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White Deer Triathlon (Duathlon in 2021)
Saturday, May 15, 2021.

The White Deer Triathlon Committee is moving forward with a 2021 event. The safety of our race participants and volunteers is top of mind, therefore, all planning is being done with COVID-19 safety guidelines in place.

This year we are changing to a duathlon format (6.5k run, 22k bike, 2k run). The reason for this is that we are required to obtain an event permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to use the boat landing and any part of the bike trail/forest trail properties. They currently permit a maximum of 50 people, which would include participants and volunteers.  With the time needed to plan the event, we are not confident we will be able to obtain one in a timely fashion, if at all, for our race capping, this year, at 200 participants.

The 2021 White Deer Duathlon will be staged at the Boulder Junction Community Center and will feature a 6.5k run, a 22k bike (same route as the triathlon) and finish with a 2k run.

Individuals and 2-person relay teams are welcome to participate.  Your fun adventure begins in beautiful Boulder Junction. A challenging (but not too challenging) endurance course awaits you!

GENERAL COVID-19 SAFTEY PRECAUTIONS

  • The entire event will be held outside on the grounds of the Community Center and roads of Boulder Junction, including packet pick-up.
  • All participants, spectators and volunteers are required to social distance to the best of their ability throughout the entire event.
  • All participants, spectators and volunteers are asked to stay home if they are unwell at any time in the 72 hours prior to traveling to the Boulder Junction area.
  • All participants, spectators and volunteers are required to wear face masks or cloth face coverings at all times, except when racing on the run and bike courses or while eating or drinking. The White Deer Duathlon Committee reserves the right to remove anyone not adhering to this requirement.
  • All athletes are to have a face covering on their person on the course in case of an emergency.
  • Multiple hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the event.

Race Information

 

  • 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.
  • 2-Person Relay: The relay teams consist of 2 individuals – one completing both the 6.5k run and 2k run, the other completing the 22k bike.  The relay team member’s scores are added together for the total team score.  A plaque for each member of the top relay team will be awarded and the 2nd and 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 1:00pm. 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 participation medal. Failure to heed the commands of a race official, EMT or police officer means disqualification.

The entire event will be held outside on the grounds of the Community Center and roads of Boulder Junction, including packet pick-up.

Boulder Junction Community Center
5352 Park Street (Hwy M)
Boulder Junction, WI 54512

Friday:

5pm to 8:30pm, Packet Pick-Up:

  • The Packet Pick-Up will be held outside under the building awning.
  • Face masks and social distancing required.
  • Photo ID required. You will be asked to hold your ID up for a volunteer to view. We will not touch your ID.
  • At packet pick-up you will receive your race information, bib with timing chip, goodie bag and tech shirt.
  • Sorry no walk-in registrations.
  • You will have an opportunity to ask questions of volunteers at this time.
  • Contact the Chamber ASAP if you cannot make packet pick-up on Friday evening.

Evening, Dinner on Own: Enjoy carryout or dine in at one of our area restaurants.

Saturday:

6:30am until 8am – Equipment Drop off and Parking: 

  • Equipment may be dropped off between 6:30am and 8am on Saturday only.
  • Please arrive in this timeframe and be ready to go at 8:40am.
  • Entrances to the transition area close at 8am.
  • Enter from the south entrance of the Community Center, follow the drive as it curves to your right around the south end of the building. This is a one-way flow to the transition area.
  • Transition is a grassy area behind the building. Bike racks will be marked with your bib number. There will be volunteers to direct you towards your station.
  • Pull off to the right out of the way of other vehicles to unload your bike and gear.
  • Unload and place your bike and equipment on the pre-numbered bike racks.
  • After your drop-off, continue one way in your vehicle to the designated parking area just north of the Community Center by the green pole building. There will be signage and volunteers to direct you.
  • Overflow parking will be at the Sports and Rec Park, just south of the Community Center, next to the Chamber Office.

