This triathlon is part of the ButteAthlon Event that takes place at Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm Strawberry Festival. This is not your grandma's triathlon (no offense grandma:) It is a bit unorthodox in it's structure for a triathlon in that it combines a Run/Climb/Bike format.
Do you love wide open spaces and cleancountry air? What about a good challenge? Join us for the annual 'ButteAthlon' in the Butte area of Palmer, Alaska. This triathlon starts at Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm and takes in the breathtaking views of Pioneer Peak, Knik Glacier, open farmlands and a complete panoramic of the Mat-Su Valley. There is nothing traditional about this triathlon as it includes a Run/Climb/Bike in one of the most scenic areas of the valley.
There are super awesome prizes and each participant gets a premium goodie bag. Hurry and register-space is LIMITED!!
The triathlon starts with the running leg from Pyrah's farm to the Butte for an exciting climb with astounding views at the top. Climbing begins on one side with a groomed stair-stepped trail to the top and descends the other boasting a more rugged terrain. Run back to the farm where the bike portion of the race begins with not one, but two turns around Bodenburg Loop for a finish at Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm. Premium bags for each participant. Registration is limited.
Run- approx 4 3/4 mi
Climb- 881' summit
Cycle- 12.4 mi