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Race Preview: 2017 Aluminum Man Triathlon and Duathlon, The Dalles Oregon

The 29th annual Aluminum Man Triathlon and Duathlon is a great end of summer event. Temperatures are often more moderate in early September, and after a season of training and competing you may achieve a personal best on this course. In 2016, Matthew Sheeks finished the olympic triathlon course in 2:02:44. With approximately 250 competitors, this event is large enough to have good competition without being overwhelming to those new to the sport. The event is presented by the NWC Parks & Recreation District and timed by AA Sports.

Aluminum Man Triathlon and Duathlon Details:

When:  September 9, 2017

Where:  Riverfront Park Rd, The Dalles, Oregon

Register: Online Here

Entry Fees:

$75 [Postmarked or rec’d between Aug 14 and Sept 3]
$90 [Postmarked or rec’d between Sept 4 thru day of race]

$45 [Postmarked or rec’d between Aug 14 and Sept 3]
$55 [Postmarked or rec’d between Sept 4 thru day of race]
*NOTE: T-shirts guaranteed to participants who register on or before August 14th. Shirt sizes and quantities will be limited after August 14th.


The triathlon swim is a triangle course in the Columbia River where the water temperature is 65-70 F. Wetsuits are permitted. The bike course has gentle hills and is an out and back from Riverfront Park. The run course takes place on the Riverfront trail (, which is a paved pedestrian path that is 8-12 feet wide winds alongside the scenic Columbia River.

  • Sprint Triathlon: 0.5K swim, 25K bike, 5K run
  • Olympic Triathlon: 1K swim, 50K bike, 10K run
  • Olympic Duathlon: 50K bike, 10K run

Race Day Schedule:

  • Olympic Triathlon starts at 9:00am
  • Olympic Triathlon Teams start at 9:00am
  • Olympic Duathlon starts at approximately 9:20am
  • Sprint Triathlon starts at 9:30am
About Shelly Pincock (31 Articles)
Shelly was born and raised in the PNW. A former swimmer, Shelly started running in 2003 when she moved to Portland Oregon. She has run several 5k’s, 10k’s and a few half marathons, but loves triathlons most. Other hobbies include hiking, rock climbing and Pilates. She loves spending time with her family, travel, fitness, health and nutrition and has her degree in nursing. She works as a fitness trainer, wedding and newborn photographer.

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