Mountains of the Midwest Winter Triathlon Rules

Registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN & WILL BE LIMITED TO 100 ENTRANTS
Your entry includes:

  • Bib
  • Participation Medal
  • Food & Beverage

Register by mail by February 23, 2019:

mail to:
Wolverine Nordic Trail
PO Box 27
Ironwood, MI 49938

Online Registration:

This link will take you directly to the online registration which opens January 7, 2019 and closes Feb.23, 2019.  Walk-in registrations will be allowed at Packet Pick-up on, Friday, March 1, 2019 from 4-7 pm at the Cold Iron Brewery, Ironwood, MI and the morning of the race, Saturday, March 2, 2019, between 8:00 – 9:00am at the Wolverine Chalet at 5851 Sunset Rd, Ironwood, MI

Divisions and Awards:

Individuals, ages 15-70+: 

Medals will be awarded to the top male and female in each of the following age categories in both classic and skate ski divisions:

  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80+

Award plaques to the top male finisher and top female finisher overall, in each ski division.

3-Person Relay:

Three people will each complete one leg of the course.  A plaque for each member of the top relay team in both the classic and skate ski divisions will be awarded.

Registration Fees

Standard Rate – Jan 20 thru March 1:
$65 individual or $150 3-person relay team.

Walk-In Registrations – March 1 & March 2: 
$75 individual or $165 3-person relay team.

Registration Info

  • No refunds will be given for any reason including race cancellation.
  • Proof of registration will be emailed. Signed waivers are required and separate registrations for every participant.
  • If you are registering as a 3-Person Relay Team, the captain will register and pay for the entire fee; however, each participant of the relay must sign a separate waiver at check-in on Friday evening or Saturday morning when they pick up their packet.
  • It is assumed that you will have your own equipment; however, skis, snowshoes, & bikes will be available for a fee at the following local business:
    Hobby Wheel 1435 E Cloverland Dr .Ironwood, MI 49938 (906)932-3332  for Skis, Snowshoes & Fat Tire Bikes or ABR Trails for Skis  at (906) 932-3502
    Call to reserve them early, as supplies are limited.
  • NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING RACE CANCELLATION OR DISQUALIFICATION

Rules

  • Participants will take their gear to the Wolverine Chalet from 7:30am until 9am.
  • No personal listening devices (iPods, radios, and mp3 players) are allowed during this entire event.
  • Once the clock starts it does not stop until you cross the finish line by snowshoers. All transitions are timed as part of the race.

Transition/Start Line:

  • From Ironwood take US 2 to Traffic Light near Walmart. Take a left turn onto Section 12 Rd. to Sunset Rd., Turn Right onto Sunset Rd. and follow the signs to Wolverine Nordic Trails
  • Pull in to the Wolverine lower parking lot on the right (this will be signed)
  • Unload your gear and carry it to the Transition area near the Chalet.
  • Place your equipment in the staging/transition area. There will be racks set-up outdoors, numbered with your bib number with room to hang your bike, place your skis upright without falling, snowshoes and other necessary gear.
  • You are responsible for your own seating. Bring a bucket or small folding chair. Limited indoor changing is available.

Cross-Country Ski Rules:

  • All participants should have gear at transition area and be prepared to start the race at the Wolverine Chalet by 9am.
  • The cross-country ski portion of this event will begin at the designated start line near the Wolverine Chalet.
  • All participants should be at the start line to line up 10 minutes before their start time.
  • Expert levels will start first, followed by intermediate then beginners.
  • Classic Ski on right/Skate Ski on left. Pass with care.
  • Follow yellow signs, stay on the trail. Please be courteous to other racers at all times.
  • Approximately 3 K before the timing arch the trail will be shared with skiers, bikers and snowshoe racers.
  • Participants will pass through the timing arch which is located at the end of the trail and enter the transition area. Passing through the arch will stop ski time and begin the biking leg of the race. The transition from ski to bike will be timed as part of the bike course.

