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The Desert's Edge Triathlon Festival in Fruita, Colorado

The perfect way to end the Colorado tri season. The Desert's Edge Tri Festival brings you two days of racing, a weekend of camping with other triathletes and their fans, and a fun end to the Colorado Tri Season. Our new mid-September date means you can enjoy water in the mid-70's, a beautiful bike courses, and a fun trail run at the edge of the desert - just a few short hours from Denver!

The weekend includes an XTERRA Tri on Saturday, your choice of Sprint or Olympic distance road tri's on Sunday, and $1,000 in Club Cash Prizes split among the top-3 clubs in the weekend's point standings! Camping is available right at the race site, just 200 yards from the start and finish line. Enjoy great post-race food, and a fun final tri weekend of the 2014 season.

XTERRA Fruita
September 13, 2014

Sprint & Olympic Tri
September 14, 2014


CAMPING

CAMPING

Camping within Highline Lake State Park will be available for race participants for $22 per night per group (a maximum of 6 people per group). Camping is just 100 yards from transition and the start/finish areas.

Campsites within the park have been removed from the State Parks online reservation system for the weekend of the race so that Desert's Edge participants will not have to compete with the general public for camping space. Instead, you will be given the option of reserving a site when you sign up for the race online. There will be no refunds of camping fees for any reason

You may also reserve a campsite with us by phone or mail if you decide, at a later date, that you would like to camp. Please be aware that sites are limited within the park, and all sites are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. We will do everything we can to accommodate as many participants as possible, however if demand exceeds available space, then campsites may sell out.

On race weekend, the normal campground layout will not apply - instead the park will use a festival-style layout. Several groups will be assigned to each regular campsite - typically one RV or trailer in the driveway, and tent campers in the large grassy area in the vicinity of that driveway. Campsites will be limited to one vehicle per group. Additional vehicles will be parked in the main parking lot.

There are no RV hookups in the park (water, electric, sewage) so please plan accordingly. Shower and restroom facilities are located in the main campground building. Additional port-o-potties will also be placed in the campground. We also ask that campers please leave their dogs at home due to issues we experienced in 2012 and 2013. The $7 per vehicle State Park fee will be waived on race day. If you will be camping additional nights, you will be required to pay this fee for the additional day you will be in the park. If you have a valid 2014 State Parks pass, this fee will not be charged.

HOTELS

There are a number of hotels in the Fruita area, just a 15 minute drive from the race site. This is a busy weekend in Fruita, so hotels are unable to offer any deals that are better than you can find online through sites like Expedia or Orbitz. They recommend booking online early, as they do expect to sell out for race weekend.


RACE SCHEDULE

Saturday:

  • 6:30 a.m. - Race-Day Packet Pick-Up Opens
  • 6:30 a.m. - Transition Opens
  • 8:00 a.m. - Lake Opens to Warm-Up Swimming
  • 8:30 a.m. - First Swim Wave Starts
    • 8:30 a.m. - Wave-1
    • 9:10 a.m. - Wave-2
  • 8:30 a.m. - Transition Closes
  • 10:00 a.m. - Lunch Opens!!!
  • 11:00 a.m. - Awards Presentation*

Sunday:

  • 6:30 a.m. - Race-Day Packet Pick-Up Opens
  • 6:30 a.m. - Transition Opens
  • 8:00 a.m. - Lake Opens to Warm-Up Swimming
  • 8:30 a.m. - Transition Closes
  • 8:30 a.m. - First Olympic Swim Wave Starts
  • 9:10 a.m. - First Sprint Swim Wave Starts
  • 9:45 a.m. - Lunch Opens!!!
  • 11:30 a.m. - Sprint Awards Presentation*
  • 12:15 a.m. - Olympic Awards Presentation*

*Awards times may be moved a bit depending on the number of athletes still on course


CONTACT US: Most questions are answered right here on the race website. We also post regular updates on our Facebook Page (no Facebook account is required - this page is open to the public). If you have a question that isn't answered here, call Darrin or Jill at 303-642-7917, or shoot us an email at darrin@racingunderground.com


REGISTRATION

Your entry fee includes entry into the race, a Desert's Edge Tri finisher award for all finishers, a Desert's Edge Tri technical shirt in men's and women's sizing, fun music, a racer goody bag, a post race meal, and entry into our sponsor merchandise drawing!!!

