The 1st Annual Canoe and Du takes place on the beautiful La Crosse river and La Crosse River state trail along with the surrounding West Salem neighborhoods. This event is a great fit for all abilities and is family and beginner friendly. Test your abilities in open water paddling, road cycling, and running. Athletes can compete as individuals or as teams.


The Duathlon will begin at 8:00 am

The Canoe Triathlon will begin at 9:00 am

Registration Fees

Individual Racer Solo

Participant paddles a solo canoe or kayak. Participant completes all three legs (paddle, bike, run) to accrue a total individual time (Starts at 9:00 am)

Closed
Mar 7 - Apr 30 $40.00
May 1 - Jun 30 $45.00
Jul 1 - Jul 31 $55.00
Aug 1 - Aug 26 $60.00

Individual Racer Tandem

Participant paddles with another individual racer or non-racing person in a canoe or double kayak. Participant must supply own paddling partner. Participant completes all three legs (paddle, bike, run) and accrues an individual time. (Starts at 9:00 am)

Closed
Mar 7 - Apr 30 $40.00
May 1 - Jun 30 $45.00
Jul 1 - Jul 31 $55.00
Aug 1 - Aug 26 $60.00

Team Relay Option

Teams can consist of 2-4 people. (1-2 people complete canoe/kayak leg, 1 person completes bike leg, 1 person completes run leg (Note must register 2 or more members to start team) (Starts at 9:00 am)

Closed
Mar 7 - Apr 30 $60.00
May 1 - Jun 30 $65.00
Jul 1 - Jul 31 $75.00
Aug 1 - Aug 26 $80.00

Duathlon

Participant completes all 3 legs (Run, Bike, Run) and accrues total time. (Starts at 8:00 am)

Closed
Mar 7 - Apr 30 $40.00
May 1 - Jun 30 $45.00
Jul 1 - Jul 31 $55.00
Aug 1 - Aug 26 $60.00

VOLUNTEER

Make a difference this summer and help support your community and local athletes at the 1st Anuual Canoe and Du. Help is needed on the run and bike course, directing participants where to go. Volunteers are also needed to help at the water and aid stations.

For more information and to sign up to volunteer as an individual or a group http://www.laxymca.org/events/canoe-du/

Race Information/Packet

CANOE AND DU RACE INSTRUCTIONS

August 27, 2016, West Salem. WI

 

PLEASE READ THOUROUGHLY– There is no pre-race meeting. It is your responsibility to read/understand these instructions.

Confirmation: You should have received an email confirmation from raceroster, If you did not receive an email or if you are not sure if you registered please contact Shawn McClone at smcclone@laxymca.org

Packet Pick-Up: Racers can pick up race bibs , timing chips, and shirts during the following times.

- Wednesday 8/24 11:00am-1:00pm at the La Crosse YMCA (1140 Main Street, La Crosse, WI)

- Thursday 8/25 Times to be determined at Coulee Health (920 WI-16, West Salem, WI)

-  Friday 8/26 Times to be determined

-Saturday (Race day) 7:30-9:00am 

Check In:

 Canoe Tri

Step 1: If using a YMCA supplied boat go directly to step 2. If supplying your own boat, you first deliver it to the canoe start area/boat landing located on highway 108 near Swarthout park. Canoe/kayak drop off will be available from 7:30am-8:30am

 

Step 2: Transition Area Check-in/ Gear Drop at Veterans Memorial Park, West Salem. Racers should report to check in tent. After checking in racers can place bike/gear in transition area. 

Duathlon

Step 1: : Transition Area Check-in/ Gear Drop at Veterans Memorial Park, West Salem. Racers should report to check in tent. After checking racers can place bike/gear in transition area

Parking: Racers and spectators will park in the designated spaces at Veterans Memorial Park. Overflow parking will be in the surrounding neighborhoods. 

Shuttles: Two Large shuttle busses will transport racers from the check-in and transition area to the canoe/kayak start between 8:00am-10:00am Spectators are allowed to board shuttle buses after all racers have been shuttled.

