Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2009 Steamboat Pentathlon

2009 Steamboat Pentathlon - March 7, 2009
City of Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Stage 1 - Alpine Skiing (400 vertical feet) Alpine skiers charge 400 feet up Howelsen Hill on foot, put on their choice of alpine, nordic, telemark or snowboard equipment & race down 400 vertical feet to the transition area to begin the snowshoe course. This course is an expert run - expect hard-packed conditions.

Stage 2 - Snowshoeing (2.5 miles) Snowshoers travel south from the transition area up "Long John" following a path through meadows and then proceeding down a beautiful winding path back to the transition area.

Stage 3 - Cross Country Skiing (4 miles) Nordic racers will traverse on an intermediate/expert mountain course on a groomed track utilizing a portion of the Häkan Spär loop and the Bluffs loop. Skiers may choose either classic or skate-skiing style.

Stage 4 - Mountain Biking (12 miles) Racers bike on a winding road which follows along the scenic Yampa River for an out-and-back course. The road remains open to traffic, so caution is of utmost importance when competing in this portion of the race. Helmets are mandatory & drafting will not be permitted. Only 26 x 1.9" or larger size tires are allowed.

Stage 5 - Running (5 miles) Racers run along a paved surface on the Yampa River Core Trail for an out-and-back course (this time on the opposite side of the river). Race participants return to the finish line in the transition area at Howelsen Hill.

For information please visit:

There is also a shorter version, see PDF file entry form above

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Friday, January 9, 2009

brewhouse triathlon

Registration is now open for:

1. www.brewhousetriathlon.com

Brewhouse Tri: Aug 2.
PikeLake, DuluthMN
Long Course .8 mi swim, 20.6 mi bike, 5 mi run
Short Course .3 mi swim, 10.3 mi bike, 2.5 mi run
Kids race at Caribou Lake Aug 1. Registration for kids race will open soon.

2. www.burritounion10hourtri.com

Burrito Union 5 & 10 Hour Tri: Sep 12.
PattisonState Park, SuperiorWisconsin
1/3 mi swim, 14 mi bike, 3.1 mi run (repeat for 5 or 10 hours)
Solo, 2-person or 3-person teams
Kids duathlon race at park probably Sep 11 (45 minutes of racing). Registration for kids race will open soon.

Mark your calendars:


Backwards Chub Triathlon: Aug 15.
ChubLake, CarltonMN
Will have kids division.
3.8 mi run, 16 mi bike, 1/3 mi swim (only backwards tri in the state)
Individual or Relay
The only backwards tri in the state

Duluth Trail Festival: Sep 25-27.
9-25: 1 mile Hill Challenge 5:00 PM start.
9-26: Superior Hiking Trail Half Marathon 8:00 AM start.
9-27: Park Point 5 km Trail and Beach Run. 9:30 start (will have kids division).

More Triathlons In Minnesota

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