Registration opens Feb. 1 and will close when 99 participants have registered.
The 26th annual Sourdough Triathlon starts at 10 am on Saturday, July 29. All transitions will occur in the same area adjacent to the pond. Race distances are 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run.
Individual entry fees are listed below. USA Triathlon membership is also required. If you are not a USAT member you will need to buy either a one-day membership pass ($15 adult) or an annual pass ($50 adult) to participate. All participants must be at least 18 years of age by 12/31/2017. Refunds are not available. Note: it is not necessary to be an Active member to register.
Feb. 1- July 22 $60
July 23- 26 $90
July 27 $120
Registration closes at 7:00 pm AST on July 27
Relay team entry fees are listed below and each team member must have a USAT membership.
Feb. 1-July 22 $120
July 23-27 $150
July 27 $180
Registration closes at 7:00 pm AKST on July 27
For safety we are requiring defaults to be worn if the water temperature is below 60 degrees 30 min prior to the race starting.
Awards will be given to the top three men and women over-all and top three masters men and women (age 40+). The top relay teams will also receive awards.
The transition area is gravel so you may want a blanket or large towel to set your stuff on. The area includes ample room to park cars and camp out. Port-a-potties will be available.
Following tradition, there will be a BBQ after the race. We ask all participants to bring a dish to share and to hang around to get to know others in the triathlon community.
The Sourdough Triathlon has been going strong for the last 25 years. It has been a stable race throughout the state of Alaska and we hope to keep it that way. The Sourdough also happens to be the only half Ironman distance (70.3m) in the state of Alaska. The race is located in Chatanika Alaska which is about 40-45 mins northeast of Fairbanks located at mile post 31.5 of the Steese Highway. It's a low key area with minimal traffic and plenty of wide open spaces. The staging/transition area of the race will all be in the same location. As a heads up, the transition area is gravel so you will want to use a blanket or large towel to set your stuff on. We will have the area cleared to hopefully reduce the number of mosquitoes and to allow people to park their cars and to camp out. We will have port-a-potties set up for people to use. Sticking to tradition there will be a BBQ after the race so we are asking all participants to bring a dish to share and to hang around to get to know others in the triathlon community.