steamboat LAKE TRIATHLON
THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN COLORADO
SPRINT I AQUABIKE I STAND-UP PADDLE-BOARD
JULY 23rd, 2023
STEAMBOAT LAKE TRIATHLON SWIM COURSE (750 Meters)
The 750 meter swim course takes place in the pristine waters of Steamboat Lake. Shockingly the average water temp for this event has been 72-74 degrees! How you ask? It's a very shallow lake and fully exposed to the sun. Swimmers will start in the water for a waste-deep race start, keeping all the buoys on their right hand side for a clock-wise swim. Once athletes exit the water they'll have a blue carpet lining the path all the way into the transition area!
STEAMBOAT LAKE TRIATHLON BIKE COURSE (12.4 Miles)
The Steamboat Lake Triathlon bike course is hard to capture in just words. This rolling out and back ride through the country-side will take you past some of the most stunning views in all of Colorado. Look one way and you'll see Hahns Peak looming in the distance, look the other way and you could see a herd of cattle grazing through the wildflowers. Road conditions are amazing and vehicle traffic is non-existent. The only part of this bike course that will make you sad is when it's over!
STEAMBOAT LAKE TRIATHLON RUN COURSE (3.5 Miles)
If you thought the bike course was fun, you haven't seen anything yet. The run course starts out traversing the same roads as the bike course for the first 1.8 miles. There's an aid station located at the top of the tallest hill on CR 62, then it's rolling terrain all the way back to the finish line. Our favorite part of this course is the Willow Creek Trail. For the final 1.7 miles of the course athletes will be running through wild flower meadows just a few feet from the lake! You're probably thinking, this is all hype? Follow our Instagram account for some of the stunning photos from prior race years. Once across the finish line be sure to hang out for post race refreshments, awards, raffles, and sharing race stories with friends and family.