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Horsethief Canyon Trail Triathlon

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After a successful and fun 2018 event we are excited to bring the Horsethief Canyon Trail Triathlon back in 2019!

Come enjoy our second triathlon - run, bike, and ride a horse by yourself or as a team! It's a whole lot of fun in one event!

How to enter the Horsethief Canyon Trail Triathlon

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Horsethief Canyon Trail Triathlon route

All 3 legs of the race course are the same. It is a wide fire road 6.6 miles out before turning around and heading back the same way you came, for a total of 13.2 miles. The first leg will be horse riding, followed by running, then mountain biking. There are some awesome hills and great views.

The fire road is very wide, and not very technical, footing will be good no matter what the weather brings. Aid stations will be plentiful along the course for athletes, and water and hay will be available for horses as well. A volunteer will be taking numbers at the turnaround to verify you made it

This race course is located in the Pine Creek Wilderness with permissions granted by the U.S.F.S. so be sure to respect the course and the surrounding lands.

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What’s Included

An event t-shirt will be given to all participants!

Raceday Logistics

Camp Location: 22010 Lyons Valley Rd, Alpine, CA 91901

Start Location: Horsethief Canyon Trailhead

Start Time: 7:30 am Pacific


For Friday night, you are welcome to camp on a private ranch where porta potties and potable water are available. The ranch is also the parking area for race day, and post-race activities, and you will already be there! Corrals are available for horses also. You can sleep in your car, a tent , or your horsetrailer. Please call the race director if you are contemplating another option. Camping fees payable at site 10$ per vehicle, 5$ per horse corral.

Camp opens at noon November 15th!

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