of the top relay team will be awarded and the 2nd & 3rd place team members will be awarded a medal.

ALL athletes finishing the race will receive a participation medal.
The race time limit is set at 1pm. If any participant has not passed the finish line and exceeds this limit, they will be disqualified to receive an award medal but can continue to complete the course and receive a completion time and participation medal. Failure to heed the commands of a race official or police means disqualification.

Race Contact Info

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Schedule

Friday, May 20, 2022

5pm-8:30pm – Check-In/Packet Pick-Up:  Mandatory orientation/check-in (need not be present the entire time) at the Boulder Junction Community Center on Hwy M – 5392 Park St, Boulder Junction, WI 54512. Packets include your bib, wave start time, t-shirt and goodie bag. This is a good time for you to ask questions. If you cannot make it between 5pm and 8:30pm on Friday evening, please contact us ASAP. (715)385-2400.

Tavern Tour – both Friday & Saturday evenings:  Visit our local participating taverns offering drink specials for our triathletes. Have your card stamped in each location to enter into a drawing for a complimentary registration in our 2023 White Deer Triathlon. No purchase is necessary. Leave your completed card at your last stop. They will be collected, and the winner notified via email the week following the race.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

6:30am-8:30am – Gear Drop Off:  Paddle drop off at Boulder Lake Boat Landing (Paddle Transition) & bike gear drop off at Camp Manitowish YMCA (Bike/Run Transition)

9am – The race begins! White Deer Triathlon begins at Boulder Lake Boat Landing (Paddle Transition)

11am-2pm – Celebration Party: Cookout lunch from 11am-2pm, awards at 1:30pm. All at the Boulder Junction Community Center. Outdoor seating is limited, if you have a bagged chair bring it with you and keep in your car for the awards.

12pm-3pm – Gear Pick up: You may pick up your triathlon gear at Camp Manito-wish YMCA between 12noon and 3pm.

Tavern Tour – both Friday & Saturday evenings:  Visit our local participating taverns offering drink specials for our triathletes. Have your card stamped in each location to enter into a drawing for a complimentary registration in our 2020 White Deer Triathlon. No purchase is necessary. Leave your completed card at your last stop. They will be collected, and the winner notified via email the week following the race. 

Following the race: Preakness Party at McGann’s Pub & Wine Bar.  

Sunday, May 22, 2022:

Take time to explore … Bike along the 50 plus miles Heart of Vilas County paved bike trail, fish the beautiful lakes, hike area trails, dine at local restaurants and shop the unique Boulder Junction stores – all day at your own pace. Visit boulderjct.org. for recreation, dining and shopping ideas.

Additional Information

Restrooms or portable toilets located: 

Boulder Junction Community Center
Camp Manito-wish YMCA bike/run transition area
Boulder Lake landing area
Winter Park
Safety and First Aid Stations: In the case of emergency, call 911. Safety and First aid stations will be available at transition stations and finish line staffed by volunteers from the Boulder Junction Fire Department and EMTs.

Equipment: Please remember to bring:

Bike helmet, PFD, running shoes, sunscreen, towel, socks, sunglasses
Filled water bottles, a smile and a great attitude!
LIMITED Rentals Available At:

Coontail for Kayaks, Bikes and SUPs: 715-385-0250
Chequamegon Adventure Company for a variety of Canoes, Kayaks, Bikes and SUPs: 715-356-1618
Schauss Woodworks for Canoes: 715-385-2434
Severe Weather Policy:

Any part of the race will be stopped in the event of:

Visible lightning
An active tornado warning
Severe thunderstorm warning encompassing the start time or operation time
High winds creating severe wave action/surf
In the event of severe thunderstorms and tornado watches/warning, the race start will postponed up to 60 minutes from the scheduled start time if severe weather presents itself.
The race may be postponed up to one hour before a cancellation will be issued.
A race in progress will be suspended or cancelled if severe weather presents itself during the race.
Race officials will monitor the weather on race morning and keep participants aware of any alterations to the schedule or alert athletes if the race has been postponed or cancelled.
Please dress for all-weather conditions and plan accordingly.
Your safety is our number one concern.
NO REFUNDS will be issued if competition must be modified, shortened or cancelled due to weather conditions.
If the race is stopped:

If you are on the water, please exit the water immediately and seek shelter.
On any other part of the race, please seek shelter immediately

Race Route & Maps

Paddle (1.86 mi) on Boulder Lake
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST START AT THEIR APPROPRIATE START TIME in the water in front of the boat landing ramp.

