• FAQs



Please refer to the registration changes page for further information, instructions, and deadlines.

Is there a cut-off time?

The race will officially end 8.5 hours after your wave of the swim start. Aid station stops, transitions, etc., will be included in your total elapsed time. Splits will be recorded for each segment of the race. The following cut-off times apply for each segment of the race:
  • SWIM COURSE: The swim course will close 1 hour and 10 minutes after the last age group athlete starts the swim. Each athlete will get the full 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete the 1.2 mile swim regardless of what time they enter the water. Athletes who take longer than 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete the swim will receive a DNF. Race officials reserve the right to pull athletes off the course who exceed any established course time cut-offs.
  • BIKE COURSE: The bike course will close at 1:30PM. Any athlete arriving at the bike dismount line after 1:30PM will not be permitted to continue. Athletes must be out of transition by 1:40PM and starting the run course in order to continue on the run portion.
  • RUN COURSE: The run course will officially close at 4:30PM. Athletes arriving at the cut off after these listed times will not be permitted to continue.
  • Race Day Events reserves the right to remove an athlete from the course and DNF the athlete if our course staff determines there is no possibility of an athlete finishing the given discipline (swim, bike, run) before the posted cut-off times based on an athlete’s location, time, and average speed up to that point.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Athletes who finish before the 4:30PM cut-off but have a finishing time of more than 8.5 hours will be considered a DNF and will not be eligible for age group awards.

Can I sign up the day of?

If the event is not sold-out online, we will take walk-up registrations during packet pick-up times on Saturday, June 17 on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be NO race day registration.

Is this a USAT Sanctioned Event?

No! We try to keep participant costs down while producing the event at or above USAT standards. The Wisconsin Milkman will be a top-notch event focused on athlete experience.

Is this a wetsuit legal event?

Wetsuits are mandatory in water temperatures less than 58º F. Competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower. If the water temperature is between 78.1 – 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards(if this happens, a special start wave will be created). Wetsuits are prohibited in water temperatures greater than 84º F. Wetsuits cannot measure more than 5mm thick. It is strongly encouraged to practice open water swimming prior to the event – with and without a wetsuit.

Is this race a wave start?

Yes! All participants will start in pre-assigned waves based on age groups. Bib numbers and wave assignments will be posted in early June.

What is the weather usually like?

The average temperature on race day is in the mid 70’s. The water temperature ranges from high 60’s to mid 70's degrees Fahrenheit.

What Nutrition is offered on course?

  • Bike – Gatorade, Gels and Water
  • Run – Gels, Electrolyte Drink, water, pretzels, and bananas (at varied locations)

Why is there no rain date?

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.

Can someone pick up my race packet for me?

No Sorry, only you can pick up your race packet.

Can I bring my phone/music on course?

The use of personal music devices is not allowed at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, this event is a headphone-free environment during each leg of the race. Participant 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.


A mechanic will be available in the transition area before the race for any last minute adjustments you might need. Once the race starts, bike SAG will move onto the course to provide roaming support for any mechanical issues you might encounter while riding.


All relay team members need to be body marked. The biker and the runner need to wear the team bib-you will each get one. The timing chip is passed to each member of the team at the bike rack. You will be allowed back into the transition area once the relay swim wave has started. All Relay Participants may cross the finish line together. YOU MUST RETURN YOUR TIMING CHIP AFTER THE RACE.

Where can I park?

  • Friday and Saturday – Parking is available along Olin-Turville Ct/Lakeside St or at the lower lot
  • Sunday - Parking is available and encouraged at the Alliant Energy Center. There is an $8 parking fee at this location per vehicle.
  • There will be shuttles running back and fourth from the Alliant Energy Center to Olin Park from 4:30am – 5:30pm. Parking will not be allowed at either of the lots at Olin Park during the event.

What is your Award Policy if I don't to pick up my award at the event?

Race Day Events will hold event awards for 30 days after the event is complete. Contact us at raceday@racedayevents.com for more information about receiving your awards after the event.

I have questions about Event insurance - Where can I get information?

Click here for information on insurance for this event.
  • How do I sign up for event insurance? Add-on coverage is offered during the checkout process when signing up for this event. You will be given the option to add or decline coverage with one click. Note: If you decide to decline coverage, you will not be able to go back and add it after registering.
  • Did you purchase event insurance and now need to use it or just have a question? Submit and contact FanShield (RegShield) here.

What is your refund policy?

This race does not offer refunds or deferrals. If you are registered for the event, you agreed to the no refund and no deferral policy prior to submitting your online registration. This includes those who experience illness, injury or any other condition that may prevent them from participating in the event.