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Bear Lake Brawl

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You will never experience a more glorious triathlon swim than the one at Bear Lake and the incredible mountain range in the background for the entirety of the bike and run makes this event just so special. This is a very friendly event, which is very well organised and has an amazing atmosphere.

How to enter the Bear Lake Brawl

  1. Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
    $90–$165
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  2. Olympic Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    $95–$165
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  3. Half Iron

    Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21.1km
    $120–$230
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  4. Full Iron

    Triathlon: Swim 3.8km, Bike 180km, Run 42.2km
    $205–$385
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Bear Lake Brawl routes

Full Iron

  • Swim Course 2.4 Miles (4 Laps) -The swim will be a diamond loop. There will be buoys marking the route.. The first buoy will be at 250 meters, the second will be 215 meters, the third will be 215 meters and from that to finish is another 250 meters. This is done this way to give a extra buoy to the current swim triangle course and make it a 1.2 Mile distance. Full Distance must swim this four times to get the complete distance. This will allow for more lifeguard support. Water temps have been around 62-65 degrees the last 3 years.
  • Bike Course 112 Miles (One Lap and a little more done twice) - This course exits out of Bear Lake Hot Springs right and heads across the South on the East Shore Road. Racers will turn right at Laketown and head West then North to St Charles, Idaho. At St. Charles Idaho racers will head back to Bear Lake Hot Springs. Prior to returning into the Hot Springs the racers will head South for a extra 2.7 miles out and back on the East Road to complete the 56 Miles. Distance around lake is 50.6 Miles. Doing this course twice will give you 112 miles on the bike. Aid Stations are Mile 21, 44, 56, 77, 100. Relief Bag at Mile 56 and as you finish the bike course at Mile 112. (Aid Stations include Bike Water Bottles with Electrolyte, Water, bathrooms)
  • Run Course 26.2 Miles (Two Laps)- This course is out and back twice. It leaves the Bear Lake Hot Springs and West across the North Beach Road. At Mile 6.55 you will return to the start of the run and do it again. 13.1 Miles then repeat. This is primarily a flat straight course with beautiful views of Bear Lake. Aid Stations are 1.55 to 1.8 Miles apart and they are as follows: Start, Mile 1.55, 3.1, 4.825, 6.55, 8.25, 10, 11.55, 13.1 (w/Relief Bag), 14.65, 16.24, 18.01, 19.65, 21.35, 23.1, 24.65. Aid Stations have an assortment of Gels, Granola Bars, Candy, Oranges, Bananas, water, electrolyte and more. Finish Line - Includes Two Hot Soups, Bread, Ice Cream, Peanut Butter, Oranges, Bananas.

Half Iron

  • Swim Course 1.2 Miles (2 Laps) -The swim will be a diamond loop. There will be buoys marking the route.. The first buoy will be at 250 meters, the second will be 215 meters, the third will be 215 meters and from that to finish is another 250 meters. This is done this way to give a extra buoy to the current swim triangle course and make it a 1.2 Mile distance. Half Distance must swim this twice to get the complete distance. This will allow for more lifeguard support. Water temps have been around 62-65 degrees the last 3 years.
  • Bike Course 56 Miles (One Lap and a little more) - This course exits out of Bear Lake Hot Springs right and heads across the South on the East Shore Road. Racers will turn right at Laketown and head West then North to St Charles, Idaho. At St. Charles Idaho racers will head back to Bear Lake Hot Springs. Prior to returning into the Hot Springs the racers will head South for a extra 2.7miles out and back on the East Road to complete the 56 Miles. Distance around the lake is 50.6 Miles. Aid Stations are Mile 21, 44. (They include Bike Water Bottles with Electrolyte, Water, bathrooms)
  • Run Course 13.1 Miles (One Lap)- This course is out and back. It leaves the Bear Lake Hot Springs and West across the North Beach Road. At Mile 6.55 you will return to the start of the run and do it again. 13.1 Miles Total. This is primarily a flat straight course with beautiful views of Bear Lake. Aid Stations are 1.55 to 1.8 Miles apart and they are as follows: Start, Mile 1.55, 3.1, 4.825, 6.55, 8.25, 10, 11.55. Aid Stations have an assortment of Gels, Granola Bars, Candy, Oranges, Bananas, water, electrolyte and more. Finish Line - Includes Two Hot Soups, Bread, Ice Cream, Peanut Butter, Oranges, Bananas. Also Bear Lake Hot Springs has all sorts of food you can purchase for your family or racers.

