Best in the West Triathlon

Olympic Triathlon

Crossing the Santiam River on the Olympic bike course

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1500m swim, 40k (24.8 mile) bike, 10k (6.2 mile) run

40k bike, 10k run

Aqua Bike:
1500m swim, 40k bike

Paddle Tri:
1500m kayak or stand up paddle board (SUP), 40k bike, 10k run

Start Time

Sunday at 8:00a.m.

Course Maps




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2018 USAT Collegiate Regional Championships: Best in the West Triathlon Festival was named the Northwest Region Collegiate Championship for the seventh year in a row. In 2016 we were also the Olympic distance championship! Come out and watch the competition between some of the best collegiate athletes in the Northwest!

2012 Champions: Oregon State University Beavers
2013 Champions: University of Montana Grizzlies
2014 Champions: Oregon State University Beavers
2015 Champions: University of Washington Huskies
2016 Champions: Oregon State University Beavers
2017 Champions: Oregon State University Beavers

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).

Pricing Schedule

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

Please see the registration page for current pricing.

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