For 2013 the Bozeman Triathlon Club will again be hosting both Sprint and Long Course (Half Iron) distance races. So whether you like to go short and fast, are just diving into triathlons, or want to take on a bigger challenge, the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon has something for you. The Long Course race is the only Half Iron distance triathlon in Montana! Both races are USAT sanctioned, so you can count on a high level of safety and professionalism. Registration is open and will be limited to the first 250 racers.
The Sprint race is one lap around the pond (750 meters), and then off to the 20 km bike course. The bike is an out and back, featuring gentle up and down grades, with one solid climb. There will be no aid stations on the ride, but volunteers will be there for you if necessary. This year the 5 km run will be an out and back on paved surfaces, finishing with a lap around the lake on dirt trails. There will be three aid stations along the run. Sprint Course Map
The Long Course race is truly Made in Montana! And we utilize the natural terrain outside of Bozeman to create a memorable course.
The 1.2 mile swim features three laps around the pond with a beach run transition between each lap. Racers love mixing things up a bit and the crowd really gets into the excitement of seeing the racers each lap.
The bike ride is a 56 mile out and back following Bridger Canyon Drive as it traverses the eastern side of the Bridger Mountains over Battle Ridge Pass. Spectacular mountain views will take some of the pain out of the climbs. The ride features long, steady up and down grades, punctuated by a few solid climbs. If you have a larger cluster, you may want to bring it! We will have five aid stations along the bike course.
The run is a lollipop loop in the Bridger foothills. Mostly level terrain and then a few solid climbs, followed by a long downhill and flats will turn you into a true Montanan! We support the run with aid stations every 1 to 2 miles, so you will never be far from a cool towel, water, and nutrition. The run is about 80% on paved surfaces. Half Iron Course Map
Check out the race videos to get a feel for the race! We had several folks comment that it is the perfect warm-up race for Ironman Canada, so come and put some polish on your training!
From I-90, take exit 306 (N. 7th Ave.). Turn north onto N. 7th Ave. At W. Griffin Drive stoplight, turn right. Just past the railroad crossing, turn left onto Manley Rd. Around the bend, you will see Glen Lake on the right. Go past the park. The entrance is on the right, behind the row of houses.