2023 Onion Man Triathlon


Olympic Triathlon :
Triathlon : Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 24.9 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles
  • Race Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • Start Time: 9:00AM PDT
  • Entry Fee:$90
  • Location:Bennington Lake, Mill Creek Project
  • Address: 3211 Reservoir Rd
  • City/State/Zip:Walla Walla, Washington 99362
  • Country: USA

_The 2023 OnionMan Olympic Triathlon:

Onion Man is a grass roots, affordable, early season, low key Olympic distance triathlon in beautiful Walla Walla at the base of the Blue Mountains. This race is open to beginners looking to gain experience as well as elite athletes looking for a competitive, challenging race.

The race begins with a 2-loop 1.5 km swim in Bennington Lake. Water temperature is expected to be 65-68 degrees and wetsuits are allowed and recommended. The 40 km out and back scenic bike course heads out E. Isaacs Ave and Mill Creek Rd, up Five Mile hill, down Russell Creek Rd to a turn around and back with a short 1 mile up and back on Scenic Loop Rd then returning to lake. The 10 km run is a moderate out and back course with no major hills on a dirt trail, gravel road and bike path through Rooks Park and down to the turn around near Tausick Way.

Course Information:

The Course:

1.5 km Swim
The Triathlon begins at Bennington Lake where competitors will begin with a 2-loop 1.5 km swim. Water temperature is expected to be approximately 65-68 degrees. Wetsuits will be allowed and are recommended.

40 km Bike
The bike course will be an out and back scenic ride. Bikers will head down Reservoir Rd. from the lake turning right on Tausick Way. Turn right again onto Campus Loop through the Walla Walla Community College campus to E. Isaacs Ave. There you will turn right on E. Isaacs Ave. which will become Mill Creek Rd. Bear right onto Five Mile Road and continue straight down Russell Creek Rd to turn around point at Berney Drive. Proceed back on Russell Creek Rd, turning right for a short 1 mile up and back on Scenic Loop Rd., then right back onto Five Mile Rd. and return the same direction you went out.

10 km Run
The run will be a moderate course on a dirt trail, gravel road and the bike path through Rooks Park down to the turn around point near Tausick Way returning along the same route with no major hills.


Coming from US Hwy 12, take the Walla Walla Community College exit.  From Hwy 12 East, turn left on Airport Rd.  From Hwy 12 West, turn left on Airport Rd.  Proceed approx. 0.6 mi on Airport Rd and Tausick Way, then turn left on Reservoir Rd. and follow the signs to Bennington Lake (approx. 1.5 mi.)

Other Info:

-) 2023 race registration? • Registration Information 

Previous Results:

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2018 Results: Triathlon / Clyde/Athena / Duathlon / Menu / Relay 
2017 Results at racecenter.com: Triathlon / Aquabike 
2016 Results at: racecenter.com / Video 
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