2024 Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon ?? . .

Events

Olympic Triathlon :
Triathlon : Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 30 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles
Sprint Triathlon :
Triathlon : Swim 800 Yards, Bike 15 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Olympic Aquabike :
Aquabike : Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 30 Miles
  • Race Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
  • Address: 628 W 5TH ST
  • City/State/Zip:Loveland, Colorado 80537
  • Country: USA

_ The 2024 Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon:

This event provides a beautiful venue. The transition area and lake are near North Lake Park. North Lake Park is a nice setting for competitors and families. It has a children’s train that operates throughout the day and is adjacent to Benson Sculpture Park, which is the site of Loveland’s annual Sculpture in the Park each August.

Registration

Your registration includes a short-sleeved event shirt and a post-race meal. Additional meal tickets can be purchased for $10.50 with your online registration fee or on race day. (purchase with registration.) Meal tickets purchased on race day for non-participants will be $12.00.

You MAY OPT to purchase a long-sleeve shirt with your registration, INSTEAD of the short-sleeve shirt. Additional $6.00 for the long-sleeve option. Both short and long-sleeve shirts will be available in UNI or Female sizing. Female sizing is always fitted, so if you prefer a looser fit, size up.

Short sleeve cotton/poly blend. Long-sleeve is a performance blend fabric. Event shirts are ordered the first part of June~ if you register after June 10th, you may opt out of the shirt or pay $5.00 to ensure size and mailing.

Registration opens on December 11th @ 7:00 am. FIRST 30 registrants will receive 10% off your entry fee. Coupon code FIRST30 will be valid until first 30 slots are filled, any category. *Online registration closes Thursday June 22nd 12:00pm.  After that you must come to packet pickup on Friday from 2:30-6:00pm to register.

As this is not a USA Triathlon specified Physically Challenged event. All Physically Challenged athletes will be recognized at the podium after they compete. We will make every effort to make the event safe and challenging for you specifically. Please Contact Peggy with any questions.

On raceday you will park in the east lot at Loveland High School. Please arrive at the event venue no later than 6:30. Road closures will impact traffic by 6:30.

Post Race Meal and Awards: Participants are encouraged to hang out after the race and enjoy a post-race meal and awards. We will also have some raffle giveaways.

If you are unable to stay to receive your award, it can be mailed to you for $6.50. Contact the Race Director after the event.

Sprint participants will have designated area in transition.

Pre-Race: Friday, June 23rd

Packet pickup up: 2:30-6:00 Loveland High School Cafeteria 920 W. 29th St Loveland, 80538

Bring your ID and USAT card if annual member. You must pickup your OWN packet. This includes all relay members, each relay member must bring ID. You may not pick up for other race participants.

If you are new to triathlon or Lake to Lake, please plan on attending the pre-race meeting at 4 pm on Friday at packet pickup. We will have info concerning all the event categories~ Olympic~ Sprint~Relays~ Aquabike. This is a great time to ask specific questions about the event; course, venue, rules, newbie info..etc.

If you are not able to attend this meeting, please feel free to contact Peggy any time before the event. And we will also have staff at all pre-race activities to answer any questions you may have.

Your wave and start times will also be emailed to you prior to packet pickup from our registration company; this info is typically in your email on Thursday of race week.


Race Day: Saturday, June 24th

Packet pickup begins at 5:15 am in the LHS cafeteria.

Transition area opens at 5:15 am

Parking: in west and east lots adjacent to LHS — access from 29th/Beech or 29th/Custer. West parking lot fills up first, but there is plenty of parking in the east lot.
Athletes only in the transition area.

LAKE TO LAKE PARTICIPANTS: Athletes~ transition area for Lake to Lake athletes will close at 6:45.
First wave will enter the water at 7:00, allow yourself time to set up and warm-up prior to your wave start. The number of waves will be determined by participant numbers~ you will receive an email by Thursday of race week which will include your wave and start time. 8:30 cut-off for the swim- if you did not make the cut-off time for the swim, we would encourage you to complete the remainder of the event. Gauge your training and swim time- for example- the last wave will likely enter the water by 7:20. This timeline would allow a swimmer 70 minutes to complete 1,600 yards. If you can average 4 minutes per 100 yards, you will make the cut-off.

Please be at the race venue no later than 6:30 am, detours and road closures will be in place by 7:00 am. Park in the east lot of Loveland High School. Packet pickup will be in the LHS cafeteria. You will have a designated area in transition. Transition area will close for SPRNT athletes at 7 am. Allow yourself time to set up and warm up. The first wave enters the water at 7:20. The number of waves will be determined by participant numbers, 50-75 swimmers per wave. Cut-off for the swim is 8:30. Gauge your training and swim time-example- last wave in the water by 7:40. This timeline would allow swimmers 50 minutes to complete 750 yards. If you average 4-5 minutes per 100 yards, you will make the cut-off.

SPRINT COMPETITORS~ you will have a designated area in transition.

Arrive at the event venue by 6:30, and first wave in the water @ 7:30.

AQUABIKE: You will have designated bike racks in the transition area.
Your race will end at the finish line, not in transition after the cycling portion. Exit transition at the “RUN EXIT” there will be cones/ volunteers to direct you to the finish line.