Start:

Canoe Tri

One boat will enter the water every 30 seconds. Boats will enter the water based on order of line-up. Boat placement holds a racer’s spot in line. Please stay with your boat so there are no issues regarding order. Be courteous and patient, you're racing the clock.

Duathlon

The Duathlon will start simultaneously with the Canoe Tri in Veterans Memorial Park at 9:00 am

Boat Course: Paddling is the first leg of the race. The boat course starts at the landing on the La Crosse River off of highway108 and ends at the landing near the transition area at Veterans Memorial Park. If using a YMCA supplied boat, grab rental boat, paddles, and life vest when you arrive at boat start. Racers using their own boat must supply own paddles and life vests. State law requires 1 life vest for each person on board. Be considerate of fellow racers and exit the river in the order you arrive. Race officials will help you out of the water and carry your boat to land. Please deposit your paddles and life-vests in your boat before heading to transition area. Teams will tag off with their biking member in the “relay zone” in the transition area. River bottom and banks may be muddy and a change of clothes after the paddling leg may be desirable.

Bike Course: Biking is the second leg of the race. Roads will be open to vehicles. Bikers must obey traffic laws. Bike helmets are required. Racers without helmets will be disqualified. Drafting is not allowed. Volunteers and officers will be posted at all major intersections. Stay alert to traffic and keep right. Racers must dismount your bike before crossing the timing platform. Teams will tag off with their running member in the “relay zone" in the transition area

Run Course: Running is the last leg of the race. The run course is an out and back from the transition area and on to La Crosse River State Trail

Duathlon: The duathlon will consist of 3 legs in the following order: Run, Bike, Run

Race Bibs:  Timing and bib information to be added at later date

Restrooms: Portable toilets will be located at the boat start and in transition area

Water/aid stations: There will be water stations at the boat start, transition area, the turnaround on the run course, and one on the bike course

Food: information to be added at later date

Results: Paddle, Bike, Run, and transition times will be recorded by timing mats at the main transition area. Results will be posted periodically as racers finish the race and will also be available online following the race

Awards: The duathlon award ceremony will begin at 11:00 am. (pending on finish times) The Canoe Triathlon Award Ceremony will begin at 2:00 pm (pending on finish times) Awards will be given to the top 3 racers in each category.

Individual Racer-Tandem & Solo Boat

(Male/Female)  Youth (

Relay Teams (Top 3)

Duathlon

(Male/Female) 

Youth (

Weather: If weather is questionable (thunder/lightning) we will wait for the “all clear” from local authorities and then proceed. The race directors will have final decision 0n any delays or cancellations.

Personal Conduct Policy: The YMCA is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Questions: Contact Shawn McClone at smcclone@laxymca.org or 608-519-5493 with any questions.

Good Luck & Have Fun!!!

 

 

Packet Pick-Up

Racers can pick up race bibs , timing chips, and shirts during the following times.

- Wednesday 8/24 11:00am-1:00pm at the La Crosse YMCA (1140 Main Street, La Crosse, WI)

- Thursday 8/25 Times to be determined at Coulee Health (920 WI-16, West Salem, WI)

-  Friday 8/26 To be determined

-Saturday (Race day) 7:30-9:00am

 

Thank You Sponsors!

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BRONZE SPONSORS

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IN KIND SPONSORS 

LA CROSSE CANOE OUTFITTERS - BIG BOAR BBQ

ELLISTONE CANOE RENTALS

Event Schedule

  • August 27 7:30 AM CDT - Canoe Drop Off- Opens

  • August 27 7:30 AM CDT - Transition Area Check in Opens

  • August 27 8:00 AM CDT - Duathlon Start (Veteran's Memorial Park)

  • August 27 9:00 AM CDT - Canoe Start (Boat Landing)

Contact Information

Event Location

Veterans Memorial Park, West Salem, WI

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