Tri The Boat 

Sprint - Olympic - Half Distance Races

Hello Athletes,

We are deeply saddened as we had great hope that we would be able to move forward with the 7th Annual Tri The Boat Triathlon scheduled for July 11th.  Regrettably, due to the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented us, we have unfortunately been forced to cancel this years event. 

Stagecoach Resevoir 
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The Race

Sprint - Olympic - Half Distance
11 July 2020
Varied start times
(Relay, Aquabike, Dryland Options available ALL Distances)

We will run our full compliment of races on the same day, Saturday July 11th. Great swim and bike courses and unforgettable run courses which utilize the crushed gravel and picturesque trail system that surrounds Stagecoach Reservoir will highlight your day.

Set against the backdrop of the Yampa Valley and the beautiful water of Stagecoach Reservoir, these races offer spectacular surroundings and challenging competition.




Sprint - Olympic - Half Distance

Packet Pickup will be from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Twisted Trails Running Store in downtown Steamboat Springs at 601 Lincoln Avenue. Phone: (970) 761-2379


Sprint / Olympic / Half-Distance packets will be available for pickup. 


We also encourage you to get Body Marked during the packet pickup process to avoid lines in the morning.

At Packet Pickup you will need the following:

  • Photo Identification

  • Current USAT Card (or purchase a USAT one-day license for $15.00)

  • All athletes MUST pick up their own packet. No Exceptions.

For dining options check out:

Race Day Schedule July 11th

Sprint - Olympic - Half Distance

6:00am Late Packet Pickup
6:00am Transition Area Opens, Body Marking Begins
7:00am Swim Course Open for Warmup
7:15am Swim Course & Transition area Closes
7:20am Announcements
7:25am National Anthem
7:30am Race Start Wave Assignments TBD / check back for updated information
** Additional details on Awards & Cut-Off times to be updated soon

Transition will open at 5:45am. At that time athletes can pick up their timing chips, and rack their bikes. Every athlete will have an assigned area based on bib # so look for signage in transition.


There will be volunteers in transition to assist with the process race morning. This is a secured transition – NO family, or spectators are allowed in transition.



Stagecoach State Park

25500 County Road 14

Oak Creek, CO 80467

(970) 736-2436





Take Lincoln Ave/ Hwy 40 to Hwy 131. Take Hwy 131 toward Oak Creek. Approximately 6.4 miles after you turn onto Hwy 131 look to make a left turn on RCR 14 Take RCR 14 all the way to Stagecoach. ***Please note, you WILL NOT be turning into the main entrance of the park. Continue straight on 14 until you reach the south end of the lake. Make a left hand turn on 16. The swim start will be in the small parking lot on your left. 



TRAVELING NORTH ON 131 – off Hwy 70:

Directly off Hwy 70, take Hwy 6 a very short distance to Hwy 131 North. Proceed north on Hwy 131 for 50 miles. Turn right on RCR 14 toward Stagecoach State Park. Proceed on RCR 14 approximately 3 miles. Make a right turn on 16. The swim start will be in the small parking lot on your left. 



New course re-designs were done by course director and 5x Ironman Champion Heather Gollnick. Heather is offering a special 16 week training program for athletes wanting to “conquer” the TRI THE BOAT course, of any distance, or the “Beat The Boat” category for those racing both the Olympic on Saturday and Half on Sunday.

Heather has been coaching athletes for 20 years and with all the inside knowledge on how to best train for this challenging course would like to extend this special offer to our registered participants.

16 week Training Plan that takes you right up to Race Day includes:


  • Daily workout plan

  • Specific course training tips

  • Nutrition tips

  • “Insider only” tips on this course designed by Course Director and 5x Ironman Champion Heather Gollnick


16 week Training Plans:

  • Sprint - Regularly offered at $99.00, purchase through IM Athlete during registration for $79.00

  • Olympic - Regularly offered at $99.00, purchase through IM Athlete during registration for $79.00

  • Half - Regularly offered at $99.00, purchase through IM Athlete during registration for $79.00



For additional information on expanded training opportunities with Heather visit: or e-mail her personally at



Located in the verdant Yampa Valley south of Steamboat Springs, Stagecoach State Park offers visitors a wonderful area to enjoy Colorado's outdoors. The park is centered around a 780-acre reservoir with full-service marina. Enjoy an unlimited array of activities, including fabulous boating and fishing in the summer and cross country skiing and ice fishing in the winter. The Elk Run Trail (along the south shore) and the Wetlands Trail (located at the inlet) provide great opportunities for nature observation and recreation. The park has 92 campsites spread among the lush and fragrant sagebrush of the Yampa Valley accommodating trailers, motor homes, pick-up campers and tents. 


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