About our triathlon

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Our race Director

Joe Cloute

Joe Cloute a 35 year old Wisconsin native, grew up in Fort Atkinson Wisconsin where his love for endurance sports began swimming at the high school level.   After High School, Joe attended UW Madison where he graduated with a BS in medical microbiology and Immunology and a MS in Bacteriology.  While attending UW-Madison, Joe was introduced to the sport of triathlon.   The community of endurance sports was a natural family for Joe where he worked for another race directing company for 2 years and honed his skill as a race director.   A love for food, cooking, and creativity lead Joe to a career change where he graduated with an associates in culinary arts from OCI.   Traveling throughout Europe to gain knowledge and perfect his skills in the culinary arts, he returned to Madison become a Sous Chef for the Edgewater Hotel this past winter.  The passion for the endurance community has come back to Joe, where he will compete in a few triathlons this summer and will be a race director for Sweat Associates. 

Stewart Lake is an artificial lake on a spring fed tributary of Moen Creek.  The sandy beach makes it a great place to swim , fish and other recreational activities. 

Boom Boom Tri on the 4th of July

A new sprint triathlon in the Madison, Wisconsin area that takes place on the 4th of July, 2017 at 7am. This triathlon starts and finishes in the scenic Stewart Park just outside of Mt Horeb. The 400 meter, fully supported wave start swim is in a clean spring fed lake with a nice sandy beach. The 16 mile bike takes you by some of the areas well known landmarks such as Tyrol Basin and Cave of the Mounds. It starts by going through the trendy downtown of Mt Horeb and then takes you south, towards Blue Mounds where panoramic views descend into the green valleys of the Town of Vermont. You will slowly climb back towards Stewart Park along a stream while passing Tyrol Basin Ski area, and many farms that will have goats, horses and cows cheering you on. The 3.1 mile run will challenge you with some single track paths but will give you awesome scenery as you race from trail to gravel path, and mowed fields. Come get a great race on the 4th of July before your holiday festivities, we look forward to seeing you!