Join us for our 19th Annual Sprint Triathlon – Individual, Team and Kids’ Triathlon (7th Annual) options. Swim indoors in our collegiate pool, bike out and back on rolling hills, run through our beautiful campus and finish on the end zone of our football stadium! All abilities and ages welcome!
Who’s ready to kick off the 2019 season?! The Colorado Triathlon is where Colorado comes to race on June 1st, 2019! The Colorado Triathlon – sprint & olympic distances, duathlon & aquabike options. To make 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, and the friendliest, triathlon scene in the nation. It’s a local scene we’re darn proud of, come see what this amazing community is all about!
Course Info: The name says it all. The EPIC MINI Triathlon. Taking place at a central venue located in Fort Collins Colorado, this race packs a punch of fun into a short course. A short 450 meter pool swim, followed by 2.5 loops on a 10-mile bike course and an easy 2 miles on a closed path/trail for the run. BIG triathlon experience – SHORT distance fun. All of the bike course portion is on wide shoulder roads. This is a great beginner friendly race, family fun morning at transition & a good option for a season start “rust buster”.
Officially the last local triathlon race of the season, more than 700 athletes come from around the country to say goodbye to the summer triathlon race season by letting their fun flag fly! Oktoberfest featured sprint, relay team and collegiate division races including draft legal and non-draft races from twelve Universities.
Sunday’s race began with the draft legal men’s and women’s races. The men’s division had ten athletes representing five universities, including Colorado Mesa, CU Boulder, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado State. The women’s NCAA division had 49 athletes representing twelve universities, including Arizona State, Black Hills State, Colorado Mesa, Colorado State, Daemen College, Northern Vermont University, United States Air Force Academy, University of California Berkeley, CU Boulder, South Dakota, Utah and Wagner College. The non-draft collegiate competition followed with 98 athletes (50 women and 48 men) representing Colorado School of Mines, CSU, CU Boulder, Wyoming, and USAFA. Sprint triathlon and team relay waves followed the collegiate start with 415 athletes in the triathlon and 30 relay teams.
Clear skies and mild temperatures made for perfect conditions at Union Reservoir in Longmont. The course started with a 750-meter square left-hand swim course around four neon yellow buoys. The water was calm and temperatures were in the low-mid 70’s making it reasonably comfortable for those who did not care to swim in wetsuits. The 13-mile bike course led riders out of the reservoir north on County Rd 1, east on Route 66, south on County Road 7 and back east on 119. All intersections were well controlled and large sections of the course were coned off in high traffic areas to provide the riders separation from automobiles. The run course led athletes through the race village past the vendor and club tents, spurring energy and excitement for spectators and athletes alike. Runners donned costumes adding to the “let your fun flag fly” vibe. Costumed or not, the runners headed on to the gravel out-and-back course with an energetic aid station located a mile from the race village. The finish line was lined
with spectator cheering and partying to the beat of race music.
After the race, athletes enjoyed good music and great food catered by Wahoos. The post-race party was capped off with the awards ceremony recognizing the serious competition of more than 700 athletes.
The collegiate competitions posted fast times. Nick Dorsett took out the men’s draft legal race with a time of 00:58:10, while Hannah Henry from ASU bested the rest of the NCAA women with a time of 1:00:04. In the non-draft collegiate race Jack Toland from CU Boulder won the men’s competition with a 00:56:28 and Kelly Grier of USAFA won the women’s with 1:09:58. In the age grouper sprint race 49 year old Kevin Konczak from Boulder won the overall with at time of 59 minutes even and 29 year old Caitlan Standifer of Boulder was the overall winner for women with a 1:05:39.
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!
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!
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!
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
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!