Winter Triathlon


January 26, 2020

why IRONBULL Winter Triathlon?

Racers can explore the area’s premiere trail system on skis, on bike, and on snowshoes. Making use of Wisconsin’s four seasons, racers get the chance to experience a triathlon on (frozen) water, on bike, and then on foot. Racers will start cross country skiing (classic or skate) on a 6k loop. Racers will transition to fat tire bikes, which is the first time fat tire bikes have been allowed at Nine Mile Forest! Bikers will hit 10k of trails, a mix of groomed ski trails and Nine Mile’s singletrack, Finally, racers will switch to snowshoes, covering 5k of snowshoe trails.

Do you have the endurance and strength to finish this challenge?

Person running up a rock covered mountain trail during fall.

Spectators and Race Support
Spectators are encouraged and bring a cow bell to make some noise for the racers!  Spectators may rent snowshoes or skis to cheer on the course or explore other trails. Spectators may use the heated chalet to warm up at one of the two fireplaces. Recommended spectator areas are noted in the race guide.  Spectators may pre-purchase food or buy onsite concessions.

The transition area will have an aid station available with water, Gatorade, and bananas. You may also carry your own nutrition / hydration.

Finish Line Food
All racers and pre-paid spectators will enjoy a free meal and drink after the race. Enjoy warming up in the chalet or under the tent.

Other Festivities
Stay the weekend and enjoy other events in the area:

Brew Fest by Wausau Events - Elk's Lodge #248

Taste local craft beers while enjoying live music with friends and family! Over 40 types of beer, wine, Trig’s Smokehouse brats, potato bar, and other yummy sides will have your tastebuds busy.

Winter Fest by Wausau Events - 400 Block, downtown Wausau 400 3rd Street, City of Wausau, Wisconsin 54403

Saturday January 25, 2020 10 am to 3 pm

Winter Fest offers a day of free activities for the whole family including: fat tire bike demos, horse-drawn carriage rides, a snow slide, ice sculptures, mac-n-cheese contest (11am-2pm, fee), art projects, cookie decorating, ice skating and more!

Badger State Games -

Saturday January 25, 2020

Cheer on or race in the Nordic skiing events of the Badger State Games. Skate and classic events for all ages (1k to 43k).

Green Initiative

In order to maintain the beauty of our community and environment, we will have ways to enjoy the race with minimal impact!

  • Compost bins will go toward local Monk Gardens / Wausau Urban Community Gardens.

  • Our event is also cupless. Please plan accordingly by bringing your own reusable bottle or cup!