Occasions group unveils plans to market Wausau as excessive sports activities epicenter – WSAW


WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) — A brand new occasions group is working to market Wausau because the place for outside excessive occasions.

“This actually is the epicenter for outside leisure sports activities,” defined IRONBULL Director of Advertising and marketing, Invoice Bertram.

Wednesday, IRONBULL board members defined how the group got here collectively and what the most important objectives of the competitions will embrace, particularly these not athletic in nature.

“We would like our races to be extra than simply races. We would like it to be extra than simply occasions. We wish to spur the financial system,” stated Govt Director, Andrea Larson.

The IRONBULL umbrella will embody one occasion already up and operating; the Rib Mountain Journey Problem. It’s going to add an extremely marathon, iron endurance bike race a winter triathlon and an excessive summer season triathlon.

IRONBULL’s identify sake comes from “iron” present in native pink granite, and “bull” from Large Bull Falls, Wausau’s unique identify.

Organizers say it solely is sensible to market what locals already know is right here— Rib Mountain, 9 Mile, Sylvan Hill, the Whitewater course together with all the opposite pure outside areas.

Tim Buchholz is on the IRONBULL board. He says IRONBULL will assist appeal to millennials to the world.

“Analysis has proven that individuals of their 20’s and 30’s are actually gravitating towards a lot of these sports activities, towards a lot of these challenges,” Buchholz defined.

Board members say spectators and members are wanted to get this new thought up and operating.

The primary occasion is Could 25.

However, they are saying don’t let the “excessive” scare you away.

“There’s a notion if you hear excessive of individuals saying, ‘that is not for me’. And we wish individuals to consider- ‘why not?’ Why not give it a attempt, what do you need to lose by not doing it?” Larson stated.

The group stated their fundamental objectives are to foster wholesome life, economically develop the world, and appeal to younger individuals to Wausau.

Click on right here for occasion particulars.

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