One of Door County’s most exciting events is quickly approaching! This June 15th-16th, be sure you are in town for the Door County Triathlon, the ultimate test of strength and endurance. Each year, over 2,000 athletes gather in Door County to complete 3 intense courses, at the end of which they will be named a Certified Bluffman. Are you up to the challenge? Here is everything you need to know about the Door County Triathlon and how to make the most out of your experience!
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What to Expect at the Door County Triathlon 2017
The sandy shorelines and majestic bluffs of Door County create an ideal setting for a triathlon. The event is open to any and all who wish to participate, whether they are seasoned athletes or beginners. The triathlon begins at Frank Murphy County Park and ends in Egg Harbor, totaling over 21 miles. Here are the courses participants will be expected to complete:
- ¼ mile swim
- 18-mile bike ride
- 3.1-mile sprint
You will have 4 hours to complete the courses and cross the finish line. Olympic-style medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group and relay time divisions. For the top 3 overall finishers, crystal lighthouse trophies will be awarded.
For more information about divisions, teams, and packet pick-up, be sure to visit the Door County Triathlon website!
Other Door County Triathlon Events
The triathlon won’t be the only event taking place over the 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 2017
Are you tough 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 will have 8.5 hours to cross the finish line. Think you have what it takes?
If your kids are 14 or younger, they are eligible to compete in the Kids’ Triathlon race! Children as young as 6 are allowed to flex their muscles and complete the triathlon. The courses include a short swim through the bay, a bike ride, and a run across the finish line. Distances will be adjusted according to age.
Stay in Luxury During Race Weekend With The Ashbrooke
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, one of Door County’s only adults-only hotels and a favorite among couples. Our luxury rooms and suites are perfect for resting after the race. Plus, guests will enjoy a variety of unique amenities throughout their stay such as the indoor pool, the cozy fire table, or 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.
Book your stay with The Ashbrooke today! We look forward to welcoming you soon.
If you’ll be staying with us, don’t forget to download your free copy of our Door County Vacation Guide! You’ll need it to find all of the best local attractions, restaurants, museums, and more.