Blackfoot Kicker Triathlon

THE RESULTS ARE IN!

June 25, 2022 7:00am

Olympic Distance Triathlon, Race, and Sprint Triathlon

The Blackfoot Kicker Triathlon will be held on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 at Jensen’s Grove in Blackfoot.  Get ready for the KICKOFF Triathlon of the year for TRI Peaks Epic Events!  This event will be held in conjunction with the Celebrate Blackfoot Days which begin at 11 am.  There will be many vendors plus a car show and more going on all at Jensen’s Grove.

Event Schedule

FRIDAY AFTERNOON / EVENING

2:00-5:00 – Packet Pickup @ Jensen’s Grove Park
6:00-9:00 – Course / Transition Area Setup
6:30 – KEY Volunteer Meeting at course

SATURDAY MORNING

6:00-6:30 – Late Packet Pickup @ Jensen’s Grove Park
6:00-6:45 – Staging of Bikes (Closes PROMPTLY @ 6:45am)
6:30 – All Volunteer Coordination Meeting
7:00-7:15 MANDATORY Race Participant Meeting
7:30 – Olympic Swim Start
8:00 – Sprint Swim Start
10:30 / 11:00 – Award Ceremony

Course Description

SWIM

The BIG question is –WILL THERE BE WATER IN JENSEN GROVE TO SWIM???  We are hoping so—and are checking in-flow each day and working with the Mayor of Blackfoot concerning the water levels.  We will be sending out correspondence as the event date gets closer on being able to SWIM—or if a PLAN B is needed.  Stay tuned!  If we are allowed to swim, SPRINT racers will do 1 lap, and OLYMPIC racers will do 2.  Be aware that if there is a wind, the reservoir can be choppy!  Marine Patrol and kayaks/paddleboards will be on the reservoir for safety.

BIKE

The bike section of the Blackfoot Kicker Triathlon will be a mostly flat course for both the Sprint and Olympic.  The SPRINT course will begin with crossing both lanes of traffic onto East Airport Road, then a LEFT turn onto Rose Road, crossing over Interstate 15 and taking the next LEFT turn onto 350 North—then all RIGHT turns from that point on through a loop on country roads and then returning to Jensen Grove on Rose Road, then East Airport Road.  The OLYMPIC course will be the same above, except once you turn onto 350 North, you will take a quick LEFT again onto Johnson Road until you hit Tressel Road.  There will be all RIGHT turns from this point—and you will do 2 LAPS (turning again onto 350 North) of this country loop.  After doing the second loop, you will return on Rose Road to East Airport Road to Jensen Grove.

There will be volunteers and police at all major intersections—Use CAUTION on all corners and watch for gravel, cattle, and random farm sprinklers!  There will be a minor AID STATION that will have bottles of water only on the OLYMPIC course, nothing on the SPRINT course.  You will be coached on where to dismount your bike and get ready for your run.

RUN

The RUN portion of the Blackfoot Kicker Triathlon will be on the bike/walking path that starts out parallel to I-15.  Immediately as you exit the transition area, you will head directly WEST toward I-I5 to the then directly along the Interstate heading NORTH.  The SPRINT racers will go to the first billboard.  There will be an AID STATION at the turnaround point that will have both water and possibly Gatorade.  The OLYMPIC racers will continue on the path and cross one road (Porterville Road) and continue on the path until you 265 North Ruby Road.  This will be your turnaround and once again there will be an AID STATION.   You will then return on the same path (use caution again on Porterville Road) and return to the transition area.  We will have volunteers at the road crossing.  Please be nice to other people using the bike/walk path.  Run hard…there is a FINISHER MEDAL waiting for you after you pass the FINISH ARCH!  

Event Categories

There will be the following 8 categories in both the SPRINT & OLYMPIC divisions of the race. There will be trophies for the OVERALL WINNER in both of the divisions, and metal awards for both 1st and 2nd place in each of the categories for each division, for both men & women. Any category changes for participants must be handled by 5pm Friday in order to get the information to the timing company. Here are the 8 categories:

  1. YOUTH < 19 YRS OLD
  2. AGE 20-29
  3. AGE 30-39
  4. AGE 40-49
  5. AGE 50-59
  6. AGE 60+
  7. Athena (Women)
  8. Clydesdale (Men)

Awards

Stick around after the race as we will have an award presentation! Trophy’s will be awarded to the overall SPRINT & OLYMPIC finishers and medals to the 1st and 2nd place finishers in each category for both male and female. There will also be some other great prizes and swag given away plus and additional trophy for the MICHAEL HAYES INSPIRATIONAL AWARD. Don’t miss this ceremony!

Volunteers like you make events like this possible

Jensen Grove
Blackfoot, ID 83221

Course maps are subject to change dependent on approval with the city, county, or state.

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