General Questions

The races will start on the beach side of Lake Andrea and finish on the trail on the side of the Rec Plex Building.
The weather at the start of the race is cooler than the weather at the end of the race. The average temperature in Kenosha in August is mid 70s.
Triathlons are expensive and complex events to organize, involving local permits, police, support and coordination. Doing this type of event is very difficult and we are permitted for one date only.
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A race packet is your formal race number and any accompanying goodies that come with it. This race number is how the race staff and safety personnel keep track of you on race day. Your number needs to be visible throughout the event. You will be body marked with your number, you will be given a number to wear on the front of your body on the run and a helmet sticker to wear on the front of your bike helmet and your bike number on your bike center or seat post. Only you can pick up your race packet.
You need a bike and certified helmet, running/walking shoes, goggles, athlete wristband, and your race number. We also suggest, a change of clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, socks, extra fluids to drink pre-race and during transition and a towel.
Wear something you can COMFORTABLY swim, bike and run in. Practice in your race wear (and get it wet before riding/running in it so you know you won’t have any issues while it’s wet). You can add clothing to your body during transitions but you cannot undress completely (there is no changing tent).
Following USAT rules – wetsuits will be allowed up to 78 degrees water temp. After 78 degrees to 84 degrees you can wear a wetsuit but you will not be eligible for age group awards. Please note we will do an official water temperature reading on race morning to determine if the swim will be wetsuit legal.
Yes, you can edit your personal information by logging back into your Active profile.

Registration Questions

If the event is not sold-out online, we will take walk-up registrations during packet pick-up times on Saturday, August 14 on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be NO race day registration.
All participant entries are non-transferable and non-refundable. You may not transfer or sell your race number to another person and we do not offer deferrals to events in the next season. There are no exceptions to this policy so please don’t ask for one. You may transfer event categories, i.e. Triathlon to Duathlon or vice versa. Deadline to do so is August 8, 2021 for the in person events and July 21, 2021 for the virtual events. Please email us at [email protected]
Iron Girl events are sanctioned by USAT, the governing body for the sport. Membership or a one day permit provides participants with excess accident insurance for that race day. Participants MUST bring proof of annual membership or purchase a one-day permit. Participants who do not bring/show proof of membership must purchase a one-day OR will not be allowed to race. If you purchased the one day license when you registered, your name will be on a list we have and you do not need to bring anything other than photo ID. Participants who forget their USAT membership cards will have four options:
  • Go” back” and get your card.
  • Print off a temporary membership card from the USAT web site at
  • Purchase a $15.00 one-day license at packet pick-up
  • Renew your annual membership online and bring proof of renewal.
All USAT races, including Iron Girl races will use the “Age Up Rule” for award distribution and ranking. The age up rule means you are racing based on your age as of 12/31/2021. This action aligns regular US age group racing with the method used by USA Triathlon for its National Rankings USA Triathlon for its National Rankings Program.
Athletes must be 12 years of age on race day to participate in the Sprint Triathlon.
Yes!  The deadline is August 8, 2021.  Please email us at: [email protected]

Awards/Results Questions

Age Group Awards We will have 12 age groups: 19 and under, 20 – 24; 25 – 29; 30 – 34; 35 – 39; 40 – 44; 45 – 49; 50 – 54; 55 – 59; 60 – 64; 65 – 69; 70 + You must be 12 years or older to participate in the triathlon.
  • Triathlon: The first Overall winner and the top three in each Age Group will be presented with an award.
  • Duathlon: The first Overall winner and the top three in each age Group will be presented with an award.
  • Relay Teams: The first Overall 2 person relay team and first overall 3 person relay team will be presented with an award.
Winners must be present to receive award. Virtual participants not eligible for awards.
We try to wait until the last racer is off the course to start awards but we may start awards before then. We have tentatively planned for the awards to be around 10:00 a.m. You must be present to get your award.
Whether you finish first or last, all race participants will receive a custom finisher’s medal as soon as you cross the finish line. We believe all athletes should be awarded for their success.
Results will be posted on Online Race Results. The link will be posted closer to race day.
Yes! To qualify, you must participate in an age group category. Participating in the Competitive Wave and Buddy Wave will NOT qualify you. You must participate in your appropriate age group wave.

Race Day Questions

At least 90 minutes before the race starts. The key is you need to be at the event venue to allow yourself time to park, set-up transition and be ready by the first wave start for the event.
Enjoy the August summer with a triathlon event at Prairie Springs Park. The average air temperature during this time is 70 degrees. Water temperatures for the lake along the shore is usually in 70 to 80 degrees in the summer. Water temps will be updated race week and again on race morning.
Triathlons will be held in light rain but not lightning or high winds. We do not make weather decisions regarding the race until race day. At that time we will meet with safety and local police to either adapt the race or cancel the event. Athlete safety is our primary concern. The are no rain dates if the event is canceled and there are NO REFUNDS.
Only participants with an affixed athlete wristband.
You are only allowed to check in your helmet and shoes when you check in your bike. Bring your bag and any food and/or liquids on race morning to set at your transition.
Please affix your race bib to the FRONT of your shirt or with a race belt. We need to see that bib number at all times on the run. Do not wear the race bib during the swim.
Your timing chip will be attached to your ankle with a adhesive that is on the chip. When you pick up your race packet, there will be directions on the envelope. No timing chip, no finish time!
The transition area is a designated area where you can lay out all your equipment. Even though each athlete will have her own space, this area can become very congested after the swim portion and before the run. In this area the athletes move from the swim to bike and the bike to run.
The transition areas, T1 and T2, are terms used when speaking about transition 1 and transition 2. After you finish your swim you will approach T1 to get yourself ready for the bike portion (swim to bike). After the bike you will approach T2 to get ready for the run (bike to run). You will go to the same transition area during the race.

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, we encourage a headphone-free environment during the running of races.

Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.

There will be Port-O-Lets throughout the race venue and located on course.
When you come out of the swim, run to your bike, put on your helmet and race gear and unrack your bike. RUN WITH YOUR BIKE OUT OF TRANSITION AT THE BIKE EXIT . When you cross the MOUNT/DISMOUNT line you can get on your bike. When you return, you will need to get off your bike again before crossing this line. It is well marked and easy to see. Run with your bike back to the bike rack and re-rack your bike, get your run gear and head out the RUN EXIT.
Drafting is a technique of riding your bike in a close pack. In a non-drafting race, a person can be penalized for riding in the drafting zone: an area approximately 4 bike lengths long and 6 feet wide surrounding each cyclist. The advantage of drafting is that you will be able to increase your speed and decrease your effort due to a decrease in wind resistance. Not only is drafting dangerous, but a drafting cyclist has an easier ride when the person in the lead is doing all of the work. Because we want your Iron Girl experience to be enjoyable and safe, we prohibit drafting on the bike portion.
Notify a race official or bike mechanic on course and we will do our best to get you back up and biking.  If you are unable to keep biking we will transport you back to transition as soon as possible. If transported, this will result in a DNF, however, we will allow you to continue on the run portion if you’d like.
The run course will have aid stations with the following:
  • Water
  • Gatorade
  • Gu gels
For the safety of all participants we do not allow strollers, dogs, bicycles, roller blades or skateboards on the course.
Bike support will pump up your tire, help fix flat tires and help with mechanical issues after your bike has been checked into the transition area.