Wild for Life Commerce City Triathlon: race details

The Wild for Life Commerce City Triathlon will take place for the second time at Adams City High School, 7200 Quebec Parkway, Commerce City, on Sunday, October 13, 2024. This fun family friendly pool triathlon will have a short 200-yard pool swim, 2 lap 10.5-mile bike ride closed to traffic, and a 3.1-mile run. Entries are limited, so get yours in now.

Wild for Life Commerce City Triathlon: race details

Sprint Triathlon
200 yards swim / 10.5 mile bike / 3.1 mile run

If you are new to triathlon, this is the distance for you! 

Multi-sport Relays
2-3 person teams can compete together to complete the Sprint Triathlon Relay

Bike Course Information:
Northbound lanes of Quebec Parkway will be closed during the event for cyclist safety from 60th Avenue to Highway 2.
The course will be a two lap course.
Bike Lap Counting
Participants are responsible for counting their bike laps. A participant must complete the correct amount of laps to be eligible for place awards.
Volunteers are NOT responsible for counting laps or instructing participants to continue, or exit race course.

Snake Swim
Athletes will be lined up along the pool deck according to estimated swim times. 

The fastest swimmer will enter the water first. A representative from the timing company will enter race numbers into their timing system and will give instructions when to start. After the first swimmer has completed one length of the pool, the next swimmer will be told to start.

How to do the snake swim: Dunk under each lane line to change lanes during the snake swim. When finished, exit the pool via the ladder or climb out over the edge of the pool. Exit to the transition area from the pool door. This is where the first timing split will be collected.

Race Day Schedule
6:00am: Transition Area Opens
6:00am to 8:00am  Race Day Packet Pick Up 
9:00am: Sprint Waves Start
12:00pm: Bike Cut-Off
1:00pm: Run Cut-Off / Course Closed

Parking Lot Access:
Enter via E. 72nd Avenue off Quebec Parkway. Access to the parking lot will close at 8:00 a.m.
After 8:00 a.m. (once access closes) and during the event, access in and out of the Adam City High School parking lot will be accessible via E. 72nd Avenue thru the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge. Please refer to the map for route description

After race has concluded, E. 72nd Avenue to Quebec Parkway will re-open as time allows.

Event Start Time:
9:00 a.m. (Please report to the pool deck at 8:45 a.m.)

Entry Fee:

Early Bird Entry Fee Rate:
$60.00 (early bird rate end on 07/01/24)

Registration will close on 10/11/24 at 12pm. Race day registration will only be possible if there are entries still available

Participant Age:
13 years and older

Entry Fee Discount Option:
* Please see attached scholarship details | 50% off discount for eligible participants
Please complete the below form and email it back to askrecreation@c3gov.com
Scholarship Form


Early Check-in & Packet Pick-up Information:
Friday, October 11th 3pm - 6pm

Eagle Pointe Recreation Center
6060 E. Parkway Drive
Commerce City, CO 80022

Visit the lobby at Eagle Pointe Recreation Center to pick up your bib number and race swag.

Event Day Check-in & Packet Pick-up Information:
Sunday, October 13th 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m

Adams City High School
7200 Quebec Parkway
Commerce City CO 80022

 course Maps