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Additional race information can be found at https://silvercirclesportsevents.com/first-thaw-tri.
We are back on Shiver Lake. Yep, the place where the Lake Country Tri started way back in 1983. It's the first race of the year and a perfect "warm up" to the Lake Country Tri Olympic and Half Iron distances. Ok, it isn't really frozen and it's on beautiful, clean, and super clear Silver Lake in Oconomowoc, WI.
If you're concerned about the swim, we have a division for you: the "swim what you bring" division. That's right, you can wear whatever you want: wetsuit, life jacket, fins, mask, snorkel - we don't care!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
This division is literally what it sounds like: you can swim with what ever you want (noodles, fins, mask, snorkels, gloves...). Sorry, no boats, hydrofoils, or rafts and you're not eligible for awards. BUT you do get one of these super cool finisher medal. In fact, all finishers receive a finisher medal.
The First Thaw Tri uses a time trial start. Sprint elite athletes will leave first, followed by age group sprint athletes 2 minutes later. Athletes will be release from the beach every few seconds. Please stage on the beach according to your swim pace, with fast swimmers up front. Super sprint athletes will leave after the sprint athletes have made the final turn.
All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal.
For every three registrations, we will refund $10.00 of your registration fee. Two ways to do it.
At registration checkout, you will be given the option to share your registration on Facebook. If 3 people register from that post, shazam we will refund $10.
On your registration receipt, there will be a registration link. Share that link and we will refund $10 for every 3 registrations.
You can find the registration link by logging into your Run Sign Up account and email the receipt to yourself. The software will keep track of friends registering from your link and Facebook post.
There is no on site parking and Valley Road will be 100% closed at 5:00 am. Parking is available along the Oconomowoc Parkway and insid the Oconomowoc Corporate Center. There is no parking along Valley Road or Dousman Road.
Race Day Transition - Transition will open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00. Athletes must be body marked and have their race bib before entering or exiting transition. Only athletes will be permitted in this area. Transition reopens once the final runner has left T2.
Water temp, wetsuits and course actions
Below 55 - Swim portion of the race will be cancelled and race converted to duathlon
55-60 - Wetsuit mandatory & race distance reduced to 1/2 scheduled distance
61-70 - Wetsuit strongly encouraged
Below 78 - Permitted
78-83.9 - Permitted but racers may not be eligible for awards
84+ - Not permitted
Cold water swimming tips: