Oregon’s most challenging Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons. We welcome you to what will prove to be a must do event for our area’s triathletes. The beauty of the West Linn area, with a course to challenge and test even the best and fittest athletes.
Maps and race details to come.
You will enter the transition from the EAST side on all transitions, you will exit on the WEST side for both the bike and run. There will be volunteers there to direct you to both the bike and run courses. The bike mount is across the street from the transition area, our volunteers will get you there. Keep in mind that you have a hill immediately after leaving the transition area, use appropriate gearing when mounting your bike. There will be port-a-potties on the entrance side of the transition area, there are also 4 bathrooms within the park that will be open for your use.
A note from the race director:
Well, almost all the clean up is completed, results are posted, seeing some nice comments about the event and your kindness is evident in your emails and facebook postings. Sunday was exactly how I envisioned the inaugural West Linn Triathlon. I have been in waiting for months to watch a group of athletes tackle the hills and corners of the bike course. We have launched S33T to bring you events just like this.
I want to thank our event sponsors, Johnston Financial Advisors, in particular Grant Johnston and Mark Buser. Thank you both for understanding the vision and your commitment to your community.
Thanks to Sportcare Physical Therapy for coming out and helping the tired and worked athletes, and our friends at McMenamins West Linn for feeding our athletes, volunteers and spectators. Who would have thought you could have a Hammer Head and a McMenamins burger after the event without leaving the site? Thank you to Leonard from Hotfoot Photos for coming out and shooting the race. Check out the photos at http://leonardjohnson.zenfolio.com/; William Wycliff of Eclectic Edge Racing for quick, accurate results and his encouraging words. Also, a head nod to David Embry of Athletepath for coming out, handing out some glow-in-the-dark megaphones, and supporting our event.
A big thank you to all of our volunteers. Without them there wouldn’t be a West Linn Triathlon. I want to thank Shane Kroth, Jake Linford, Susan Wentzien, Susan Crumpton, Andrea Thom, Lynette Sestric, Kim Simmons, AMR and ENERGY Rentals for the water support. We were able to concentrate on the day because of these people.
I want to thank all of you for giving us the opportunity to put on an event for you. We hope you had a great time and will share your experience with your triathlon inclined friends. We look forward to seeing you at our next event Series 33 Vancouver September 15, 2013. We will put on a similar event but it will be distinctly different. The course offers a challenging bike course and if history holds true a warm and fast run.
Again thank you very much for your time on Sunday. It means a lot that you shared it with us.
PS. Heres our lost and found items. Josh, I have your number belt and smelly shoes. A bell helmet, describe it to claim it. A Xterra Vortex 3 wetsuit. A sweatshirt and sweat pants.
At Willamette Park 4905 Volpp St. in West Linn
Saturday August 17th, 2013 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
You can register on Saturday at packet pickup, but not on race day morning.
Sunday August 18th from 6:00 am to 7:15 am.
Please make sure you to bring your identification and USAT membership card (for annual members) to packet pickup, no packets can be given with out both items.
Timing Chips will be handed out on race day morning at the tent near the entrance to the transition area from 6:00 am until 7:45 am.
6:00 am Transition area opens.
7:20 am Water opens for warm up.
7:40 am Pre-Race Briefing- RACE DIRECTOR at Transition Area
7:55 am National Anthem.
8:00 am First Wave Start- Men Olympic Distance – RED CAPS
8:05 am Second Wave Start-Women Olympic Distance – GREY CAPS
8:20 am Swim Briefing to Sprint Waves
8:30 am Third Wave Start- Men Sprint Distance -YELLOW CAPS
8:35 am Fourth Wave Start-Women Sprint Distance – WHITE CAPS
10:30 am After event meal starts
11:15 am Awards Ceremony
I want to thank all of you for supporting our new event. We are excited to be bringing you this race and couldn’t have done it without the support of our sponsors, particularly Johnstone Financial Advisors. We would also like to acknowledge the community of Willamette and Ken Warner of the West Linn Parks and Recreation Department. A big thank you to Mark Buser who has been a guiding force for the event within the community.
We will be posting live results from the finish line thanks to our partners at Eclectic Edge Racing. Be sure to visit the listing August 18th.
If you were on the fence at all about signing up for West Linn Triathlon take note that McMenamins will be serving an after event meal free to athletes and a small charge to spectators. Including burgers and garden burgers, drinks and yes McMenamin’s beers… in our very own beer garden!
Series 33 is looking for volunteers to fill in the last spaces needed for this race on the 18th. If you are interested please email Ken at email@example.com
We greatly appreciate and share your enthusiasm for the sport. We appreciate your time and dedication. We invite all of our volunteers to enjoy lunch and beverages at the event provided by McMenamins.