Lake Country Challenge

Lake Country Challenge - A New Tradition Starts Today!

Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC has acquired the Lake Country Half Marathon and have partnered with the Lake Country Duathon and Paddleboard Specialists for a weekend of multisports.   Make Lake Country your Labor Day designation for a multi sport vacation.  Something for the entire family. Free kiddos run, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Duathon and Paddle Board Events.  Can you conquer 4 races in 4 days?

Charity Partner

Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC and Gold in September (G9) are pleased to announce the 2018 charity partnership.

G9 is a non-profit dedicated to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspires action to help every child, everywhere.

As athletes we can make a difference by promoting awareness to help inspire others to take action. Please consider donating to G9 or consider joining our team and help us turn the world GOLD. 


Friday August 31 - Lake Country Twilight 5K, 10K and Kiddos K

This is a super fast out and back course on the Lake Country Trail (paved).  The event starts right before sunset and finishes across from Lac la Belle and serves as a perfect warm-up for the half marathon.  Bring the kids for a free kiddos 1K. They will receive a finisher medal. Sorry no shirts for the kiddos.

5K Course Map    10K Course Map    Race Day Instructions     Schedule     Parking

Saturday September 1 - Lake Country Half Marathon

New course for 2018
The start line has been moved to downtown Oconomowoc. Runners start across from Lac la Belle and head north on the isthmus between Fowler Lake and Lac la.  Turning west into the Village of Lac la Belle, the course hugs the lake before heading into the country side.  The course returns to the Village of Lac la Belle again hugging the western side of the lake.  Once runners reach Wisconsin Ave, it is a fast and flat sprint to the finish at City Beach on the lake.

Course Map     Race Day Instructions     Schedule     Parking 

Sunday September 2  - Lake Country Duathlon

This is about as flat as a course can be. The Lake Country Duathlon starts with a 2 mile out and back run on the Lake Country Trail with 16 feet of elevation change.  The 16.75 mile bike course follows county roads through Lake Country.  Like the run course, the bike course is fast and flat.  Once riders return to transition, they continue for a final 2 mile sprint.

Run Course Map     Bike Course Map     Race Day Instruction     Schedule     Parking

Monday September 3 - Paddleboard

Monday is time to relax. Join Paddleboard Specialists for sprint paddleboard races at from Village Green in downtown Oconomowoc. The races are held adjacent to the new boardwalk on Fowler Lake.


Event May June July August
Kiddos 1K Free Free Free Free
5K / 10K $25 $30 $30 $35
Half Marathon $40 $45 $50 $55
Duathlon $40 $45 $50 $55
Paddleboard $10 $10 $10 $10

Overall Male & Female will receive plaques & flowers.

Top 3 male & female finishers in 5 year age groups will receive a custom medal.

All half marathon finishers receive a custom finisher's medal.

Average Joe & Jane Awards


The race is chip timed by Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC.

How to wear your bib.

Aid Station: 

Water and sports drinks are available on course and at the finish line.  Restrooms are available at start/finish and on the course.

Make sure you stop in an enjoy our free fresh fruit bar after the half.



Everyone who is registered by noon Friday August 23rd will be guaranteed a custom shirt.  After that, we cannot guarantee shirts and they will only be available while on line supplies last.    The shirts are gendar specific dry wick.  The FEMALE shirts run small!


Parking is available in municiple lots.  Please note, on Saturday there is no parking in lot P.  The Oconomowoc Farmer's market uses that lot starting at 6:00 am. 

Oconomowoc parking map.


We need volunteers for everything from goody bag stuffing to course marshals. If you or your group have an interest in volunteering, we would greatly appreciate the assistance.  All volunteers can run a future race at no charge.

Register to volunteer
Half Marathon

Weather / Refund Policy: 
Refunds are not permitted for any reason.

The event will be held unless severe weather occurs. In the event of severe weather, the race director may delay or cancel the event.  If the event is canceled, there will be no refunds. Silver Circle Sports Events has a NO REFUND policy.

Official Physical Therapy and Running Center

Going beyond the shoe!

InStep Physical Therapy & Running Center was founded in 2003 by Tom Labisch and Bob Corby, both physical therapists, and John Ochsenwald, an athletic trainer. Their goal was to create a place where both athletes and non-athletes alike could come for physical therapy, injury treatment, rehabilitation, biomechanical evaluations, massage therapy, and custom orthotics; as well as a specialty running store where runners and walkers could be properly outfitted with the correct running & walking shoes, fitness apparel, and accessories. The best of both worlds, going beyond the shoe. 


This event is a Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC owned, produced, timed & managed event.  Need help with an event?  Contact us HERE