Colorado Group Realty Presents the Steamboat Triathlon
Posted by Laurie Peter — April 28, 2010
Event limited to 600 athletes
Steamboat Springs, CO – Registration is now open for the Steamboat Triathlon! On
Sunday, August 29th, 2010 at 8:00 am, join 600 athletes at the edge of Lake Catamount, nestled in the Yampa Valley near the Medicine Bow & Routt National Forests, just 20 minutes outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Offering an international distance event, the Steamboat Triathlon will take place entirely in Steamboat Springs. The swim, bike and run courses will challenge athletes among the mountains of Northern Colorado, along the pristine Yampa River.
The triathlon will be staged at Lake Catamount, where Sarvice Creek empties from the Sarvice Creek Wilderness Area. The swim will be a point to point course in Lake Catamount. The bike course will run on county roads making a turnaround in downtown. The run will be on paved roads near Lake Catamount.
The ¾ swim course will be a water start, waist deep, and you will be guided by buoys on the course. This is a wetsuit-legal race, with anticipated water temperatures from 66 to 70 degrees.
The new bike course, a 22.4 mile ride will start at Lake Catamount, is an out and back ride. A few great descents are new on this year's course on the way out after leaving the transition area, travel over 131 and heading past Syndey Peak Ranch, offering breathtaking scenery along CR14. After the turnaround point at the 10.2 mile marker at historic Howelsen Hill, it's smooth sailing for approximately 9 miles. Athletes who train for the last few miles of ascents will surely lead the bike leg of the pack in this year's race.
The 4-mile run will leave the transition area and go 2 miles, there will be a turnaround, and you will run to the finish on this out-and-back route. There will be no major hills, and it is all paved.
The Steamboat Springs Triathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the sport of triathlon’s national governing body. Visit http://www.steamboattriathlon.com for race and registration details.
Sponsored in part by Catamount Ranch & Club, Colorado Group Realty, Hammer Nutrition, KIDN, Moots, SmartWool, SnowAlarm and TYR.