1500m swim, 40k (24.8 mile) bike, 10k (6.2 mile) run
40k bike, 10k run
1500m swim, 40k bike
1500m kayak or stand up paddle board (SUP), 40k bike, 10k run
Sunday at 8:00a.m.
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2016 USAT Olympic Distance and Collegiate Regional Championships: Best in the West Triathlon Festival has been named the Northwest Region Collegiate Championship for the fifth year in a row. We are happy to announce that we have been selected as the Olympic distance championship as well! This is the only place in the PNW that you can qualify for 2017 age group nationals and become the conference champion! Come out and watch the competition between some of the best collegiate athletes in the Northwest and claim your spot at nationals!
2012 Champions: Oregon State University Beavers
2013 Champions: University of Montana Grizzlies
2014 Champions: Oregon State University Beavers
2015 Champions: University of Washington Huskies
About the Course
An Olympic course who’s beauty is hard to beat, this race is a chance for athletes of all skill levels to compete on a scenic riverside course, perfect for the novice through the seasoned triathlete. This course includes a one loop swim where the lake bed is in view for most of your swim and the water is an inviting temperature usually around 72 degrees fahrenheit. Wet suits are optional up to a water temperature of 78 degrees fahrenheit. The bike features country roads that twist and turn with the river through the backroads of Sweet Home, Oregon. The Olympic course only has a few hills to conquer on the bike. River views and beautiful farm lands will captivate you on this 40k ride. The run is a one loop, double out and back course where you will frequently pass fellow athletes for high-fives and a peak at where your competition stands. Athletes will head out through the park trails onto the road where they will run gentle rolling hills with protection from the summer sun by the giant trees lining the course. Athletes will run back to the park and will be welcomed by the festival and cheering crowds at the finish!
Aid stations will be available at the turn around on the bike and every mile on the run. Aid stations will include restrooms, water, hammer nutrition products (Hammer gel and Heed sports drink).
Non-USAT members will need to update their memberships or purchase a one day license which can be done during check out.