The University of Oregon Triathlon Club is pleased to present the return of the Duck Bill Thrill Olympic distance triathlon near Lowell, Oregon. The triathlon will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. All equipment must be situated in the transition area and athletes down by the water to receive last minute instruction at 7:45 a.m. The swim will be a mass-start. A great event hosted by the University of Oregon triathlon team to fundraise for their team. This race has many different division from age brackets to a clydesdale to athena. It also has a relay division which is fun for anyone!
Swim: • The open water swim is a 750 meter triangular course which athletes will loop twice. There will be lifeguards on long boards, kayaks and boats approximately every 100 meters. • Historically water temperature has been in the mid to high 60's. Much depends upon the ambient air temperature at the time.
Bike: • The bike route follows a spectacular route featuring birch shaded creeks, historical covered bridges and pastoral countryside. The course incorporates flats, gentle slopes, and one steep climb. From the transition, athletes proceed right out of Winberry park, and head West before turning right onto Big Fall Creek Road. Athletes continue on Big Fall Creek Road until they reach the turn-around point approximately 7.5 miles into the course. • Upon reaching Winberry Creek Road athletes turn left and complete the largest climb on the course. At the top of the hill, near the Winberry Park entrance, there will be an aid station. Athletes continue past the entrance to Winberry Park along picturesque Winberry Creek Road until the second turn-around point approximately 20 miles into the course. After completing the two out-and-backs athletes return to the transition zone in Winberry Park.
Run: • The run is a scenic out and back, mostly flat with a few rollers. As in the bike portion, athletes head right out of the Park and run a short distance along Winberry Creek road. Then they turn right to cross Fall Creek Dam with dramatic views of the lake and valley. Athletes continue along Big Fall Creek road where they come to a turnaround at the 3.1 mile mark. • Aid stations are set up every 1.5 miles with water, HEED sports drink from Hammer Nutrition and ample encouragement. Two restrooms will be located on the run course.