9am, Race Begins:

  • There will be a brief welcome and instruction by our Chamber Director at 8:40am.
  • The race line-up will begin promptly at 8:50.
  • Race will begin promptly at 9am at the Boulder Junction Community Center.
  • No wave times will be assigned in advance, athletes will line up first come first start, using the social distance markers leading up to the race start.
  • A volunteer will release two racers every 10 seconds.
  • All participants, spectators and volunteers are required to wear face masks or cloth face coverings at all times, except when racing on the run and bike courses.
  • Participants will be allowed to remove their mask once they are in the designated socially distanced line up spots.
  • All athletes are to have a face covering on their person on the course in case of an emergency.

11am-last finisher, Bagged Lunch

  • Boulder Junction Lions Club will provide a bagged lunch at the finish line for the participants only.
  • American Legion Post 451 will be available with soda, beer, wine, and water.
  • Each registered participant will receive a coupon for their complimentary bagged and one complimentary drink. Vegetarian must be requested in advanced.
  • Limited seating is available outside with ample room for social distancing. If you have a bagged chair, bring it with you and keep in your car for the awards ceremony.

1pm, Awards Presentation:

  • Awards will be presented at 1pm or after the last finisher, whichever time is sooner.
  • Award winners will be recognized over a microphone.
  • Awards will be handed across a table by a masked volunteer. Medals will not be placed over winner’s head.
  • Winners’ photos will be taken in a designated location with special backdrop by an event volunteer or winners may take their own photos.
  • Participation medals will also be handed across a table by a masked volunteer. Medals will not be placed over athlete’s head.

Equipment Pick-Up

  • No vehicles may enter the staging area until the race is complete. The parking area is close by so racers wishing to leave prior to the presentation of awards being completed may pick-up their gear and walk to their vehicles.
  • All equipment must be picked up by 3pm.

Saturday Evening and Sunday Fun Day:

Check out our area and all we have to offer –

  • Take an extra day to bike any part of the over 50-mile Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trail that runs from Boulder Junction to Manitowish Waters and Mercer going west and going south to Sayner and St. Germain.
  • Fish or paddle any of the 194 beautiful lakes in the 10-mile radius of Boulder Junction.
  • Hike any one of the many area nature trails.
  • Enjoy a breakfast or lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Shop the quaint Boulder Junction area stores at your own leisurely pace.

Restrooms or portable toilets: located at the Boulder Junction Community Center and Camp Manito-wish YMCA.

Water Stations:  Water stations with bottled water and recycling receptacles will be available in the transition area and at the finish line. At Camp Manito-wish YMCA and at Marsh Road/Hwy K, volunteers will dispense water into a paper cup.

Safety and First Aid Stations: In the case of emergency, call 911. Safety and first aid stations will be available at the transition/finish line staffed by volunteers from the Boulder Junction Fire Department and EMTs.  

Equipment: 

Please remember to bring –

  • Face mask or cloth covering
  • Bike helmet and running shoes
  • Sunscreen, towel, socks, sunglasses, whatever you need to be comfortable
  • Filled water bottles
  • A smile and a great attitude!

LIMITED Bike Rentals Available:

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
  • In the event of severe thunderstorms and tornado watches/warning, the race start will be postponed up to 60 minutes from the scheduled start time. If severe weather continues beyond 60 minutes, a cancellation may 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 or due to CDC guidelines and public health mandates on the pandemic.

Please call us with any questions or concerns!

Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce

1-800-GO-MUSKY OR 1-715-385-2400

Course Descriptions & Maps

Throughout the entire race: Observe all traffic laws and beware of motor vehicles, bicyclists, and other runners. All roads are paved (North Creek Road repaved in late 2019 – YES!) and the shoulders are gravel. At all intersections where crossing the road is necessary and wide turns, safety personnel will be present for traffic monitoring. While we have volunteers assisting with traffic control for your safety at all crossings, please be aware of your surroundings when crossing the road.

