FAQ and Information

On September 29, 2018, the Montrose Recreation Foundation will proudly present the 17th Annual Black Canyon Sprint Triathlon.

Registration Link:

Coming soon….

Packet Pickup

Packet Pick-up is Friday, September 28, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rec Center. Essential information will be shared at two Pre-Race Meetings at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Please plan on attending one of the meetings! Location is the Montrose Community Rec Center: 16350 Woodgate Rd, Montrose, CO 81401.


Proceeds from this event benefit the community of Montrose. Over $5,000.00 was returned to the local groups that assisted in the Triathlon in 2016! Please be appreciative patrons of all the generous sponsors that make this event possible!

Race Details

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Divisions: Youth, Adult, Team, Youth Team, Family Team.


Youth (6-10):  100 yd swim, 5k bike, .8k run.

Youth (11-14):  200 yd swim, 8.7k bike, 2.5k run.

Youth (15 to 18 years old): 500 yd swim, 22k bike, 5k run.

Adult (19 & Over): 500 yd swim, 22k bike, 5k run.

Team – Will do distance(s) corresponding to oldest team member’s correct division.

All team divisions can be made up of either 2 or 3 people. Example: two 10 year olds and an 11 year old are on a team, ALL participants would do the distances for the 11-14 division.

Family Team – Distances in this division would correspond to each participant’s age, and team members would be from same family. Example: distances if the family team consisted of a 8 year old(100 yd swim), an adult(25k bike), and a 13 year old(2.7k run).

Youth Team- Will do distance(s) corresponding to oldest team member’s correct division.

Registration may be limited so enter early!!!

T-shirts may be mailed for registrations received after 9/10!!!

Awards: Overall top male and female. Top three finishers in the following: Team, Family Team,Youth Team (6-10,11-14,15-18),Youth male and female(6-10,11-14), Male and Female 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,45-49,50-54, 55-59,60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Start order at 8 a.m.-youth, teams , then individuals.

Follow all applicable traffic laws, as well as directions of officers and staff, as all roads other than the immediate entry and exit from the Montrose CRC ARE OPEN TO TRAFFIC!!!! Ride slowly, and with due regard at ALL intersections!!!! Officers may attempt to stop traffic for you to proceed but motorists often do not comply so be prepared!!!!

It is the responsibility of the participant to know the course, if the participant does not follow the proper course and distance they will be disqualified.

There will be limited parking at the Montrose CRC. Overflow Parking available at Cottonwood School 3500 Woodgate Rd.  Please do not park along Woodgate Rd or at Walmart.

Race Fees

On or before September 16th– Youth- $30 , Youth Team $30, Adult(19+)- $60,  Team(Regular and Family) – $95

September 17th thru 23rd Youth- $30 , Youth Team $30, Adult(19+)- $65 , Team(Regular and Family) – $105

September 24th thru September 29th Youth- $30, Youth Team $30, Adult (19+)- $90, Team (Regular and Family)- $125

Other Information

Weather-If, in the opinion of the Race Committee, at ANY time during the race, the conditions are jeopardizing the safety of the participants then the event will be stopped. It may, or may not, be re-started, and no refunds will be issued.

Swim-pay attention to heat information, be ready to swim 30 minutes before your heat time, no diving starts, lap counters will notify you on last length, be supportive of personnel distributing timing chips. Permitted strokes are: freestyle, back or breast. Due to the continuous swim heats we have moved through the swim heats faster than expected so be prepared for an earlier start time!

Transition Area-WALK or jog with your bike until you cross the line, have your helmet buckled before you get on your bike, nobody ever got penalized for having their helmet on too long! Teams: be aware of designated chip transfer areas! Penalties for No Helmet or riding in transition areas will be 5 minutes each occurrence.

Bike Course-review the map, ride under control on the right, be prepared to deal with on your own minor mechanical (flats, etc.) repairs, NO drafting or pacing, pass on the left after making yourself known to others; Follow all applicable traffic laws, as well as directions of officers and staff; “spin easy” the last half mile into the Aquatic Center to ready your legs for the Run, there is 1 water Station about ½ way through the Course; for safety reasons NO headphones on the bike course!

Transition Area-Once again: WALK or jog with your bike once you get to the line. Teams: be aware of designated chip transfer areas!

Run Course-Run with your head, and your legs WILL catch up! There is a water station at the bridge, and again at West Main St.

Have fun, and encourage others! Awards Ceremony immediately following at the Rec Center at approx 1-2 p.m.


Kevin Davis Email: blackcanyontri@yahoo.com