Duck Bill Thrill Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned Olympic distance triathlon organized by the University of Oregon Triathlon Club. Held June 1st, it’s early in the season, is an attainable distance and has a limited number of participants. This triathlon is a perfect option to test the swim, bike, run thing.
In its 7th year, the Duck Bill Thrill Triathlon begins at Fall Creek Reservoir in Lowell, Oregon, approximately 30 minutes East of Eugene. The race is limited to 300 participants, a great size for anyone who might get nervous at a big event. With all the beauty that Eugene has to offer, the course should be amazing.
Wetsuits are required for the two triangular shaped laps in Fall Creek Reservoir. The water is usually in the mid to high 60’s. From Winberry Park, the 40k bike course includes mostly flats, some gentle slopes and one steep climb. The 10k run is an out and back along the reservoir and is mostly flat with some gentle rolling hills. There will be aid stations along the run with water and HEED sports drink.
Individuals or relay teams of 2-3 people can participate. Winberry Park has a small fee, so consider carpooling. Students can take $5 off the registration fee and USAT Members will receive a discount at registration. Swim caps are not included, so pack your own.
Before May 1st $92 ($80 for USAT Members)
After May 1st $102 ($90 for USAT Members)
Relay Teams $47 per person ($35 per person for USAT Members)
There will be food, an awards ceremony and raffle at the finish line. This is a great way to support University of Oregon Triathletes and get a jump start on the triathlon season.