One of Door County’s most exciting events and the ultimate test of strength and endurance takes place annually each June. Every year, over 2,000 athletes gather in Door County, WI, to participate in the Door County Triathlon and complete three intense courses. In the end, those with the strength and will to finish are named a Certified Bluffman. Think you have what it takes to participate in the Door County Triathlon? Why not make a vacation out of it? Request your free copy of our handy Door County Vacation Guide to find all of the best activities and attractions you won’t want to miss during your stay.
What to Expect at the Door County Triathlon
The sandy shorelines and majestic bluffs of Door County create the ideal setting for a triathlon. The event is open to any and all who wish to participate, whether they are beginners or seasoned athletes. The triathlon begins at Frank Murphy County Park and ends in Egg Harbor, totaling over 21 miles. Here are the courses participants are expected to complete:
- A quarter-mile swim
- 18-mile bike ride
- 3.1-mile sprint
Participants have four hours to complete the courses and cross the finish line. Olympic-style medals are awarded to the top three finishers in each age group and relay time divisions. For the top three overall finishers, crystal lighthouse trophies are awarded.
Other Door County Triathlon Events
The triathlon isn’t the only event that takes place that weekend. If you’d like to participate in a much more challenging race, or a course designed for younger athletes, here are your options.
Door County Half Ironman
Are you strong enough to conquer the bluff? Totaling over 70 miles, this race is meant for only the toughest of the tough. The courses include a 1.2-mile swim across Horseshoe Bay, a 56.3-mile bike route, and a 13.1-mile run. Participants have 8.5 hours to cross the finish line. Think you have what it takes?
Preparing for the Events
A tremendous amount of training goes into both the triathlon and the half ironman. The training is exhausting no matter your skill level. In order to properly acclimate your body to the intensity and impact of these events, experts agree that training can take up to one year. If these events peak your interest, start researching and training now!
Whether you are a participant or a spectator, you’ll want a comfortable place to stay during the Door County Triathlon. We invite you to The Ashbrooke, Door County’s exclusive adults-only hotel and a favorite among couples. Our luxury rooms and suites are perfect for resting after the race.
We recommend the Getaway Room, complete with a two-person whirlpool tub for soaking your muscles after the race. Plus, guests can enjoy a variety of unique amenities such as the indoor pool, cozy fire table, and the fitness room to warm up for the Door County Triathlon. Your stay with us will prepare you for a successful race day and pure relaxation after you cross the finish line.
Browse the rest of our rooms and book your stay with The Ashbrooke today! We look forward to welcoming you soon.