(4 miles)

  • There will be announcements at 8:40am prior to the race at the Community Center. All participants must be prepared to line up for the run at 8:50am.
  • All participants will start in socially distanced waves of two beginning promptly at 9am.
  • No wave times will be assigned in advance, athletes will line up first come first start, using the social distance markers leading up to the race start.
  • A volunteer will release two racers through the timing arch every 10 seconds
  • Leaving the timing arch, you will proceed towards Hwy M from the north entrance.
  • Cross Hwy M and turn left, stay in the right lane, and run towards Marsh Road.
  • Turn right on Marsh Road and follow to Hwy K.
  • Cross Hwy K and turn left on Hwy K and follow to the east entrance of Camp Manito-wish YMCA.
  • Turn right into Camp Manito-wish YMCA.
  • Follow the signed route through Camp leading you back to Hwy K out the west exit.
  • Cross Hwy K and turn left running towards Main Street.
  • Continue on Hwy K, turn right onto Ada Street and follow to Center Street
  • Turn left on Center Street and continue towards Hwy M.
  • Turn right onto Hwy M going back towards the Community Center.
  • Turn left into the north entrance of the Community Center and run through the timing arch.
  • Your 6.5k run segment ends and your 22k biking time begins as you as you pass through the arch.
  • Walk to your transition station to prepare for the bike leg of the duathlon.

View 6.5K Run Route

(13.67 miles) 

  • Please walk bikes in the transition area moving towards the south end of the Community Center.
  • You may mount your bike at the Lions Pavilion, follow the driveway to exit from the south entrance.
  • Turn left onto Hwy M. Stay in the right lane following the route to North Creek Road.
  • Turn right onto North Creek Road and follow the signs until you get to Hwy H.
  • Turn right onto Hwy H and continue to the intersection of Hwy H & Hwy K.
  • Turn right on Hwy K and follow the route to Ada Street. Turn right on Ada Street.
  • Follow Ada Street to Center Street. Turn left on Center Street.
  • Turn right onto Hwy M going back to the Community Center.
  • Turn left into the north entrance of the Community Center and pass through the timing arch.
  • Your 22k bike segment ends and your 2k running time begins as you as you pass through the arch.
  • Dismount your bike and walk to your transition station to prepare for the 2k run leg of the duathlon.

View 22K Bike Route

2k Run Route (1.24 miles)

  • Leaving the transition area walk until you reach the Lions Pavilion and then begin running towards the south end of the Community Center, following the driveway to exit from the south entrance. (As you did with your bike.)
  • Turn left onto Hwy M. Stay in the right lane following the route to Marsh Road.
  • Turn right on Marsh Road and follow to Center Street.
  • Turn right onto Center Street.
  • Run down Center Street to the corner of Center Street and Hwy M.
  • Turn right onto Hwy M going back to the Community Center.
  • Turn left into the north entrance of the Community Center and run through the timing arch. We will have volunteers watching traffic.
  • This final pass through the timing arch completes your race.

View 2K Run Route

Rules

 

  • Transition, start and finish line of race are all at the Community Center on Hwy M.
  • Equipment may be dropped off between 6:30am and 8am on Saturday only.
  • Entrances to the transition area close at 8am.
  • Please arrive in this timeframe and be ready to go at 8:40am.
  • There will be a brief welcome and instruction by our Chamber Director at 8:40am.
  • The race line-up will begin promptly at 8:50.
  • All bibs must be worn properly pinned to the front of your shirt, not your leg, so that the timing arch is able to capture your time.
  • For gear drop off, enter from the south entrance of the Community Center, follow the drive to your right in a one-way flow around the south end of the building to the transition area.
  • Transition is a grassy area behind the building. Bike racks will be marked with your bib number.
  • There will be volunteers to direct you towards your stations.
  • Pull off to the right out of the way of other vehicles to unload your bike and gear.
  • Unload and place your bike and equipment on the pre-numbered bike racks.
  • After your drop-off, continue one way in your vehicle to the designated parking area just north of the Community Center by the green pole building. There will be signage and volunteers to direct you.
  • Overflow parking will be at the Sports and Rec Park, just south of the Community Center, next to the Chamber Office.
  • All participants, spectators and volunteers are required to social distance to the best of their ability throughout the entire event.
  • All participants, spectators and volunteers are asked to stay home if they are unwell at any time in the 72 hours prior to traveling to the Boulder Junction area.
  • All participants, spectators and volunteers are required to wear face masks or cloth face coverings at all times, except when racing on the run and bike courses or while eating or drinking. The White Deer Duathlon Committee reserves the right to remove anyone not adhering to this requirement.

