2nd Annual Outland Challenge Triathlon open for registration

Event to feature region’s most seasoned triathletes and $1,000 in prizes

CANBY, MN – February 3, 2012 – The Outland Challenge is now accepting registrants for the 2nd Annual Outland Challenge Triathlon being held on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Lake Cochrane State Park, South Dakota. The event will have three legs—a 400-yard swim, a 15.5-mile bike ride, and a 4.4-mile run—and is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. New to this year’s event is a team competition; participants will compete alongside the region’s most seasoned triathletes. The top finishers of each division (men, women, team) will share in $1,000 in cash prizes. One hundred-percent of the event’s profits are divided and distributed to local charities. To register and learn more about the event go to: www.outlandchallenge.org or www.facebook.com/theoutlandchallenge.

Lake Cochrane State Park is an 88-acre park that features 30 camp sites, modern restrooms, showers, and a beautiful natural sand beach. Lake Cochrane, one of South Dakota’s cleanest lakes, is surrounded by wide-open, rolling prairie crossed by streams and oak-covered draws. Those interested in volunteering for this year’s event can contact staff at info@outlandchallenge.org.

About Outland Energy Services

Outland Energy Services, the sponsor of the Outland Challenge, provides operations and maintenance services to wind energy facilities throughout the United States and abroad. Founded in 2005, today Outland has more than 125 employees. The company maintains its North American headquarters in Canby, Minnesota and has additional offices in Mendota Heights, Minnesota and Guymon, Oklahoma. Outland holds the following certifications: ISO 9001:2008 (quality management), ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management), and OHSAS 18001:2007 (occupational health and safety management).

For more information about Outland Energy Services, please visit www.outlandenergy.com.