The 14th annual Door County Triathlon will take place July 14-15, 2018, and registration for the event is now open. Those interested in signing up should register early for the best pricing and to guarantee a spot in the race.
“A changing marketplace and demands from the audience have forced us to break from our past tradition of opening registration at midnight on New Year’s Eve,” said Sean Ryan, Door County Triathlon race director. “Although it’s hard to make this change, there are benefits. Earlier registration will allow us to start planning sooner and give a better experience to our athletes.”
The Door County Triathlon consists of multiple events held over two days. The Sprint triathlon, which takes place Saturday of race weekend, features a 1/4-mile swim, 18-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run, while Sunday’s Half Ironman consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56.3-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run. In 2017, both events drew approximately 1,000 participants each. Additionally, the Kids’ Triathlon, held on Saturday afternoon of race weekend, features five different waves based on age. This year’s event saw almost 300 kids competing.
In addition to offering one of the premiere triathlons in the region, the Door County Triathlon also distributes a significant amount of proceeds to local charities. In 2017, the event donated more than $90,000 to 22 nonprofit organizations in northeast Wisconsin. Over the past 13 years, the event has donated more than $700,000 to local charities.
For more information or to register, go to doorcountytriathlon.com.