News & Updates
Final results for the 2014 Door County Sprint Triathlon and Door County Half Iron Triathlon are now available. For the first time, the event is sponsoring free and unlimited digital downloads of the photos for the participants.
CLICK HERE or on the Results link above to search results for both events.
CLICK HERE to search and download Sprint Triathlon photos.
CLICK HERE to search and download Half Iron Triathlon photos.
With weather forecasts anticipating temperatures in the low-80′s with possibly humid conditions during event weekend, DCT organizers are taking extra precautions and urging the athletes to do the same. Enhancements to address the heat include:
- AMPLE FLUIDS ON THE BIKE COURSES. Every bike bottle handout station will have 1.5 to 2.0 bottles available per participant. Sprint participants have TWO opportunities for fluids on the 18 mile course (start and halfway point). Half Iron participants have SIX opportunities for fluids on the 56 mile course.
- AMPLE FLUIDS ON THE RUN COURSES. Every rest station on the run will have 3-4 cups of fluids per participant. There will be THREE opportunities for fluids on the Sprint run course (start, mile 1.5 and mile 2.2). There will be TEN opportunities for fluids on the Half Iron run course (start, miles 1.5, 3.1, 4.2, 5.5, 7.1, 8.1, 9.7, 10.7 and 12.3). On average, there will be water stations every 1.2 miles.
- ICE, ICE BABY! In addition to the fluids, every rest station on the run will offer cups of ice to the participants.
- GET HOSED! There will be one sprinkler on the Sprint run course and at least 2-3 sprinklers on the Half Iron run course, including an industrial Misting System at mile 12 on Sunny Point Road.
- TAKE A COLD BATH… There will be 100-gallon immersion tanks at EVERY REST STATION ON THE RUN. Participants suffering from the heat are encouraged to dunk their upper bodies into these baths in order to cool off. There will also be a 1,000-gallon portable pool at the finish for athletes to cool off in when they reach the finish line.
- MISTING WANDS. There will be at least 2 elevated shower-style misting wands that participants may pass under when they finish.
- EXCESS FLUIDS AT FINISH. There will be 4,000+ bottles of water at the finish area for participants and spectators. There will also be soda and beer for the crowds.
Organizers are asking participants to take extra precautions as well. They are urged to:
- Wear lighter colored and moisture-wicking clothing
- Arrive well-hydrated at the starting line
- Place their personal safety over their pace.
- Take every opportunity to take in more fluids on the courses
- Drink GATORADE in addition to water to replace electrolytes and avoid a condition known as hyponatremia which can result from over-consumption of water
Personal safety takes the joint effort of both organizers and participants. We’ll see you this weekend!
Organizers have been working with the Door County Sheriff’s Department and Sturgeon Bay Police Department for several months to establish road closures and staffing needs to safely accommodate the event. According to Race Director Sean Ryan, “Great care was taken during course design to minimize disruption to residents and visitors in the county.” None of the routes for the event cross highways 42 or 57. Residents along the course routes are asked to use caution when leaving and returning to their driveways on race weekend to avoid collisions. Printed maps and a complete list of road disruptions are available at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA.
CLICK HERE for a list of the road disruptions from this year’s event.
On Sunday during the Half Iron event, the County Sheriff’s Department will close County G/Horseshoe Bay Road southbound at Highway 42 from approximately 11 am until 3 pm. In addition, the section of Horseshoe Bay Road that goes down the hill from County G to Murphy Park will be closed from approximately Noon until 4 pm. Inbound spectator traffic is advised to parallel park on the east side of County G and catch a shuttle ride or walk down the hill during these hours. Inbound local traffic may take South Trail to residences, Egg Harbor Beach and The Alpine Resort. Outbound local traffic and departing participants are advised to depart NORTHBOUND on Horseshoe Bay Road, taking South Trail at the five corners intersection to Highway 42 while the events are in progress on both days.
CLICK HERE to see the 2014 Door County Triathlon Swim Wave Assignments, sorted by last name. Important notes about the swim waves:
- HALF IRON WAVE ONE (AKA ELITE WAVE): Per USA Triathlon rules, participants who opt into the Half Iron Elite Wave (wave one) will be INELIGIBLE for age group awards and will have no age group standings in this event. (Note: Their results will count towards their USA Triathlon age/gender standings.) Elite wave competitors will only qualify for overall awards. There is a Half Iron Elite Wave with both men and women in it and participants may still opt into or out of that wave. Due to a lack of earlier demand, there will be NO ELITE SPRINT WAVE.
- AGE GROUP WAVES: All waves (other than Half Iron Elite Wave) are assigned by age and gender. Age brackets are ages 14 & under, followed by 5 year age brackets (15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc.) through age 80 & over. Please note that per USA Triathlon rules, THE PARTICIPANT’S RELEVANT AGE FOR TRIATHLON COMPETITION IS THEIR END-OF-YEAR AGE (i.e. their age on December 31, 2014). Wave sizes vary greatly due to the variance in participation by different age and gender groups. The delays between waves are intended to compensate for this and ensure safe monitoring by the lifeguard staff. PARTICIPANTS MAY NOT SWITCH WAVES TO “BE WITH TRAINING PARTNERS, FAMILY OR FRIENDS.” Those who do so will be DISQUALIFIED. Relay teams are assigned to the age group of the person on the team who they indicated would be the swimmer.
- ORDER OF WAVES: The first wave for the Half Iron on Sunday will be the elite wave (none on Saturday). After the relay wave, the first few age group swim waves of the Door County Triathlon after wave one will be the senior age/gender groups. This is intended to a) provide the more senior athletes with more time to finish the event and b) shorten the duration of the overall event. After the senior age group waves, the remaining waves move through the male age groups from youngest to oldest followed by the female age groups from youngest to oldest. Relay team competitors will start together this year and will be the last wave on both days.
The 2014 edition of the Door County Sprint Triathlon reached its 1,000 participant capacity on May 15th. The Door County Half Iron reached its capacity for 1,000 participants in just four weeks in January. RACE ORGANIZERS DO NOT MAINTAIN A WAIT LIST but transfers from athlete to athlete are permitted through June 30th. People interested in purchasing an entry are encouraged to post on the event’s Facebook page (see link at left) and monitor the page for registrants who become injured, undertrained or are otherwise unable to use their entry. There is an automated online transfer link on the front page of the event website (above). Buyers and sellers must coordinate payment between them. The automated online system imposes a $20 transfer fee on the buyer. THE DEADLINE FOR TRANSFERS IS JUNE 30TH AT MIDNIGHT.