This is one of the prettiest Triathlon venues in the Northwest sitting right on the beautiful Columbia River. You will be biking through scenic, flat country roads and running on paved, flat country trails. Not only will you enjoy views of the Columbia River but also you’ll enjoy scenic views of Mt St. Helen’s, Mt. Hood and Vancouver Lake!
Saturday events– Sprint & Olympic Co-ed Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike
Sprint 1/2 Mile Swim: A fast, down current swim in the Columbia River! Novice swimmers can feel comfortable knowing the edge is just a few feet away if they get tired. The only rule is you can’t advance forward if you’re touching the sand. So if you must take a break, you must stay where you are until you are ready to resume swimming. Any swim stroke is acceptable including front crawl, back crawl, side-stroke, back float and doggie paddle. 🙂 Athletes will walk from the swim exit to the swim start 1/2 mile upstream. Consider it a great warm-up! Wetsuits are allowed but not required.
Click here to view the ONLINE SPRINT SWIM COURSE
Sprint Bike Course: The cycle is a 12 mile (11.77 miles) flat ride along country roads. Road or mountain bikes are allowed. Helmets are required.
Click here to view the ONLINE SPRINT BIKE COURSE
Sprint Run/Walk: The course is a 5k (3.1 mile) flat, out and back run or walk on paved trails.
Click here to view the ONLINE SPRINT RUN COURSE.
Olympic Swim:We will start the 1500m course swimming upstream close to shore against a slow current. At the turnaround, you will be swimming strong and fast with the current back to the finish. Always keep the buoys to your right. Wetsuits are allowed but not required.
Click here to view Online Swim Course map.
Olympic Bike:The cycle is a 22.8 mile flat double loop course along quiet, country roads. Road or mountain bikes are allowed. Helmets are required. *Note the course is shorter than the traditional 24.8 mile Olympic Bike course to maximize safety for athletes and due to road closures at the northern end of Lower River Road.
Click here to view Online Olympic Bike Course.
Olympic 10K Run/Walk: The course is a scenic 6.2 mile flat, out and back run or walk on paved trails out to Vancouver Lake and back.
Click here to view Online Olympic 10K Run Course.
Sprint & Olympic Distance Duathlons: 1st Run/Walk: Both distances will begin with a 5km flat, out and back run or walk. Same as Sprint Tri Run and Run2. The Sprint Duathlon Bike and Run2 are the exact same as the Sprint Tri (12 mile (11.77 mile) Bike & 5km Run2) The Olympic Duathlon Bike and Run2 are the exact same as the Olympic Tri. (22.8 mile Bike & 10km Run2)
Sprint & Olympic AquaBike: You will start in the AquaBike wave and complete the 1/2 mile or 1500m swim, then complete the specific bike route (12 miles (11.77 miles or 22.8 miles). Then rack your bike and make your way through the finish line so we can announce your name and reward you with your finisher’s medal. This is a perfect event for those who are not runners (and don’t want to walk the Tri) and/or those who are recovering from a running injury.
Water/Electrolyte Aid stations: Sprint athletes will have access to water stations twice on the run course and Olympic athletes will have access to water stations five times. There is a bathroom option at Vancouver Lake near the turn-around and multiple bathrooms will be available at the transition area.
Columbia River Sunset 5K & 10K – Flat and fast courses starting at Frenchmans Bar along a paved trail away from traffic. The 10K will travel to Vancouver Lake and back.
Sprint Route Maps
Olympic Route Maps
Sunset & Kids Route Maps
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