Roads are not closed, so participants must obey safety and traffic directions of race officials and police throughout the race.

  • Please see the course map and description of the route.
  • Helmets must be worn and buckled at all times during the biking leg of this event. If they are removed during this timed section, you will be disqualified.
  • Bikes must be walked while in the transition area at all times.
  • All athletes are to have a face covering on their person on the course in case of an emergency.
  • For your safety in hearing what is going on around you, no personal listening devices (iPods, radios, and mp3 players) are allowed during any portion of the event.
  • No electric assist or motors on bicycles are allowed.  If a motor is found on your bike, there will be a 45-minute penalty added to your time.
  • Failure to heed the commands of a race official or police means disqualification.
  • Bikers must walk their bike until reaching to the signed area by the pavilion and be ready to ride with helmets on and strapped. Please use caution as runners may also be present.
  • The bike route begins leaving out the south entrance of the Community Center and turning left onto Hwy M.
  • The bike route ends as you re-enter the Community Center using the north entrance and pass through the timing arch.
  • On returning to the bike transition area, the participant must again walk their bike after passing through the timing arch and back to your transition station.
  • When on the road, bike on the right side of the lane that you are in. Those wishing to pass another biker are to pass on the left only.
  • If your bike breaks down, please remove yourself from the course and a race official will be on the course to assist you in getting help.
  • Please be courteous to other bikers and aware of traffic around you at all times. Safety for all at all times is our utmost concern.
  • If you cannot complete any leg of the duathlon and withdraw, please let the Race Director or sweeper know that you are safely off the course.

Roads are not closed, so participants must use caution in traffic and must obey safety and traffic directions of race officials and police throughout the race.

  • Please see the course map and description of the route.
  • All athletes are to have a face covering on their person on the course in case of an emergency.
  • Run on the right side of the right lane that you are running in and be courteous to other runners.
  • For your safety in hearing what is going on around you, no personal listening devices (iPods, radios, and mp3 players) are allowed during any portion of the event.

If you cannot complete any leg of the duathlon and withdraw, please let the Race Director or sweeper know that you are safely off the course

Runner will begin the race with the full duathlon at the designated starting line. Once you complete this 6.5k run leg and pass through the timing arch you will need to meet your bike partner at the designated relay exchange area by the Lions Pavilion behind the Community Center and exchange bibs (which are worn by belt around your chest) before the biker begins. After you complete the biking leg and cross through the timing arch, meet your run partner at the designated relay exchange area and exchange your bib to start the final 2k run leg.

  • No vehicles may enter the staging area until the race is complete. The parking area is close by so racers wishing to leave prior to the presentation of awards being completed may pick-up their gear and walk to their vehicles.
  • When volunteers open the staging area to vehicles:
  • Enter the through the south entrance of the Community Center, same as the morning drop off route. This is a one-way flow to the transition area.
  • Temporarily park your vehicle off to the side and walk to your station to get your bike and equipment
  • Exit out the north entrance of the Community Center parking lot.
  • All equipment must be picked up by 3pm.
  • White Deer Duathlon nor the Town of Boulder Junction are responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Thank you for your support of our event and for your participation.

Parking

  • In the lot just north of the Boulder Junction Community Center near the green pole building.
  • Overflow parking will be at the Sports and Rec Park, just south of the Community Center, next to the Chamber Office.

Spectator Tips:

  • All participants, spectators and volunteers are required to social distance to the best of their ability.
  • All participants, spectators and volunteers are asked to stay home if they are unwell at any time in the 72 hours prior to traveling to the Boulder Junction area.
  • All participants, spectators and volunteers are required to wear face masks or cloth face coverings at all times, except when racing on the run and bike courses or while eating or drinking. The White Deer Duathlon Committee reserves the right to remove anyone not adhering to this requirement.
  • There will be viewing near the transition area and the finish line for spectators.
  • Only participants will be allowed in the transition areas with their bibs on.
  • Please remember sunscreen, binoculars, hat, sunglasses, camera, and bottled water.
  • Spectators are discouraged from following along the run/bike routes for the safety of the athletes. Be very careful when driving to avoid getting in the way of the athletes. Their safety is our concern.
  • Know the course yourself so it is an enjoyable day.

