2014 Club Focused Races
With close to 400 members the Portland Triathlon Club has a very strong presence at almost every race throughout the Portland area. The Club has chosen a few key races for the year that will be our focus. These races will all have a very large turnout from our members. They will also all have our tent setup at them so you will have a place to gather before and after your race, store your gear during the race or just a place to get some words of encouragement/advice. When planning your 2014 season please consider adding some or all of these races onto your schedule.
For 2014 we have chosen these races:
May 2nd-4th Wildflower Triathlon: This race has been going on for 32 years making it one of the longest running triathlons in the USA. Unofficially known as the Woodstock of triathlons this race features a Half Iron distance race and a Mt bike sprint tri on Saturday followed by an Olympic distance race on Sunday. This race attracts several thousand people for the weekend all camping in the middle of nowhere. The race is located in Central California is brutally hard and a bit of a drive but something about it makes people keep coming back. We usually have a good size group of athletes that make the trip down. Register here
May 10th-Portland Triathlon Club Mock Tri: A great way for beginners to experience the sport of Triathlon the Mock Tri is a non-timed event held at Vancouver Lake. This event is put on 100 percent by our club and is a fundraiser for the season. New folks will be able to come experience a race in a non threatening environment. Clinics are held before the race starts to help you in setting up your transition and making your way successfully through the event. Experienced members can come out and try something new, such or test their fitness early on in the season. Registration will be opening soon.
June 7th and 8th-Blue Lake Triathlon: Most people consider this to be the season opener for the Portland area. There is a sprint distance race on Saturday followed by an Olympic distance on Sunday. The Sunday race is the Tri Northwest Club Championship race which the Portland Triathlon Club is the defending champions of 2 years running. Way to go PTC! Register Here
June 15th- Hagg Lake Swim: The Portland Triathlon club is a major sponsor of the Hagg Lake swim. This swimming only event attracts many triathletes that want to challenge themselves in the water or maybe even help to build their open water swim confidence. The race features distances ranging from 800-4000 Meters. If you are not interested in racing but would still like to be a part we need lots of volunteers to make this event run smoothly. To volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org To race Register Here
June 22nd- Clackamas Cove Triathlon: This race is put on by PTC member, Patrick Bolan, and the swim is in the Clackamas Cove which is also where our Wednesday night swims are out of in the summer. The inaugural race was in 2013 and turned out great. This is a fun, must do race. Register Here
June 27th-29th- Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival: Featuring a race for everyone Sunriver Oregon is just a quick drive over the Mountain and a great place to race. There is a Half Iron distance tri and du on Saturday and an Olympic distance tri and du on Sunday. The weekend also features a half and full marathon, 5k and 10k races as well as kids events. Go for the day or even better make a weekend of it and have fun racing outside of Portland. Register Here
July 27th- Ironman Canada Whistler: If you are looking for a full Ironman to do this year then Ironman Canada should be one of your top choices. We will have a strong presence at the race and when you are out there racing all day nothing beats suffering with your fellow club mates. This event will sell out so register soon if this is a race you aim to do. Register Here
August 17th- Lake Stevens Ironman 70.3: If a half Ironman is your “A” race for the season then 70.3 Lake Stevens should be your race of choice. Not only is this race the closest Ironman branded race to Portland it is the Northwest Regional Club Championship race. The Portland Triathlon Club was up there in force last year and to the surprise of clubs all over, we came away with the Championship! Lets go back in 2014 and claim it once again. Register Here
September 21st- Portland Triathlon: The Portland Tri is put on by a huge supporter of PTC, Athletes Lounge, and is a great way to end your racing season. This is an amazingly well organized and fun race. With over 1000 participants last year this is the largest Triathlon in Portland. Race under and across the iconic St. Johns Bridge which is featured on our kits and end your season with a bang at the Portland Tri. For 2014 this race will once again be the regional USAT qualifier for Age Group Nationals. Register Here