Olympic Triathlon

  • Swim Course 1500 Meters (2 Laps) - This is going back to a triangle looped course. Each buoy is about 250 Meters apart.
  • Bike Course 24.8 Miles - This course exits out of Bear Lake Hot Springs and heads South on the East side of Bear Lake. They will turn around at mile 12.4. The bike course has some rollers and primarily straight. The course is out and back and totals 24.8 Miles (12.4 Miles up and back). Olympic distances for the bike course do not have aid stations and bikers are expected to carry a bottle for hydration.
  • Run Course 6.2 Miles - This course is out and back. It runs along the North Beach Road. This is a flat and 100% paved. It turns around at mile 3.1. Aid stations at Miles 1.55, 3.1 (Turn Around Point), and 4.65. Water, Powerade, and gels at all of them.

Sprint Triathlon

  • Swim Course 750 Meters - This is a going back to a triangle looped course. Each buoy is about 250 Meters apart.
  • Bike Course 12.4 Miles - This course exits out of Bear Lake Hot Springs and heads South on the East side of Bear Lake. They will turn around at mile 6.2. The bike course has some rollers and primarily straight. The course is out and back and totals 12.4 Miles (6.2 Miles up and back). Sprint distances for a bike course do not have aid stations and expect bikers to carry a bottle for hydration.
  • Run Course 3.1 Miles - This course is out and back. It follows along the North Beach Road a beautiful road with Bear Lake to the South and returns the same path. This course is 100% paved. We have you run with traffic on the way out and against it on the way back. Aid station at turn around point 1.55 Mile

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Tech T-Shirts Gender Specific
  • Professional Support and Chip Timing
  • Custom Swim Caps
  • Age Group Awards 3 Deep Every 5 years 10 to 70+
  • Finisher Medals (Big Full Color Ribbon)
  • Food at Finish Oranges, Bananas, Gels, Bread, peanut butter, water, recovery drinks, ice cream
  • Athlete Only Raffle
  • Soup/Meal Provided for Half and Full Distances
  • Aid stations for Half and Full Distances have Chips, Candy, Broth, and more!
Raceday Logistics

RACE - SCHEDULE

Friday
4:00 - 8:00 pm - Packet Pickup (Cafe Sabor 82 N Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, UT)

7:00 pm - First Time Triathlete Orientation

7:30 pm - Full Iron Orientation

Saturday
6:00 - 7:30 am - Last Chance Packet Pickup

6:30 am - Half Iron Orientation

7:00 am - Full Iron START

7:30 am - Half Iron START

8:00 am - Sprint Triathlon START (waves ever 10 minutes)

8:40 am - Olympic Triathlon START

9:20 am - Full racers must complete swim or DNF

10:00 am - Sprint Award Ceremony

11:30 am - Olympic Award Ceremony

2:00 pm - Half Iron Awards Ceremony

5:30 pm - Full racers must complete bike or DNF

7:00 pm (when first 3 Full Iron racers finish) - Full Iron Awards Ceremony

12:01 am - Sweep Full Iron Course

Kit List

Wear and bring the appropriate kit for this triathlon.

Swim - Wetsuit is mandatory

Bike - Bring your own and must have a cycle helmet

Run - Appropriate running gear

Spectators

This is a great spectator event. All family and friends come along - there is a nice seating area at the venue.

Volunteers

Our volunteers are the best primarily due to them being triathletes themselves or family of runners and they know what a runner needs. It is not just about handing out water but the attitude of the volunteers that make a huge difference at our races. A motivated volunteer makes for a faster racer on the course. We do an awesome volunteer program. If you volunteer for one of Bear Lake races we give you a $65 credit to $100 towards a future race within 13 months of the race you volunteered. If you choose to volunteer fill in the form. After the race please fill in the redemption form to claim your credit. Without the redemption form we will not know what race to give you credit.

  • Bear Lake Brawl (Morning 6AM to 1PM) - $65
  • Bear Lake Brawl (Afternoon 12PM to 5PM) $75
  • Bear Lake Brawl (Dusk 4PM to 9PM) $75
  • Bear Lake Brawl (Night 8PM to Midnight) $100

Head over to http://www.bearlakebrawl.com/volunteer.html to sign up!

Frequently Asked Questions

What time can I pick up my race pack for the Bear Lake Brawl?
You can pick up your race pack from 4pm to 8pm on the day before the event, Friday 13th September, or on the morning of the event from 6am to 7:30am.
Where can I find results for the Bear Lake Brawl?
Results will be posted to the race website - http://www.bearlakebrawl.com/results.html.
Will there be official race photos for the Bear Lake Brawl?
Yes, free race photos will be posted at http://www.bearlakebrawl.com/photos.html.
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Bear Lake Brawl weather forecast

Foggy throughout the day.

77°F
Predicted highs
39°F
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