Registration

We plan to open registration by March 1, 2021 with a maximum capacity 200 racers.

Your entry includes:

  • Short sleeved performance T-shirt (size guaranteed if registered by May 1, 2021)
  • Participation medal
  • Goodie bag
  • Bagged lunch & beverage
  • Awards presentation
  • An adventure in Boulder Junction!

Online Registration: Opening by March 1, 2021.  Register early to reserve your space because registrations are limited this year!

Register by mail: Opening by March 1, 2021.  Register early to reserve your space because registrations are limited this year!

Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 286
Boulder Junction, WI 54512

Walk-in registrations: Will NOT be allowed this year. Only advanced registrations.

  • Standard Rate – March 1 thru May 13: $85 individual, $170 2-person relay
  • Online registration is open from March 1, 2021 until May 13, 2021 at noon.
  • No walk-in registration during Friday night packet pick-up or day of race.
  • Confirmation of your registration will be emailed.
  • All participants must present a photo ID to check-in on Friday night.
  • Separate registrations and signed waivers are required for every participant, including 2-person relay teams.
  • Read the Waiver– All entrants are required to sign.

NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING RACE CANCELLATION OR DISQUALIFICATION.

It is assumed that you will have your own equipment; however, limited bike rentals will be available for a fee at the following local businesses:

Hotels and campgrounds fill up fast so make your reservations early!

Become a Sponsor

The White Deer Triathlon Committee is moving forward with a 2021 event. The safety of our race participants and volunteers is top of mind, therefore, all planning is being done with COVID-19 safety guidelines in place.

The 2021 White Deer Duathlon will be staged at the Boulder Junction Community Center and will feature a 6.5k run, a 22k bike and finish with a 2k run. We are confident that even with this change, we will host a safe, appealing, and enjoyable endurance event.

About the event:

  • Coordinated by the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce.
  • Participants run, bicycle and run.
  • An awards ceremony and bagged lunch following the race will be held at the finish line.

This is a timed event. Registration will open by March 1, 2021. Proceeds from this event will help to support the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce. The Boulder Junction Lions Club and Boulder Junction Legion Post #451 will co-host the participants lunch.

You can help support this event by being a contributing sponsor to the White Deer Duathlon. We are capping at 200 participants this year. Sponsors that sign up now will have the benefit of having their name/logo on posters, websites and online registration sites, in print materials and in press releases as they happen throughout the next 5 months.

Please consider sponsoring our White Deer Duathlon. Here are the available sponsorship packages. 

If you have questions or would like to be a sponsor please call Theresa Smith,  Executive Director of the Boulder Junction Chamber at 715-385-2400, or email us at [email protected]

Thank you in advance for your contribution and support!

Contact Us

Please call the Boulder Junction Chamber at 715-385-2400, or email us at [email protected]

 

The 2021 White Deer Duathlon will be staged at the Boulder Junction Community Center and will feature a 6.5k run, a 22k bike (same route as the triathlon) and finish with a 2k run.

Individuals and 2-person relay teams are welcome to participate.  Your fun adventure begins in beautiful Boulder Junction. A challenging (but not too challenging) endurance course awaits you!

Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Experience Manitowish
Marshfield Clinic
Zenar Corporation
Nicolet National Bank
Silver Sponsors
The Lodge Manitowish Waters
Bob's Manitowish / Erv Keller Guide Service
Boulder Junction Fire EMS Rescue
Shaw Building & Design
Associated Bank
Peeplelures
Bronze Sponsors

Moondeer & Friends Gallery        
Lake of the Torches Resort & Casino        
Golden Karat Jewelers        
Dixie's Coffee Shop        
Culvers        

Become a Sponsor

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the White Deer Triathlon?

Here are the available sponsorship packages.

If you have questions or would like to be a sponsor please call Theresa Smith,  Executive Director of the Boulder Junction Chamber at (715) 385-2400 or 1-800-GO-MUSKY.

Thank you in advance for your contribution and support!

News

Our MANY thanks to past year’s participants!

10/11/2019

MAY 18, 2019 Race Results – Click Here

See photos from the 5th Annual WDT event

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