Dam Challenge Triathlon Needs You!

The 11th Annual Dam Challenge will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2013.

***  10/4/13   With a shared sense of sadness, we have to announce that the 11th Annual Dam Challenge is cancelled due to the weather.  Safety of our racers, volunteers, and staff is paramount and in a remote setting we simply cannot take the risk.  Thanks so much for all your support, hope to have you back next year!  Jonel Kiesau, Education Coordinator, Kickapoo Valley Reserve   ***

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Kickapoo Valley Reserve Dam Challenge 2011 Photos

The Kickapoo Reserve Dam Challenge Triathlon challenges participants to compete among the rugged hills of scenic southwestern Wisconsin’s rural countryside and the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Education Program.

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Kickapoo Valley Reserve Dam Challenge 2011 Photos

Participants Canoe 7 miles down the winding Kickapoo River along rock out-croppings and through diverse vegetation; 

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Kickapoo Valley Reserve Dam Challenge 2011 Photos

Road Bike 14 miles through the scenic rural landscape with steep climbs and rapid descents;

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Kickapoo Valley Reserve Dam Challenge 2011 Photos

and Trail Run 3 miles to a winding, wooded trail that leads down a deteriorating road bed.

Registration is nearly full — but they could use volunteer help for set up and cleanup, and to help direct participants during the race  (at the river put-in or take-out, bike route, run route, and main transition area).

The event is a major fundraiser for the Education and Events Program of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.  Many of us (especially homeschoolers!) have been able to take part in the great educational programs offered by KVR as a result of special events like this.

As of today, the race is already almost full with 490 participants (they cap it at 500).   Add to that number, participant families and other spectators plus over 100 volunteers and it makes for a big race with lots of people and jobs to do.

As a volunteer you will receive a race day t-shirt, some free refreshments during the day, and many compliments from all the thankful racers and KVR staff!

For more information click here.

To volunteer, contact:
Jonel Kiesau, Education Coordinator – Kickapoo Valley Reserve

Kickapoo Valley Reserve

Kickapoo Valley Reserve
A Unique Place from All Vantage Points
http://kvr.state.wi.us/

Photos: Kickapoo Valley Reserve

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