Lonetree Sprint

July 23 – 7:30am

General Information

And new for 2023- Lonetree SUPER SPRINT! Details to follow; but be thinking…400 yard swim- 6 mile bike- 1.5 mile run. Think about bringing your family and friends, think about a fast training morning or think about your intro to the sport of triathlon! Fast and furious or at your own pace~ it’s all about your choice. Relays included, grab some friends or significant whomever and come out and compete!

SPRINT- 750 yard swim- 18 mile bike- 5k run.

We LOVE this event, great mid-season race,  open water swim and bike course with minimal traffic and a flat out and back run on asphalt and dirt.

With a slightly longer bike than your traditional Sprint, this event caters perfectly to those who enjoy spending time in the saddle, especially through our beautiful Colorado Foothills.

Individual-Relays- Aquabike – SUP

First 20 registrants may use the code LONETREE20 for 10 percent off their ENTRY FEE, FIRST 20 any category. use coupon code LONETREE20. Registration opens December 11th @ 8:00am.

Sprint

  • 750yd Swim
  • 18mi Bike
  • 5k Run

Registration Cost

No Race Day registration.

Sprint Distance

Sprint ENTRY

Dec. 11 – Mar. 11:  $90
Mar. 12 – May 13:  $95
May 14 – July 21:  $100

SUP category ENTRY

Dec. 11 – Mar. 11:  $90
Mar. 12 – May 13:  $95
May 14 – July 21:  $100

 

AQUABIKE CATEGORY ENTRY

Dec. 11 – Mar. 11:  $85
Mar. 12 – May 13:  $90
May 14 – July 21:  $95

RELAYS

Dec. 11 – May 13: $135
May 14 – July 21: $150

Super-Sprint Distance

Super Sprint ENTRY

Dec. 11 – Mar. 11:  $85
Mar. 12 – May 13:  $90
May 14 – July 21:  $95

RELAYS

Dec. 11 – May 13: $135
May 14 – July 21: $150

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Lonetree Reservoir is located just south of Loveland, CO.  500 acres of OPEN WATER, nestled on the west side of the Heron Lakes subdivision and TPC Colorado. Great water, beautiful views and quick access to the transition area.  Read course details below:

SWIM

750 yd clockwise swim. What do we love about this swim? The swim start and swim finish points begin and end on long concrete boat ramps. No mucky entrance into the water or at the exit. Blue Heron rookery on the south east side of the reservoir, it’s possible a few of them will be there to watch you begin and finish! Nice water~ nice views.

BIKE

18 mile course that takes you west towards the foothills. No great elevation gains here, 421 ft. total and no spectacular elevation loss, 425 ft. total. At mile two, you’ll begin a gradual climb towards the foothills and at mile five a nice downhill towards WCR 20 (W. 1st St.)  A few climbs, and few downhills, miles 10-11 a quick climb to CTY RD 18. Nice downhill to CR21, back south to CR16. CR16 will take you past Lon Hagler Reservoir as you wrap back around to SW42nd St and back the transition. NO stoplights!

RUN

Out and back course flat, just over two miles on asphalt and one mile on dirt road. Shade? Not really, so we’ll have aid stations stocked with cool water and fluid replacement drink. 

PARKING

This event will be capped at 300 due to the unabundant parking. We will have designated parking and ask on race day that you are respectful of the properties nearby and park only where we direct you. Carpooling is encouraged!

Categories & Awards

Same for both Sprint and Super-Sprint (applicable categories)

Sprint Event

Distances: 750yd swim, 18mi bike, 5k run
Awards:

  • Overall: Top 3 overall male and female (not duplicated with age group awards)
  • Age Group: Top 3 male and female in each age group:
    15 & under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29..etc

SUP - Stand Up Paddle Board Category

Distances: Same as Sprint event
Awards: Top 3 overall male and female

*Must provide your own SUPs

Clydesdale/Athena

Clydesdale: 220+ lbs.
Athena: 165+ lbs.

Distances: Same as Sprint event
Awards: Top 3 overall male and female

RELAYS

3 divisions: Female, Male, Mixed

Distances: Same as Sprint event
Awards: Top 3 from each division

First-timers

First timer wave will start last, with smaller numbers per wave (no more than 50)

Distances: Same as Sprint event
Awards: Top 3 male and female (separate from age group category)

Pre-Race: Friday, July 21

Packet Pickup and Race Day Guide: Lonetree Sprint Triathlon July 22nd, 2023

Information with your BIB #, wave information, etc., will be in your email by Thursday evening 20th. Watch your inbox for that information.

3:00pm-6:00pm at Lonetree Reservoir: event venue: If you are not familar with venue, please read driving directions below. NOTE: Race day morning there will be NO parking at the event venue. Parking will be at the address in the next section/driving directions.

Driving Directions: Lonetree Reservoir is part of the Heron Lakes community. Lonetree reservoir is located on the west side of TPC golf course and community, south of Loveland, CO. Do not enter Lonetree Reservoir in your GPS, it may not take you to the venue. Use this address: 5212 Lonetree Dr. Loveland, 80537

First-Timers: If you’ve any specific questions about where to go and what to do on race day, race staff will be available at packet pick up to answer any questions you may have. Or email lonetree.sara@gmail.com.

