Race the River

1000 West Garden Ave
Coeur D’Alene, ID 83814

Triathlon > Sprint

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Event Description

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 curv­ing to the right 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 cam­pus and nav­i­gate an excit­ing 15+ mile bike course.  Exit­ing tran­si­tion, run­ners take to the Cen­ten­nial Trail for a 3.01 mile out and back run along the banks of the Spokane River.

Event details and schedule

Your Weekend Race Schedule:

Saturday, July 22, 10:00AM-7:00PM


$85 Individuals and $170 Teams

Packet pick up: 10:00 AM to 7:00PM

 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, pre-printed 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 next to race day transition

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

Sunday, July 23, 5:00 AM

Venue Opens

Signage will direct athletes and volunteers to the event parking. All parking at the north end of the campus is open for use. You can park where you like, the bike course does not impact parking north of River Drive (YES!)

5:00 AM

         Body Marking Begins Near transition

5:30 AM

Transition Opens

All athletes must have their transitions set up by 6:30 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.

6:20 AM

All waves should head toward swim start

 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 1/3 mile upriver.

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

6:50 AM

MANDATORY athlete meeting at the swim start (FOR All WAVES)

TRANSITION CLOSES AT 6:45…. get to the meeting!!!

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

6:58 AM National Anthem

6:59 AM Elite Division start

7:00 AM-All Waves start at designated intervals   

Elite                                                                              6:59

Wave 1 (Yellow)        Ages 35-44                                     7:00

Wave 2 (Red)           Ages 12-34                                      7:04

Wave 3 (Orange)      Ages 45-54                                     7:08

Wave 4 (Blue)          Ages 55+, Ath., Clyde., Teams            7:12


Green Wave                                                     7:16  (for group and non-competitive racers)


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 start as close to 10 AM as possible

Transition opens and event parking lot opens. (Athletes can expect to retrieve transition gear at approx. 9:45 AM or when the last rider enters)

 11:30 Transition Closes

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

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