August 17, 2024

Bauman Aquatic Center and Middleton High School, Middleton WI

Our favorite end-of-summer tradition! Swim in the beautiful outdoor Bauman pool, bike through a quiet neighborhood on closed city streets, and finish with a run on the new track in the outdoor Borden Athletic Complex at Middleton High School. With race activities redesigned in 2024 to support an easier spectating experience, this race is sure to remain a favorite for our athletes and their families!

Presented by Harbor Athletic Club

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Friday, August 16th – EARLY PACKET PICKUP

There will be an early packet pickup from 5pm-6:30pm on Friday, August 16th at the Harbor Athletic Club (2529 Allen Blvd, Middleton). Full details will be sent to registered race participants. Participants may also pick up their packet in the Registration Area on the morning of the race.

There will be a course talk at 5:30pm; come hear all about this race and get your questions answered before race day! If you are unable to join us in person, view our general course talk video here.

Saturday, August 17th – RACE DAY

Athletes begin their swim at the Bauman Aquatic Center (2400 Park Lawn Place Middleton, WI) and cross the Finish Line in Middleton High School's Borden Athletic Complex (2100 Bristol St. Middleton, WI). View detailed site information in the Race Maps and Materials section below.

8:30am: Long Course begins
9:30am: Medium Course begins
9:45am: Long Course awards ceremony (estimated time)
10:00am: Intermediate Course begins (Note: Intermediate course participants MUST have their gear loaded in Transition prior to 9:30am)
10:30am: Short Course begins
10:45am: Medium Course awards ceremony (estimated time)
11:15am: Intermediate Course awards ceremony (estimated time)
11:30am: Short Course awards ceremony (estimated time)

We offer 4 course distances at this event. See below for courses and approximate distances. While there are recommended ages listed below, please select the course distance that best matches your child’s ability, regardless of age. If your athlete is using a balance bike or bike with training wheels, we strongly recommend that they register for the Short course. There is also an at-home option for participants who are interested in a virtual option.

Long Course (rec. ages 11-14): Swim 100 yards (4 lengths of the pool)*, Bike 4 miles, Run 1.2 miles**

Long course athletes will need to do two loops of a portion of the bike course. Athletes are responsible for keeping track of their own number of loops. You may want to station an adult at the loop location if you think it may be a challenge for your child to keep track of their own loops.

Medium Course (rec. ages 7-10): Swim 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool)*, Bike 2.1 miles, Run 0.7 mile**

Intermediate Course (rec. ages 7-10): Swim 25 yards (1 length of the pool), Bike 2.1 miles, Run 0.7 mile**

Short Course (rec. ages 3-6): Swim 25 yards (exits 0-depth side of pool), Bike 0.5 mile, Run 0.2 mile

At-Home: Complete your race wherever and whenever you like! Please follow all traffic rules and safety recommendations as you complete your race.

*Long and Medium course athletes will need to duck under lap lanes to complete their swim course. See the Swim Course map in the Race Maps and Materials section below for details.

**Long, Medium, and Intermediate athletes will need to complete multiple laps on the track to complete their run portion. Each athlete is responsible for keeping track of their own number of laps. You may want to station an adult along in the spectator area of the track if you think it may be a challenge for your child to keep track of their own number of laps.

See the Course Maps below to view each course. The Swim course will be in the Bauman Aquatic Center pool. The Bike course will be on city streets. The Run course will be on the high school track. View our Middleton recap video to see what this race looks like in action!

Race Entry Fees

Participants ages 3-14

  • Early Bird Registration (until 11:59pm on January 31): $25
  • Early Registration (until 11:59pm on April 30): $29
  • Registration (until 11:59pm on July 28)
  • Last Chance Registration (until 11:59pm on August 14): $39
  • Race Weekend Registration (if available): $45

Financial assistance is available for any child who qualifies for free or reduced lunch! Please email if you need help with your child’s entry fee.

With registration, each athlete receives:

  • Your race entry fee donated towards health and fitness programs at local schools
  • Event race bib
  • Short-sleeve t-shirt (guaranteed availability and size only if registered by 11:59pm on July 23, 2024)
  • Finisher medal
  • Professional race timing and results available online (timing not available for at-home participants)
  • Free professional downloadable photos taken by Focal Flame Photography!

Wait List

When an event sells out, we offer a wait list option. For details on how we manage an event’s wait list, please see our FAQ page on our website.

Refund Policy

Our events are held rain or shine, and we do not offer refunds for weather-related delays or cancellations. In the event that you are unable to attend the race due to illness, quarantine, or other reasons, we are happy to switch you to the at-home race and you will still receive your finisher medal and race materials. Please email if you need to make changes to your registration.

This race takes places at the Bauman Aquatic Center (2400 Park Lawn Place Middleton, WI) and on the Middleton High School campus (2100 Bristol St. Middleton, WI).

Multiple parking lots and area roads are closed for race activities during this event. Please review the Parking Map in the Race Maps and Materials section above to plan for your best route for access and parking before coming to this event.

Handicap-accessible parking stalls are available in the recommended parking lots; please contact us if you need additional information about accessible parking options.

All participants will receive a finisher medal. All in-person participants will be timed and trophies will be awarded to the top three girls and boys in each of the divisions listed below. There will be a brief awards ceremony in the Finish Area after the completion of each course. If an award winner is not able to be present at the award ceremony, they will be contacted after the race with information about how to pick up their trophy.

Long Course:

  • ages 10 and under
  • ages 11-12
  • ages 13-14

Medium Course:

  • ages 6 and under
  • ages 7-8
  • ages 9-10

Intermediate Course:

  • ages 6 and under
  • ages 7-8
  • ages 9-10

Short Course:

  • ages 3-4
  • ages 5-6

Go to the Results section below to view previous race results.

We want to keep you informed on the ways we are keeping our events safe for participants, volunteers, and staff. Here are a few things you can expect when participating in a Tri 4 Schools event:

  • We will follow any current local health recommendations.
  • We ask that any participant, volunteer, or spectator who is experiencing any illness symptoms or has recently tested positive for COVID to refrain from attending the event. Any participants who are unable to attend the race due to illness or injury or those would prefer to complete their race at home can be switched to the At-Home division.
  • We work with local city officials in planning our race and defining safety plans. We have Police and EMS support onsite during the event.
  • Our volunteers are assigned to area captains who lead them in role-specific training to prepare them for supporting the race.

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