Escape to the lake & Escape the Ordinary! The “Boyd Lake Bash” Multisport Festival will be an event you’ll look forward to all season long. Why? Beautiful mountain views, ideal weather and 11 races all in the same morning…yes Eleven! Did we mention camping? Yup! There’s that too.

Sitting on the east side of Loveland and southeast of Fort Collins, this close-to-home multisport race event will have a festival feel that’s intimate, fun and mildly challenging. The course layouts make race morning packed with spectator cheering and multiple athlete flybys. With ON-SITE camping options, make a weekend out of this event and plan some extra relaxation time.

Boyd Lake Bash Multisport Facebook Event

USAT Sanctioned Triathlon Event Loveland Colorado Boyd Lake Bash Multisport Festival USATF Sanctioned
This event also features a SAFESPORT certified race director.

Location, Mapping & Parking

Venue: Boyd Lake State Park (main swim beach area)
Address: 3720 N Co Rd 11C, Loveland, CO 80538
Google Map:
Accommodations: HotelPlanner Specials for Breakaway Athletic Events
Camping: Camping On Site

Parking will be immediately north of transition, within 100 feet. Please consider purchasing an annual park pass OR a daily park pass, this helps us better organize this event. We will have volunteers helping to park vehicles efficiently. Your athlete & race guide (emailed at least 2 weeks prior to race day), will also include final details for parking and passes.

PLEASE NOTE: Early bike drop off WILL be available on Friday September 6th for any athlete that wants to reduce their race-morning stress and traffic congestion, if you are NOT camping the night before. Security will be posted to watch transition all night long.

Course Info & Maps

This is a MULTI race event. Please take note of your specific race details, distances and familiarize yourself with course maps.

Triathlon – Sprint Distance: 750 Meter Swim / 10 Mile Bike / 3.1 Mile Run
Supersprint Triathlon – Short Distance: 400 Meter Swim / 4.8 Mile Bike / 2.1 Mile Run
Duathlon – Sprint/Medium: 3.1 Mile Run / 10 Mile Bike / 6.2 Mile Run
Aquabike – Swim/Bike: 1500 Meter Swim (2 loops) / 10 Mile Bike
Aquathon – Short: 750 Meter Swim / 3.1 Mile Run
Aquathon – Long: 1500 Meter Swim (2 loops) / 13.1 Mile Run
Youth Splash & Dash 7-10: 100 Meter Swim / 1KM Run
Youth Splash & Dash 11-15: 200 Meter Swim / 2KM Run
5K Run: 3.1 Miles // 10K Run: 6.2 Miles // 1/2 Marathon: 13.1 Miles

Swim Course Conditions: Expected water temperature range of 69-74 degrees will make for a very comfortable swim, with or without a wet-suit. This clockwise course will keep the sun out of your eyes and provide easy shore sighting – great for first timers or seasoned athletes. Aquathon LONG & Aquabike swim course is TWO loops of the SPRINT swim course.** Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) options are available as a registration option for the Sprint Triathlon folks that don’t want to swim

Bike Course Conditions: No Public Roads!! The entire bike course will remain inside the park grounds. This drastically increases athlete safety, reduces event resources and allows your family & friends to cheer as you pass them six times. The road surfaces are all paved with around 50% of them being new. Plenty of aid stations too!

Run Course Conditions: The run courses feature 75% walking paths and 25% packed dirt trail. You’ll enjoy up close views of the lake, soaring mountain backdrops and plenty of turns to keep you motivated. Lots of aid stations and spectator cheering on all of the run distances.

The course maps below are high detail maps specific to the Triathlon, Supersprint Triathlon, Aquabike, Aquathon & 5K Runs. The additional maps are linked above
**Athletes are responsible for knowing the course routes, layouts and directions. We do our best to adequately mark courses, provide direction and station volunteers throughout the course. Local vendors will line the grounds with some great goodies for everyone. Vegan & Vegetarian friendly options will be a priority. Please check out our sponsors & vendors section below for a complete list as this is updated on a regular basis as we add more.


  • The bike & run courses are subject to minor route changes pending race day safety and athlete flow. As of August 20th, 2019, they are accurate.
  • Additional mobile toilets (“porta potties”) will be on site in the transition area parking lots for athletes and spectators.
  • The bike & run course will have water, electrolyte drinks & fuel/snacks for all athletes. Please ask-for/take only what you need. We strive at each event to be as “green” as possible. Any cups used are 100% biodegradable.


