Packet Pick Up is on Saturday, May 20 from 10am – 6pm at Endurance House Middleton. There is no race morning packet pick up.
No. We do not allow for packet pick up on race morning. You must pick up your packet in person, with ID, on Saturday, May 20, at Endurance House Middleton. No exceptions. There is no race morning packet pick up.
Yes. The person needs to bring a copy of the participant’s driver’s license.
Yes. We offer distance changes or event changes up to two weeks prior to the event. If you switch to an event with increased cost (eg: Sprint to Olympic) you are responsible for covering the difference in cost for the events.
Yes. FREE race transfers are available until two weeks prior to the event.
No. We do not allow for deferrals. If you cannot race, we suggest you take advantage of our free race transfer option.
No. We do not offer refunds. If you cannot race, we suggest you take advantage of our free race transfer option.
No. For the safety of all participants, volunteers, spectators, and the public, headphones are not allowed. Any participant seen with headphones will be disqualified.
No. The entire course will remain open to the public at all times. Our event staff, volunteers, and officials will do everything to make sure to control traffic along the route. Please use caution, follow the rules of the road, and watch for safety while cycling.
If you would like to switch your distance, please contact us via email AT LEAST two weeks prior to the event with the following information: First & Last Name, Phone Number, Distance Currently registered For, distance you’d like to change to.

If you switch to an event with increased cost (eg: Sprint to Olympic) you are responsible for covering the difference in cost for the events.

5:30AM – Transition, Timing Chip Pick Up, & Body Marking Opens
6:45AM – Transition Closes
6:55AM – Warm Up Swim Closes, Water Clear
6:55AM – Duathlon Pre-Race Announcements, National Anthem
7:00AM – Duathlon Start (mass start in Finish Field, self seeding, no waves)
7:05AM – Triathlon Pre-Race Announcements, National Anthem, Drawing for IMWI Entry
7:10AM – Olympic Triathlon Start
7:30AM – Sprint Triathlon Start
9:00AM – Finish Field Open
10:30AM – Awards Available at Awards Table
1:00PM – Course Officially Closes, Transition Officially Closes
Body Marking will be available race morning starting at 5:30am until transition closes at 6:45am. Body marking will be located IN transition, on the south east end (beach side), near the Swim In / Run Out exit. Participants will be marked with bib number and age.
Timing chips will be handed out race morning starting at 5:30am until transition closes at 6:45am. Timing chip hand out will be located IN transition, on the south east end (beach side), near the Swim In / Run Out exit. Participants MUST wear their timing chip at ALL times. No timing chip will result in DNF. Relays will exchange the timing chip per relay team member.
Capitol View Events rents the entire park for athletes, spectators, volunteers, and vendors. WISCONSIN STATE PARK STICKER IS NOT REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.
Governor Nelson State Park has limited parking and we recommend carpooling. Parking Lot 1 is reserved for emergency vehicles, vendors, volunteers, VIP triathlon teams (pre-authorized), and staff. Parking Lot 3 will open at 5am and remain open until full or until transition closes at 6:45am. Cars will not be allowed into the park after 6:45am. No exceptions. If you show up late to the race after transition has closed, please set your alarm earlier for next year. For the safety of all participants and spectators, we can not and will not let you drive into the park.

