Black Bear Triathlon - Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron

Event Date

Sun, May 31, 2015


Canadensis, PA

About This Activity

The Black Bear Triathlon offers a spectacular course from beginning to end.  It begins from the beautiful beach and into the calm, clear waters of the Beltzville Reservoir.

Next you venture out onto the bike course challenging and fast hills. It's been referred to as one of the most scenic courses on the East Coast. 

The run course offers a lot of shaded areas through the woods and takes you across the Beltzville Dam for a stunning panoramic view of the entire race.

Swim Course
The swim will be in the beautiful Beltzville Lake. Access to water is from a public beach. The water temp can range from 68-76'F.

Bike Course

The Sprint and Olympic bike courses are one loop through the scenic mountains of the Poconos.

The Half Iron bike course will be the same as Olympic but done two times.

Run Course

This course will take place on a combination of paved and hard packed trails. The trails will take the athletes over the Beltzville Dam (by special permission of the Army Corps of Engineers) offering a panoramic view of the Park and Reservoir. The Olympic and Half Iron courses bring you back through the Finish Area past your friends and family at about mile 3. The last 1/2 mile is a very spectator friendly finish!

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