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!
Girlfriends Tri 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. You can even use arm floaties or swim vests if that would make you feel more safe. 🙂 www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=554358
Girlfriends Sprint Tri Bike: The cycle is a 12 mile (11.77 mile) flat ride along country roads. Road or mountain bikes are allowed. Helmets are required.
Girlfriends Sprint Tri 5k Run/Walk: The course is a 5k (3.1 mile) flat, out and back run or walk on paved trails. www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=565152
Girlfriends Sprint Distance Duathlon: 1st Run/Walk: You will start with 5km flat, out and back run or walk. Same course as Sprint Tri 5k Run and Run2. The Girlfriends Sprint Duathlon Bike and Run2 courses are the exact same as the Sprint Tri.
Girlfriends Sprint AquaBike: You will start in the AquaBike wave, then complete the bike route. Rack your bike, exit transition through the entrance/exit without a timing mat and then make your way through the finish line so we can 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.
Girlfriends 5km (3.1 mile) Run: Same 5k course as Sprint Tri.
Training & Preparation
Ok, Step #1. Register! That puts purpose to your training and forces you to commit - an important part of getting to the finish line!
Sponsors & Exhibitors
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.
This event requires a ton of volunteers so if you can recruit friends, family, companies, churches, or sports teams to help that would be extremely helpful. They will get front row seats to all the action!
We’re honored to partner with these great companies to provide you the absolute best race experience. We couldn’t do it without them so please show them the LOVE and support them as a thank you for all they do for our community.