16-17 July Canceled (see below) 2022, 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."
If you do one triathlon this year, do a local, inexpensive sprint, and do it beside a first timer whom you coaxed into the sport #TimeToTri.
If you do two triathlons this year do Wilderman. It's everything this sport should be!
Wilderman Full: 2.4 miles of swimming, 113.4 miles of gravel grinding, mountain biking and stream crossing, and 26.7 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). We're even open to letting teams share a swimmer.
About: 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 into this baby with your eyes open...
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
16-17 July 2022 Canceled in 2022. An email has been sent to registered racers with refund information (2022-07-05). There is heavy damage to the trail system and key roads in the area that prevent us from having a safe and fun race this year. It sucks.
Location: Pembina Gorge, near Walhalla, ND.
- The Course Book will be updated with 2022 information sometime before July.
- Roster (who is signed up?)
- Facebook event (if that's your jam)
|Status||Before May 1||May 1 - Jun 17 2020||Jun 18 - Jul 12 2020|
|Relay Full||Closed||$130 (2 person)
$195 (3 person)
|$140 (2 person)
$210 (3 person)
|$150 (2 person)
$225 (3 person)
$80 (2 person)
$80 (2 person)
|$90 (2 person)
$130 (3 person)
| Online registration closes 23:59:59 Monday of race week.
Race will be limited to 40 full, 40 half, and 10 relay teams.
|Full Men||Brendan Heinig||16:45||2016|
|Full Women||Molly Cochran||22:21||2014|
|Full Relay||Los Dos Lunaticos||18:30||2017|
|Half Men||David Uber||09:33||2019|
|Half Women||Ashley Busack||11:18||2018|
|Full Swim||Don Henderson||1:03||2018|
|Full Bike||Paul Marietta||8:47||2014|
|Full Run||Brendan Heinig||6:27||2016|
|Half Swim||Craig Finlay||0:31||2018|
|Half Bike||Radim Blaha||4:53||2016|
|Half Run||Joel Odland||4:17||2016|
|2022||Canceled - trail and road damage|
|2020||Canceled - COVID|
|2019||33 started, 24 finished (full+half+relay)||All years||Adventure Wheelers Photography||Megan Peck|
|2018||55 started, 28 finished (full+half+relay)||All years||Mike||Kim||Schenley (preamble, swim, etc.), Sarah, Eric, Scott, Steve|
|2017||26 started, 17 finished (full+half+relay)||All years||Aaron||Noelle prerace, River crossing, Official (short)||Eric, Jacob (read all the comments), Todd Heady, Ian, Mitzi, Mike, leapdog||Slowtwitch|
|2016||16 started, 14 finished (full+half+relay)||All years||Beek, Dave||Prerace, Awards||Eric, Sheryl, Jason, Bill, Mark's run track||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Event, Map|
|2015||13 started, 12 finished (full+half)||All years||Wes, Beek||Tom, Jess, Luke||Racer Comm., Map, Facebook Event|
|2014||26 started, 17 finished (full only)||All years||Wes, Bryan||Video||Caleb, David, Scott, Brandon, Noelle, Mike, Michelle, Dan Woll||Map, Facebook Event|
*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: ™™™™™.