Girlfriends Triathlon & Fitness Festival 2017

August 18, 2017 through
August 19, 2017

Frenchmans Bar Park
Vancouver, WA 98660


Race to benefit the Pink Lemonade Project whose mission works to educate, empower, and support those affected by breast cancer!

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This summer weekend Triathlon & Fitness Festival is at a beautiful venue along the Columbia River offers something for everyone from a Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon & Duathlon, Girlfriends All Womens Triathlon/Duathlon, 5k & 10k runs, Kids Triathlon and so much more! It is one of the most scenic areas with views of the Columbia River, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and Vancouver Lake.  This is one of the prettiest Triathlon venues in the Northwest sitting right on the beautiful Columbia River. You will be biking through scenic, flat country roads and running on paved, flat country trails. Not only will you enjoy views of the Columbia River but also you’ll enjoy scenic views of Mt St. Helen’s, Mt. Hood and Vancouver Lake!


Friday August 18th:

Kids Triathlon starts at 6pm. See Kids Section below (after Special Instructions) for more details.

Saturday August 19th:

Girlfriends All Women's Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, AquaBike, 10k & 5k: Rally your best girlfriends and complete this event together. The venue is beautiful, the course is flat and fast and there are distances for everyone. All events begin at 9am.

Sunday August 20th: 

Sprint & Olympic Co-ed Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike



Frenchmans Bar
9612 NW Lower River Road
Vancouver WA 98660



GIRLFRIENDS Solo vs Relay By Dec 31 Jan 1 –
June 15
June 16 –
August 16
August 17
thur DOR
Individual $90 $95 $105 $115
2 person Relay $55pp $60pp $65pp $70pp
3 person Relay $50pp $55pp $60pp $65pp
- $40 $45 $50 $65
- $35 $40 $45 $50
10 and under
- $20 $25 $30 $35
11-16   *Timed
- $40 $45 $50 $55

Entry Fee Includes:

  • Technical Runner’s Shirt Adults & Kids
  • Accurate Chip Timing for Adults & Kids 11-16 age group category
  • Finisher’s Gift for Adults & Kids
  • Bag of stuff
  • Food & Drink
  • Vendors/Health Fair
  • Lots of FUN!


Friday, August 18th:

Kid's Triathlons:

  • MINI TRI - Age 10 and under - starts at 6pm.
  • KIDS TRI - Age 11-16 *Timed - starts at 7pm.

Saturday, August 19th:

Girlfriends All Women's* Triathlon, Duathlon, AquaBike, 10k & 5k: Rally your best girlfriends and complete these event together. The venue is beautiful, the course is flat and fast and there are distances for everyone.

    • Swim: 1/2 Mile - A fast, down current swim in the Columbia River! Novice swimmers can feel comfortable knowing the edge is just a few feet away if they get tired. The only rule is you can't advance forward if you're touching the sand. So if you must take a break, you must stay where you are until you are ready to resume swimming. Any swim stroke is acceptable including front crawl, back crawl, side-stroke, back float and doggie paddle. :) Athletes will walk from the swim exit to the swim start 1/2 mile upstream. Consider it a great warm-up! Wetsuits are allowed but not required. You can even use arm floaties or swim vests if that would make you feel more safe. 
    • Bike: The cycle is a 12 mile (11.77 miles) flat ride along country roads. Road or mountain bikes are allowed. Helmets are required. 
    • Run/Walk: The course is a 5k (3.1 mile) flat, out and back run or walk on paved trails. 
  • GIRLFRIENDS SPRINT DUATHLON:  1st Run/Walk: You will start with 5km flat, out and back run or walk. Same course as Sprint Tri 5k Run and Run2.  Bike and Run2 courses are the exact same as the Sprint Tri.
  • GIRLFRIENDS SPRINT AQUABIKE:  You will start in the AquaBike wave, then complete the bike route. Rack your bike and then make your way through the finish line so we can reward you with your finisher's medal. This is a perfect event for those who are not runners (and don't want to walk the Tri) and/or those who are recovering from a running injury.
  • GIRLFRIENDS 5K:   (3.1 mile) Run: Same 5k course as Sprint Tri..
  • GIRLFRIENDS 10K:  (6.2 mile) Run: Same 10k course as Sunday's Olympic Tri Run.

Course Support:

Water/Electrolyte Aid stations: Sprint athletes will have access to water stations twice on the run course. There is a bathroom option at Vancouver Lake near the turn-around and multiple bathrooms will be available at the transition area.



There are no refunds issued for your registration, however, we do offer the opportunity to transfer your registration to next year's event or to transfer your registration to another participant. This transfer must happen at least 1 month before the event. After that it gets too crazy and we will be unable to process any transfers. Sorry, you'll be out of luck at that point! Most events don't allow transfers or refunds at all so this is a courtesy we offer to our participants. But please don't ask us to extend it within that one month before the event. If you knew how crazy it gets that final month, you would understand the need for us to stay firm to the one month time-line.

Post-Race Celebration:

Enjoy the after-race party with music, food and beverages, awards and prizes, and lots of fun! The energy and fun keeps flowing after the races, making this a party not to miss! Post-race food and beverages will help athletes refuel and Deschutes Brewery Beer will be onsite to help you celebrate your accomplishment! Vendors in the Sports & Fitness Expo will have samples for tasting throughout the events.


Race to benefit Pink Lemonade Project, local schools, sport clubs and non-profits!

The Pink Lemonade Project works to educate, empower, and support those affected by breast cancer. Their purpose is to provide women with the tools that enable them to thrive throughout their breast cancer journey.

We have parterned with Everyday Hero to offer you a chance to set up your own fundrasing page to raise money for Pink Lemonade Project!! You can share this page with your friends, family, coworkers and more.

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  • Girlfriends 10K Run/Walk

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • Girlfriends 5K Run/Walk

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • Girlfriends Sprint Triathlon
    (Ind or Team)

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • Girlfriends Sprint Duathlon
    (Ind or Team)

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • Girlfriends Sprint AquaBike
    (Ind Or Team)

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

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