The Waupaca Area Triathlon begins at South Park with a 1/2 mile swim in wonderful Shadow Lake, and a 20 mile bike around the south side of the city into the beautiful rolling hills in rural Waupaca, and finish with a 3.1 mile fast, flat loop of the city. We also offer a Short Course with 1/4 mile swim, 12.5 mile bike and 2 mile run. No relay teams on the short course. Race is capped at 900 total bib #'s (600 Long Course & 300 Short Course).
The Waupaca Area Triathlon Board of Directors wants to make your experience a memorable one. Our group has worked hard to improve all facets of the event, including parking. Located on this web site is a map of designated parking areas.
Some general points about parking:
Park Address: South Park, 921 S. Main Street, Waupaca WI 54981.
South Park - there is no parking allowed at South Park Upper Area after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16th and no RV parking or camping at South Park on Friday night. No exceptions. If you're registering or taking in the Kids Triathlon and Potato Bake on Friday evening you are asked to park in designated areas.
Parking on the day of the event.
People Arriving to South Park from the South
Anticipating that people will begin arriving at about 5:30 a.m. we will have volunteers posted to help direct you. The easiest and most convenient way for you to get to the event and park is to enter the city of Waupaca at the US Hwy 10/22 interchange. After exiting, go north towards downtown. If you come this way we will begin parking people at Site #3 - South Park Lower Shelter. This is a nice lot, very close to the main event area. Once filled, parking attendants will direct people to Site #4 - Shadow Lake Boat Ramp. This site is small. Once filled, you will be directed to Site #5 - Bowersox Park. this is a small passive park with limited parking. However, the park is on a dead end road that can accommodate parking on one side. Finally, once this site is filled you will be directed to Site #6, the city of Waupaca Recycling Center. This is the largest designated parking area. From this area 3 trolleys will transport you and your supporters to South Park.
People Arriving to South Park from the North, West and East
If you come into town on Hwy 49 or Hwy 54 it may be easier for you to find and park at Site #1 - Holly Funeral Home. Please note that if there is a funeral or other related activity then this parking area will not be available. Once this lot fills then you can park at Site 2 - west side of South Washington St. Your best bet however is to get on to US 10 and exit onto Hwy 22 and make your way to Site #6 - Waupaca Recycling Center.
There will also be parking along city streets further north of Lake Street. There is NO PARKING along South Main Street from South Park North to Lake Street. There is NO PARKING along Cty K from South Park, South to the Recycling Center so as to keep the paved traffic open and safe for pedestrians.