Steamboat Springs, CO – Registration is now open for the Steamboat
Springs Triathlon! On Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at 8:00 am, join 650
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 a sprint 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.
“Great cities have great marathons and great triathlons,” said Event
Director Joy Rasmussen. “Look at Boston, New York, Philadelphia and
Chicago. We have our great marathon -- the Steamboat Marathon -- and
the great city of Steamboat Springs welcomes participants with our
signature triathlon -- the Steamboat Triathlon.” “The spectacular
valley location makes this event perfect for spectators, and provides
great opportunities for volunteers who want to be part of a triathlon
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 20 mile bike course will start at Lake Catamount, in an out and
back ride. There are no major hills on this beautifully scenic route,
which features riding along the Yampa River, and offering spectacular
looks at the mountains that grace the area. The 10 mile mark and turn
around area is at historic Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat Springs.
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 limited to just 650 entries and is
sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the sport of triathlon’s national
governing body. For more information, go to www.usatriathlon.org.
To view race maps, look for special lodging rates and ask questions go
to http://www.steamboattriathlon.com. Entries are available for
individual age group, relay, Clydesdale and Athenas at www.active.com
(search “Steamboat Triathlon”). A special category for ages 14 – 19
will be offered for just $20 per entry.
For more information, to receive a sponsorship package, or to volunteer
for the race email Event Director Joy Rasmussen at