Blackhawk Triathlon

When: September 1, 2012
First Wave starts roughly 10:00am
Location: Blackhawk Lake Recreational Area

2011 Results
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– Comments from past events –

“I have been a competitor for 25 years and I wouldn’t change anything”
“I did Devil’s Lake last week and this was tougher then that…god those hills”
“Sign me up for next year, because I am definitely coming back”
“It’s just so laid back, I had so much fun”
“Next year I am doing this solo” (member of 3 person kids team). You can read the Kestrel Talon road bike review if you are planning to buy it.

Cost

Sprint:

  • $30 – Individual
  • $50 – 2 Person Relay
  • $65 – 3 Person Relay

Olympic:

  • $40 – Individual
  • $60 – 2 Person Relay
  • $75 – 3 Person Relay

Online Registration: active.com
Mail-in Registration: PDF Form
Registration and Check-In: (Sprint and Olympic Courses) 5pm-8pm Friday August 31st

Day of Event
Registration (Kids Only): 7:30am – 8:30am
Arm and Leg Markings (Everyone): 7:30am – 9:00am
Transition Area Opens: 7:30am Closes: 9:30am (May request entrance from transition marshal)
Informational Meeting: 9:30am

Free T-Shirt and post-race meal for every person registered!
Extra shirts just $10 and extra meals for $5 for friends and family.

Accomodations:

http://www.explorewisconsin.com

Non-electric Campsites available at Blackhawk Lake for just $10 for a tent site with registration + car. Sign up for the event then email me at chadcoyier@panthercycling.com. Pay the day you show up and tell them you are camping at Tri City

Regular sites available – first come first serve

Food Provided To Participants:

Before: Doughnuts, Water, Heed
During: Water, Heed
After: Burgers (Veggie too), Brauts, Chips, Desserts, Fruit, Soda, Beer

Distances:

  • Little Brave – Kids Triathlon – Solo Only, Swim(Open Water) 250 Yards, Bike 3.07 miles, Run .80 Mile(Cross Country)
    Approximate Start Time 10:45amSolo Age Divisions 7-8, 9-10, 11-13Online Bike Course
    Online Run Course

    The Swim / Canoe is an out and back from the beach. We will have a line of pontoons and buoys stretching out into the lake with lifeguards and others on each side to spot any swimmers in trouble. You will start on the left hand side and swim out to and around a buoy then swim back to the beach on the right side of the buoy line. Once on the beach it is a short run (400′) up a small incline to the first transition area. You will grab your bike and run to the mounting mat and receive your first time record as you hit the bike route.

    The Bike Route is all inside the park and on pavement. Competitors will ride through the park and campsites being cheered on by campers. Volunteers along the route will point the way. There are hills so be ready to pump those legs!

    The Run Route will have your legs carry you back along the flat lake shore, and one climb back to the beach pavilion for a great finish and a short walk to the food and waiting arms of family and friends!

  • Sprint Triathlon, Solo, 2 person relay, 3 person relay “Canoe”, Swim(Open Water) 375 Yards, Bike 5.0 miles, Run 1.91 Miles (Cross Country)
    Approximate Start time 10:00amSolo Age Divisions 14-19, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50+Online Bike Course
    Online Run Course>

    The Swim / Canoe is an out and back from the beach. We will have a line of pontoons and buoys stretching out into the lake with lifeguards and others on each side to spot any swimmers in trouble. You will start on the left hand side and swim out and around a floating buoy then returning back to the beach on the right side of the buoy line. . Once on the beach it is a short run (400′) up a small incline to the first transition area.

    The Bike Route is a straight shot out of the park. The first 2.5 miles is all climbing, but then you get to the designated turnaround point and get to ride down hill for the next 2.5 miles.

    The Run Route will have your legs carry you back along the lake shore, a couple of climbs and back to the beach pavilion for a great finish and a short walk to the food!

    2009 Short Results
    2010 Little Brave – Overall Results
    2010 Little Brave – Category Results

  • Modified Olympic Triathlon – Solo, 2 person relay, 3 person relay, Swim (Open Water) 675 meters, Bike 25.28 miles, Run 5.18 Miles (Cross Country)
    Approximate Start time 10:15amSolo Age Divisions 14-19, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50+Online Bike Course (New route this year)
    Online Run Course
    PDF Race Course

    The Swim is a clockwise swim in a triangle shape. We will have a line of pontoons and buoys stretching out into the lake with lifeguards and others to spot any swimmers in trouble. You will start on the left hand side (outside of the triangle) ending back on the beach on the right side of the pontoons. Once on the beach it is a short run (400′) to the T1 area. You will receive you fist timing as you enter the transition.

    The Bike Route is a straight shot out of the park. The first 4 miles is all climbing, and then race towards Highland and into the hills that this area is known for (welcome to the Driftless Area of Wisconsin). After that first bit of climbing you get to follow ridge tops and river valleys. Then we do some more climbing out of the valleys on the east & south side of the park then back to a downhill finish to the T2 area. You will receive your second time as you exit the transition area.

    The Run Route is along the same route as last year, you will start from the beach parking lot. This will give you plenty of flat shoreline running before getting into the wooded hills. It will be a 5 mile cross country route starting along the lake. All the trails (about 50% of the course) are dirt/grass. Some of the trails especially in the woods has some cross slope be careful. All road sections will be in the park, with minimal traffic. You will run through woods, prairie grass, across bridges, and of course there are plenty of hills between you and the finish line. Luckily it’s just steps away from food, refreshments, family and friends. (Caution this route is cross country; we have worked to make them safe, but may still not necessarily a perfect running surface like pavement.)

    2009 Long Results
    2010 Old Warrior – Overall Results
    2010 Old Warrior – Category Results