2016 Best in the West Triathlon Festival

Sweet Home, OR
Lewis Creek Park
September 9 – 11, 2016

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Welcome to the 6th Annual Best in the West Triathlon Festival in Sweet Home, Oregon!

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades and fed by the Santiam River, Foster Reservoir offers premier recreation facilities to the outdoor enthusiast and an excellent location for a triathlon festival.

Swimmers are welcomed by end-of-summer water temperatures of a comfortable 70-73F. Miles of low use roads wind through the hills and along the river, providing an exhilarating ride for the cyclist. Following the wooded shoreline, the run course offers relief from the summer sun.

To top off your race experience, we put on an awesome post race party! You won’t find cheap, minimal food at the finish line of our race. We put together a huge BBQ with local produce just for you! After you fill up on delicious food, top it off with an ice cold beer or beverage on us, and enjoy the live music and awards ceremony.

With a family friendly atmosphere and races for all ages and abilities, you’ll find yourself hanging around for the whole weekend. A large, well kept campground is the final component of the equation for the ultimate triathlon festival. We hope you will join us!

The Best of the West Triathlon Festival aims to promote health and fitness through a weekend of competitive and fun racing while also providing a healthy living expo where participants, volunteers and spectators will learn how to live healthier happier lives. Our goal is to help bring out the best in you!

Check out our write up in Triathlete Magazine!

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Registration

Registration closes on Sep 7, 2016, 11:59:59 PM PDT

Race nameprice price increases license
Sprint Triathlon $90.00 $110.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Sprint Triathlon-Youth $45.00 $50.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Sprint Duathlon $90.00 $110.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Sprint Duathlon-Youth $45.00 $50.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Sprint Triathlon Relay (2 Person) $120.00 $140.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Sprint Triathlon Relay (3 Person) $150.00 $170.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Olympic Triathlon $105.00 $125.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Olympic Duathlon $105.00 $125.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Olympic Aqua Bike $105.00 $125.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Olympic Triathlon Relay (2 Person) $140.00 $160.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Olympic Triathlon Relay (3 Person) $185.00 $215.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Half Iron Triathlon $220.00 $260.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Half Iron Duathlon $220.00 $260.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Half Iron Aqua Bike $220.00 $260.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Half Iron Triathlon (2 Person) $265.00 $295.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Half Iron Triathlon Relay (3 Person) $285.00 $315.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Try-A-Tri $55.00 $65.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Try-A-Tri-Youth $40.00 $45.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT
Kids Splash & Dash $20.00 $25.00price increases: Aug 08, 11:59 PM USAT

True Price Policy

We don't feel that "convenience charges" are in any way convenient. At Athletepath, the price you see is the price you pay.

Registration closes on Sep 7, 2016, 11:59:59 PM PDT

Online registration will be available from December 15th to September 7th at 11:59pm.

Event day registration

On site registration is available begining Friday of race weekend. On site, we are able to accept cash or check only. For times and location, please visit our website: www.BestintheWestTriathlon.com

Refunds

No Refunds. None.


Roll over policy:

We understand that life happens. If something comes up and you can't make it to the race, we will roll your registration fee to the next year, or toward another Best in the West Event.

Roll overs are based on the following schedule:
28 days (or more) from race day - 97% of registration fee
21-27 days from race day - 75% of registration fee
14-20 days from race day - 50% of registration fee
7-14 days from race day - 25% of registration fee
0-6 days - No roll over.


Requests for registration roll over or transfer to another race must be made via email: contact@bestinthewestevents.com

USAT

A USA Triathlon (USAT) membership is required. You will be able to purchase a one day or one year membership during registration

Schedule

Friday, Sep 09

4:00 PM Expo Opens

Saturday, Sep 10

8:00 AM Half-Iron Start
9:00 AM Sprint Start

Sunday, Sep 11

8:00 AM Olympic Start
10:00 AM Try-a-Tri Start
11:30 AM Splash and Dash Start

Course

Please visit our website for detailed course information.

Start

Half-Iron 8am Saturday

Sprint 9am Saturday

Olympic 8am Sunday

Try-a-Tri 10am Sunday

Kids races 11:30am Sunday

Time limits

While we do not have course hard cut offs, our permits require reopening the park entrance and roadways at specific times. Those beyond the permit time who are progressing though the course in good health will be allowed to continue while following the rules of the road. Please see our website for more details.

Spectators

Spectators are able to see athletes several times throughout the race without leaving Lewis Creek Park. Here, they can view the start, finish, T1, T2, and lap 2 of the half-iron run. Hang out, have a drink, shop the expo and cheer for your athlete and others as they go by several times throughout the day.

Prizes

Top 3 overall and 3 deep in each age group for the sprint, Olympic and half-iron races.

Try-a-Tri and Splash & Dash all receive recognition, a finisher prize and finisher award. There are no age group prizes in the Try-a-Tri as this is a non-competitve race.

Volunteers

Volunteers receive free camping, food (breakfast and lunch), beverage, shirt, and endless gratitude!

http://www.bestinthewesttriathlon.com/volunteers-2/

Contact info

Race Director:
Blair Bronson

Email:
contact@bestinthewestevents.com

Phone:
541-915-5116