Weekend Preview: Boulder Peak Triathlon

Triathlon Events

Saturday July 7th

 

LG Tri: Splash, Grind, Sprint

Eagle


Grant Ranch OWS

Littleton


Sunday July 8th

 

Boulder Peak Traithlon

Boulder


Silver Rush 50 Run

Leadville


Rocky Mountain State Games: Triathlon

Colorado Springs



Cycling Events

Thursday July 5th

 

BVV Thursday Night Racing

Erie


Saturday July 7th

 

BME Series: Keystone

Keystone


EPIC Singletrack Series: Race RendezVous

Winter Park


BVV Saturday Sprints

Erie


Laramie MTB Series

Happy Jack, Wy


USAC Masters Track National Championships

Trexlertown, Pa


USAC Junior Track National Championships

Trexlertown, Pa


Sunday July 8th

 

Sunshine Hill Climb

Boulder


Silver Rush 50 MTB Race

Leadville


USAC Masters Track National Championships

Trexlertown, Pa


USAC Junior Track National Championships

Trexlertown, Pa

Lookout Mountain Triathlon

Golden

 

A fun course, an amazing venue, and the best post-race meal ever!!! In 2014, Paul Karlsson and Dig Deep Sports took over management of this Colorado classic, started by Racing Underground. Paul is the founder and original race director of the Boulder Peak Triathlon, and currently organizes XTERRA Snow Mountain Ranch. Paul also grew up at the race venue, and the run course passes his boyhood home. Racing Underground will continue to be involved with the event, providing top-notch timing and coordinating the pool swim.

The Lookout Mountain Triathlon kicks off with a 525 yard pool swim at the amazing aquatic facility located within the Mount Vernon Country Club atop Lookout Mountain in Golden. The Racing Underground team are the masters in coordinating on-time, efficient pool swims!

Next, comes a challenging 10 mile bike course that features some good climbs and fast descents as you travel the well maintained paved roadways on top of Lookout Mountain. Following the ride, you’ll complete a rolling 5K run on dirt roads, entirely within the Country Club property.

The Mount Vernon catering staff will be serving the most amazing post-race breakfast ever following the race. They will be set up in the expo area, serving you from a fantastic menu. This race is not to be missed, but enter early as we are strictly limited to 300 entrants. This race has sold out well before race day every year!

 

Event details and registration here

Littlefoot Triathlon

Morrison

 

Enjoy a fun late season tri at beautiful Bear Creek Lake Park in the Lakewood/Morrison area. Set at the base of the foothills, the Littlefoot Triathlon starts off with a 750 meter swim in Soda Lake, with water temps expected to be approximately 70 degrees.

Next, a rolling bike 15K bike ride that covers nearly the entire park, offering great views throughout! Finish it up with a scenic 5K run on a bike path that winds through the park.

Enjoy a delicious catered breakfast following the race!

 

Event details and registration here

 

Front Range Tri Series

July 22nd – Evergreen Sprint Tri

August – My Way or the Tri Way

Sept. 15th – Littlefoot Triathlon

Evergreen Sprint Triathlon

Evergreen

 

Experience the “WOW Factor” on this beautiful foothills course!!! Nothing beats this cool lake swim, spectacular road bike ride, and scenic dirt road & trail run – all just 20 minutes from Denver

Evergreen Lake had not seen a triathlon since the early 90’s when the Evergreen High Country Triathlon challenged athletes from around the country. We revived the tradition in 2012, and the course received rave reviews. Demand for the fifth edition of the Evergreen Sprint Triathlon will be high, so be sure to register soon!

 

Event details and registration here

Front Range Tri Series

July 22nd – Evergreen Sprint Tri

August – My Way or the Tri Way

Sept. 15th – Littlefoot Triathlon

VillaSport Indoor Triathlon

Colorado Springs

 

The event includes:

200-yard swim in our lap lane pool (4 laps)

10-mile bike ride on a spin bike

3-mile treadmill run

 

Splits for each event are recorded and a total time (including transitions between events) determines the top finishers.  The top male and female finishers from each age bracket, 13 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50+, will receive a VillaSport gift card

Each participant will receive aVillaSport triathlon t-shirt

$20 members / $25 guests

 

Event details and registration here

ColoradoTriathlon – SOLD OUT

Boulder

 

Where Colorado comes to race on June 2nd, 2018! The Colorado Triathlon – sprint & olympic distances, (NEW Duathlon & Aquabike options) presented by Lorissa’s Kitchen.  To make this the “can’t miss” event of the season, we’ll also have: amazing food and beverages provided by Noodles & Co., Ska Brewing Beer Garden, athlete full zip sweat shirts, and the best swag bag of the season. 

For us this race is about one person, the Colorado local who knows Colorado has the best triathlon scene in the nation.  It’s a local scene we’re darn proud of!  

 

Colorado Tri Series includes:

Colorado Triathlon

Boulder Peak Triathlon

Harvest Moon Long Course

Series details here

 

Event details and Registration here

Summer OPEN Triathlon

Longmont

 

11th annual Summer OPEN Sprint Triathlon on Saturday May 19th is the kick off to the Colorado Triathlon Season, and we kick it off in style!  It’s time to dust off the bike and pull the wetsuit out of the closet for this Colorado spring classic.  This race, takes place at Union Reservoir in Longmont!  From beginners tackling their first event to veterans tuning up for a competitive season the Summer OPEN is about friends and teammates, smiling and cheering.

Men’s or woman’s cut soft technical t-shirts are back in our traditional Summer OPEN “Red”.  Great goodie bags, one of our biggest expos of the year, a ton of raffles, and closed bike and run course are just some of the highlights.  This race is capped at 500 athletes to maintain a fun, yet lively, and laid back feel.  Due to the low cap we’ve sold out the past 8 years so be be sure to take advantage of early registration.  

