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Kern River Festival Sprint Triathlon ~ Results?

Race Details

Kern River Festival Sprint Triathlon

: Bike 8.2 Miles, Run 2 Miles, Paddle 2 Miles
Race Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Entry Fee: Team $40
Individual $30
Location: Riverside Park
City/State/Zip: Kernville, California 93238
Country: USA
Race Website:

2013 Kern River Festival Sprint Triathlon:

For the last forty years, in the rustic mountain-river town of Kernville, the Kern River Festival has celebrated whitewater sports. Each year the festival hosts competitions such as canoe/kayak slalom, downriver races, or freestyle competitions. This year, for the first time ever, a bike, run, paddle triathlon is added to the slate of events.

This non-traditional, informal triathlon is open to both teams and individuals (2 or 3 individuals) offering women's, men's and mixed classes. Those of you with competitive equipment, for example road bikes and/or slalom or downriver boats, can enter the 'Competitive' grouping. If your all about the fun and have less competitive equipment such as mountain bikes and recreational kayaks, enter in the 'Recreational' grouping. The biking segment is open to either road bikes or mountain bikes, and boaters may enter using any kayak (downriver, slalom, recreational, inflatable) or a stand-up paddle board. We have a grouping to fit everyone! 

 If you'd would like to participate on a team and need a partner(s), please contact us and we'll try to match you. All proceeds benefit The Kern Valley River Council a non-profit organization which supports riverine environments.

An awards ceremony immediately follows.

NOTE: the paddle segment of the course is a whitewater section of river and as such requires previously acquired whitewater skills.

All proceeds benefit the actions of the non-profit Kern Valley River Council.
Course Information:

A map and description of each leg of the triathlon can be found at this location: Course Map Link

The race begins and ends in Riverside Park in the Kernville, CA.

  • The course consists of a 8.2 mile bike ride from Riverside Park in Kernville, CA to Wofford Heights and back.
  • Followed by a 2 mile run from Riverside Park to the KR3 Powerhouse in Kernville.
  • Finish with a 2 mile class II+/III- whitewater paddle back to the park. 

  • Because this is a whitewater section of the Kern River, appropriate whitewater skills are advised.
  • Directions:

    To Riverside Park From Bakersfield:
  • Travel east on CA-178, travel approximately 40 miles. 
  • Take exit 43 toward Wofford Heights, turn left on CA-155. 
  • Travel eleven miles on CA-155 (becomes Burlando Road). 
  • Turn right on Kern River Drive to arrive at Riverside Park.
  • Other Info:

    The Kern River Festival also hosts other whitewater events:

    For more information, check out the schedule or call Donni or Judy at 760-376-3745

    Click here for Information about lodging.

    2013 Results:

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  • Previous Results:

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