Biking Rules:

  • Helmets must be worn and buckled at all times during the biking leg of this event. If they are removed during this timed section, you will be disqualified.
  • Failure to heed the commands of a race official means disqualification.
  • Bikers must walk their bike while in the transition area until the entering the designated trail to the bike course
  • The beginning of the bike course is on the same course as the cross-country ski. Please do not bike on the classic track.
  • Follow orange signs, stay the on designated trail. Please be courteous to other racers at all times.
  • Pass on the left.
  • Approximately 3 K before the timing arch the trail will be shared with skiers, bikers and snowshoers.
  • Participants will pass through the timing arch which is located at the end of the trail Please walk your bike when in the transition area. Passing through the arch will stop bike time and begin the snowshoe leg of the race. The transition from bike to snowshoe will be timed as part of the snowshoe course.
  • If your bike breaks down, please remove yourself from the course and a race official will be on the course to assist you in getting help.
  • To protect the ski trails and help minimize sinking and spinning when on the bike course, we adopted the following guidelines:
  • A bike specially designed with tires that are 3.5 inches wide or wider to float on snow
  • Rims range from 60mm to 110mm wide, and tires that run on LESS THAN 10 psi.
  • Mountain bikes are not recommended on trails unless the race description is modified due to lack of snow
  • Riders need to be aware of the depth of their tire grooves
  • If your groove is deeper than a half inch, air pressure should be reduced. This will enhance your experience, as well as protect the trail for other users.
  • All riders are strongly encouraged to reduce air pressure. If you ride in an area with little snowfall and rock-hard groomed trails, your “high pressure” tires (7-10 psi) are NOT the right tool for the job here. You will encounter soft, deep snow the likes of which you may have never seen and a properly aired-down tire (3-6 psi) will float and grip, while a 7-10 psi tire will definitely sink and spin.
  • Bikers must walk their bike to the designated start line near the Wolverine Chalet On returning from the biking route, participants must again run or walk their bikes arch to the snowshoe transition

Snowshoe Rules:

  • The snowshoe portion of this event will begin at the designated starting line near the Wolverine Chalet.
  • The beginning of the snowshoe course is on the same course as the cross-country ski and bike course. It will veer off to the single track snowshoe course. Trail monitors will be available to direct you.
  • Follow blue signs, stay on the trail.
  • Please be courteous to other racers at all times.
  • Pass on the left.
  • 2 K of this race is on single track snowshoe trail through the woods. The last 3 K is on packed cross country ski trail.
  • Please do not snowshoe on the classic track.
  • Approximately 3 K before the timing arch the trail will be shared with skiers, bikers and snowshoers.
  • Please snowshoe on the far left of the trail leading to the timing arch.
  • This is the finish of the race.

Withdrawing From the Race:

If at any time you cannot complete the race for any reason, you must let a volunteer know so that we know you are safely off of the course and back at Wolverine Chalet.

Transition Staging Areas and Set- Up Rules:

  • Transition area will become congested, so it is advised that you begin early and allow at least 1/2 hour to drop off equipment at the transition area, beginning at 8:00am until 9:30am.
  • Volunteers will be there to assist you.
  • Once the clock starts it does not stop until you cross the finish line by snowshoe. All transitions are timed as part of the race.

Equipment Pick-Up Following Awards Ceremony:

Equipment pick-up is NOT permitted until the last racer crosses the finish line.  All equipment must be picked-up no later than 4pm.

Parking Areas:


Designated parking area for the race is located on the lower lot near the chalet. Overflow parking will be on the west side of the lot.

Spectator Parking & Viewing:


Spectators are welcome to cheer on the triathletes outside the Wolverine Chalet, which is where the start and finish line of the race are located. We ask that spectators also park in the designated parking area. The Race can also be viewed at the Hospital corner. Parking is allowed in the lot behind the hospital. Spectators are NOT allowed on the trails.

Wolverine Nordic Trails is an alcohol free and tobacco free property. No pets are allowed on the race course. Thank you for respecting this beautiful property.