Can’t make it to Hawaii this year for that coveted vacation you are so in need of? Ah – don’t worry! An incredible island party is coming to all triathletes, duathletes, 5k, 10k, and half marathon runners! There is an all women’s series of events taking place Saturday, August 1 – and a co-ed series of events occurring Sunday, August 2, 2015. All events will take place at Blue Lake Park in Portland.
For the purposes of this post, I’ll be focusing on the Wahine All Women’s Triathlon and Duathlon, and the new Hula Girl half-marathon, 5k, 10k, and Hula Kid’s triathlon. The co-ed event occurring on Sunday, August 2 is the Mid-Summer Triathlon/Duathlon. Both days have an event limit of 1000 participants, so don’t delay in getting registered.
Hula Girl half marathon, 10k or 5k run/walk, occurring Saturday, August 1, 2015So, what will make this a substitute for that incredible island getaway to the Hawaiian Islands? Well, here is why. There will be a Hawaiian festival and theme going for both days, live Hawaiian-themed entertainment, Hawaiian pu pus, prizes, Deschutes Brewery Beer garden … a Polynesian show which includes drummers, fire dancers, and even a reggae band! Participants and spectators are encouraged to dress-up in all your Hawaiian themed goodies to truly bring the Hawaiian islands right here to Portland.
Alright! So it’s going to be a huge Hawaiian party. Nice. Now, what events can you choose from?! A lot. The Wahine Triathlon and Duathlon will feature a Sprint Tri (1/2 mi. swim, 12 mi. bike, 5k run); Tri-iT Novice (1/2 mi. swim, 12 mi. bike, 5k run) or the Sprint Duathlon (5k run, 12 mi. bike, 5k run); and the Kid’s Splash Pedal-n-Dash (50 yd. swim, 1 mi. bike, 1/3 mi. run). Kids will start about 10:30 a.m., and the other events begin at 8 a.m., so there is time for you to race, then watch your kids do the same! Be sure to check out the course map, too!
Wahine Tri & Du / Hula Girl half marathon, 10k, and 5k. Occurs Saturday, August 1, 2015.If you’re not a triathlete or duathlete, don’t worry (I’m not)! There are a ton of running options! New this year is the Hula Girl half-marathon (nice!). You may also choose from the Hula Girl 10k or 5k which are both a run or walk.
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Distance: Sprint Tri, Tri-iT Tri, Sprint Duathlon, Kid’s Triathlon, half-marathon run, 10k run/walk, 5k run/walk
Start Time: First events begins at 8 a.m.
Cost: Wahine Individual Tri/Du $100, Team (per person) $60, Hula Kids Tri $25, Hula Girl half marathon$75, Hula Girl 10k $55, Hula Girl 5k $50 (all prices valid until 7/31/2015).
Register: Click here to register