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The Lake Country area has always been known for being an outdoor and fitness-oriented community.

To satisfy the need for both, area races have come along, ranging from 5K's to triathlons. Here is a listing of a few of the notable events in the area and areas close to Lake Country:

Lake Country Triathlon: Saturday, Aug. 12, 7 a.m. Olympic and sprint triathlon, Oconomowoc City Beach on Lac LaBelle. Registration fees are $75 for the sprint, $188 for sprint relay, $90 for the Olympic, $225 for the Olympic relay, and $150 for both foundations training and olympic and sprint triathlon entry. 

Run with the Cops 5K Fun Run/Walk: Friday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., 1901 Delafield St, downtown Waukesha. Registration fees are $25 from June 3 - Aug. 3, $30 Aug. 4-10, $35 Aug. 11-16. Run T-shirt not guaranteed.

Lake Country Half Marathon, Relay and 5K Run/Walk: Saturday, Sept. 2, 7 a.m. half-marathon start, 7:10 a.m. 5K start. Crosspoint Community Church, Oconomowoc. $50 through Aug. 23, $65 through day of event for half marathon; $35 through Aug. 23, $45 through day of event for half relay; $28 through Aug. 23, $35 through day of event for 5K; $15 through Aug. 23, $25 through day of event for 12 & under in any event.

North Face Endurance Challenge: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17; Kettle Moraine State Park, Dousman. 50 mile ultra/trail, 50 km ultra/trail, marathon ultra/trail, half marathon run, 10K, 5K. Registration fees are $40 June 21 - Sept. 13, and $50 race week for 5K; $55 June 21 - Sept. 13, $65 race week for 10K; $85 June 21 - Sept. 13, $100 race week for half marathon; $200 June 21 - Sept. 13, $240 race week for marathon relay; $95 June 21 - Sept. 13, $110 race week for marathon; $100 June 21 - Sept. 13, $115 race week for 50K; $110 June 21 - Sept. 13, $125 race week for Gore-Tex 50-mile. 

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