Saturday's XTERRA Triathlon (Limited to 250 entrants)

XTERRA Individuals

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: $65
  • Dec. 3 - April 15: $70
  • April 16 - June 15: $75
  • June 16 - August 22: $80
  • After August 22: $85
  • No Race Day Reg.

XTERRA Relays (2 or 3 people)

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: $110
  • Dec. 3 - August 1: $125
  • After August 1: $135
  • No Race Day Reg.

Sunday's Sprint Triathlon (Sprint & Olympic events limited to a combined 500 entrants)

Sprint Individuals

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: $65
  • Dec. 3 - April 15: $70
  • April 16 - June 15: $75
  • June 16 - August 22: $80
  • After August 22: $85
  • No Race Day Reg.

Sprint Relays (2 or 3 people)

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: $110
  • Dec. 3 - August 1: $125
  • After August 1: $135
  • No Race Day Reg.

Sunday's Olympic Triathlon (Sprint & Olympic events limited to a combined 500 entrants)

Olympic Individuals

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: $80
  • Dec. 3 - April 15: $85
  • April 16 - June 15: $90
  • June 16 - August 22: $95
  • After August 22: $100
  • No Race Day Reg.

Olympic Relays (2 or 3 people)

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: $125
  • Dec. 3 - August 1: $140
  • After August 1: $150
  • No Race Day Reg.

Saturday XTERRA & Sunday Road Tri Discount Package (Individual Athletes Only. Entry includes one shirt)

XTERRA & Sprint Package

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: $120
  • Dec. 3 - April 15: $130
  • April 16 - June 15: $140
  • June 16 - August 22: $150
  • After August 22: $160
  • No Race Day Reg.

XTERRA & Olympic Package

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: $135
  • Dec. 3 - April 15: $145
  • April 16 - June 15: $155
  • June 16 - August 22: $160
  • After August 22: $175
  • No Race Day Reg.

View our Refund & Transfer Policy

The 2014 Desert's Edge Tri Festival is a USAT Sanctioned event. All participants must be annual members of USA Triathlon, or purchase a $12 one-day license during registration for each day or racing. If you would like to purchase an annual USAT membership, you may do so at www.usatriathlon.org.

PACKET PICK-UP & DIRECTIONS

PACKET PICK-UP: We will offer three packet pick-up options in 2014. You may pick up your packet on Friday September 12th from 2-5pm or Saturday September 15th from 2-5pm at Highline Lake State Park. You may also pick up your packet on your race morning starting at 6:30am in the expo area, immediately adjacent to the transition and finish line. Please remember to bring your photo ID and your valid USAT card (if a USAT annual member) to pick up your race packet. If you do not have an ID, we cannot release your packet to you, and you will not be allowed to race.

Friday and Saturday packet pick-up will take place at Highline Lake State Park from 2pm - 5pm immediately adjacent to transition. Please remember your photo ID. We cannot allow you to pick up your packet or race unless you present a photo ID at packet pick-up. There will be no park entrance fees charged if you are coming for packet pick-up only, however you will be limited to a 20 minute stay in the park. If you would like to stay longer than 20 minutes so you can check out the course, etc. then you must purchase a $7 daily park pass. There will be no park entrance fees charged for participants on race morning.

Race-Day packet pick-up will open at 6:30am in the expo area, immediately adjacent to transition and the finish area. Please remember your photo ID. We cannot allow you to pick up your packet or race unless you present a photo ID at packet pick-up.


DIRECTIONS: The race will be staged at Highline Lake State Park, just 7 miles north of I-70 off the Loma exit. Click here for a map and directions.