Race the River 2015


Event Date

Sun, Jul 19, 2015


Coeur d'Alene, ID


Activity Today Later

Triathlon-Sprint - Individual Age group/open

$45 $55 Closed

Triathlon-Sprint - Group-registration team Age group/open

$90 $120 Closed

Triathlon-Sprint - Elite

$60 $60 Closed

Triathlon-Sprint - Green Wave

$45 $60 Closed

Triathlon-Sprint - Clydesdale

$45 $55 Closed

Triathlon-Sprint - Athena

$45 $60 Closed

About This Activity

Race the River is a sprint-distance triathlon that takes place in beau­ti­ful Coeur d’Alene Idaho.  It starts with a 0.5 mile swim with the mild cur­rent of the Spokane river, just as it leaves crys­tal clear Lake Coeur d’Alene.  Ath­letes tran­si­tion onto their bikes through the  mod­ern North Idaho College com­plex and nav­i­gate an excit­ing yet fast and flat 10 mile bike course.  Exit­ing tran­si­tion, run­ners head out on  a serene city trail for 3.1 miles, returning to North Idaho College for a finish back dropped by the river.

Event details and schedule

Saturday, July 18, 10:00AM-5:30PM

LATE REGISTRATION IS OPEN ALL DAY  $80 individual and $160 teams

                                    Packet pick up

 Preview the course layout so you can focus on your race the next morning without trying to figure out where everything is. This swim start is ½ mile from the venue. Bring picture ID, preprinted USAT form and/or current USAT card, Check or cash for USAT one day if not prepaid online. USAT .pdf form on event website.

Location: North Idaho College:

You will receive your timing chip, bib#, swim cap, bike frame#, and wristband (for lunch and bike retrieval) and shirt.

Sunday, July 19, 5:30 AM

Venue Opens

Parking attendants/signage will direct athletes and volunteers to the event parking lot. This is the large overflow lot on Hubbard. It will be closed from 7 AM to 10:00 AM while bikes are on course. We will enforce this closure period for the safety of the athletes still on course. Please park in the other designated areas if you want to leave during this time.  Those areas will be the parking along Garden Ave. and the NIC Library.  Do not park in Dorm Parking.

5:30 AM

Transition Opens

All athletes must have their transitions set up by 7:00 AM, regardless of start time. Only athletes are allowed in transition. No family or friends will be allowed in transition for you and your equipment’s safety. Solo participants will rack bikes in men’s and women’s designated areas. Teams will have their own area.

5:30 AM-6:50 AM

Body marking

Near transition area

6:20 AM – 6:30 AM

MANDATORY athlete meeting next to transition area (FOR THE FIRST 5 WAVES)

6:30 AM

First 5 waves head toward swim start

The swim start is located at the North Idaho College beach. We encourage athletes to walk/jog to the start as a warm-up. Don’t wait too long to get to the start. It is 1/4 mile upriver.

Elite Division goes first, then a mix of both women, men, and teams will follow.  (See list at Pick-Up)

6:50 AM

MANDATORY athlete meeting next to transition area (FOR THE LAST 5 WAVES)


For all athletes-regardless of start time. Transition DOES NOT OPEN to retrieve gear until the last runner leaves. Some athletes may have to wait an hour or more to get gear after finishing the race.

6:59 AM Elite Division start

7:00 AM-All Waves start on 5 or 10 minute intervals   

E                                           6:59

M30-39                                  7:00

M25-29    W25-29                   7:05

M15-24    W15-24                   7:10

W30-39                                  7:20

M40-49                                  7:30

W40-49                                 7:35

W50-59    M50-59                  7:40

Teams, Clydesdales                7:50

Athena, W60+, M60+              7:55

Green Wave                                     8:00  (for late registrations and group racers)

Specific wave assignments will  be  posted at packet pick up, and will be in your race info packet

8:45 AM

After Race Food  Available For Everyone At The Event............ Please tell your family and friends to join you at the finish line for a snack!!

10:00  to 10:30 AM


Award Ceremony and drawings.

Transition open and event parking lot opened. (Athletes can expect to retrieve transition gear at approx. 9:45 AM or when the last runners leaves)

 12:00 NOON

Transiton Closes

All bikes and gear must be removed. No security will be provided beyond noon.

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