Swim, bike, and run in and around stunning Priest Lake, Idaho, in the Priest Lake Triathlon to cap off your race season near the end of the summer on August 24. This beautiful lake will offer classic northwest views as you compete around the pine-filled hillsides of the upper panhandle. If you’re traveling with family or want to play after the race, you can take advantage of the local dining, fishing, camping, and hiking on a network of uncrowded trails.
The Priest Lake Triathlon offers two race distances, each with an individual or relay option. The Olympic Triathlon includes a 1500m swim, 40k road course, and 10k run. The Sprint Triathlon include a 395-yard swim, 11-mile dirt mountain bike course, and 3.1-mile run. Relays in either distance can consist of two or three athletes doing any combination of legs.
“The Priest Lake Sprint Triathlon offers one of the best courses for beginner triathletes due to its short swim near the marina dock, no wetsuit required, and the double track dirt road course is perfect for basic mountain bikes or hybrid type bikes,” says Race Director Ken Eldore. “We get many first time triathletes ever year.”
Eldore says another perk of the race is the Olympic road bike course. It’s flat and fast, making for a favorite end-of-season tri.
“The Priest Lake Triathlon is perfect for triathletes who have already trained for one of the region’s other great triathlons and are looking for one more great race day,” says Eldore.
All race participants will receive a technical finisher shirt and a finisher medal with an award-winning design. For added competition, you can assemble a team of 5-7 athletes for team racing, which will allow your team to get points based on how each individual did in their age division. Race awards and prizes are sponsored by Altra. For more information, visit priestlakerace.com, and sign up before the price increase at the end of July!