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Redfish Racing for Recovery Olympic & Sprint Triathlon

Race Details

Redfish Olympic Triathlon

: Swim 1500 meters, Bike 24.9 miles, Run 6.2 miles

Redfish Sprint Triathlon

: Swim 500 meters, Bike 12.4 miles, Run 3.1 miles
Race Date: Saturday, June 21, 2008
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Entry Fee: $60/$70/$105
Location: Redfish Lake
Address: Just 10 minutes from Stanley
City/State/Zip: Redfish Lake, Idaho
Country: USA
Race Website:
  • Destined to become labeled as the most scenic mountain triathlon and duathlon in the world, this weekend is not to be missed!
  • Park your car and enjoy a weekend of racing and relaxation in the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains.
  • Redfish Lake is located less than an hour from Sun Valley and 10 minutes from Stanley, Idaho. Camping, rental cabins, an on-site restaurant, and a market are available at Redfish Lake, or hotel rooms can be reserved in nearby Stanley, which also features a grocery store and multiple restaurant options. With hiking, biking, horseback riding, and lake activities available, this is a weekend for the whole family!
  • You train hard, you race hard, you deserve to race in a location like this!
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    Course Information:
  • The swim in the crystal clear waters of Redfish Lake will be cool, and wetsuits will be required. Water temperatures will be between 55-60 degrees this time of year, thus it will be a water start to get your body acclimated.
  • Watch the website for updates on the water temperatures.
  • Females will start 11 minutes prior to the first male wave. Additional wave starts will be announced at packet pick-up if necessary.
  • It is an out-and-back swim with a beach exit and the transition area close.
  • The bike course is mostly flat, quite fast, and beautiful.
  • Leaving the transition area after the swim, the athletes will ride an out-and-back course that takes them through the scenic Sawtooth Valley, where there will be snow-capped mountains behind the blooming mountain wildflowers.
  • The run is a one loop course for the Sprint and a two loop course for the Olympic that circumnavigates the Forest Service roads around Redfish Lake.
  • It is all on paved roads and will feature several great viewing sites for friends and family.
  • The finish is directly in front of the Redfish Lake Lodge.
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    From Sun Valley or Southern Idaho:
  • Highway 75 north towards Stanley, turning left into Redfish at mile marker 185. Approximate drive time from Sun Valley = 1 hour.
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    From Boise:
  • Highway 21 east through Idaho City, Lowman, and Stanley. South on Highway 75 in Stanley, then 7 miles to Redfish Lake Road. Approximate drive time from Boise = 2.5 - 3 hours.
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    Other Info:
    Packet Pick-Up & Wetsuit Cleaning
  • 10:00am-7:00pm on Friday, June 20th, Redfish Lake Lodge.
  • Race-day packet pick-up will be 7:00-8:30am ONLY, Redfish Lake Lodge.
  • Registration and packet pick-up will close promptly at 8:30am.
  • As per the Forest Service, all wetsuits will need to be cleaned prior to being used at Redfish Lake. Please bring your wetsuit with you to packet pick-up, where there will be a dunk and rinse process to clean and condition your wetsuit. The cleaner is a wetsuit shampoo that will enhance the longevity & performance of your wetsuit.
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  • Racing for Recovery Pre-Race Dinner
  • There will be a tasty pre-race dinner Friday, June 20th, 5:30-7:30pm, Redfish Lake Lodge. All athletes and friends or family are welcome to attend.
  • Donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going directly to Racing for Recovery.
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    Post-Race Awards Ceremony & Raffle
  • The awards ceremony and raffle will be held immediately after the race in front of Redfish Lake Lodge.
  • Awards will be given in the following categories:
  • Sprint Top 3 overall and top 3 in each age group.
  • Olympic Top 3 overall and top 3 in each age group.
  • Relay Top 3 overall.
  • Short Course Duathlon Top 3 overall.
  • Long Course Duathlon Top 3 overall.
  • Raffle prizes will be given out as well. All participating athletes will be automatically entered to win.
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  • Racing for Recovery Addict, Alcoholic, Friends, and Family Meeting
  • To be held at 4:00 in the back of the Redfish Lake Lodge Dining Room. All addicts & alcoholics, as well as friends and family members of addicts and alcoholics, are welcome to join in this support group meeting.
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    Saturday Evening Bonfire & Live Music
  • After a change of clothes and a good dinner, join your fellow athletes for some Smores and relaxing conversation around a lake-side bonfire.
  • Location and time to be announced at packet pick-up.
  • Smores will be provided; bring your own roasting stick and drinks.
  • Redfish Lake Lodge will also be providing live music on Saturday night, so plan on staying the night after the race to enjoy the fun!
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    Visitor / Lodging Information
  • Redfish Lake Lodge offers cabin rentals right in the heart of the action!, or (208) 644-9096. Tell them you are there for the race.
  • Camping is available at a number of different campgrounds around Redfish Lake. We recommend Glacier View, Redfish Outlet, or Mount Heyburn Campgrounds. Please call 1-877-444-6777 or go to Reserve USA for reservations.
  • Hotels are available in the town of Stanley, just a few miles away.
  • has a list of all hotels and restaurants.
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    What Will Happen at Different Water Temperatures?
  • Because Redfish Lake is beautifully located at around 6500, we are prepared for the fact that we may have very cold water temperatures come race day, especially with the big snow year and cool spring that we have had this year.
  • If the water temperatures are 55o F or warmer, the race swims will be held as planned.
  • If the water temperatures are in the 52o to 54o F range, the Olympic Triathlon swim will be shortened to a 750 meter swim, and the Sprint swim will stay at 500 meters.
  • If the water temperatures are under 52o F, all swims will be cancelled and we will run all races as either a Long or Short Course Duathlon.
  • The Long Course Duathlon will consist of a 5K run, 40K bike, and 5K run.
  • The Short Course will be a 2 mile run, 20K bike, and 5K run.
  • If you registered for the Olympic Triathlon, you will be automatically transferred to the Long Course Duathlon, and if you registered<
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