 

 

Event details and registration here

Tri Boulder Race Recap

By Kirsten Smith

Photo by Ashley Wilkinson

The BBSC Tri Boulder race at the Boulder Rez this year was a huge success! Not only was the weather perfect, the water smooth as glass, the temps only moderately hot, and barely any wind, but PRs and a great time was had by almost every athlete I talked to after the race!!

The only complaints I heard were no shade on the run, couldn’t see buoys because we swam straight into the sun, the aid station on the bike was on a downhill so it was hard to gab bottles at high speed, no actual awards for podium finishers, and packet pick up should have been Friday in Denver and then Saturday in Boulder since most people coming into town only came one day in advance.

People loved the finisher’s medal, post-race food, support, volunteers, beginner wave, and low key feel for the race. The thing most people talked about was how fast and fun the bike course was. The roads in Boulder are all pretty fast and smooth. Parking on race morning was easy and there were lots of activities for spectators and families to do during the race.

Photo by Bill Plock

The courses for both the sprint and the Olympic races are very familiar to most local Colorado triathletes so it’s nice to be able to come in and race hard and compare times and progress to other races on the same or very similar courses.

I had several clients who did the race this year and all either PRd or made the podium. All walked away happy with their result.
This was my 2nd year doing this race and I had a lot of fun racing with so many local triathletes. I was only one minute slower than my goal and I blame it on the sun. It was so bright at the start I swam to the wrong buoy near the turnaround so I added 1-2 minutes on my swim. Other than that I had a great race! I love racing at the Boulder Reservoir and can’t wait to do their next race in Boulder on August 26th, register here and I will see you there!!!

BBSC has triathlons, duathlons, and running races in Boulder, CO, St. George, UT, and Las Vegas, NV. Check out their race schedule here

Tri Boulder Race Preview

By Kirsten McCay

The 5th Annual Tri Boulder Sprint and Olympic Distance Triathlon is coming up and you don’t want to miss this race! This is a perfect tune-up race for the Boulder 70.3 which takes place in the same area 2 weeks later.

Compete in one of the fastest growing triathlons in Boulder. Swim in the beautiful Boulder Rez which is in the mid-70s right now, I swam in it with no wetsuit last weekend and it was perfect! Bike some of the smoothest (yay) and fastest (double yay) roads in Boulder. And run on the scenic dam trail which is a mostly flat and all packed dirt road. BBSC is a tri-friendly, professional race company that offers gender specific t-shirts, finisher medals, age group awards, Clydesdale and Athena categories, relays, race day child care, free entry into the reservoir, post-race food, and more.

This year I am doing the Olympic distance race and have already spent time on both courses and wanted to share with you what you are in for when you decide to do either of the races this year on July 23rd. I’m using the Olympic as a training race for USAT Age Group Nationals on August 12th. Either distance would be great for that or as mentioned above a tune-up race for Boulder 70.3 on August 6th.

SWIM: Currently the water in the reservoir is about 74 degrees. This is a great temperature that is warm enough for you to swim without a wetsuit if you don’t have one, but isn’t too warm to legally allow wetsuits if you are relying on that to help your swim time. The sprint course is a 750 meter clock-wise rectangle and the Olympic just doubles the distance out and back from the shore. There will be large buoys at each turn and small buoys for sighting. The swim is a wave start for safety and ease for beginner swimmers. Typically there are less than 100 people per wave.

BIKE: The bike course for the sprint is typically called the “Neva loop” and is basically a large loop around the NW part of Boulder. The sprint course is 17 miles, a little longer than the usual sprint distance, so if you are a cyclist, this race is for you! After leaving Reservoir Road, there is a very gradual climb for about 3 miles and then a fast rolling downhill for the next 10 miles. Once you are back on the Diagonal, it is another very slight incline for about 2 miles and then basically downhill (other than 2 short hills on the road back to the res) to the finish. The Olympic starts and ends the same way with a couple extra miles of slight incline rewarding us with several additional miles of declines! YAHOO!

RUN: The run for the sprint is primarily on dirt road and is a simple out and back around the res along the dam. There is a hill immediately when you leave transition, just remember it will be downhill on the way back when you need it the most. The Olympic is also an out and back, it just passes the sprint turn-around and goes an additional 1.55 miles slightly inclining to the 10K turn-around which will be fast for the return home to the finish line.

A great way to practice the swim and run is the Boulder Stroke & Stride which is a swim/run series held at the res every Thursday night. This will get you used to open water swimming, running up the beach, and that first hill on the run.

If you get to the Stroke & Stride, stop by and say “HI” to me at the “chip handout” table!!

And I hope to see you all out there on the 23rd.

Roaring Fork Women’s Tri Team Training Begins

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 7TH, FOR THE 18TH ANNUAL ROARING FORK WOMEN’S TRIATHLON TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM. THIS PREMIER SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM TEACHES THE BASIC SKILLS OF HEARTZONES, SWIM, BIKE, RUN/WALK, AND MENTAL SKILLS, TO COMPLETE A SPRINT TRIATHLON. ORIENTATION IS APRIL 27TH. TRAINING BEGINS WED. MAY 10, 2017. PARTICIPANTS TRAIN TOGETHER TWICE WEEKLY AND FOLLOW THE PHILOSOPHY OF FUN, FITNESS AND PHILANTHROPY THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.

GET ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED ON SCHEDULES, TRAINING, COSTS AND MISSION AT FAQ, TESTIMONIALS, STAFF, REGISTRATION AND MORE ON THE WEBSITE AT WWW.ROARINGFORKTRITEAM.COM