Finishers of LeadmanTri Bend voted Best New Race of 2012 could tell you all about the epic 5K swim in Oregon's deep, cool Cultus Lake. They could talk for hours about the 223K bike course around Mount Bachelor or debate the best way to attack the 22K run through Tetherow and along the banks of the Deschutes River. But most will simply let their new belt buckle do all the talking for them.
About the LeadmanTri Bend Race Course
5K Swim - Voyage Across the Cultus LeadmanTri Bend starts with a brisk swim in Cultus Lake. A deep, mountain lake at the base of Mount Cultus, it is filled with crystal clear water that is expected to be approximately 64 on race day. The course will be two 2.5 K laps along the shoreline. Swimmers will exit the water after lap one and pass an aid station before returning to the water for lap 2.
223K Bike - Trek Round Mount Bachelor One of the most scenic and challenging courses in the sport of triathlon, the LeadmanTri Bend course climbs over the Bachelor pass not once, but twice, with 1 1/2 laps around Mt. Bachelor. Athletes will have spectacular views of the summit, several mountain lakes and the shores of the Deschutes River. The bike finishes with a 16 miles descent into Bend.
22K Run - Tetherow Dash The run course takes you out and back along the Deschutes River, through the majestic Tetherow Golf Club, and finishes crossing over the pedestrian bridge into the Events Plaza in the Old Mill District of Bend. The entire course is known for its old growth large Ponderosa Pine, Douglas fir and western White Pine, sometimes rising to 120 feet (37 m) tall.