Race begins at 8:15am. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before time for registration and race instructions.
Entry Fee (entry fee includes a free t-shirt)
$35 per individual
$55 per team (teams may consist of 2-3 participants)
Description of Race Route
10 LAP SWIM
wave of racers will start at the Gleason pool at the same time. Each
racer will need to get in the pool (no diving) as some will start in the
shallow end. You will swim 10 laps or 20 lengths of the pool
freestyle. The outer lanes of the pool will have only one swimmer since
it narrows considerably at the deep end. The inner 4 lanes will have 2
swimmers each. You will stay on the same side of your lane throughout
your swim. A lap counter will count the number of laps for you. If you
are waiting to enter the pool in the second heat, wait until the swimmer
has exited the lane. (Your time will start when you begin the swim).
When you are finished, please walk carefully to the locker room, change
if needed, then proceed on to the bike area (water will be available).
12.4 MILE BIKE RIDE
bike race will proceed out of the pool parking lot, turning left onto
Canton Street, Right onto 3rd Street past the fairgrounds on left and up
to highway 26. Carefully cross the traffic onto highway 26 proceeding
east toward Prairie City. The turnaround for the bike area at 6.2 miles
will be just before the Holliday ranch. You will see a well-marked
turn around. Please carefully cross highway 26 heading back into
John Day (a refreshment station will be available after you turn
around). Turn right onto 3rd street before entering John Day and follow
it past the fairgrounds on your right. Turn left onto Canton Street
and enter into the pool parking lot. Swap shoes or clothing if needed
to prepare for the run.
3.1 MILE RUN
the run out of the parking lot past Kam Wah Chung museum, turn left
onto Canton Street, proceed right onto 3rd street, take the next left
onto Bridge Street, take a right at the T intersection and head toward
7th street complex. You will need to run 2 laps around 7th street
complex (make sure you follow the outer loop) before returning to the
finish line. The finish line will be off Canton heading into the pool
area via the Kam Wah Chung complex. When you cross the finish line tear
off you bib and post it onto the cork board. Feel free to stay and
cheer on the other racers as well as get some refreshments. You will
receive your time for the whole event by e-mail if you do not get it at
A map will also be provided on race day if needed.
on bringing a swimming suit or appropriate swimming attire. Your arm
will need to be exposed so we can write your race number on it. You
will need to wear a shirt or have shorts that you can pin a race bib
onto to wear for the biking and running events. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.
IPods or other audio devices are not recommended due to safety
concerns. The locker rooms will be available for transition areas
should you want to change clothing gear. If you would like to bring a 5
gallon bucket with a piece of duct tape on it, we can write your race
number on it. This bucket would allow you to keep all your gear in one
place in the locker rooms. Alternatively you can bring your bucket
with you from the locker room and leave it next to the bike area so when
you get off your bike you can switch shoes if desired.