This sprint distance triathlon will take you along the shores of Lake Ripley, traveling scenic country roads and through beautiful downtown Cambridge. The event will start and end at Ripley Park, an 18 acre beach front park complete with a bathhouse, multiple shelters, a disc golf course, a playground for the kids, and much more! All triathletes will receive a medal and tech t-shirt for participation. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for each race category. New this year, check out the Kids Tri!
Athena (over 175 pounds)
Clydesdales (over 225 pounds)
Novice (competed in less than 3 races)
Age Group – 19 & under, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & up
Race Distance & Timing
1/4 mile swim
15 mile bike
This event will be chip timed by Race Day Events.
Overall awards, 1st, 2nd & 3rd will be awarded to men and women.
Age Group awards, 1st, 2nd & 3rd will be awarded for each age group, men & women.
Age groups are as follows: 19 & U, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-54, 65 & up
Special Award Categories, 1st, 2nd & 3rd will be awarded to men in the Clydesdale category, women in the Athena category and men and women in the Novice category.
Overall Female and Male will receive a custom pendant crafted from The Voyagers Jewelry Design, Cambridge, WI.
Awards ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Ripley Park.
Swim: The swim will take place in Lake Ripley. A water safety team, including the Cambridge Fire Department, will be on the course providing assistance to swimmers as needed. Swimmers should be able to comfortably swim ¼ mile in open water.
Bike: The 15 mile course includes the scenic Ripley Road and is an out and back on country roads. The bike course will be well marked and volunteers will be stationed throughout to offer assistance. Helmets are required and must be fastened prior to leaving the transition area. Riders are to stay on the right side of the road and must pass riders on the left. There are no aid stations on the bike, so please plan accordingly. Bike Course
Run: The 5k route will take runners into downtown Cambridge. There will be a turnaround loop near CamRock Café and Sport, which will include an aid station. All runners will be issued a bib number and must wear the number facing the front.
Transition Area: Transition is located at Ripley Park, in the grassy infield. Athletes should have their transition area set up prior to 6:30 am.
Rules and Regulations
* Wetsuits may be worn
* Helmets and swim caps are MANDATORY. NO flotation devices will be allowed on the swim course.
* Drafting is NOT permitted. Penalties and disqualification will be given for drafting
* You MUST wear your velcro band with a timing chip on your ANKLE throughout the race. NO CHIP = NO TIME
* All athletes need to mount/dismount the bike at the mount/dismount line
* All runners are required to wear a bib number and it MUST face forward at the finish line
* Racers and Spectators must follow volunteer instructions at all times
Refund, Inclement Weather Policy, Packet Pick-Up & Body Marking
This event has a strict NO REFUND policy. Refunds will not be issued for any reason, including race cancellation due to inclement weather. The race director reserves the right to cancel or alter the race and its course at any point in time to preserve racer safety.
Packet pick up will be available on Saturday, August 23 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Ripley Park in the Evinrude Shelter. Day of event packet pick up will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 a.m. only.
Body marking will also happen at the time of packet it up. Your race number and wave will be marked on your arm and leg. These markings are used to identify you and people in your wave at the start of the swim.
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