News & Updates
Participant photos from the 2013 event are now available via John Cooper Photography. You may search by your name and bib number to find your photos. Photos are available to purchase via the photographer’s website.
CLICK HERE to see the Sprint Triathlon photos.
CLICK HERE to see the Half Iron Triathlon photos.
CLICK HERE for the searchable results
Exactly 834 individuals and 47 teams (881 “competitors”) completed the 2013 Door County Half Iron Triathlon.
Mark Beversdorf from Wausau, Wisconsin, won the men’s division with a net time of 4 hours, 15 minutes, 30 seconds.
Emma Briggs of Madison, Wisconsin, took the first place female prize with a time of 4 hour, 52 minutes, 49 seconds.
No course records were broken in either division.
CLICK HERE for the searchable results!
Exactly 798 individuals and 53 teams (851 “competitors”) completed the 2012 Door County Sprint Triathlon. Jackson Parr from Elmhurst, Illinois, won the men’s division with a net time of 1 hour, 8 minutes, 36 seconds. Cindi Bannink of Madison, Wisconsin, took the first place female prize with a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes, 50 seconds. No course records were broken in either division.
Individual swim wave assignments for the 2013 Door County Triathlon are now posted to the event website. Simply click on the ORANGE button on the upper right side of the front page to view them. We have received a lot of inquiries already about assignments for this year. Here are a few things you should know:
- 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. We will not consider adding an Elite Sprint Wave at this late stage of the game.
- 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, 2013). 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). Relay team competitors will start together this year and will be the second wave on both days. 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 female age groups from youngest to oldest followed by the male age groups from youngest to oldest.
Swim Wave Assignment Tables:
To see YOUR individual assignments and find out your bib number, click on the ORANGE BUTTON at the upper right on this page.
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.