Categories for Triathlon

Rev3 Triathlon returns to Blue Lake this weekend

For the second consecutive year, Rev3 Triathlon will bring its national series to Blue Lake Park in east Multnomah County. Racing begins Sunday, July 8 at 8:00 a.m. as world-class professional triathletes compete for a $50,000 prize purse in the 70.3-mile HalfREV triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run). Amateur triathletes from the Portland area and around the nation will follow the pro’s onto the course to…

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Rev3 Triathlon course marshals – paid volunteer opportunity

The Revolution3 Triathlon and Oregon Sports Authority are seeking several bike course marshals to assist cyclists on Sunday, July 8 along the 56-mile Rev3 bike course that travels from Blue Lake Park in Fairview through Troutdale and toward the west end of the Columbia River Gorge. Because of the importance of these positions and the duties involved, course marshals will be paid $10/hour. Please click below to learn more, view…

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Summer volunteer opportunities!

Group and individual volunteers are needed at the Revolution3 Triathlon on July 7-8, Seaside Beach Soccer Tournament on June 9-10, and Pistol River Wave Bash on June 14-17. Click below for more info on these exciting volunteer opportunities!

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Coalition announces quest to bring Ironman to Central Oregon

The Central Oregon Visitors Association (“COVA”), Oregon Sports Authority and two Bend, Oregon companies, local promoter Lay It Out Events and sports business consultant G2 Strategic, announced today that they have partnered to form a coalition to bid for Central Oregon to host a West Coast United States Ironman® event starting in Fall 2013. The coalition will respond to a Request For Proposals (RFP) issued by Tampa, Florida-based World Triathlon…

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Revolution3 Triathlon brings top pro triathletes to Portland

More than 50 top professional triathletes will compete for $50,000 in prize money this Sunday at the Portland area’s first 70.3-mile triathlon, Revolution3 Portland at Blue Lake Park in Fairview. Recruited to Portland by the Oregon Sports Authority, Revolution3 and its celebrated international race series will attract approximately 500 total competitors from around the nation. Just east of Portland, Blue Lake Park will serve as the start/finish area, with a…

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Volunteer at upcoming events!

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to inform you of several upcoming volunteer opportunities. Click below for more information about volunteering at the 2011 USA Diving Region 10 Championships on June 10-12, Playworks Portland Corporate Kickball Tournament on June 17 and the Revolution3 Triathlon on July 8-10. Please join us to support these outstanding events and help enhance our state through sport!

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Portland to host 70.3-mile Revolution3 Triathlon

Revolution3 is excited to add Portland as the sixth race venue for 2011. The race takes place Sunday, July 10, 2011. Athletes of all levels will compete in the half distance 70.3 mile race. The race consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run. Pro-triathletes and amateurs will be competing for large cash prizes. “We are very excited to bring Revolution3 and its premier…

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Portland Triathlon the “Greenest Race” – Triathlete magazine

The Freshwater Trust Portland Triathlon has been named the “Greenest Race in the World” by Triathlete magazine in its March 2010 issue. Citing integral race elements like bamboo bike racks, a “living finish line,” and non-toxic body marking performed by the Portland Society of Calligraphy, Triathlete put the event at the top of its list of ten standout international triathlons. The Freshwater Trust Portland Triathlon made its debut in 2007…

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Reed, Ertel Win USA Triathlon Elite National Titles

Matt Reed and Julie Ertel each used a strong run leg to pull away from the competition and win USA Triathlon Elite National titles on Saturday. It was the second national title for each athlete. Reed won his first in 2004, while Ertel defended her 2007 crown. The wins also guaranteed Reed and Ertel the overall titles in the 2008 USAT Haul to the Great Elite Series. The elites had…

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Age Group National Champions Crowned in Oregon

More than 1,000 triathletes competed in the pinnacle event of the season — the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship on Saturday at Hagg Lake. The age groupers shared the spotlight with the elites, who competed in the USA Triathlon Elite National Championship later Saturday. The first of 17 waves jumped into Hagg Lake at 7:15 a.m. and the action didn’t stop all day. The weather was ideal for endurance…

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Beijing Olympians to compete at USA Triathlon Nationals

USA Triathlon is pleased to announce that all six athletes who competed for the U.S. at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games last month, will be racing at Henry Hagg Lake just outside Portland at the USAT Elite National Championship on Saturday, Sept. 20. The elite championship will take place on the same day as the 2008 Age Group National Championship that will feature close to 1,400 amateur triathletes from across…

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USA Triathlon to bring National Championships back to Portland

USA Triathlon is pleased to announce its 2008 Age Group National Championship and Elite National Championship will be held at Henry Hagg Lake outside Portland on Saturday, Sept. 20. With the success of last year’s amateur event, USAT officials were excited to bring in the professionals, some of whom will be competing for the United States in August at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In addition, the USAT Art &…

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City of Portland Triathlon

Local athletes dominated in the first-ever Oregon Trout City of Portland Triathlon in downtown Portland on Sunday, September 2, 2007. More than three hundred athletes from as far away as New York and Florida entered the race, held to showcase the city of Portland’s downtown as a triathlon venue – and to raise awareness of the need to clean up Oregon’s waterways. In the men’s race, first place went to…

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Triathlon will get city racing

Since moving here two years ago, Jeff Henderson has thought of Portland as the “perfect place for a downtown triathlon.” He’ll make it happen Sept. 2, when the athletes take to the river at Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park. When Jeff Henderson set out to organize the first-ever triathlon in downtown Portland, he wanted the event T-shirts to be everything he dreamed the race would be: fun, eco-friendly and performance-driven.…

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Collins puts his all into triathlon

Ben Collins wades in the green-brown water of the Henry Hagg Lake shoreline, his white swim cap soon to be lost in the distance among other competitors at the 2007 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship.It’s 8 a.m. Saturday, and in roughly two hours Collins expects to be physically spent, mentally unstable and altogether unsure. He and 1,270 others will swim 1.5 kilometers, cycle 40k and run 10k — a…

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Volunteer for the USA Triathlon National Championships

The Oregon Sports Authority and USA Triathlon are seeking several hundred volunteers to help with the upcoming National Age Group Championship Festival at Hagg Lake near Forest Grove and the Washington County Fair Complex on June 28-30.  We are looking for both individuals and groups, including youth and civic organizations.  All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and have the opportunity to be part of one of the most competitive…

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Portland to host amateur triathlon’s premier event

For three days in June, Portland will serve as home to more than 1,300 athletes taking part in one of the premier events for USA Triathlon: the 2007 Age Group Triathlon National Championship. The Intermediate distance triathlon – 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run – is scheduled for Saturday, June 30 at 8 a.m. amid rolling hills around Henry Hagg Lake near Forest Grove, just 30 miles from downtown Portland.…

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Volunteer for USA Triathlon

The Oregon Sports Authority and USA Triathlon are seeking several hundred volunteers to help with the upcoming National Age Group Championship Festival at Hagg Lake near Forest Grove and the Washington County Fair Complex on June 28-30.  We are looking for both individuals and groups, including youth and civic organizations.  All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and have the opportunity to be part of one of the most competitive…

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