_ The 2019 YFC Seeley Lake Challenge Triathlon/Duathlon:
This is a great race to start your triathlon or duathlon racing career. The triathlon is in open water, but wet suits are not necessary as the water is a reasonable temperature. The running course in mostly on a trail with shade and the bike ride is on a paved county road. All racers are chipped including the kids and finish times are immediately available for printing and on devices.
Everyone must catch the shuttle from Pyramid Mountain Lumber. There is no parking at the race site, and parking on Boy Scout or the neighbors driveways is not allowed.
We hope everyone stays for the old fashioned BBQ and awards ceremony where the winners stand on Olympic style boxes and get their medal.
Included in the racers fees are: parking, shuttle, T-shirt (if registered before July 15), race chip, BBQ and medals for winners.
SPECTATORS: FREE spectator parking and shuttle. You are welcome stay with your family for the BBQ by making a donation. Please feel free to bring folding chairs. Spectators must stay out of the transition area by using the trail from the spectator area at the finish line to the beach.
The Triathlon has two swim length to accommodate novices (300 yards) and those more experienced (600 yards). We have a dry start since the water is shallow enough for the short swim, that racers can nearly walk the course. The bike course is on Boy Scout Rd, a paved county road, and the run is mostly on a trail, off the road.
The Duathlon uses the same mostly off road course for the run and the paved county road for the bike portion.
The Kids Triathlon starts when most of the adults have completed the course so families can watch. The kids use the outside of the swim markers as their course and they can stop and hold on if they need to, and life vests are acceptable. Their bike ride is on a trail that is mowed before the race. The run is an out and back and they cross the same finish line as the adults.