Best in the West Triathlon

Mixed Team Relay

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Mixed Team Relay

Relay teams comprised of two men and two women will compete on a super sprint triathlon course. Each team member will complete the entire super sprint triathlon (swim, bike and run) before tagging the next person to start. All relays will be in the order female, male, female, male. The team time starts with the gun when the first female member begins the swim and ends when the last team mate crosses the finish line.

“The events are open to first-time triathletes and seasoned veterans alike, and teams may be a mix of youth and adult athletes. The mixed team relay format fosters teamwork and camaraderie while exposing athletes of all ages to the multisport lifestyle in a fun, safe environment.” – USA Triathlon

At Best in the West Tri Fest, we also offer relay teams for each tri distance where one person completes the swim, one completes the bike and one completes the run. If you would like to do a 2 or 3 person relay, you can sign up for that under sprint, Olympic or Half Iron distance. The mixed team relay is specific to 4 super sprint triathlons completed by 2 females and 2 males on each team.


Super Sprint Triathlon:
(250m swim, 5k bike, 1.5k run) x 4

Start Time

Friday at 2:00p.m.

Course Maps

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About the Course

The swim starts from the beach, and is a 250m loop. The bike is an out and back on North River Road and is almost entirely flat. The run is two loops around Lewis creek park through the upper parking lot which includes a hill. The tag zone is at the end of the pedestrian bridge near the lake. Once an athlete has competed the swim, bike and run portion of the super sprint, they will tag the next racer to begin their super sprint tri. After making the tag, each athlete will finish his or her run through the finish line arch. The team time will stop when the last athlete crosses the finish line.

Draft Legal

This is a DRAFT LEGAL race! This means you must follow draft legal rules. Only traditional drop-style handlebars and brake levers are allowed. Aerobars are not allowed. Your wheels must have a minimum of 12 spokes. Disc wheels are not allowed. The recommended race suit for men is a one piece “tri suit” with rear zipper. The recommended race suit for women is either a one piece swimsuit or one piece “tri suit”. Two piece race suits may be worn as long as the athlete’s torso is covered from race start to finish. Wet suits are not allowed in the MTR.

Pricing Schedule

Non-USAT members will need to update their memberships or purchase a one day license which can be done during check out.

What’s included in registration?

MTR registration includes: race shirt*, swim cap, chip timing, post race BBQ and beverages (available on Saturday or Sunday), custom finisher medal and a goodie bag!
*Shirt sizes and availability are only guaranteed to participants registered by August 6th.

Our BBQ opens on Saturday morning at 10am. MTR participants will receive a BBQ and beverage ticket to use on either Saturday or Sunday. There will be fruit available on Friday night immediately following the race.

Please see the registration page for current pricing.

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