MidSummer Tri/Du

Event Details 08/02/2015

About The Race

The annual Hawaiian-themed MidSummer Tri/Du takes place Sunday, August 2nd, as part of the two-day tropical weekend that includes the Wahine All Women's Tri/Du and Hula Girl 5K, 10K and Half marathon Run/Walks on Saturday, August 1st.

You'll find strong competition on this flat and fast course, and a distance for every athlete! 

The event offers three triathlon distances to choose from (Olympic, Sprint and Novice) as well as a Sprint distance duathlon. The flat and fast course with little to no traffic, warm water and a beautiful start/finish venue make the Mid-Summer Triathlon/Duathlon an ideal event. 




BLUE LAKE PARK, 20500 NE Marine Dr, Fairview, OR 97024


Blue Lake Park is located 15 miles east of downtown Portland, OR. Take I-84 east to the Fairview Exit (exit #14). Follow the signs to Blue Lake Park.

PARK PASS - Portland Metro Parks will charge each vehicle entering the park $5.00 for a day use pass. We recommend car pooling. The park gate opens at 6:00am. 



Sprint TRIATHLON – 1/2mi Swim, 12mi Bike, 5k Run (8:00 am – Waves)
Tri-iT (novice) TRIATHLON – 1/4mi Swim, 12mi Bike, 5k Run (8:00 am – Waves)
Sprint DUATHLON – 5k Run, 12mi Bike, 5k Run (8:00 am – Mass start)
Olympic TRIATHLON – 1.5k Swim, 40k Bike, 10k Run (8:30 am – Waves)

Awards & Celebrations

We'll celebrate your acheivements post-race with an afterparty. Relax and enjoy your much earned beer and food, listen to music in the park and admire your Finisher Medal. Plus, we'll reward top finishers with awards, Division winners with place medals and some lucky athletes win fun prizes!

We will award Top Three Male & Female and Top Masters Male & Female champions. We will also reward Top 3 in each age group or division including:

15 & Under; 16-19; 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over; Clydesdale 39 and under; Clydesdale 40 years plus; Athena 39 and under; Athena 40 years plus & Relay (All Female, All Male, Co-Ed).

Note: First, second and third place plus master champions will be removed from the individual age division awards - no double dipping! :)


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 $850,000. 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!

Special Instructions

Our multisport races are run under TRI NW Rules of Competition. Please be familiar with the rules - you may review them at http://trinw.com/rules-of-competition/

Travel & Accommodations


Days Inn Gresham: 503-465-1515

TravelLodge Portland/Troutdale: (503) 666-6623

Best Western Rama Inn: (503) 491-9700

Hampton Inn Portland/Gresham: (503) 669-7000

Portland Oregon Visitors Association: www.travelportland.com

Days Inn Gresham: 503-465-1515
TravelLodge Portland/Troutdale: (503) 666-6623

Best Western Rama Inn: (503) 491-9700

Hampton Inn Portland/Gresham: (503) 669-7000

Portland Oregon Visitors Association: www.travelportland.com

Course Details

Swim (Triathlon)
Triangular lake swim (water temperature in the mid to upper 70’s).

Bike (Triathlon & Duathlon):
Semi-closed (local traffic only) out-and-back on a section of Marine Drive west of Blue Lake Park.

Run (Triathlon & Duathlon):
Flat and fast within Blue Lake Park and along the Marine Drive bike path.

Cost, Registration & Packet Pickup


Individual (all events)$90 (On/before 2/28)
Individual (all events)$95 (3/1-5/31)
Individual (all events)$105 – (6/1-7/31)
Individual (all events)$110 – (PPU & DOR)
Team (per person)$50 (On/before 2/28)
Team (per person)$55 (3/1-5/31)
Team (per person)$60 (6/1-7/31)
Team (per person)$65 (PPU & DOR)

Cost Includes

Race fee includes island-style commemorative tech shirt & cool finisher medal, ChampionChip Timing, awards and prizes, beer (for those 21 and older), hawaiian food, and music. Relax and enjoy your accomplishment during the post-race party!

Registration Details

Register Now

Call 360.574.7292 for more information

Packet Pickup Details


FleetFeetPdxPRE-RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP: Friday, July 31 from 11am to 6pm at Fleet Feet Pdx, 2258 NW Raleigh St., Portland, OR 97210 [Click here for map] Phone: 503-525-2122

* Packet Pickup Saturday, August 1st at Blue Lake Park, following the Wahine (All Women’s) Triathlon, from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm at Blue Lake Park (To avoid paying a park fee, inform the Gate Attendant that you are coming in to pick up your packet. They will allow you 30-minutes without paying a park fee).

