July 16 2016, Walhalla, ND
"This race was by far the hardest thing I have ever done. I love ironman races because of the challenge and the people that do them. I love the crowds, the energy, and the strategy. This offroad ironman had very few people, but quality supersedes quantity." - Jess Anderson, 2015 Female Winner
Location: Walhalla Country Club, 12114 County Highway 55, Walhalla, North Dakota
Wilderman Full: 2.4 miles of swimming, 112.2 miles of gravel grinding, mountain biking and stream crossing, and 25.7 miles of the gnarliest trail running in the state.
Wilderman Half: 1.2 miles of swimming, slightly more than 63.8 miles on the bike, and 16.2 miles of trail running.
Wilderman Relay: Full course, but as a relay. Teams of 2 or 3 (since we realize dragging a swimmer up to only do one part of the race is sort of mean).
This is an epic race. Please--before you decide to do this race read the race reports from previous races (links at the bottom of the page). Go in to this baby with your eyes open...
About: Accordng to one researcher, more people have been to the moon than have completed an offroad full distance triathlon. Crazy. But I'm not sure how long that is going to last, because the off road full distance triathlon is back--this time with ENDracing, a grassroots extreme endurance events company based, out of all places, North Dakota.
If you thought IRONMAN™ (or even XTERRA™) was the end of the road - the big enchilada - the pinnacle of multi-disciplinary solo effort endurance sports - think again.
Think Harder---Think Better---Think Wilder.
Welcome to the Wilderman*
"By far my favorite race." - Noelle Andrychowicz
Race Details (2016):
Date: Saturday, July 16th 2016
Location: Pembina Gorge, near Walhalla, ND. HQ at Walhalla Country Club (12114 County Highway 55).
More Details: Course Book.
|Dec 1-Feb 1||Feb 2-May 31||Jun 1-Jul 9|
|Register Full Relay||$120 (2 person)
$180 (3 person)
|$140 (2 person)
$210 (3 person)
|$160 (2 person)
$240 (3 person)
|Online registration closes 23:59:59 July 9.
Race will be limited to 100 participants between both distances and relay.
|2015||13 started, 12 finished||Results||Wes, Beek||Tom, Jess, Dan Woll (in forthcoming book?!)||Racer Comm., Map|
|2014||26 started, 17 finished (full only)||Results||Wes, Bryan||Video||Caleb, David, Scott, Brandon, Noelle||Map|
*Please note, the Wilderman IS NOT IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED WITH IRONMAN™ or XTERRA™. It is a triathlon, however, that covers roughly the same distance in each discipline as an IRONMAN™ Triathlon. As we mentioned, the Wilderman is harder, better, wilder, and a heck of a lot less expensive than IRONMAN™ and XTERRA™ events. Here are some extra trademark symbols in case we missed them somewhere: ™™™™™.