Over time, some events become classics, even if they are held in quieter corners of the Northwest. The Tiger Tri and Du, which takes place in and around Colville, Wash., each summer and includes an Olympic-distance triathlon and a non-swim duathlon, is one such event. Over the past 30-plus years, the Tiger Tri has motivated hundreds of multi-sport enthusiasts, from casual outdoor sports fans out for the fun of it to tuned athletes pushing their limits. Participants take on the scenic Tiger Tri course, which includes a route through the nearby and highly beautiful Tiger Pass area, lending the race its name.
Set for July 15 this summer, the event starts at Beaver Lodge in the Selkirk Mountains east of Colville. The swim, for those taking on the triathlon, includes a 1.5k push through the mountain waters of Gillette Lake (average temp 68 degrees) with a start and finish at the lodge. The 40k biking leg is primarily on State Highway 20, with beautiful mountain views and a fast, descending course into Colville. Finally, the 10K run loops through Colville’s Dominion Meadows Rotary Trail system and finishes back at Dean Vaagen Memorial Park.
Whether you want to challenge yourself or just have fun outdoors with some friends, don’t miss this classic Inland Northwest multi-sport event! More info at Tigertri.com. (Derrick Knowles)