Sat August 7, 2021 Palmer Lake, CO 80133 US Directions


Palmer Lake TRY-athlon

10:30AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT
Just give me the shirt!

Virtual TRY-athlon


104 CO-105
Palmer Lake, CO US 80133


Awake the Lake will hold the 3rd annual TRY-athlon in Palmer Lake, Colorado. The TRY-athlon is an easy 50-meter, overly-assisted swim; a 250-meter, anything-with-wheels ride; and a 250-meter run/walk/hobble. Our super official in some alternative race world race can be negotiated by individual competitors in a spirit of fun, frivolity, and festivity. Competitors are rewarded with views of scenic Palmer Lake and the majestic front range; the hospitality of our charming, eclectic little town; a really cool t-shirt, an inflatable and zany prizes for bizarre achievements. Don't miss this!!!


What to expect...

A way to have fun, stay safe and participate any time you want to!!


When? Saturday, August 7th at 10:30am

Where? Palmer Lake, Colorado. Head to the east side of the lake near the playground. We'll be waiting for you at the pavilion.

What do I get with my entry fee? A soft, one of a kind t-shirt, a super cool decal, inner tube (per individual competitor or one per relay team), a fun time and a warm heart knowing every penny goes back to Awake the Lake. 



Where? Palmer Lake Sante Fe Trail-head GPS DATA:Trail-head Coordinates Palmer Lake N39 7.3999 W104 54.635

Directions: Take I25 to County Line Road (Exit 163) and head West. Continue west for 2.5 miles and just before the railroad crossing, on the left, is the access to the parking lot and trail-head. Additional parking will be available on the North and West side of the rail road track. When walking from the parking lot to the trail-head, please cross the tracks via the road and crossing guards. 

We strongly encourage carpooling. Look for signs for parking on west side of the lake.  Please give yourself enough time to park, go to the bathroom 12 times, pick up your packet  and get to the starting line located near the Palmer Lake Pavilion (near the playground on east side of lake).   


Packet Pickup

Packets will be available on race day, August 7th from 9am - 11am at the Palmer Lake pavilion located on the east side of the lake near the playground. There you will get your decal, shirt and inner tube.

Race Day Registration

You can still register on race day August 7th between 9am and 11am. Shirts are not guaranteed so we urge you to sign up early!!


Safety is our number priority. Tubing is at your own risk. Life vests are not provided. Please bring your own life vest if you require one. Children under 12 or anyone who is not a proficient swimmer is required to have a life vest. Remember, even strong swimmers get tired. Children under 12 must be under adult supervision at all times. Colorado State Parks Life Vest Guidelines. All athletes participate at their own risk. Waivers must be signed to participate.


About Palmer Lake Restoration Committee (aka Awake the Lake)

This event benefits the Palmer Lake Restoration Committee (aka Awake the Lake) a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to improvement and maintenance of Palmer Lake itself, and the parks that surround it, while maintaining the unique small-town character of Palmer Lake that we all know and love. This year we are again focusing on fundraising for matching funds for the Great Outdoors Colorado (“GOCO”) grant obtained for park improvements, Your participation last year helped us construct the ADA-accessible pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks, connecting the Town with the Lake and allowing our school children safe passage across the railroad tracks. Join us in sponsoring this fun and memorable event, all for a great cause.  More information at 

Interested in sponsoring?

Contact us at for more information! 

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