About The Event
We set out to create an event that was unique, offered breathtaking views and, most importantly, provided a challenge. The Cascade Locks Triathlon/Duathlon/Relay includes all that and more. There is nothing traditional about this race, from the start to the finish. With a jumpstart off the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, participants swim with the current to Marine Park on the Oregon side of the Columbia River.
From the transition area, cyclists make their way towards Wyeth Campground along Herman Creek Road for an out and back, or double loop for the long course. Our bike section might be a shorter distance (this year due to highway construction), but the long course offers roughly 2600 feet of elevation gain and will definitely challenge the legs.
Finish with a run along the Columbia River Historic Highway State Trail. With an out and back loop that offers rolling hills and views the entire stretch, it offers a perfect finish. Views of the majestic Columbia River and its etching across the foothills, the impressive Bridge of the Gods and the Bonneville Dam, a National Historic Landmark, there’s lots to take in along the run.
We wanted to offer an event that was not only challenging, but memorable and Cascade Locks Triathlon delivers. Also called ‘The Heart of the Gorge,’ Cascade Locks includes stunning views, a rich history and some serious climbs, plenty of reasons to break from tradition and start a new one with the Cascade Locks Triathlon/Duathlon/Relay.
Saturday, June 8th, 2019 – Triathlon, Duathlon, Relay, and ½ marathon
Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR
Parking: There are over 200 parking spots at Marine Park, but we hope this is not enough! There is a large elementary school across the street from Marine Park we are using for overflow. Volunteers will be on hand to point you in the right direction.