• Best in the West Triathlon Festival

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    Name: Best in the West Triathlon Festival
    Date: September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
    Event Description:
    Best in the West Triathlon Festival
    Sweet Home, OR - Friday - Sunday, September 7-9, 2018
    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!    

     
     
    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:
    FRIDAY
    Start End Event Location
    6:30am 7:00am 58 Mile Ride Packet Pick Up Lewis Creek Park
    6:55am   58 Mile Ride Start Lewis Creek Park
    9:00am 9:25am 58 Mile Ride Packet Pick Up Lewis Creek Park
    9:30am   40k Ride Start Lewis Creek Park
    10:00am Dusk Lewis Creek Park Open Lewis Creek Park
    1:00pm 1:30pm Mixed Team Relay Check in Lewis Creek Park
    1:30pm 1:45pm Mandatory Mixed Team Relay Rules Briefing Lewis Creek Park
    2:00pm 4:00pm Park Entrance Closed for MTR Race Park Entrance
    2:00pm 4:00pm Mixed Team Relay Race Transition Area
    4:30pm 7:30pm Packet Pick Up Lewis Creek Park
    4:30pm 5:15pm Open Water Swim Clinic Beach
    5:15pm 5:45pm Athlete Briefing Transition Area
    7:00pm 7:30pm Athlete Briefing Expo Area
    5:00pm 7:00pm Volunteer Pre-Check In Volunteer Area
    10:00pm Park Gate Closes
    SATURDAY
    Start Event Location
    6:00am Park Gate Opens Park Entrance
    6:30am Packet Pick-up/Registration opens Transition Area
    6:30am Transition Opens Transition
    7:30am Half-Iron Registration Closes
    7:45am Pre-Race Briefing Beach
    8:00am Half-Iron Start – Men Wave 1 Beach
    8:03am Half-Iron Start – Men Wave 2 Beach
    8:06am Half-Iron Start – Women & Relays Beach
    8:25am Half-Iron Duathlon Start  Transition
    8:30am Sprint Registration Closes
    8:45am Pre-Race Briefing Beach
    9:00am Sprint Start – Men Wave 1 Beach
    9:03am Sprint Start – Men Wave 2 Beach
    9:05am Sprint Duathlon Start Transition
    9:06am Sprint Start – Women Wave 1 Beach
    9:09am Sprint Start – Women 2 and Relays Beach
    12:00pm* Sprint Awards Expo
    2:00pm* Half-Iron Awards Expo
    3:00pm  6:00pm Packet Pick Up for Sunday Races Expo
    6:00pm Athlete Briefing Lewis Creek Park
    7:00pm Bonfire and Athlete Social Lewis Creek Park
    10:00pm Park Gate Closes
    SUNDAY
    Start Event Location
    6:00am Park Gate Opens Park Entrance
    6:30am Packet Pick-up/Registration opens Transition Area
    6:30am Transition Opens Transition
    7:30am Olympic Registration Closes
    7:45am Pre-Race Briefing Beach
    8:00am Collegiate Men and Women Start Beach
    8:03am Olympic Start – Men Wave 1 Beach
    8:06am Olympic Start – Men Wave 2 Beach
    8:09am Olympic Start – Women Wave 1 Beach
    8:12am Olympic Start – Women Wave 2 & Relays Beach
    8:12am Olympic Start – Duathlon Transition
    9:30am Youth and Try-a-Tri Registration Closes
    9:45am Pre-Race Briefing Beach
    10:00am Youth Tri Start Beach
    10:05am Try-a-Tri Start Beach
    11:00am Kids Splash and Dash Reg Closes
    11:15am Kids Pre-Race Briefing Beach
    11:30am Kids Splash and Dash Start Beach
    12:00pm* Youth and Try-a-Tri Awards Main Stage
    12:30pm* Olympic Awards Main Stage

    * Awards start time may change depending on if there are still racers on course. Awards will not start earlier than the specified time.
    Contact Information:
    Blair Bronson
    Fees/Admission:
    http://www.bestinthewesttriathlon.com/registration/
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