ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH?
12th ANNUAL AUBURN TRIATHLON
World's Toughest Half(1.2mi-56mi-13.1mi)
International Tri (1.5k-40k-10k)
Mini Tri (500m-13k-4k)
World's Toughtest Long Course Aquabike (1.2 mi swim-56 mi bike).
Relay teams of 2-3 people are welcome in the Half and International Tris and Aquabike
World's Toughest Half:
Come see why this is called the World's Toughest Half (WTH). You will never know till you 'tri'. The ultimate athlete-focused, old school "must do" race! Depart from the bland routes with overcrowded fields and enjoy a true adventure into the foothills of the Sierras. The World's Toughest Half will prepare iron-distance athletes for any Ironman event. It is a an excellent stepping stone for preparing and acclimating for the Lake Tahoe Ironman. Swim in the temperate, calm and scenic Folsom Lake (71F in '13). Enjoy a scenic, very tough 56-mile bike course with extremely minimal traffic, incredible scenery and an amazing top secret narrow road down to the secluded banks of the Bear River! Only four signal intersections (in each direction) in 56 miles. This course offers a complete test of your cycling abilities with sustained climbs, short steep climbs, flat sections and fun roller coaster sections. Your gain in elevation is ~6000 ft in 56 miles! The WTH run is going back to it's roots with a loop down into the American River Canyon onto parts of the infamous Western States Trail taking full advantage of the challenge and beauty of the American River canyon in the Auburn State Park with no car traffic. The second loop takes the runners onto Auburn Triathletes favorite part of the run, the shaded canal trail and spacious paved State Park roads with breathtaking views of the American River around every turn!
Auburn International Tri: Swim in the temperate, calm and scenic Folsom Lake (71 F in 13). The International offers challenging routes over diverse terrain, with incredible scenery and minimal traffic. Follow a shortened version of the WTH bike course then run 2 loops, the same 6k and 4k loop as 2013 which features a beautiful shaded canal trail and spacious paved State Park roads with breathtaking views of the American River around every turn!
Mini Triathlon: is an excellent novice challenge with diverse terrain, incredible scenery and virtually no car traffic on both the bike and run! Follow a much shorter version of the WTH bike finishing up with an awesome run with breathtaking views of the American River Canyon on a 4k loop which features the beautiful shaded canal trail and spacious paved State Park roads. The race will be held in conjunction with the World's Toughest Half, International Tri and Long Course Aquabike events.
NEW!!!! Long Course Aquabike:. The NEW Long Course Aquabike offers 2/3's of the World's Toughest Half for those not fond of running. Enjoy the unique opportunity to go head to head with long course triathletes! Enjoy a beautiful calm swim at Rattlesnake Bar then ride the World's Toughest Half bike course going head to head with the Worlds' Toughest Half triathletes over a 56mi bike course. Finish early, enjoy the post race festivities and cheer the runners on.