22nd Annual Black Canyon Triathlon

16350 Woodgate Rd
Montrose, CO 81401


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Event Description

The Montrose Recreation Foundation proudly presents the  22nd Annual Black Canyon Triathlon will be held Saturday, September 30, 2023.

This event attracts about 200 athletes and their families annually to Montrose. It is a well supported sprint distance triathlon.

There are individual youth and adult divisions, plus adult and youth teams(2 or 3 members). We also have a family team division. We have competitors that age from 6 to 70!
The money raised from this event directly benefits the community of Montrose.

FAQ and Information
The swim is heated by age division (start order is : youth, teams, and individuals)and is held in the Montrose Recreation District’s pool. The ride is held on paved city streets or county roads suitable for road, mountain or hybrid bikes.  The run is on sidewalks and neighborhood streets and is paved. See “Routes” tab for maps.

Please consider entering the Great Southwest Triathlon Series! There are races in Gunnison,Montrose, and Alamosa . There is a discount for all the races plus cool prizes for series competitors!

Packet Pickup and Orientation Meetings:
Packet pick up will be on September 29th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the MRD Community Recreation Center located at 16350 Woodgate Rd in Montrose.

A short orientation meeting for first time participants will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Proceeds-This is a fundraiser and all proceeds benefit the Montrose Recreation Foundation.
Proceeds from this event benefit the community of Montrose. Over $5,000.00 was returned to the local groups that assisted in the Triathlon in 2021!  The Black Canyon Triathlon is the primary fundraising mechanism for the Montrose Recreation Foundation(501 c-3). Funds are used to promote and expand recreational opportunities within the Montrose community. This includes activity scholarships for both youth and older adults that qualify based on financial need. These scholarships are used to participate in sports, recreation activities, swimming lessons, and for access to the Montrose Community Recreation Center and Field House. In addition, local community groups that volunteer to help run the event also receive a donation to their organization. 

Since it is a fundraiser no refunds will be given.

Please be appreciative patrons of all the generous sponsors that make this event possible!

Race Details
Time: 08:00 , September 30, 2023    16350 Woodgate Rd., Montrose, CO.

Divisions: Youth, Adult, Team, Youth Team, Family Team.


Youth (6-10):  100 yd swim, 5k bike, .8k run.

Youth (11-14):  200 yd swim, 8.7k bike, 2.5k run.

Youth (15 to 18 years old): 500 yd swim, 22k bike, 5k run.

Adult (19 & Over): 500 yd swim, 22k bike, 5k run.

Team – Will do distance(s) corresponding to oldest team member’s correct division.

All team divisions can be made up of either 2 or 3 people. Example: two 10 year olds and an 11 year old are on a team, ALL participants would do the distances for the 11-14 division.

Family Team – Distances in this division would correspond to each participant’s age, and team members would be from same family. Example: distances if the family team consisted of a 8 year old(100 yd swim), an adult(25k bike), and a 13 year old(2.7k run).

Youth Team- Will do distance(s) corresponding to oldest team member’s correct division.

T-shirts and awards may be mailed or available for local pick up for late entries.

Awards ceremony will be held after last finisher-usually about 1-2 p.m. 

Awards: Overall top male and female. Top three finishers in the following: Team, Family Team,Youth Team (6-10,11-14,15-18),Youth male and female(6-10,11-14), Male and Female 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,45-49,50-54, 55-59,60-64, 65-69, 70+.

It is the responsibility of the participant to know the proper distance, if the participant does not follow the proper course and distance they will be disqualified.

Race Fees –  2023
On or before September 15th– Youth- $30, Youth Team – $30, Adult(19+)- $70,  Team(Regular and Family) – $140

September 16th-September 30th – Youth- $30, Youth Team – $30, Adult(19+)- $75 , Team(Regular and Family) – $150

Due to the fact that this triathlon is a fundraiser, no refunds will be given.

Other Information
Weather-Race may be stopped if safety of participants and/or staff in jeopardy. It may or may not be restarted and no refunds will be given.

Have fun, and encourage others!

Helpful links for first timers:

303 Triathlon

Kevin Davis

Email: blackcanyontri@yahoo.com





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