A great way to end the season, the Ogden Valley Triathlon takes place in mid-September. It’s neither a sprint distance nor an olympic but falls somewhere in between. It’s approximately a 1,000 meter swim, 16-mile bike ride, and 4-mile run.
- The bike ride goes around the whole of Pineview Reservoir. With the leaves changing and the blue of the lake, this is one of the more beautiful races in state.
- The distance is a great way to challenge yourself beyond the sprint.
- It’s not a very crowded race but it is competitive. You going to see some elite athletes out there.
- Very organized and fun.
- The run goes through the brush and dirt along the lake making the distance feel less than 4 miles.
- If you can’t find parking on the street, you’ll have to park in a field loaded with little stickers. I counted thirteen flat tires on the bike race. Definitely carry your bike in, do not roll it.
- This isn’t the best race for a first timer. Give a sprint distance a whirl first.
- This race attracts some serious competition, which meant I didn’t even get a photo taken by the race photographer. He must’ve stayed with the main group.