Triathleta Productions is bringing a new Colorado Triathlon race experience to one of the most picturesque areas of Colorado. The inaugural Beyond The Horizon Triathlon event in August will offer epic terrain, inspiring views of the surrounding mountains and lakes, a brisk water swim, a once in a lifetime bike and a run that just may make you stop for a photo op, if you have the energy.
Triathlon: Beyond The Horizon Triathlon
When: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Where: Grand Lake, Colorado
Distnace(s): Half, Olympic, Relay Teams
The will be the first Half and Olympic distance triathlons in the quaint Colorado town of Grand Lake which is Northwest of Boulder and Denver on the outskirts of Rocky Mountain National Park area. It’s touted as being a challenge of strength and endurance on a gorgeous course, with breath taking views of three pristine lakes, the majestic purple mountains that are the Rockies and Wildlife that live amongst the locals. At over 8,400 above sea level, it will be one of the highest triathlons in the country, if not the world.
Swim in the largest natural body of water in Colorado! Grand Lake is one of three lakes nestled on the edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Water temps are cool, average in early August, (64+/- F) so bring your wetsuit!
Bike on Highway 34, or what is better known as Trail Ridge Rd., the longest, most continuous paved road in North America. A good portion of the road is closed 9 months out of the year. So biking on the road, aside from being in a triathlon, is a ‘claim to fame’ all its own. The views will take your breath away if the altitude doesn’t! 8400′+
Run up and along the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park and see, in person, what others have only seen in pictures. The views alone may make you want to stop, but don’t! You can go back after the race with your camera, it’ll still be there, I promise! Follow Trail Ridge Rd. back down to the county roads that wind through the quaint town, that is Grand Lake, and be ready for the roof top views you will see coming back down off the hills to town.
Registration is currently open for the Beyond The Horizon Triathlon event with early bird pricing. Click here for info. Register early and book your rooms at the same time because Grand Lake is a tourist town, and rooms fill up fast. For more information on the race www.triathleta.com/beyond-the-horizon