After many requests from Northwest athletes, AA Sports is excited to bring Stumptown Multisport back as part of the 2014 Multisport Summer Season. Stumptown Multisport includes Long Course (Half Iron) Triathlon and Endurance Duathlon, three Open Water Swims (0.6-Mile; 1.2-Mile & 2.4-Mile distances), and a Half-Marathon* Run/Walk.
STUMPTOWN LONG COURSE TRIATHLON & ENDURANCE DUATHLON
ENDURANCE DUATHLON – Duathlon participants will begin with a 1-Mile run, followed by the same bike course as the Triathletes. (See Bike Course and Run Course sections below.)
LONG COURSE TRIATHLON: SWIM COURSE (1.2 Miles) – ITU setup with two 0.6-mile loops in Blue Lake. After completing Loop #1 swimmers will exit onto the beach and run around the two buoys (approximately 300 ft total distance) before re-entering the water for Loop #2. Water temperature will be 72 degrees+. There will be an all-male wave followed 5 minutes later by an all female & team swimmer wave.
The start and finish will be marked by 3-ft tall yellow buoys (2). The four on-water turns will be marked by 5-ft tall orange buoys (4), and the two beach turns will all be marked with 5-ft tall green buoys (2). There will also be 3-ft tall yellow intermediate buoys (4) on the water.
ENDURANCE DUATHLON – Duathlon participants will begin with a 1-Mile run, followed by the same bike course as the Triathletes.
BIKE COURSE (56 Miles) – The bike course will be comprised of three loops on semi-closed Marine Drive (local traffic only: home & marina owners and friends with access from 185th Ave or 138th Ave only). Cyclists should see very few vehicles and no trucks, having the entire road to ride on for the most part. Some participants may never even see a vehicle.
Begin by exiting at the northeast corner of the Transition Zone. Follow the exit chute approximately 150 ft to the “bike start” timing mats and then mount your bike at the “Bike Mount” sign. Follow the main park road (closed to traffic) for .35 miles and exit the park at the auxiliary park gate, turning left onto Blue Lake Road (closed to traffic). Cycle another 0.2 miles, climbing approximately 30 ft (one of the two hills on the course) to Marine Dr. The next 55 miles of the course are on Marine Dr. First turn right and cycle east for approximately 0.1 mile to the east end turn-around point (located prior to the 223rd Ave off-ramp when travelling eastbound and prior to the east-end Marine Dr closure point). Make the turn-around and travel west for 9.15 miles to the west end turn-around point (located just east of the entrance into the James Gleason Boat Ramp – the west-end Marine Dr closure point). Approximately 6 miles after completing turn-around #1 you will pass under I-205. This is the only other grade change of any significance on the course. The drop is about 30 ft with a rise of 30 ft on the other side of the underpass. The remainder of the course is flat & fast enabling most athletes the opportunity to set their Long Course Tri bike PR.
After making the west-end turn-around for the 3rd time, cycle back to Blue Lake Rd (9.15 miles) turning right, then another 0.5 miles back to the “bike finish” timing mats. Note that you will re-enter Blue Lake Park just north of the auxiliary gate where you exited at the start of the bike. You will cross the grass on carpeting and then finishing the bike on the main park road. Dismount your bike at the “Bike Dismount” sign and run across the “bike finish” mats as you return your bike to the Transition Zone.
All turns on the bike course will be marked by large orange signs with white lettering & arrows. The course will also have mileage markers every 5 miles.
There will be aid stations at each turn-around with water & electrolyte. You must discard a bottle at these locations in order to receive a new one.
ENDURANCE DUATHLON – Duathlon participants will begin with a 1-mile run, followed by the same bike course as the Triathletes.
RUN COURSE (13.1 Miles) – The run course will be comprised of two loops with a total of 1.7 miles within Blue Lake Park, 9.4 miles on the Marine Drive Bike Path and only 2 miles on county roads where some traffic may pass. On this section you will run within the breakdown/bike lane which is approximately 10 ft wide. The course is basically flat with the only true hill being the overpass at 223rd Ave (approximate 30 ft climb and decent).
Begin by running within a fenced chute on the east edge of the Transition Zone, crossing the “run start” timing mats and follow the chute out to the park bike path. Follow the chalk markings, cones and bright pink signs with directional arrows that will wind you 0.4 miles through Blue Lake Park to a point just south of the auxiliary gate used as the bike exit to the park. Turn left onto Blue Lake Rd running in the south side bike lane (traffic lanes are for the cyclists) approximately 600 ft to the Marine Drive Bike Path. Now follow the Marine Dr Bike Path for approximately 2.35 miles to a point where the bike path joins Marine Dr. From this point you will run ¼ mile within the bike path/break down lane on the west side of Marine Dr before turning onto NW Dunbar Ave. Run this loop back to Marine Dr and then it is 0.4 miles back to the Marine Dr Bike Path. Next, retrace your steps back to Blue Lake Rd and run south for approximately 0.3 miles before re-entering Blue Lake Park at the Lake House. Follow the paths and directional signage within the park along the water to a point where you will rejoin the original run start point to begin loop #2. After re-entering the park the second time at the Lake House follow the same paths & directional signage along the water to the finish line adjacent to the Transition Zone.
The run course will be marked with white chalk and pink signs with black directional arrows at all the turns. Aid stations with water, ice, electrolyte and energy gels will be located approximately every 1.5 miles. All miles will be marked.
HALF MARATHON RUN/WALK Runners / walkers will follow the same course as the Triathletes, except for the start of the race. The starting point will be to the north of the Transition Zone on the main park road adjacent to the paved parking lot. This point will be marked with a large white, red & blue AA Sports arch.
OPEN WATER SWIMS Open water swims will offer three distances and athletes will have the option of wearing a wetsuit or swimming without one:
Water temperature will be in the low to mid 70′s. Athletes will be scored in either the non-wetsuit or wetsuit class
DIRECTIONS TO PARK Blue Lake Park is located 15 miles east of downtown Portland, OR. Take I-84 east to the Fairview Exit (exit #14). Follow the signs to Blue Lake Park.
*The Stumptown Half-Marathon is part of the Bakers Dozen Half-Marathon Series. The Bakers Dozen Series is comprised of 13 Half-Marathons produced by NW-based organizations and which take place throughout the summer at beautiful NW sites. And, each of the events give back to their local communities! By completing at least three of the races, athletes become eligible to win one of Twenty-Five 2015 Bakers Dozen Passports – awarding the bearer FREE ENTRY into these events during the 2015 Season! See the Bakers Dozen site for details about the races, the Series ranking system – powered by Athlinks - and how the Passports will be awarded.
We’re thrilled to have internationally renowned, local NW musician Patrick Lamb bringing his versatile sound and songs to the Stumptown Multisport after-race party. A Billboard charting artist, Patrick is one of those extraordinary performers who combine raw talent and energy with a singular ability to captivate an audience with his charm, sincerity and pure magnetism. He has toured on his own and with a wide variety of international performers, adding his unique style and talent to each show. His set list will be a mix of current top 40 songs and an array of other funk soul old school songs. His music will set the tone for a fun, relaxing morning, which includes a post-race brunch with Franz Bakery products, healthy snacks and our signature Strawberry Shortcake, in addition to Deschutes Brewery Beer.