Bring your ID and USAT card if you’re an annual member. You must pick up your own packet. This includes relay members; we must have ID for each relay member.

4:00pm Pre-Race Meeting: somewhere near packet pickup table.

Raceday: Saturday, July 22

6:15am: Packet pickup and transition area will open. Athletes ONLY in transition area.
6:45am-7:15am: You may warm up in water entering at the SOUTH ramp- (swim exit) Exit water by 7:15.
7:15am: Transition area closes. Make your way to the north boat ramp to the north side of the venue.

PLEASE READ – Parking: Athletes, we have permission to park on private property-please watch for parking signs as you approach the event venue. Parking is located at 5212 Lonetree Dr. You will enter long drive from Lonetree Dr. and enter grass field. Please be careful and respectful of the property. When exiting with bike, etc., walk back through area you entered. Do not cross fences or lift bikes/ etc., over fences.

Post-Race: Enter again at the east end of the field and be cautious when exiting the field and going back on to Lonetree Dr.
DO NOT CRAWL, JUMP, WALK OVER OR UNDER FENCES.

Event venue is to the south of parking, packet pickup will be just inside the fenced-in area. The grass is minimal at this venue, so if you bring family or friends, a chair or blanket to sit on is a good idea.

Raceday Preparation

Your packet will include:

  1. Timing chip: Affix this to your left ankle. Under your wetsuit leg is fine but check when you remove your wetsuit that your chip is still attached.
  2. Bike number: Adhesive number to be attached to your bike crossbar or seat post.
  3. Helmet number: Smaller adhesive number that is attached to the front of your helmet.
  4. Bib number: BIB only needs to be worn during the RUN portion of your race. If you don’t use a race belt, you will be provided pins to pin to the front of your shirt. BIB MUST FACE FORWARD AS YOU RUN.

Bike racking is first-come first-rack. Body markings are optional and you may mark yourself or one another – a great way to get to know your fellow racers. Relays will have a designated area within transition.

Swim start waves will be 4 minutes apart The number of waves will be determined by the participation numbers; we will keep the wave numbers smaller for a more relaxed start and swim. The Super Sprint participants will be first in the water,  followed by the SUP entrants. NOTE: SUP’ERS, you may drive your vehicle near the venue entrance to drop off the paddle board, and then return to the parking area. Take your board to the “Swim Start,” set to the side so as to not block other swimmers’ entrance on to start ramp. When exiting the water, move your SUP to the side of the exit ramp. We will have volunteers there to help you, but make every effort to move board to side of exit.

Standup paddle board will be the first wave. SUP’ers bring yourself and your board to swim start by 7:20, we will start you at the end of the boat ramp in open water. Once you have exited the lake at SWIM EXIT, please move your board to one side of the ramp or the other out of the pathway to transition. If you have a friend or family member that can retrieve that board, great plan.

Relays:  Swimmer swims, exits the water, goes to the rack where the cyclist is waiting, and passes off your chip to the cyclist. Upon returning to T2, the runner is waiting for the cyclist at the same rack. Pass off your chip to the runner. High five~finish race.

Aquabike: After the bike portion is complete, exit transition at RUN START and follow cones on run path start, as you reach the end of the parking lot, do not go left, go right to the FINISH line.

*ALL ATHLETES- PLEASE TAKE TIME TO REVIEW THE BIKE AND RUN COURSE PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

*THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THIS EVENT! POST-RACE WE WILL HAVE SOME FOOD AND SOME AWARDS. 

*WE WILL BEGIN AWARDS AS SOON AS WE CAN. WE LIKE TO HAVE THE TOP 3 IN EACH AGE DIVISION ACROSS THE FINISH LINE BEFORE WE START HANDING OUT AWARDS.

Important Info – Refund Policy

50% minus registration fees until March 11th.

No refunds after March 11th.
No deferrals to 2024 event.

On race day, race staff reserves the right and responsibility to cancel race in the event that putting athletes in the water or on the race course could be unsafe. Every option would be considered to delay or postpone the event or alter the race course. Race cancellation is always the last option, but the safety of participants and recommendations of permitting entities must be considered when making such decisions.

Register to Race

First 20 registrants may use the code LONETREE20 for 10% off their registration! This is for any category~ First 20 registrants.

PLEASE NOTE: The event is limited to the first 300. See registration policy information.

On race day, race staff reserves the right and responsibility to cancel the race in the event that putting athletes in the water or on the race course could be unsafe. Every option would be considered to delay or postpone the event or alter the race course. Race cancellation is always the last option, but the safety of participants and recommendations of permitting entities must be considered when making such decisions. 

We hope you’ll hang out for postrace awards and food. We’ll have some fun giveaways!

Volunteers – All events need numerous volunteers to run a safe and organized event. Some local youth organizations will be benefiting from this event and helping run the race, but there is always need for more volunteers! If you would like to volunteer and enjoy a free lunch and T-shirt, email Peggy Shockley.