Rules

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Transition 1: PADDLE GEAR/START AREA
N46° 07.942  W089° 39.366

Participants will take their canoe/kayak/SUP to the Boulder Lake/airport boat landing from 6:30am until 8:30am.

  • Drive through Boulder Junction North on Hwy M.
  • Cross the Manitowish River bridge and then go past the Headwaters Restaurant.
  • Turn left onto Airport Rd. This road becomes one way for the participants only.
  • Then follow the signs back to the airport.
  • Participants must pull off to the right to unload and place the paddle craft and gear on the grass or in the park area near the entrance to the landing.
  • Do not place your paddle craft on the boat landing itself. This must be kept open for the EMTs and for everyone going into the loading zone.
  • Proceed to the bike transition to drop off your bike at Camp Manito-wish YMCA by following the signs directing back to Hwy M which will take you into Boulder Junction to the Veteran’s Memorial triangle at Hwy M & K in front of Mad Dog Jakes/Boulder Beer Bar.
  • There will be signage and course personnel giving directions to Camp Manito-wish YMCA.

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Transition 2: BIKE/RUN GEAR EXCHANGE
N46° 07.110  W089° 39.820

  • From the Veterans Memorial Triangle (located on the west end of town in front of the Mad Dog Jakes/Boulder Beer Bar ) turn right onto Hwy K driving west and drive approximately 1.5 miles to the east entrance of Camp Manito-wish YMCA.
  • Drive into the camp and follow the signs to the Bike/Run transition area.
  • Pull off to the left out of the way of other vehicles to unload your bike and gear.
  • Place your bike and equipment on the pre-numbered bike racks (bib #) in the staging area for the bikes behind Boyce Hall. Unload and set up your area for transition for the biking and running transition portion of the race.
  • Please Note: The biking transition area will be the same area for the running leg to begin.
  • After your drop-off please continue out the West entrance of Camp Manito-wish to Hwy K and turn left.
  • Proceed back to Boulder Junction keeping right on Hwy M to the corner by Coontail. Turn right staying on Hwy M and proceed to the Community Center, ball field or Marsh Road parking areas. There will be signage.

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Paddle Rules:

  • All participants should arrive 20-30 minutes prior to their wave start time.
  • Check-in will take place just before you enter the water. If you miss your start time, you may be disqualified or you would leave in the next available wave.
  • The paddle competition will begin in the water along the shoreline in waves between the two buoys.
  • 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. 
  • No more than two people per canoe or kayak are allowed for 2-person teams.
  • Coast Guard approved PFDs must be worn at all times while in the water. If the PFDs are taken off while in the water, you will be disqualified.
  • Safety boats will be on the water watching the course for your safety. which is our utmost concern.
  • If you tip your paddle vehicle and are assisted by the EMTs and taken out of the water and then to shore, there will be a 45 minute penalty added to your time because of the assist and you will be ineligible for a medal, but can still complete the race.
  • If you tip your paddle vehicle but can right your craft and continue on your own, you will have no penalty.
  • If anyone withdraws from the race at any point, please let a race official or the race director know so that we know you are safely off the lake, roads or trails. 
  • The course turning point will be a buoy and boat in the water about 0.9 of a mile from the landing.
  • The end-point landing will be at Camp Manito-wish YMCA and will be designated with colorful flags. Please view the map of the course and read the course description for more information.
  • No personal listening devices (iPods, radios, and mp3 players) are allowed during the paddle of the event.

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

  • 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.
  • No personal listening devices (iPods, radios, and mp3 players) are allowed during bike portion of the event.
  • No motors on bicycles are allowed.
  • Failure to heed the commands of a race official or police means disqualification.
  • Bikers must walk their bike to a start line at the pavement and be ready to ride with helmets on and strapped. The bike route begins leaving out the West entrance of Camp Manito-wish and turning left onto Hwy K.
  • On returning from the biking route re-entering the West entrance to the camp, the participant must again walk the bike from this same line back to your station at the bike rack.
  • 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.
  • If anyone withdraws from the race at any point, please let a race official or the race director know so that we know you are safely off the lake, roads or trails. 
  • 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. Please see the route description and map for more details on the route.

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Run Rules: Roads are not closed so please observe traffic laws.

  • The running portion of this event will begin at the bike transition station.
  • You will re-enter the timing arch and then go out the East entrance/exit of Camp Manito-wish YMCA. (Run on the right side of the right lane that you are running in and be courteous to other runners.)
  • Please see the map of the run and description of the route.
  • Personal listening devices (iPods, radios, and mp3 players) are allowed during the run portion of the event only. We ask that you keep the volume low for safety on the course. No listening devices are allowed during the paddle and bike portion.
  • If anyone withdraws from the race at any point, please let a race official or the race director know so that we know you are safely off the lake, roads or trails. 

Transition Staging Areas and Set Up Rules:

  • Transition areas will become congested, so it is advised that you begin early and allow at least one hour to drop off bikes, paddle vehicle and equipment in the two different staging-area locations, beginning at 6:30am until 8:30am.
  • Placement of gear in boat landing staging areas is on a first come basis.
  • Participant’s bib number decal is to be on all kayaks, canoes and/or SUPs held in staging areas.
  • You will drop off your paddle-craft and equipment at the Boulder Lake site and carry these items into the transition area. (See the Transition 1 section.)
  • Volunteers will be there to assist you.

Equipment Pick up (12noon until 3pm): Please be aware and use caution because some runners may still be exiting the east entrance for their run between noon-1pm!

  • Pick up paddling and biking equipment at Camp Manito-wish YMCA by entering the east entrance from.
  • White Deer Triathlon is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Enter the east entrance of Camp Manito-wish
  • Temporarily park in the grassy area and walk down to the beach to collect your paddle craft.
  • Then drive down to the bike/run transition where you will collect your bike/run gear. Please stay to the left to allow others to pass.
  • Leave out the West entrance.