We set out to create an event that was unique, offered breathtaking views and, most importantly, provided a challenge. The Cascade Locks Triathlon/Duathlon/Relay includes all that and more. There is nothing traditional about this race, from the start to the finish. With a jumpstart off the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, participants swim with the current to Marine Park on the Oregon side of the Columbia River.
From the transition area, cyclists make their way towards Wyeth Campground along Herman Creek Road for an out and back, or double loop for the long course. Our bike section might be a shorter distance (this year due to highway construction), but the long course offers roughly 2600 feet of elevation gain and will definitely challenge the legs.
Finish with a run along the Columbia River Historic Highway State Trail with an out and back loop that offers rolling hills and views the entire stretch. Views of the majestic Columbia River and its etching, the impressive Bridge of the Gods and the Bonneville Dam, a National Historic Landmark give runners plenty to take in.
We wanted to offer an event that was not only challenging, but memorable as well and Cascade Locks delivers. Also called ‘The Heart of the Gorge,” Cascade Locks includes stunning views, a rich history and some serious climbs, plenty of reasons to break from tradition and start a new one with the Cascade Locks Triathlon/Duathlon/Relay.
Short Course: .5 Swim/13.7 Bike/ 6 Run
Long Course: 1 Swim/20.5 Bike/ 13.1 Run
Short Duathlon: 13.7 Bike/ 6 Run
Long Duathlon: 20.5 Bike 13.1 Run
Triathlon Relay: Short Course and Long Course
Kid’s Run: .25 Run