The pristine waters and red sandstone create a unique racing atmosphere at Sand Hollow State Park. This venue is known for its scenic landscape and ideal water temp in May.
This epic southern Utah race is a local’s favorite. Over the last several years, it has been directed by Cedric Keppler and his experienced race staff. Sand Hollow offers an Olympic & Sprint Distance Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon and Olympic Aquabike.
Southern Utah has a dry, continental climate with warm summers and mild winters, making mid-May temperatures ideal for racing. You can expect an enjoyably cool morning as the sun beings to rise over the water. The weather is typically warm and sunny with highs between 60 and 90 degrees. Most athletes know this area because of the infamous Half distance triathlon that takes place earlier in the month.
Take in the natural beauty of this southwest desert landscape. The majority of the bike course will take place on Sand Hollow Rd, with spectacular views of the reservoir and red rock formations. Sand Hollow is an affordable race, gearing its attention towards age group triathletes, beginners and families, and brings triathlon clubs from all over the region to race the best course in southern Utah.
Enjoy the after-race party in the parking lot with music, views of the lake, post-race food, an awards ceremony and lots of energy! Our staff and volunteers will be on-site to help you celebrate your accomplishment from the start to finish line, and beyond!
Southern Utah has so much to offer! Come for the entire weekend and make it a fun and memorable RACE-cation! If a weekend is not enough to see all the beauty in this area, extend your stay and be sure to come back for one of our other local races. You can check off one bucket list item each time you visit – there really is that much to see!
Be sure to register early, as we are expecting this race to fill-up fast this year!