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Tri For The Sun (Triathlon event)

June 11 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm


Day: Saturday, June 11th
Start Time: 7:00am MDT
Price: $75.00 Race Fee + $2.68 Sign Up Fee
Registration: Registration ends June 11, 2021 at 11:59pm MDT – Sign up here

Join us for the Tri for the Sun triathlon with the Town of Carbondale Parks and Rec Department and Sunlight Mountain Resort!  We are super excited for this first annual triathlon event that features swimming, biking, and trail running through our beautiful Valley!  


The Tri for the Sun is a sprint triathlon that will start at the John M. Fleet Carbondale Pool and end at Sunlight Mountain Resort! This is a non-sanctioned triathlon and proceeds will benefit local non-profits.  

Starting at the Carbondale Pool, swim a half-mile (32 lengths/16 laps), transition in Sopris Park to road/gravel bike and ride 16 miles to Sunlight (2,700ft vertical gain), and then transition at Sunlight Mountain Resort to a 5k trail run up the mountain (600ft vertical gain).  


Bring all necessary transition items to Sopris Park the morning of race day. We will move all your drop bags to Sunlight after you have started the bike portion of the race. PLEASE HAVE ALL YOUR BAGS DROPPED OFF BY 6:30AM AT THE CARBONDALE POOL. MAKE SURE EACH BAG IS CLEARLY LABELED WITH YOUR FULL NAME, BIB NUMBER, AND “DROP BAG” “BIKE,” OR “RUN.”  Your “Drop Bag” will be available at the start line and finish line.  Your “bike” bag will be in Sopris Park with your bike.  Your “run” bag will be at the bike run transition station.

 *Swimmers will take off in waves of 6 or 12 (Covid depending). The next swimmer will enter the pool once their lane is clear and instructed to do so by a race official.*
*You are responsible for your own transportation back to Carbondale. You may park cars at Sunlight overnight  to make it an easy shuttle on race day.*
*Everyone should be ready to go at 6:30am, no matter what your start time will be.*

We will provide water and Gatorade at Carbondale Pool, Dry Park Road/4Mile Road intersection, and at the Sunlight Mountain Resort transition.


Pre-Race Friday, June 10th at the Carbondale Rec Center 7am-4pm
Race Morning Saturday, June 11th at the Carbondale Pool from 6-6:30am


Awards Ceremony & After Party: Sunlight Mountain Resort, 12pm

For more information, please contact Jamie Wall at Carbondale Recreation at 970-510-1214 or jwall@carbondaleco.net or Travis Baptiste at Sunlight at travis.sunlight@gmail.com



June 11
7:00 am - 12:00 pm