• COVID-19 Safety

    COVID-19 Safety

Safety is our Priority

Understandably, safety is a big concern for many as they are deciding whether to participate in this year’s events. The core of our planning of this event is to provide a safe and healthy event for all participants, volunteers, and staff. Which is why we are continuing to work very closely with the local municipalities to ensure we are adhering to all public health guidelines.

Safety is our Priority

General COVID-19 Precautions

Masks/face coverings will be recommended by staff and volunteers at all times. We recommend participants wear a mask/face covering during non-competition times: packet pick-up, pre and post-race, start lines, immediate finish line (masks will be given to participants if needed). We ask that participants and spectators conduct a daily symptom self-assessment and be in good health. Finally, we recommend maintaining social distancing when you're able to do so.

General COVID-19 Precautions

Packet Pick-Up

This year we continue to include an early packet pick-up option on Saturday, June 5th at Trek Store - Madison West. We encourage participants to take advantage of this option to better prevent crowding on race morning. Minimal contact will be made at packet pick-up using electronic check in devices. Please note masks will still be required while in the store.

Packet Pick-Up

Swim Start

Tentative 2021 start times are to be as follows, with potential adjustments to start times to follow based on final wave capacity. Final wave times will be updated here and in the Participant Guide. Swimmers will be released on a rolling start within each wave:

  • Wave 1: Elites & Relays 7:00am
  • Wave 2: Female Novices 7:04am
  • Wave 3: Male Novices 7:14am
  • Wave 4: Clydesdale/Athena 7:24am
  • Wave 5: Females 50 & over 7:29am
  • Wave 6: Males 55 & over 7:33am
  • Wave 7: Females 40-49 7:37am
  • Wave 8: Males 45-54 7:41am
  • Wave 9: Females 30-30 7:45am
  • Wave 10 Males 40-44 7:49am
  • Wave 11: Males 35-39 7:53am
  • Wave 12: Females 29 & Under 7:57am
  • Wave 13: Males 30-34 8:01am
  • Wave 14: Males 29 & Under 8:05am

Swim Start

Transition Areas

Athletes will not be required to wear masks while in transition areas during the race. Bike racks will be spaced and the number of athletes per rack will be limited to adhere to proper social distancing.

Transition Areas

Water/Aid Stations

Tables will be spaced 20 feet apart to create space and prevent crowding with additional trash cans provided to discourage participants from stopping. Gels will be provided in your race packets for you to carry and use as needed.

Water/Aid Stations

Finish Line/Post Race

Participants are encouraged to avoid crowding the finish area and to move away from it as soon as they complete the race. Participants are allowed to remain on site as transition will still be closed until the last athlete has started the run. Any removal of equipment from the transition area before this time will result in disqualification.

At the finish line, sealed 16 oz water bottles and pre-packaged subs will be available to grab and go. There will be no post-race activities or formal award ceremony as in previous years. Awards will be available for pick-up after the event and at the Wisconsin Triathlon Series end of season banquet in October for those uncomfortable with or unable to stay after the event. All results will be streamed live and will be sent to mobile devices.

Finish Line/Post Race