Race Info

We are proud to be the top triathlon in South Dakota as voted by South Dakota Triathlon Association members! Our race is sanctioned by the USAT and features olympic and sprint courses that showcase the beauty of South Dakota’s Coteau Prairie.

Race Weekend Schedule:

Friday, July 17:
Packet pickup
Lake Cochrane State Park
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, July 18:
Packet pickup
Lake Cochrane State Park
6:45 AM – 8:15 AM

TA Opens: 7:00 AM
TA Closes: 8:45 AM

Athlete meeting: 8:45 AM

Olympic start: 9:00 AM

Sprint start: 9:20 AM

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  • The Outland Challenge is part of the USA Triathlon Midwest Region Jr Talent ID Series. 
  • In addition to cash prizes for the top finishers, each athlete will receive an awesome customized t-shirt and other goodies.
  • Parking will be available outside the state park.
  • No parking will be allowed inside the state park or on any paved roads on race day.

Challenge Ching

Here’s a breakdown of the 2015 Challenge Ching prize money:

Olympic Distance:

  • 1st Male – $200
  • 1st Female – $200
  • 2nd Male – $125
  • 2nd Female – $125
  • 3rd Male – $75
  • 3rd Female – $75

Sprint Distance:

  • 1st Male – $200
  • 1st Female – $200
  • 2nd Male – $125
  • 2nd Female – $125
  • 3rd Male – $75
  • 3rd Female – $75

Team Race:

  • Top Team – $100

Spirit & Sportsmanship Award

  • There’s so much more to a race than winning! This award isn’t about time. Instead, it recognizes the athlete who shows the most spirit, optimism and hard work while on the Outland Challenge course. As the race unfolds, keep an eye out for the athlete who fits this mold then stop by our MC station to nominate them! Our MC’s, Cam and Noah, will keep track of all nominations and announce the winner during our awards ceremony! The recipient of this award will receive $200. Nominations from fellow athletes, volunteers and spectators are welcome!

Course Crusher Award

  • This award goes to the top male and female in both races who not only have the strength to conquer the Outland Challenge course but to do so in record breaking time! If more than one individual breaks a record in their respective division, the individual with the fastest time takes the prize.  If you break your own record you’ll still bring home the prize money. Winners will receive $100 and bragging rights for one year! Relays are not eligible to participate in this promotion.

T-shirt sizes are only guaranteed if athletes are registered by 11:59 on Wednesday, July 8th.