Event Information

Triathlon/Duathlon

Dates

Entry Fees

Youth Triathlon
(Ages 9-12):
$30/participant
Adult Triathlon
(Ages 13 & Up):
$55/participant
Duathlon: $55/participant

*After June 30 at 5pm, all entry fees go up $10 for adults $5 for youth.

 Online Entry Deadline: July 11
 T-Shirt Deadline: June 30 at 5p.m.

Paper registration must be in BSSG office by 5:00 p.m. on July 11.

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Lake Elmo State Park
(Billings Heights Area)
Billings, MT 59105

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Online Entry Deadline: Jul 11, 2017

Commissioners

Travis Hutchinson's involvement with the local running scene involves directing races, volunteering, and being a competitor. He competed for the MSU-Billings Yellowjackets in six conference championships meets. After being an intern for the Big Sky State Games in 2011, he came back to be the Triathlon commissioner in 2012. Travis is now employed with Competitive Timing.

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Triathlon/Duathlon Rules

  • USA Triathlon Rules apply.
  • Participant is responsible for becoming familiar with the race map and course.
  • Wetsuits allowed for swim.
  • No drafting on the bike leg.
  • Helmets required on bike.
  • Race numbers must be visible at run finish.
  • Divisions based on age on date of event.
  • Please no dogs before and during the competition.
  • Absolutely no audio devices permitted by athletes. Failure to adhere to rules will result in disqualification.

Triathlon/Duthlon Details

Race Number

Each participant in the individual event will receive a race number at check-in. Each race participant must wear paper race number on the front during the running leg. Bikers and runners in the team event will receive paper numbers.

Packet Pick-up

Race packet pick-up is at the Opening Ceremonies Friday, July 14, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.and at Lake Elmo on Saturday, July 15 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. There is no guarantee you will be able to receive your packet on race morning! Timing chips will be distributed with packet pick-up, and you must wear the timing chip race morning, or you will not have a time.

Schedule

The transition area opens at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17. The Team Triathlon starts at 6:30 a.m., and the course closes at 9:30 a.m.

Race Courses

Triathlon Adult Race Course
  • 800m Swim in Lake Elmo: The swim is a 2x400m w/ 100m beach run between laps. Water temperature varies between high 60’s to low 70’s F. Wetsuits are allowed. There is a 30-minute time limit for the swim.
  • 16 Mile Bike Course: The course exits out the park and takes a right at the corner of Rolling Hills Rd., proceed on Rolling Hills straight on to Pemberton. The course turns left on Main and left North on Roundup Rd. Participants ride on the very wide shoulder of the road and continue 4.5 miles North on Hwy. 87. At the Shepherd Acton Rd., turn right proceed to turn around and return to Billings on Hwy 87 following the course in reverse. Ride with traffic the entire way back to Lake Elmo. Bike course will be open to traffic. Please follow all course marshal instructions.
  • 3 Mile Run: The 3 mile run is on dirt trails, beach sand, gravel, and paved roads. Participants will run out and back on Lake Elmo Drive, and around Lake Elmo Park, before finishing near the transition area.
Duathlon Race Course

The course will be a run/bike/run course. The race will begin on the beach with an approximate 1 mile run around Lake Elmo. The 16-mile bike course (may be changed due to construction), and 3-mile run will be the same as the Triathlon course.

Youth Race Course

Ages 9-12: 150m swim in Lake Elmo, approximate 2 mile bike, and 800 meter run. The course will be posted soon.

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Special Information

Parking

Please use the main parking lot of Lake Elmo State Park. The parking lot by the boat ramp is the transition area and will be closed to all non-race vehicles. Please DO NOT park along side streets around park area and entrance into park. Once inside the park, vehicles will not be allowed to leave if it impedes athletes.

Facilities

Lake Elmo State Park has bathrooms and showers.

Opening Ceremonies

For individuals who sign up after July 11, Opening Ceremonies ticket will be at the Information/Will call booth at Daylis Stadium the night of Opening Ceremonies.

Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony to begin at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Event Cancellation

The Race Commissioner reserves the right to modify, change, or cancel the triathlon for weather and/or safety conditions.