We've separated the male and female starting times with ladies first at 9:10am after the Charity Wave. The guys will start at 9:30am
1/2 Mile Swim: A fast, down current swim in the Columbia River! Novice swimmers can feel comfortable knowing the edge is just a few feet away in the event they get tired. The only rule is you can't advance forward if you're touching the sand. So if you must take a break, you must stay where you are until you are ready to resume swimming. Any swim stroke is acceptable including front crawl, back crawl, side-stroke, back float and doggie paddle. :) Athletes will walk from the swim exit to the swim start 1/2 mile upstream. Consider it a great warm-up! Wetsuits are allowed but not required. Sorry, arm floaties or inner tubes are not acceptable. :)
Bike: The cycle is a 12.5 mile flat ride along country roads. Road or mountain bikes are allowed. Helmets are required.
Run: The run is a 3 mile flat, out and back run on paved trails.
The Girlfriends & Dudes Triathlon is a great course for spectators to watch the swim, transition, run and the finish from the park. There's a playground and beach for the kids, and volleyball nets for fun after-event activities so bring the whole family.