July 26th, 2020 - CANCELLED
Sprint Distance Triathlon, Aquabike, & Stand-Up Paddle-Board Options
Dear Steamboat Lake Triathlete,
No matter how many times we have to write and send these updates, the tough news doesn’t get any easier to share. We know many of you have planned to make this event part of a family or friend’s weekend getaway, so it remained important to update you all right at the 30-day mark. We’re not shy to say that the Steamboat Lake Triathlon is truly our favorite event of the season. That makes this update the hardest yet out of our 15 cancelled events so far. At this current stage, Routt County is still limiting group event gathering size to 100 and placing cycling related events in the category of “organized recreational sports” which is limited to 25. All registered athletes will be receiving an email with specific details on “what happens now”.
I know many of us remained optimistic given the smaller nature of this event and this cancellation may be the hardest yet. We have to continue respecting that mountain communities are going to take a more measured approach to public safety, while some front range counties apply for variances which allow for higher participant capacities. Just this morning, four more cases were confirmed in Steamboat Springs. While that number doesn’t seem high to those living in the front range, we have to keep in mind the smaller capacity of the Yampa Valley hospital; UC Health Yampa Valley has 39 beds.
Our message since late February has been simple and clear: LOVE, CONNECT, SUPPORT. Don’t lose hope in that brighter future, keep finding new ways to love, connect, and support each other as we continue this societal journey of finding unity.
We miss and love each of you that make up the fabric of our endurance community/
Lance and the Entire Without Limits A-Team
After last summer this event instantly became a personal favorite for our staff, volunteers, and athletes - come find out why! We couldn't be more excited about this course, this lake, and the overall experience. The swim starts out in the surprisingly warm waters of Steamboat Lake (74 degrees average race temp), then athletes transition to the most scenic bike course you'll ever find. You're more likely to see a herd of cattle crossing the road than be passed by a vehicle! After a ride through the rolling country-side athletes will transition to a 3.5 mile run course that's 50% on road, and 50% on the dirt trails that hug the lakeside. When we tell athletes you're running through wild flower meadows, we're not exaggerating.
Pack the camping gear and make a weekend getaway for your all your friends and family! We do have a limited set number of reserved camping spots that you can book by clicking the proper links on the race info page (camping info - reservation link will be posted soon). This year we're also offering a duathlon, aquabike, and stand-up paddle-board division!