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The Lake Frances Triple P (Paddle, Pedal, Pace) is a kayak triathlon which includes kayak (1.5 miles), bike (12 miles), & run (3 miles) legs. It will be held at Lake Frances, Valier, MT and showcase Lake Frances and views of the Rocky Mountain Front.
Competitors may register as an individual or as a 2-3 person team.
Need a kayak for race day? Sea Me Paddle will have a limited number of kayaks (12.5 ft) with paddles and life jackets on site for the race. You will need to rent directly from them prior to the race. Mention Lake Frances Triple P Triathlon to BJ or Joli when making your reservation.
Packet Pickup Information:
Packet/timing chip pick-up will be on Friday, June 12 from 3:00 to 6:00PM at the Fireman’s Pavilion located at the south end of the Lake Frances Campground. Late pick-up is discouraged but will be available Saturday, June 13 from 6:00 to 7:00AM at the Fireman’s Pavilion.
A portion of race proceeds will go to Valier area recreation and fitness projects.
Rule 1: Unplug your tunes.
For safety reasons your ears should remain uncovered. This will allow you to hear approaching traffic and grizzly bears!
Rule 2: Keep it clean.
YOU are responsible for cleaning up your trash. You will be docked minutes if caught throwing trash on the ground!
Rule 3: Stay to the right.
Bikers, just like driving a car stay on the right unless passing then quickly get back to the right. Be courteous and do not block those behind you.
Rule 4: Follow the courses.
Stay within the boundaries of the course. Kayaking, biking and running courses will be well marked. Do not cut corners!
PADDLE: KAYAKS 1. Any size or type of kayak is permissible. 2. Competitor must use a double-bladed paddle. 3. Kayaks may be powered by hand held paddles only. 4. Any competitor, when operating a kayak, shall wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (P.F.D.). Inflatable P.F.D. are not allowed. 5. Kayak must be stored in the designated place at the launching area. 6. Paddles must be stored in the kayak when in the transition areas. 7. The paddler must cross the finish line on foot. (helpers will park your kayak)
PEDAL: BICYCLES 1. Any size or type of bicycle is permissible. 2. Bikes must be stored on LFTP provided racks prior to and after the bike leg of your race. Keep your bib number on your bike to claim it after the event. 3. There are no assigned positions in the staging area. 4. Do not ride your bike in the transition area.
When you come off the lake someone will move your kayak to a staging area. You will walk or run your bike to the mount line, then you may start pedaling. 5. Remember to hydrate while you are riding to prepare for the run. 6. Always be aware of traffic. In most, if not all cases you will be riding on roads that are open to public traffic. Never assume a driver sees you. 7. When you return do not ride to the staging area.
Dismount at the dismount line. Walk or run your bike to the staging area. Put your running shoes on and go!
PACE: RUNNING 1. Bib number should be facing forward. 2. Run through the gate. 3. Stay on the marked course and run on the left facing traffic. 4. Your legs will feel funny after riding your bike. Push through and keep going. This will smooth out. 5. Hydrate! 6. Be sure to run all the way through the finish gate. 7. Return chips to officials.
MOST OF ALL HAVE FUN!!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
I’ve booked a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn Gateway to Glacier, Shelby, MT. Please note rooms need to be booked by the cutoff date of Tuesday, May 12, 2020 or they’ll be released to the general public. Reserve your room online or call the hotel directly. *See below for terms.
Below is the information you need to make your reservation.
Group Name: Lake Francis Triathlon
Group Code: NW01Z2
Check In: Friday, Jun 12, 2020 (3:00 PM)
Check Out: Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 (11:00 AM)
Cutoff Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Group Billing Options: Guest is responsible for all charges.
Lake Frances Inn Website
Stone School Inn Bed & Breakfast Website
Lake Frances Campground Phone:(406) 279-3361
Fireman's Pavilion, Lake Frances Campground, Valier, MT 59486Open in External Application
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