This is a great way to kick off your summer triathlon training. The race is open to iron competitors or grab some friends and compete as a 2-3 person team! We have developed a cloverleaf course in Mazama which allows for all the transition areas to be in the same location and provides for fabulous spectator viewing! This is also the same weekend as the popular Methow Valley Balloon Round-Up where dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons float above the hills. Don't miss this unique triathlon experience in one of the Pacific NorthWest's most secluded winter wonderlands.
If you're coming from Seattle/Bellingham/Vancouver you'll probably take HWY 20 (North Cascades Hwy) East from I-5 to get to Mazama and continue 14.4 mi south to Winthrop for Race Packet Pick-up at North Cascades Mountain Hostel.
If you're coming from Tacoma (Olympia/Portland/Etc.) take HWY 18 East to I-90 and go over Snoqualmie Pass, Blewett Pass (Hwy 97) and follow the Columbia River North to the Methow Valley on Hwy 20. Once In Winthrop travel 14.4 miles north to Mazama turn-off on the right. Continue into Mazama and look for the Mazama Corral straight ahead at the stop sign.
If you're coming from anywhere East of the mountains (Eastern BC, Spokane, Tri-cities, ID, MT, Yakima, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, etc.) you'll get to Mazama via Twisp traveling 24.4 miles north to Mazama on Hwy 20.