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Payson Orchards Triathlon

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Payson Orchards Triathlon, Duathlon and 5K
Saturday, June 12, 2021
655 S Main St, Payson, UT 84651
7:00 a.m. wave race start

What I love about this race:
The beautiful orchards we bike through on a relatively flat course; the friendly spectator area, including a kids playground, bounce houses, and vendors; an awesome finisher medal; an accurate timing chip system; and an easy and fun swim! The perfect triathlon for first-time triathletes or those seasoned athletes looking for a fun, fast, and beautiful sprint triathlon! In 2021 we’ll be offering a duathlon (bike and run only), and a 5K run!

If you’d like to help sponsor our event or be a vendor, please contact Race Director, Jackie Karlberg, at [email protected] 

Check in & body marking:
Triathlon begins at 7 a.m.
5K CHECK IN: 7:45 a.m., 5K begins at 8:00 a.m.

300 yard swim, 18K bike (11 miles), 5K run (3.1 miles)

We start the triathlon race with 30 people starting in the pool every 10 minutes. Please sign up for your race start time according to your 100 free time (as listed on the different sign-up times).

The 7 a.m. wave start will begin at the Payson City Pool (655 S Main St) where participants will line up in registration order. Every ~15-20 seconds, a new swimmer will enter the pool to begin. The timing chip system will ensure accurate times of each leg of the race as well as the two transitions, from the first swimmer to the last. Swimmers will “snake” up and back in each lane, staying to the LEFT side of the lane, and then under the lane line to repeat until they exit the pool after swimming in all six lanes, equaling 300 yards. 

Swimmers will exit the pool area and run barefooted (or may set out shoes just outside of the pool area) on the cement sidewalk and grass to the far end of the transition area (on the Main Street side, the entrance for both swimming and biking).

Racers will leave the transition area on foot, mount their bicycles in the proper area, and continue along an 11-mile route. Cycling through blooming cherry orchards and beautiful farms is what makes this relatively flat ride worth a try. Coming up over the freeway overpass and back into downtown Payson, racers will have unobstructed views of the Payson LDS temple, as well as miles and miles of south Utah County.

Dismounting your bike on Main Street, participants will walk their bikes into the transition area to prepare for the last leg of the race, the run.

Heading north down the hill, racers will go to the end of the road that ends at Memorial Park, turn right, and then head up toward the canyon on Peteetneet Road (600 E). Turning just before the mouth of the canyon onto Canyon Road, racers will travel through some beautiful Payson neighborhoods, and will be able to hear the music and screaming fans at the finish line as they turn back onto Main Street. The 5K ONLY runners will use the same 5K course.

The Race Time will be providing our chip timing, and they do a phenomenal job. After you finish you can go over to their trailer and print out a list of your times and rankings. As soon as the race is over, printed times and placement will be accurate.

While you’re exhausting yourself out on the course, your family and friends can enjoy a fun spectator area filled with vendors, kid’s activities, and music. When you cross that finish line, we’ll drape you in your finisher medal! You did it!

All triathlon participants will be given a swag bag including an awesome, super-soft t-shirt, race bib, and athletic product samples. Triathlon finishers will also get a SWEET custom finisher medal made of bamboo and recycled bicycle chains! All 5K run participants will receive the awesome super-soft t-shirt, swag bag, race bib, and in the running for awards as listed below.

Special awards will be given to the top three male and female triathlete finishers overall.

Other awards will be given in the following categories:
19 and under – men and women
20-24 men and women
25-29 men and women
30-34 men and women
35-39 men and women
40-44 men and women
45-49 men and women
50-59 men and women
60+ men and women
Top three teams overall

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers overall.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers overall.


Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon Individual Racers:
$45 entry fee through December 31
$55 entry fee through February 28
$65 entry fee through April 30
$75 entry fee through May 31
$75 and (possibly) no t-shirt through June 11

Sprint Triathlon Teams (includes three swag bags and t-shirts – a team of 2-3 people where one person does the swim, one does the bike, one does the run):
$80 entry fee through December 31
$100 entry fee through February 28
$120 entry fee through April 30
$140 entry fee through May 31
$140 and (possibly) no t-shirts through June 11

5K ONLY, 8 AM start
$25 entry fee through December 31
$30 entry fee through May 31
$30 entry fee and (possibly) no t-shirt through June 11

*DISCLAIMER: The bike leg crosses over train tracks twice. Please use caution when in these areas. The train company does not hold for races, so it is possible that you could be stopped for a train for a number of minutes.


June 12
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Payson City
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