Swim — Voyage Across the Cultus
Leadman 125 | 2.5-kilometer swim • Leadman 250 | 5-kilometer swim
LeadmanTri Bend starts with a brisk swim in Cultus Lake. A deep, mountain lake at the base of Mount Cultus, it is filled with crystal clear water that is expected to be in the low 60s on race day. The 125 course will be one 2.5K lap along the shoreline, while the 250 course will consist of two laps for a total distance of 5K. Swimmers on the 250 course will exit the water after lap one and pass an aid station before returning to the water for lap 2.
Bike — Trek Round Mount Bachelor
Leadman 125 | 106-kilometer bike • Leadman 250 | 223-kilometer bike
One of the most scenic and challenging courses in the sport of triathlon, the LeadmanTri Bend course offers spectacular views of the summit, several mountain lakes and the shores of the Deschutes River. The 150 course makes a partial lap around Mt. Bachelor via the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. The 250 course climbs over the Bachelor pass not once but twice, with 1.5 laps around Mt. Bachelor. The 250 bike finishes with a 15-mile descent into Bend with one last steep climb up to Tetherow Golf Club and T2 at Summit High School.
Run — Tetherow Dash
Leadman 125 | 12-kilometer run • Leadman 250 | 22-kilometer run
A spectacular rolling course featuring one loop for the 125 course and two loops for the 250 course around Tetherow Golf Club with a dramatic finish in the heart of NorthWest Crossing. There is plenty for your family and friends to do at the finish line festival (farmers market, live music, wine bar — plus the Deschutes Brewery Beer Garden).
The swim course will close 2.5 hours after start. The bike course will close at 7 p.m. All athletes must clear the course by 11 p.m.
Water Temp Expectations
Average around 62 degrees
Lows in the 40s, highs in the 70s
Total gain 5,942 ft, total descent 6,995 ft