We had an awesome first year race and made some great memories. Thanks to all the racers who survived a tough course, to the sponsors who made the event possible, and especially to all the volunteers who spent so much many hours to pull it off in grand style. It was pretty special for me […]
We were a little nervous yesterday with some local fires producing significant valley smoke, but our prayers were answered with a beautiful heavy rain last night and the air this morning is cool, crisp, and clear. The forecast is calling for a calm, dry race day with temps starting in the 60′s on Saturday morning […]
Sorry for the long delay between updates, but preparations have been very time consuming recently. Today is the last day for registration and it looks like we will get close to 150 total participants which is pretty satisfying for a first year event and should make for an exciting event for both racers and spectators. […]
We have now passed the early registration deadline and have over 100 participants with more expected in the next two weeks. The final deadline for all registrations is Tuesday, August 14, but the sooner you sign up, the easier it is for race organizers so don’t procrastinate. I just had a meeting with city officials […]
Everything is coming together well as we continue reparations for race day. The Polson City Streets crew was hard at work today filling and sealing all of the potholes and rough spots on the first part of the bike course and the entire run course. It is pretty cool to have such great community support […]
After a successful Polson Bay’s Water Daze swim race this morning, a group of us rode our bikes through both the bike and run courses for the triathlon. Everything looks great and these local triathletes all had positive things to say about the road choices, scenery, and plan for the race. Keep checking the updates […]
I was out today measuring and plotting out the swim course and it came together well. Here is a link to the map – swim course map. The temp of the water is already above 70 degrees so it should be pretty comfy warm on race day. The current under the bridge is almost non-existent […]
We have decided to go with a two-loop swim course to make the first leg more fun for both participants and spectators. Check out the course page for a complete description. Swimmers will start out at the edge of the Riverside Park swimming area and follow the south side of the bridge with spectators watching […]
I have ordered nice souvenir swim caps, race numbers, and water bottle for each participant. We are working on finalizing the sponsors and race logo, and then will place another order for participant hooded sweatshirts and possibly volunteer t-shirts.
One of the great features of this race will be the enthusiastic run course support created by our aid station competition. Local youth organizations will compete for prize money using creative aid station themes and lots of noise.