Madison Triathlon – 8th Annual
August 8, 2019 – Triathlon is the sport of well-conditioned athletes demanding the most from their minds and bodies…or it is the sport of athletes too easily bored by routine. Either way, the Madison Triathlon is a great way to get your race on and it is also the 3rd and final leg of the Madison Trifecta.
The race consists of three legs – of course – with biking, running and swimming included in the challenge. This event is an Olympic Distance Triathlon so it includes:
Swim – 1,200 yards in Ennis Lake,
Bike – 23 miles on Highway 287 from Ennis Lake to Harrison,
Run – 6 miles from Harrison to Pony
This is a point to point race, beginning in one town and ending in another. It also starts in the Madison Range of the Rocky Mountains (second highest range in Montana) and finishes in the Tobacco Root Mountains.
The swimming takes place in open water on Ennis lake and is a 400 yard triangular lap route with athletes making three full laps for a total of 1200 yards.
The 23 mile biking leg takes you from Ennis Lake to the town of Harrison, Montana and includes a 5 mile uphill, some great flat runs and a 5 mile downhill.
Running the final leg of the Madison Triathlon will take you on a gentle uphill grade for 6 miles from Harrison into the high mountain town of Pony, Montana.
With the Madison triathlon taking place entirely above 5000′ it makes this race unique among races. Additionally, this is the final race of the Madison Trifecta and you will definitely earn the T.B.A. (total bad ass) award for finishing all three in a summer. An accomplishment so rare that the number of people who have succeeded in completing the Madison Trifecta is fewer than the number of people who have walked on the moon!
Online registration will be available beginning March 1, 2019
For the Madison Marathon, this institution operates under a special use permit from the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest. This institution is an equal opportunity employer.