Prices do not include USAT or transaction fees, where applicable

Pricing Date Tiers
Dates 1/1 to 3/9 3/10 to 6/1 6/2 to 8/1 8/2 to 9/5
Triathlon Individual $75 $80 $85 $95
Triathlon Relay Team $105 $115 $125 $135
Supersprint Triathlon (individual only) $55 $60 $65 $75
Duathlon $65 $75 $85 $95
Duathlon Relay $105 $115 $125 $135
Aquabike $70 $80 $90 $95
Aquabike Relay $105 $115 $125 $135
Aquathon Short (individual only) $50 $55 $60 $65
Aquathon Long Individual $55 $60 $65 $75
Aquathon Long Relay $75 $80 $85 $95
Youth 7-10 Splash & Dash $25 $25 $30 $30
Youth 11-15 Splash & Dash $25 $25 $30 $30
5K Run Only $25 $30 $35 $40
10K Run Only $35 $40 $45 $50
1/2 Marathon Run Only $50 $55 $60 $65

To ensure you receive a correctly sized t-shirt & any custom race bibs/decals, please register by SATURDAY 7/27 After this date we can NOT guarantee these item specifics.

**There is NO registration available on race morning for a multisport event. Week-of multisport registration & morning of run registration will be announced if available, 5 days prior to race day** Every athlete gets:
  • Race T-Shirt or Hat (depending on race entry)
  • Finisher Medal (upon crossing the finish line)
  • Fun Swag Bag (multisport athletes)
  • Post Race Meal & Drinks
  • Tons of High Fives, Smiles & Crowd Support
  • An Awesome Colorado Race Experience

Schedule of Events

Packet Pickup – Thursday & Friday – NOTED In The Next Section


RACE DAY – Saturday September 7th, 2019 (times are subject to change)

SPRINT TRIATHLON (wave starts): 8:00am
DUATHLON: 8:10am
AQUABIKE: With the LAST Sprint Triathlon Wave (approx. 8:20-8:30am)
SUPERSPRINT TRIATHLON (wave starts): 8:35am
10K: 8:50am
5K: 9:05am
YOUTH SPLASH & DASH 10 Minute Interval After LAST Supersprint Triathlon Wave (approx. 9:00-9:15am)

Packet Pickup Information

Thursday, September 5th from 4:00pm to 7:00om Location: Westminster PlayTri (Endurance House)
(Centrally located just off I-25) 13640 Orchard Pkwy Suite 100, Westminster, CO 80023
Friday, September 6th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Location: Boyd Lake State Park (parking lot before entering the main gate)
Saturday, September 7thRACE DAY6:30am to 7:30am Location: *Transition area of the race* There is a $5 race day pick-up fee that should be pre-paid online. If you did NOT pay this fee, please bring CASH to packet pickup on race day (this speeds up the line).
Before arriving to Packet Pick Up:
  • Make sure you are registered. You do not need to bring documents or a printout. If you are registered, you will be in our system.
  • Bring photo ID. This is a USAT rule that cannot be avoided. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must be present. Due to this rule, you cannot pick up a packet for anyone else. No exceptions.
  • Bring proof of USAT membership if you are a USAT annual member. If you enter a number in the USAT field during registration you will be asked to provide proof of membership at check-in (your annual card). If you did not enter a USAT number during registration you will be prompted online to pay the one-day USAT fee.
  • Be prepared to have an athlete bracelet fastened on your wrist (this is required for transition access on race day).
PLEASE NOTE: A USAT membership is NOT required for the RUN ONLY race events (13.1, 10K & 5K). Any/All other athletes taking part in a multisport event must have a USAT license (annual OR the one-day per your registration). Important TIMING CHIP Info: Your timing chip CAN NOT be picked up prior to race morning. There will be a chip pickup table inside transition on race morning. BRING YOUR BIB & ATHLETE BRACELET – NO Bib NO Timing Chip All RUN ONLY athletes will have a timing bib included at packet pickup. NO ankle timing chip is required. Relay Teams must check in together. All relay members must register online individually and each sign waivers during signup.

Vendors & Sponsors

Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - Endurance Health Performance Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - Berkana Rehabilitation Institute Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - MP Multisport Coaching & Nutrition Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - Genesis Health Clubs Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - Racing Underground Event Timing Systems Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - Runners Roost Fort Collins Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - Team Chaskis Lifestyle Brand Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - GT's Kombucha  Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - Rapid Response Paramedic Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - Sport About Fort Collins  Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - Birota Foods Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - Buzz Thru Espresso Truck Breakaway Athletic Events Sponsors - Rocky Mountain Multisport

Awards & Age Groups

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Overall Male & Female: Award & an extra special finisher swag bag

  • Top three overall Male & Female Award (Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, Aquathons)
  • Top 3 Male & Female Runners 5K | 10K | 13.1
  • Top 3 Overall Youth Splash & Dash 7-10 | 11-15
  • Top three relay teams (multisport mixed gender included) Award
  • Individual Age Groups Award, top three in each category:
  • 18-22, 23-29, 30-39 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (pending overall registrations)
Awards Ceremony will commence mid morning, pending the overall athletes remaining on the course. Athletes are encouraged to stay for the awards or have someone pick up their award.

Transfers, Deferments & Refunds

Please read our current info on this topic at the TWO links below.

FAQ – Refunds / Transfers / Deferral  Rules & Policies

Note: This race event, “Boyd Lake Bash Multisport Festival”, is in NO way officially associated with Boyd Lake State Park or it’s employees.