RELAYS: Relays will have a designated area in the transition area. Swimmers will exit the water and run to the transition area where the cyclist is waiting at the bike rack — the runner will, in turn, be at bike rack waiting for the cyclist to return. The team will have one timing chip on a Velcro strap which you must “hand off” after each leg is completed. Strap this chip to your ankle.

CYCLISTS: The southbound lane from Harmony/Taft Hill Road south to Wilson and 50th will be closed to traffic during the Lake to Lake race — so we must impose a 10:30am cut-off for cyclists entering this portion of the course.

10:30 cut-off will primarily affect Olympic distance triathletes. Please understand that a cut-off time is necessary as we have arranged detours and road closures which can inconvenience traffic for a limited time. The cut-off will be at 10:30 at the intersection of Harmony/ Taft Hill Road, approximately 9 miles from T2. If you exit swim @ 8:30 you will need to travel 20 miles in 2 hours. Our goal is to provide an ample timeline for all athletes to complete bike course, but as stated above, we must impose a cut off. Typically, all the cyclists have returned to transition (T2) by 10:15.

POST-RACE MEAL: Participants are encouraged to hang out after the race and enjoy a post-race meal and awards. We will also have some raffle giveaways.

If you cannot stay to receive your award, it can be mailed to you for $6.50. Contact the Race Director after the event.


-:- USAT Sanctioned Event 

Course Information:

Transition Area

Transition area is located immediately south of the front of Loveland High School in Owens Field. Transition area opens at 5:15am on race day. You must pick up your packet before entering transition. Packet pickup 2:30-6pm on Friday and beginning at 5:15am on race day. Individuals must pick up their own packets.

Swim

The 750m/1500m swim is in Lake Loveland, a private lake which you can see from Highway 34. The start of the swim will be in the beach area and will go clockwise, exiting just west of the starting point. You are required to wear a swim cap which will be provided to you. Swim start and Swim exit will be clearly marked. Wetsuits are allowed but not required. 

Bike

Left turn at parking lot exit at Loveland High School onto W. 29th St. Then west on 29th St., continue west on 29th, across Wilson. Turn south (left) on Rio Blanco Avenue. Turn west (right) on W. 22nd St. — around curve becomes Cascade Ave. Cascade to Hwy 34. Hwy 34 to “Wild Lane” Residential area comes out onto Glade Road. Glade Rd. (5 mile mark) to Cty Rd. 25 Cty. Rd. 25/38E – right turn. Continue on 38E around Horsetooth/ 38E becomes Harmony in FC. city limits. Right turn at Harmony/Taft Hill Road. South to Loveland. Left turn @ 29th St. Cross Taft Avenue and back into LHS parking lot.

Olympic

Bike course map

Bike course elevation map

Sprint

Sprint bike course map

Run

The running course will leave transition area, heading southeast across Owens Field down small hill to Logan Dr. Follow course north at Custer Dr. to 29th. 29th to Lake Dr. Lake Dr. to Garfield Ave. South on Garfield Ave. to Lake. This street will lead you to bike path where you will proceed west along Lake Loveland approx. 1 mile before turn around point. Course will return you to Custer Ave. where you will enter park area for last leg of run. AID STATIONS EVERY MILE WITH COLD WATER AND GATORADE. The finish line is near the amphitheater where more COLD water will be handed to you. Cool down…relax…and enjoy the post race meal.

Aquabike — This is a great option if your running days are over! This category continues to grow and become more competitive. You will compete in the swim and bike with the other event competitors. Aquabike will be awarded for top male and female 1st-3rd. If entries increase in Aquabike, we will add award categories.

Participants competing in the aquabike event will swim and bike the identical course and route as the triathletes. Upon returning to T-2 you will rack your bike and exit the transition area through the “run exit” You will then follow path to the finish line. We will have a path coned off that will take you to the finish line. Your finish time will be available at the finish line (overall time at finish line, not T-2). Volunteers will be at the run exit to direct you to the finish line.


Olympic Run Course


Sprint Run Course

Directions:

• Easy access to Loveland from I-25.
• 50 miles north of Denver.

North Lake Park:
• W Lake Park Rd
• Loveland, CO
• 80538

Map & Directions 

Other Info:

-) 2024 race registration is open • Registration Information 

Previous Results:

- -) 2001-2023 Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon Results:
2023 Results at:
 active.com or USAT 
2022 Results at: usatriathlon.org or athlinks.com 
2021 Results at: usatriathlon.org or athlinks.com

2020 Results: Cancelled Due To Covid-19
2019 Results at: xacte.com / athlinks.com / USAT 
2018 Results at: usatriathlon.org or athlinks.com
2017 Results at: usatriathlon.org / athlinks.com / active.com 
2016 Results at: usatriathlon.org / athlinks.com / active.com 
2015 Results at: usatriathlon.org / athlinks.com / active.com 
2014 Results at: active.com or athlinks.com / USAT 
2013 Results at: active.com or athlinks.com 
2012 Results at: active.com or athlinks.com 
2011 Results at: active.com or athlinks.com 

2010 Results at: active.com or athlinks.com 
2009 Results at: athlinks.com
2008 Results at: athlinks.com 
2007 Results at: athlinks.com 
2006 Results at: active.com or athlinks.com 
2005 Results at: active.com or athlinks.com 
2004 Results: Olympic / Sprint 
2003 Results at: athlinks.com or archive.org 
2002 Results: Male / Female / Relay / Searchable 
2001 Results: Male / Female / Relay / Searchable 

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