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There will be ample portapotties located immediately outside of transition on the south east side (beach side). This location also allows for access to portapotties during the run course. There are no aid stations or restrooms on the bike course. Park shelter restrooms are located near the beach pavilion and near the boat launch parking lot.
Please pay attention to the weather forecast and prepare adequately. The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the Event Director will make the decision to alter the distance or cancel the event based upon the best decision for the safety of all participants, spectators, and volunteers. If the event is altered or canceled, Capitol View Events does not offer refunds, partial refunds, or deferrals.
he water quality condition of Lake Mendota is tested every day Monday-Thursday at Governor Nelson State Park beach by the Department of Natural Resources. At this time, the water quality condition is clear & good. Should this change, Capitol View Events will update participants as quickly as possible. Also, there is little plant life (weeds) currently inhabiting the swim course. The bottom of the swim course is soft & thick at the start and immediately before swim exit. Please be aware of the rocky bottom near the wave break.
Capitol View Triathlon follows all USAT swim safety guidelines including wetsuit recommendations (see below). If the water temperature is below 60*, wetsuits will be mandatory. If the water temperature is above 78*, wetsuits will be prohibited. If the water temperature is below 55*, the Olympic swim course will be shortened to the Sprint swim course. If the water temperature is below 52*, the swim will be canceled. If the swim is canceled due to inclement weather, rough conditions, or water temperature, but the conditions are safe to continue the event, participants will time trial start out of T1 on first come first serve basis with a line starting behind the timing mat at the T1 exit (north west side/road side of transition).
Transition will open at 5:30am and will close PROMPTLY at 6:45am for race start. The transition area is for participants only – spectators are not allowed. DO NOT BE LATE. To ensure an efficient start and security for all participants, we will not allow participants to enter transition after 6:45am. (Even if you are a sprint participant in the very last swim wave, no exceptions). Transition will officially close at 1pm. Please have all your belongings removed by 1pm. Transition security will be verifying bike numbers with bib numbers.
No, this race is not USAT Certified.

Why? In effort to grow the endurance community, Capitol View Triathlon & Duathlon looks to minimize as many barriers of entry into the sport as possible. Increasing the registration fee to include the one-day USAT license, according to participant survey, adds more cost without adding more value to the event. Also, Capitol View Triathlon & Duathlon looks to welcome first time athletes and reduce any intimidation factors, including the words “USAT certified”. We want ALL athletes to feel they belong at our event – first timers and veterans. The first timers will feel comfortable and safe as they tackle their first tri, and the veterans know that our race is well organized, safe, and highly professional – even without the USAT name.

No. Please swing by the Awards Tent before you leave the park to pick up your award. 1st-3rd place Overall Male/Female for each distance, 1st-3rd Age Group Male/Female, 1st-3rd Couples Teams, 1st-3rd Relay Divisions. Awards will not be mailed, but you can pick up awards at Endurance House Middleton anytime during business hours for 1 week post race.
Yes! All participants will have a food ticket and beverage ticket on their bib. The food ticket will be able to be redeemed for a BBQ pork sandwich or veggie wrap (limited quantities on the veggie wrap). Pretzels, banana, oranges, granola bars, water, chocolate milk, and beer from Great Dane will be available. All volunteers are welcome for a complimentary meal.

Spectators can purchase food for $3.

Online registration will close the Wednesday before the event.
Provisions to accomodate a delayed event start:
Note: Due to our permits with the local municipalities and Dane County Sheriff Department, we are required to have all bikes off the course no later than 10:00AM.

Capitol View Triathlon & Duathlon implements the 30/30 rule. If hearing thunder :30 seconds after lightening, the start will be delayed until 30 minutes have passed without thunder.

Duathlon:
Delayed up to 8:00am – Event conducted in its entirety
8:01am – 9:00am – Event conducted following sprint distance bike course same run course
9:01am – 12:00pm – Event conducted as a 10K run/walk only, no bike
12:00pm – 12:30pm – Event conducted as a 5K run/walk only, no bike
12:30pm – Event Cancelled

Sprint Triathlon:
Delayed up to 9:00am – Event conducted in its entirety
9:01am – 12:00pm – Event conducted as a 10K run/walk only, no bike
12:00pm – 12:30pm – Event conducted as a 5K run/walk only, no bike
12:30pm – Event Cancelled

Olympic Triathlon
Delayed up to 8:00am – Event conducted in its entirety
8:01am – 9:00am – Event conducted following sprint distance swim and bike course, olympic run course
9:01am – 12:00pm – Event conducted as a 10K run/walk only, no bike
12:00pm – 12:30pm – Event conducted as a 5K run/walk only, no bike
12:30pm – Event Cancelled