The Boulder Peak Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike on July 14th is one of the countries longest and most well-known triathlons. For the veteran or first time racer, this is THE can’t miss event of the summer triathlon season, and the crown jewel of the Colorado Triathlon Series. Racers are tackling the infamous “Olde Stage” Hill, boasting an average 15% grade on their way to the finish line! This race has earned it's spot on more than a couple notable “Best Triathlons in America” lists. In 2017, the Boulder Peak was listed as one of the top 15 most amazing triathlons in the United States by The Culture Trip!
BOULDER PEAK TRIATHLON SWIM COURSE (1500 Meters)
The 1,500-meter swim portion of the event starts and finishes east of the transition area at the Boulder Reservoir open swim area. The one-loop course is well marked by large buoys and begins on the west side of the open swim area. The flow is a clockwise direction and, upon exiting the swim, athletes will follow the marked course to transition. This year’s event will feature wave starts from the beach. Groups of 25-50 people will release every few minutes onto the swim course, alleviating previous swim congestion.
Please note athletes must wear the swim cap provided to them at athlete check-in. There are absolutely no dogs or glass allowed at the Boulder Reservoir.
BOULDER PEAK TRIATHLON BIKE COURSE (42K)
If there's one feature of this triathlon that is the most talked about, it's the bike course. You can't mention the Boulder peak race without talking about the Olde Stage Climb. Athletes will leave the reservoir on the rolling country roads before turning off for a quick detour up Olde Stage, which boasts an average 15% grade to the mail boxes at 6,500ft. If you've ever imagined what it's like climbing one of the infamous Tour de France climbs, with spectators and volunteers cheering you on to the aid station at the top, this is your chance! Once athletes descend back to Lee Hill rd and US 36, it's all rolling country roads on the way back to the Reservoir!
BOULDER PEAK TRIATHLON RUN COURSE (10k)
The 6.2-mile, one-loop run course, is flat and fast and follows a counter clockwise flow. Athletes will head south out of transition, continue east and run along the dam of the Boulder Reservoir. Aid stations will be located every mile on the run. With the exception of the first and last half mile, the entire course consists of dirt roads rather than pavement. The finish line chute is located between the Athlete Expo and the transition area.
Turn by turn directions: Exit transition and head east on Reservoir Road
Turn left on the dirt road along the dam of the reservoir
Continue along the dirt road and enter Reservoir Trail
Turn right on to Canal Road and continue to turnaround
Repeat the route to reach the finish
DIRECTIONS TO BOULDER RESERVOIR
BOULDER: Take 119 towards Longmont. Take a left on Jay rd and then you're first right on 51st. Proceed down 51st and then take a right into the reservoir. If you're in need of handicapped parking please just let the parking crew know and they'll direct you accordingly.
LONGMONT: Take 119 towards Boulder. Take a right on Jay rd and then you're first right on 51st. Proceed down 51st and then take a right into the reservoir. We'll have a professional parking crew to guide you in. If you're in need of handicapped parking please just let the parking crew know and they'll direct you accordingly.