• Best in the West Triathlon Festival

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    Name: Best in the West Triathlon Festival
    Date: September 6, 2019 - September 8, 2019
    Event Description:
    Best in the West Triathlon Festival
    Sweet Home, OR - Friday - Sunday, September 6-8, 2019
     

    2019 Update:

    Big changes in the race weekend schedule! The Olympic and Kids Splash & Dash are moving to Saturday. The Sprint and Mixed Team Relay are moving to Sunday.

    New races: 10k run, Sprint Aquathon (swim, run)

    New divisions: Physically Challenged, Clydesdale, Athena

    New name: The Youth Tri and Try-a-Tri are now called the Super Sprint Race. The divisions include competitive youth and adult plus the non-competitive Try-a-Tri division for youth and adults.

    New website: Coming VERY soon!

    Back for a 2nd year: 25-mile bike ride, 58-mile bike ride, High-Noon Half-Marathon, 5k!


    If you had to pick one race this year… This. Is. It! Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades and fed by the Santiam River, Foster Reservoir offers premier recreation facilities to the outdoor enthusiast and an excellent location for a triathlon festival. Swimmers are welcomed by end-of-summer water temperatures of a comfortable 70-73F. Miles of low use roads wind through the hills and along the river, providing an exhilarating ride for the cyclist. Following the wooded shoreline, the run course offers relief from the summer sun. To top off your race experience, we put on an awesome post race party! You won’t find cheap, minimal food at the finish line of our race. We put together a huge BBQ with local produce just for you! After you fill up on delicious food, top it off with an ice cold beer or beverage on us, and enjoy the live music and awards ceremony. With a family friendly atmosphere and races for all ages and abilities, you’ll find yourself hanging around for the whole weekend. A large, well kept campground is the final component of the equation for the ultimate triathlon festival. We hope you will join us!

    The Best of the West Triathlon Festival aims to promote health and fitness through a weekend of competitive and fun racing while also providing a healthy living expo where participants, volunteers and spectators will learn how to live healthier happier lives. Our goal is to help bring out the best in you!    

     
    Event Media:
    Location:
    The transition area and race headquarters are located on the north shore of Foster Reservoir at
    Lewis Creek County Park.

    44450 North River Drive
    Foster, Oregon
    Date/Time Information:

    Start times:

    **Please note: The Olympic distance has moved to Saturday and the Sprint distance and Mixed Team Relay have moved to Sunday**

    FRIDAY
    BIKE RIDES
    7:30AM    58 Mile Bike
    9:30AM    40k Bike

    SATURDAY
    HALF-IRON, 13.1, 10K, OLYMPIC, SPLASH & DASH
    7:30AM    Half-Iron in waves
    9:00AM    Olympic in waves
    12:00PM  Half-Marathon, 10K
    5:00PM    Kids Splash & Dash
    7:00PM    Beer/Cider/Soda Mile Relay

    SUNDAY
    SPRINT, SUPER SPRINT, MIXED TEAM RELAY
    8:00AM    Sprint in waves
    8:25AM    5k
    9:30AM    Super Sprint in waves
    11:00AM   Mixed Team Relay
    Wave times will be sent out in the pre-race update email about 1 week from the race. We will also update those times and swim cap colors here in late August.

    Contact Information:
    Blair Bronson
    Fees/Admission:
    http://www.bestinthewesttriathlon.com/registration/
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