The Great Snake River Triathlon 2023


August 12, 2023

Olympic Distance Triathlon, Race, and Sprint Triathlon

  1. The GREAT SNAKE RIVER TRIATHLON will be held on Saturday, August 12th, 2023, at Snake River Landing in downtown Idaho Falls. This triathlon will include BOTH Sprint & Olympic distances. The best part about this race is the downstream swim in the Snake River!

This race will be the final race in Eastern Idaho…the third in the TRIFECTA SERIES produced by Tri Peaks Epic Events. Trifecta awards will be given after this race!

There are 3 options for PACKET PICKUP for the GREAT SNAKE RIVER TRIATHLON:

  • Friday 12-2 pm @ FOOTHILLS Rehabilitation & Performance Services (3715 Woodking Dr. Idaho Falls, ID  83404)
  • Friday 4-7 pm afternoon/evening @ SNAKE RIVER LANDING—981 Pier View Drive (West of BBSI)
  • Saturday 5:30-6:30 am @ SNAKE RIVER LANDING—981 Pier View Drive (West of BBSI)

Staging of BIKES / TRANSITION AREA will be Saturday morning from 5:30 – 6:45. An ALL PARTICIPANTS MANDATORY RACE MEETING will be held that morning at 7 am.  We will be taking participants via bus to the swim start for both the Olympic and Sprint distances.  We will have a basket for shoes we will return to the transition area from the swim start.

This year we will have 2 TRANSITIONS to set up—

  • The BIKE TRANSITION for the start will be at SOUTH TOURIST PARK—2800 South Yellowstone Highway, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
  • The SWIM & RUN TRANSITION will be at SNAKE RIVER LANDING—981 Pier View Drive (West of BBSI) Idaho Falls


Here are a couple things to remember–

  • WETSUITS are recommended!
  • NO MUSIC is allowed on the course for any of the events
  • PLEASE REVIEW course MAPS & DESCRIPTIONS on the website prior to the race!
  • BE SAFE—there are a few challenges on this rural course so please be cautious

If you have any FAMILY & FRIENDS that are willing to VOLUNTEER on our race course, please have them register ASAP—they will get some free swag or hit us up for a discount on a future race!


Event Schedule


  • 12-2 pm  Packet Pickup @ FOOTHILLS Rehabilitation & Performance Services (3715 Woodking Dr. Idaho Falls, ID  83404)
  • 4:00-7:00 pm  Packet Pickup @ SNAKE RIVER LANDING—981 Pier View Drive (West of BBSI)


  • 5:30 – 6:30—Late Packet Pickup @ Snake River Landing—981 Pier View Drive (West of BBSI)
  • 5:30 – 6:45 Staging of Bikes at SOUTH TOURIST PARK—(Closes PROMPTLY @ 6:45am)
  • 6:45 – All Volunteer Coordination Meeting (981 Pier View Drive (West of BBSI)
  • 7:00 – 7:15 – MANDATORY Race Participant Meeting
  • 7:15-7:30 – Bus transfer / walk to starting line—OLYMPIC RACERS
  • 7:45-8:15 – Bus transfer to starting line—SPRINT RACERS

11:00-12:00 —Award Ceremony

Event Categories

There will be the following 6 categories in the SPRINT division of the race. There will be trophies for the OVERALL WINNER, and metal awards for both 1st and 2nd place in each of the categories for each division, for both men and women. Any category changes for participants must be handled by 12 pm Friday in order to get the information to the timing company.

Here are the 6 categories

  • YOUTH – 19 YRS OLD
  • AGE 20-29
  • AGE 30-39
  • AGE 40-49
  • AGE 50-59
  • AGE 60+


Stick around after the race as we will have an award presentation!  Trophy’s will be awarded to the overall OLYMPIC winner, 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.  Do not miss this ceremony!

Volunteers like you make events like this possible

Snake River Landing
981 Pier View Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

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


We appreciate the sponsors for Tri-Peaks Events 2023

Rockwell Development

Sprint Sponsor

Performance Therapy

Swim Cap Sponsor

Leisure Time

Finish Towel Sponsor

Ball Ventures

Finish Line Medal Sponsor

Foothills Rehab

Elite Sponsor — Idaho Falls

Lookout Credit Union

Elite Sponsor — Rexburg

Fitzgerald’s Bicycles

Bike Category Sponsor

Shredded Nutrition

Transition/Stipper Sponsor

Bills Bike and Snow

Run Category Sponsor



Mike the Trainer Taylor

Hydration Station


Hydration Station


Hydration Station

Additional Sponsors

We're excited to be raffling off a Road/Tri Bike from Fitzgerald's Bicycles.

Drawing will be held 8/12/23 @ The Great Snake Triathlon

2 for $10

6 for $25

15 for $40

Purchase your raffle tickets at any of the Tri Peaks Epic Events Races or at

Fitzgerald’s Bicycles
2026 E 17th St.
Idaho Falls, ID 83440

Pay with Venmo

Open Water Swim Clinic!


Preview of 2023 Triathlons in Eastern Idaho

June 15th @ 6:30 PM

June 16th @ 6:30 AM

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2245 S Frontage Rd
Rexburg, Idaho

Meet in the Vivint Parking Lot

Come Ready to Learn!

Pre-Race Open Water Swim Clinic

Last Chance!

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Sale ends June 11th