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Pumpkinman Triathlon

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The weekend before Halloween, participate in the scariest race of the season, PUMPKINMAN... dunn-dunn-dunnnn. This point-to-point race starts at Lake Mead and finishes at Wilbur Square in Boulder City. Your legs will work hard on the bike, but you will be rewarded with an incredible view once you reach the top. The final leg of the race will take you on a paved run course in historic Boulder City, and finish at Boulder City's local park, Wilbur Square.

This race will once again host the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Conference, with an Olympic wave start for all college athletes.

Not ready to do the triathlon? Consider our Aquabike, 10K or 5K Run options as well. We've got something for the entire family to enjoy. Plus, a costume contest will take place during the awards ceremony! So dress your best, show-up and give it your all at the 2019 Pumpkinman.

How to enter the Pumpkinman Triathlon

  1. Sprint triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
    $110
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  2. Olympic triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    $135
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  3. Aquabike

    Other: Swim 1.5km, Bike 24.8mi
    $110
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Pumpkinman Triathlon routes

Swim Course

Sprint 750m (0.47mi) - Olympic 1500m (0.93mi)

This counter-clockwise rectangular course starts and finishes at the south boat ramp of Boulder Beach. Kayaks, sea doos, boats, and lifeguards will be in the water to support all athletes. If you need a rest while in the water, waive your arms or simply swim to the nearest kayak. You can hold on to any vessel without penalty as long as there is no forward propulsion. If you need to cut your swim short for any reason, let the water support team member know, and they will bring you in to shore.

Aquabike Athletes: Complete the Olympic swim and Olympic bike. After finishing the bike, continue under the Run Start arch. Run for 0.1mi to the finish line to complete your race.

Bike Course

Sprint 12.4mi - Olympic 24.8mi

This course is OPEN TO TRAFFIC. Please follow all staff, marshal and law enforcement directions.

Sprint athletes will exit transition and make a right-hand turn on Lakeshore Dr. After about 2 miles, Sprint athletes will turn around at the designated spot on Lakeshore (mile marker 2.51 mi), then return the way they came, but continuing about 2.5 miles PAST BOULDER BEACH, athletes will make a left turn onto the Historic Railroad Trailhead, follow the Marshal directions onto the sidewalk and turn right onto the River Mountain Loop Trail. A steady 4.3% climb for a little over 5.6 miles will lead you to a left hand turn onto Nevada Wy, then a 6% climb for about a mile and ahhhh… you reach the home stretch and a brief chance to coast. The left hand turn into transition is sharp and on a down hill. Please watch your speed to avoid injury. Sprint athletes will benefit from one aid station at about mile 6.4.

Olympic athletes will exit transition and make a right-hand turn on Lakeshore Dr. After about 8.2 miles, Olympic athletes will turn around at the designated spot on Lakeshore (mile marker 8.74 mi), then return the way they came, but continuing about 2.5 miles past Boulder Beach, athletes will make a left turn onto the Historic Railroad Trailhead, follow the Marshal directions onto the sidewalk and turn right onto the River Mountain Loop Trail. A steady 4.3% climb for a little over 5.6 miles will lead you to a left hand turn onto Nevada Wy, then a 6% climb for about a mile and ahhhh… you reach the home stretch and a brief chance to coast. The left hand turn into transition is sharp and on a down-hill. Please watch your speed to avoid injury. Olympic athletes will benefit from one aid station at or near mile 19.

Bike Aid Stations

There will be 1 aid station on the Sprint course and 2 aid stations on the Olympic course. There will be lemon-lime Gatorade Endurance Formula, Hammer Gels and bottled water available at bike aid stations. Please follow all staff, marshal and law enforcement directions.​

Run Course

Sprint 5K (3.1mi) - Olympic 10K (6.2mi)

The run course will take you out the opposite end of T2 where you will make a right hand turn on Utah St. A left on Wyoming, then a right on River Mountain Trail Rd will bring you to the 1 mile mark and your first aid station. A short distance more before a right on Adams then about 1/4 of a mile to the turnaround, where you will pass that same aid station and return the way you came to finish strong!

Run Aid Stations

There will be aid stations approximately every mile. 5K course will have 3 opportunities to fuel up, while the 10K course will have 6 opportunities. Hammer Heed, Hammer Gels and water will be offered at all run aid stations.

Event Details

What’s Included
Race Shirt
Finisher Medal
Digital Goodie Bag
RaceResults™ Timing
Scenic course experience
Supported aid stations
Top 3 overall and division awards
Food & Music at the Finish
Experienced race staff
Discount at Hoover Dam Lodge
Raceday Logistics
Location

Swim Start/Transition 1: Boulder Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Run Start/Transition 2/Finish Line: Wilbur Square, 999 Colorado St. Boulder City, NV 89005

Race Day Schedule

5:30am: Transition Area Opens

5:30am: Race Day Packet Pick Up at Wilbur Square (finish line location) *$10 pick-up fee

7:00am: Olympic Waves Start

7:30am: Sprint Waves Start

8:00am: 5K/10K Start at Wilbur Square

8:45am: Swim Cut-Off

9:00-9:30am: Awards will begin as soon as we have results ready

9:30am: First shuttle back to Boulder Beach

10:30am: Bike Cut-Off

11:30am: Run Cut-Off / Course Closed


Packet Pick Up:

Option 1, McGhie's

Friday, October 25th

3:00pm – 7:00pm

McGhie’s Ski Bike and Board

19 S Stephanie St. Henderson, NV 89012

Option 2, Race Day *Additional $10 pick-up fee

Saturday, October 26th

5:30am – 8:00am
Finish Line Trailer at Wilbur Square

Boulder City, NV 89005

For our staff to focus their efforts on pre-race safety checks and race coordination, we do not encourage athletes to pick-up on race morning unless they have to. A $10 race day pick-up fee for all multi-sport athletes (cash only).


Important Packet Pickup Details
REMEMBER YOUR PHOTO ID AND USAT MEMBERSHIP CARD (if applicable) - It's a USAT requirement that all USAT annual members show proof of active membership



Kit List
Plan on using your own gear bag for Transition Area 1. Remember, you only have 2.5' allotted to you in each transition area. Please be courteous of the size of bag you bring. Unnecessarily large bags will be penalized.

Attach your tag securely to your swim bag. The tag is located on your run bib.

Securely pack all your swim gear (including your wetsuit) into your bag before heading on the bike. This bag is meant for swim gear only! Keep valuables in your car.

Do not hand-off your swim gear to a spectator to packet and take with them to the finish area, as this would be considered outside assistance and could result in a USAT penalty or disqualification.

All swim bags will be transported to Wilbur Square bag pick-up area by 9:30am. Loose gear that was not packed into a bag will also be available at bag pick-up.


Pumpkinman Triathlon weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

86°F
Predicted highs
49°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 6mph

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