* Packet Pickup and Day of Race Registration will take place from 6:00am until 7:30am at the Start/Finish location. Guest lunch tickets can be purchased at the race for $5.00.

PARK FEES: The park will charge each car a $5.00 park fee on race day. We recommend car-pooling.

Sponsors & Exhibitors


Powerbar Logo

A huge thank you to PowerBar for supplying energy bars and gels to keep us going strong to the finish line!

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Corwin 2015 Logo

A huge thank you to Corwin for keeping us hydrated and supplying all of our hydration needs for the Girlfriend's Half Marathon.

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Partnership Opportunities

Our athletes – triathletes, duathletes, runners, walkers, cyclists – are active, educated, middle to high income earners who are committed to their fitness while also supporting our community. They are loyal to brands that support their mission towards a healthy body, mind, spirit and world.

These athletes are strong consumers of:

  • Health & Wellness services such as Massage, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Natural Medicine, Acupuncture, Personal Training and Coaching. They break it down and need you to build it back up again and keep them healthy, fit and strong.
  • Bicycles – A Triathlete will often spend more money on their bike and accessories than they do on vital services!
  • Running Shoes – Every runner/triathlete recognizes the importance of a good pair of shoes and once they connect and have success with your brand, they become die-hard, loyal customers and brand ambassadors by default.
  • Active Gear & Clothing – Runners & Triathletes will spend a lot of money on tights, compression socks, waterproof clothing, running vests, water-proof jackets, hats, and gloves that make them more comfortable and able to endure the elements better. They also love shirts with fun, witty captions!
  • Technical Gadgets – Runners & Triathletes are often technological geeks and love GPS systems and downloadable products that allow them to track and analyze their performances
  • Energy Drinks, Bars & Jells – Competitive athletes require healthy, quick energy products and when they find the product that works for them, they rarely waiver and again become brand ambassadors and advocates.
  • Fast, cool cars – Runners & Triathletes have a need for speed and it’s not limited to their bikes. They love cool, fast, sporty vehicles that allow them to get outdoors!
  • Beer & Wine – Yes, serious athletes do enjoy drinking! Isn’t that why they train so hard?!
  • Restaurants – They train hard & eat big to refuel. They are often foodies always looking for the next go-to restaurant.
  • Financial Services – They are an educated, wealthy group and are smart enough to know they need to develop a plan for their financial future

Why Racing Events Inc., is the largest producers of Multi-Sport Events in the Northwest. We can provide you with the opportunity to gain brand recognition and loyalty of thousands of triathletes, runners, cyclists and walkers. We value businesses that provide high-quality products and relevant services which allow our athletes to thrive and to achieve their goals. We look for partnerships with companies which are creative and which help enhance our events and our athletes’ experiences.

We take our partnerships very seriously and recognize that both parties must benefit to assure a win:win arrangement. We offer a diverse range of sponsorship packages tailored to align seamlessly with your company’s marketing goals and provide a dynamic environment for delivering your corporate message and introducing your relevant products or services to this desirable target audience.

  • Title, Presenting, Gold, Silver, Bronze & Copper Penny options – We can tailor a sponsorship package to work with your budget!
  • Vendor Opportunities – Get face to face with our athletes and their family & friends and showcase your products and/or services
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
    • Logo and link placement on Website, Event Pages and Social media
    • Recognition in email and direct athlete correspondence
    • Logo and link placement on Website, Event Pages and Social media platforms
    • Logo on event promotional fliers and posters
    • Logo on event products – ie t-shirts, goody bags, water bottles
    • Coupon/Promotional material in goody bags or online virtual goody bags
    • Company banners posted at events
    • Sponsor recognition during race announcements

For information on vendor opportunities at specific events and sponsorship opportunities for Why Racing Events Inc. please contact us at sponsorships@whyracingevents.com or complete the information below.

We’re always happy to discuss the possibilities of creating a win/win partnership with you!

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Volunteers make all the difference to our events, they work hard and add extra energy and enthusiam for the participants! If you'd like to be part of the action through volunteering, email us at volunteer@whyracingevents.com. All volunteers get Why Racing tech shirts, food and beverages.

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Results & Photos

Sprint Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon
Novice Triathlon
Sprint Duathlon