Route begins at the Boulder Lake Boat Landing and ends at Camp Manito-wish YMCA.
Bring your paddle craft from the staging area onto the blacktop landing 20 minutes prior to your wave start time.
No pedal kayaks are allowed. If pedals are on a kayak that you use, there will be a 45 minute penalty added to your time on the lake.
You will be required to check-in at the flagged barricades 15 minutes prior to your wave start time with your paddle craft and then carry your paddle craft to the water’s edge to be ready to enter the water when directed.
You will enter and warm up in the water 10 minutes prior to your wave start time.
You will be instructed to paddle to and line up at the start line at 5 minutes before your start.
A horn will blow to start the race.
If you miss your wave, you may be disqualified.
If you tip over and can right yourself, you may continue. Participants must stay with their craft or pull their craft to shore if they are in shallow water. If you are close enough to shore, you may pull your craft to shore and re-enter the race when ready. If you cannot right your craft, stay with your craft and if possible, pull yourself up on top of the craft and wait for a safety or rescue boat to come an assist you as soon as they can.
You will see a large marker buoy along the shore line as you look out onto the lake. Stay on the outside of the buoys and you will see the turn buoy and turn boat after you pass the 2nd buoy. Paddle beyond and around the turn buoy and head towards the opposite shoreline on your right. You will again see 2 more of the same type of buoys which will take you to the beach at Camp Manito-wish.
You will be landing at a Camp Manito-wish beach area.
Carry your paddle craft up a slight incline to a strip of carpet and volunteers will take it from there.
PLEASE leave your PADDLE and PFD with your paddle vehicle in the beach area. Be sure your items are labeled with your name.
Your paddle craft will be carefully placed in rows on the ground in that area for when you return to pick it up.
Proceed to the Bike/Run Transition area where you will go through the timing arch on foot as you enter this area. This ends your paddle time and begins your bike time. Paddle Map

Bike (13.67 mi) OBSERVE ALL TRAFFIC LAWS AND BE COURTEOUS TO ALL OTHER BIKERS All roads are paved (shoulders are gravel) and safety personnel will be present for assistance at all major intersections and turns. Your safety is our concern.

The bike route starts at the staging area (behind Boyce Hall) where you will walk your bike to the beginning of the west entrance of Camp Manito-wish YMCA paved driveway.  Mount your bike and ride out this west entrance
Turn left onto Hwy K. Stay in the right lane following the route to Ada Street
Turn right on Ada Street and proceed down Ada Street to the end of the street and turn left onto Center St.
Ride down Center Street to the corner of Center Street and Hwy M and turn right onto Hwy M.
Ride south on Hwy M to the to North Creek Rd.
Turn right onto North Creek Rd. and follow the signs until you get to Hwy H.
Turn right onto Hwy H and continue to the intersection of Hwy H & K.
Turn right on Hwy K and travel one mile and turn left on to the West entrance of Camp Manito-wish YMCA. Follow the road back to the Bike Transition area
Dismount where the pavement ends and walk it to your bike station.
Place your bike back on the bike rack to begin your Run.
Your bike segment ends and your running time begins, when you pass back through the timing arch to run.
If you cannot complete any leg of the triathlon and withdraw, please let the Race Director know that you are safely off the course. Bike Map

Run (3.7 mi.) OBSERVE ALL TRAFFIC LAWS AND BEWARE OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND OTHER RUNNERS At all major intersections and turns, safety personnel will be present for assistance.

You will go back out through the same timing arch as you did before, to begin your run (which ends the bike leg.)
Runners will take the gravel road to that goes out the East entrance to Hwy K and turn left onto Hwy K keeping to the right side of the road.
Follow this right lane.  Stay in the right lane following the route to Ada Street turning right on Ada Street and proceed down Ada Street to the end of the street and turn left onto Center St.
Run down Center Street to the corner of Center Street and Hwy M then cross Hwy M and proceed onto Green Street to Church Street and turn left.
Follow Church St. until the end of that street and then turn right onto Old Hwy K. Stay on Old Hwy K and turn right into Winter Park  and run past the water station then turning right from the parking lot area onto the forest trail.
Follow the trail signage to the finish line at the Boulder Junction Community Center.
There will be several water stations on this route besides the one at the Camp Manito-wish transition area:Blaisdell Park on Center St.
Winter Park on Old K at the entrance to the forest trail. Run Map

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