35th Annual Blue Lake Triathlon and Duathlon Weekend Festival to Be Held June 4th-5th, 2016

Portland, OR – The 35th Annual Blue Lake Triathlon offers an Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon, Duathlon and AquaBike, and a Super Sprint Tri that offers shorter distances for those new to the sport or just going for pure, raw speed. The Super Sprint is also a great event for our Junior Triathletes.  This event was started by the Portland Triathlon Association and Frank Goulard who is still an active, local Masters Triathlete. He participates in many of our events so come on out and meet the legend, the man who started it all for us here locally!

Blue Lake Runners

Recognized by NW triathletes as the “must do” event to open the triathlon season, the Blue Lake Triathlon encompasses two full days of racing (Super Sprint & Kids races on Saturday & Sprint & Olympic races on Sunday). This two-day, fun-filled weekend also includes the Sports & Fitness Expo and the Olympic distance event includes the NW Club/Team Challenge. Triathlon Clubs from across the NW gather at Blue Lake Park to compete for boasting rights as the top club of multisport athletes in the region.

The bike courses of these races are flat and fast, with the majority occurring on a section of Marine Dr that is closed to all but local traffic. This makes the course one of the safest and fastest in the region.

Super Sprint Tri  – This novice race is designed for the first time triathlete, those new to the sport, our Junior Triathletes or those who can’t race on Sunday and/or are looking for raw speed! The swim is a shorter, more manageable 1/4 mile distance, (instead of the standard 1/2-mile Sprint distance swim), 10 mile bike ride (vs 12 miles and it’s a 2 loop course making it very spectator friendly!) and a flat 2 mile run (vs 3 mile sprint course).

A maximum of 1000 athletes per day can race so be sure to register early as this race fills fast!

Enjoy the after-race party with music, food and beverages, awards and prizes, and lots of fun as we Rock the Park during the Blue Lake Tri & Du. The energy and fun keeps flowing after the races, making this a party not to miss.

Post-race food and beverages will help athletes refuel and Deschutes Brewery Beer will be onsite to help you celebrate your accomplishment! Vendors in the Sports & Fitness Expo will have samples for tasting throughout the events.

Why Racing Events is proud to support High School sports programs and other non-profit organizations through this event and all the races and fundraisers on the Why Racing Events calendar each year. Some of the High School sports programs rely solely on the donations made via these events. Contributions over the years from these NW races and fundraisers have exceeded $2 million dollars. We are very thankful to the athletes, sponsors, vendors, partners and volunteers who contribute to the success of our events, allowing us to offer this support!

 

GENERAL EVENT SCHEDULE- June 4th-5th

SATURDAY:

  • Super Sprint Triathlon: 1/4 Mile Swim, 10 Mile Bike, 2 mile Run (Start Time – 8:00am in waves)
  • Super Sprint Duathlon: 2 mile Run, 10 Mile Bike, 2 mile Run (Start Time – 8:00am mass start)
  • Super Sprint AquaBike: 1/4 Mile Swim, 10 mile Bike (Start Tme – 8:00 in waves)
  • Kids Tri Races – Start at 10:30am.  See Details below in the Kids Race section.

SUNDAY:

  • Sprint Triathlon: ½ mile Swim, 12.5 mile Bike, 5K Run (Start Time – 8am in waves)
  • Sprint Duathlon: 5k Run, 12.5 mile Bike, 5k Run (Start Time – 8am mass start)
  • Sprint AquaBike: ½ mile Swim, 12.5 mile Bike (Start Time – 8am in waves)
  • Olympic Triathlon:1.5K Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run (Start Time – 8:30am in waves)
  • Olympic Duathlon: 5k Run, 40K Bike, 10K Run (Start Time – 8:30am mass start)
  • Olympic AquaBike: 1.5K Swim, 40K bike (Start Time – 8:30am in waves)

Where:  Start/Finish:

Note:  Volunteers are welcome!  Please email volunteer@whyracingevents.com if you would like front row seats to all the action!

 

Contact

Marketing and Partnerships Directors-
Juniper Fitzwilson at juniper@whyracingevents.com or
Jaime Miller at jaime@whyracingevents.com

For more information, directions, registration – http://whyracingevents.com/event/873

 

The 35th Annual Blue Lake Triathlon and Duathlon Weekend Festival is a production of
Why Racing Events, Inc.
http://whyracingevents.com

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