Triathlon

Priest Lake Triathlon

August 28, 2021

Registration for 2021 is open!

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Countdown to Race Day!

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Swim, bike, run at Priest Lake

PLEASE READ THE WEBSITE AND THE FINAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW! ATHLETES WILL BE SENT RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS VIA EMAIL- YOU MUST READ THEM.




If you registered for the 2020 Priest Lake Triathlon, your registration has been automatically entered into the 2021 race. You do not need to do anything, just train, race hard, and smile at the finish line!

  • Start: 8:55 AM
  • 395 yard swim/11mi dirt MTB course/3.1 mile run. MTB or hybrid bikes only, no cross bikes.
  • Relay team or Individual, team can be of two or three doing any combination of legs. Special hand off in transition zone.
  • All participants receive a technical fabric finisher shirt AND finisher medal featuring our international award winning design
  • SWIM : Course starts on the North side of the beach in front of the resort. If you are a first time open water swimmer, this is your race! Watch the course video posted above, the sprint course is near docks most of the way (a nice feeling the first time out!) SPRINT START WILL BE A SELF-SEEDED SWIM START
  • BIKE : 11 mile Off-Road dirt course. Mountain Bike and Hybrid style bikes advised. Cycle Cross and Gravel bikes permitted at riders choice. The course is dirt forest service road and drive able by vehicle, but is mixed dirt and gravel with some rock and ruts and bumpy down hill Standard MTB or Hybrid type bikes that have a front shock are advised. If you choose to ride a Cyclecross or Gravel Bike, please pre-ride and survey the course to ensure your ability is able to ride it with this type of bike. Some participants choose to use their cross or gravel bike, but a standard MTB bike is usually faster.
  • RUN : 5k (3.1 mile) out and back on compacted dirt forest service road along the shore of Priest Lake with aid station at mile 1.25
  • CUT-OFF TIMES: OLYMPIC BIKE COURSE CLOSES AT 11:30AM, OLYMPIC RUNNERS MUST BE ON RUN COURSE BY 11:30 AM. SPRINT COURSE RUNNERS MUST BE ON RUN COURSE BY 11:45AM. RUN COURSES CLOSE AT 12:45. (99.9% of participants at past events have made these cut-off times)
  • Start: 8:00 AM
  • 1500m swim/40km road bike/10km run.
  • Relay team can be two or three team mates doing any combination of legs. Special hand off in transition zone.
  • All participants receive a technical fabric finisher shirt AND finisher award featuring our international award winning design
  • SWIM : 1500m – Course starts on the North side of the beach in front of the resort, and is a single lap counter clockwise. 500m straight out from beach, 500m north, 500m back to the swim exit. SWIM START WILL BE A SELF-SEEDED SWIM START 
  • BIKE : 40km mostly flat, paved, with two small rolling hills. 
  • RUN : 10km (6.2 mi.) This is an out and back run course on compacted dirt road with views of Priest Lake.
  • CUT-OFF TIMES: OLYMPIC BIKE COURSE CLOSES AT 11:30AM, OLYMPIC RUNNERS MUST BE ON RUN COURSE BY 11:30 AM. SPRINT COURSE RUNNERS MUST BE ON RUN COURSE BY 11:45AM. RUN COURSES CLOSE AT 12:45. (99.9% of participants at past events have made these cut-off times)

Olympic Individual and Relay Teams 8:00AM

Sprint Off-Road Individual and Team course 8:55AM

 

RACE INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN EMAILED PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM BOX IF YOU DID NOT GET THEM.

 

 

REGISTRATION - Closes online Friday 8/27 4PM

OR In-person registration at Friday check in at

Hill's Resort Friday 8/27 4-6:30PM
NO RACE DAY SIGN UP!

Race Information

  • Withdrawal prior to 120 days before event date – Full Refund of race fee less $18 processing fee.
  • Withdrawal prior to 70 days before event date – Refund of 50% of race fees only- No refunds after this date.
  •  Transfers- Priest Lake Multisports offers transfers for medical and bereavement. Transfers are valid for the following years race. Contact Race Director with the contact form on this site.

     

  • NO transfers are provided from one participant to another. 
  • TO WITHDRAW from the race FOLLOWING THE ABOVE POLICIES ONLY to request a refund, contact Race Director using the contact form on this site.
  • This policy is not valid for rollover entries from a prior year or transfer entries.

Race shirts are reserved for registrations made until 20 days prior to race day. Registrations made less than 20 days to the event date are first come first serve. If you sign up before the 20 days to race day cut-off, you will receive your shirt at athlete check in. If you register within 20 days of the race, you will receive your shirt after the race. We typically have strong inventories for late registration, but to ensure you get the size you ordered, sign up before the shirt cut off date.

  • AWARDS PARTY- 11:30 ish Hill’s Resort Beach GREAT OVERALL AWARDS AND PRIZES
  • Awards: 1st-3rd,  Overall trophies and prizes. Age group medals- Under 14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ Clydesdale(220 lbs.+) and Athena (165 lbs.+) 1st-3rd, Teams 1st-3rd.

    Notice! Overall top 3, Clydesdale, Athena, and Team entries remove you from age group awards. Must be present to win age group awards. You worked hard for an awesome award and deserve recognition at the podium, we work hard to have great awards to celebrate your accomplishment. Check the results at the finish line so you don’t miss out! – We do not mail awards.

  • POST RACE FOOD : Fruit and Water at recovery area at finish line included in race fee. Awards Party Lunch during Awards is $10 per person. Pay with registration OR you may log into your Runsignup account and edit your entry and add it as an add on. YOU MUST DO THIS BY FRIDAY AUG 27 at 4PM. We do not have walk up orders available.

Athlete Check In – TWO TIMES. Friday night before the race at Hills Resort Lodge 4PM to 6:30PM OR Race Day up until 30 min. before your start.

WE WILL FOLLOW THESE RACE MODIFICATIONS TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF OUR ATHLETES AND RACE CREW.

The biggest lines at a triathlon are at check in. To operate safely we are using EXPRESS CHECK IN PROCEDURES. We do not have race bags or goody bags. All your tags, chip, race tats, and cap will be in an envelope ready to go. Follow the instructions in the Athlete Instructions. Sign your waiver by printing it off ahead of time. Arrive early. If you check in on race day, come to registration race ready. All you need to do is hand in the waiver when calling your name. A PPE race crew member will hand you your packet and you can get right to transition. 

Swim start will be a rolling self seeded start. You can stay back or to the side and keep ample social distancing. Start when you want at your own pace, just make sure to cross the start line timing mat. 

All water on the course at aid stations and the finish line area will be sealed bottle water. We do not like to generate that much plastic waste but it will help limit personal contact. We will recycle! Just grab your sealed bottle and go!. 

Please keep social distancing when around the finish line area and swim start.

Shirts will be given at the finish line after you finish the race. This supports our express check in procedure.

Body marking – We will NOT have body marking. Athletes will be provided with race number temporary tats for race identification.

 

Want to run the race as a relay team but need a teammate? Make a post on our Facebook site at Priest Lake Triathlon and Marathon!

THIS EVENT HELD UNDER US FOREST SERVICE SPECIAL USE PERMIT

Race Director: 
Ken Eldore