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Sun August 5, 2018 Benton, LA US 71006 Directions

Age Group Division

7:30AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

Invitational Division

7:30AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT


7:30AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT


7:30AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

LA HIgh School State Championship

7:30AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT
Cypress Black Bayou
135 Cypress Park Drive
Benton, LA US 71006

Dear Rivercities Triathletes:

Welcome to our 38th Annual Sportspectrum River Cities Triathlon. We are proud to have you as one of the 1000 competitors this year. Athletes from 22 different states will participate in one of the biggest individual sporting events in the south. Some of the states include LA, TX, MS, AR, OK, AL, TN, FL, GA, MI, NV, NY, VT, WV, NE, CO, CT, NH, & KY.

The distances for Rivercities are: 1/2 mile swim, 18.2 mile bike, 5k run





River Cities Policies

For a GREAT RCT experience, please read the following THOROUGHLY!

Packet Pick up for River Cities: Packet Pickup will begin Friday, August 3rd, 2018 from 12 noon—6:00 pm at Sportspectrum (6970 Fern Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71105). All local and surrounding area participants are encouraged to pick up packets on this day. Your wait can be extremely long on Saturday. Packet Pickup on Saturday, August 4th will be open at 11:00 am & close at 5:30 pm. All pre-registered participants must be pick up packets by 5:30 pm on Saturday. This means you need to be at packet pickup by 5:00 pm. At 6:00 pm athletes who are either on the waiting list or who would like to participate are able to purchase all remaining spots into Sportspectrum River Cities Triathlon. Packets will be available first to those on the waiting list.
Do not show up after 5:30 pm on Saturday, August 5th—your packet will have been sold!!

You cannot pick up a packet for another participant that is racing.

You can only pick up someone else's packet if the participant that you are picking up for IS NOT RACING. You will need a letter from that participant stating that they are not racing and it is ok for you to get their packet.  You will also need a copy of their ID.

There will be NO packet pick up on race morning!

 If you have to withdraw from Sportspectrum River Cities Triathlon for any reason between *April 2—June 1st a $30.00 refund will be sent to you. No packets will be mailed out to participants having to withdraw. Your spot will be given out to a person on the waiting list.

 After June 1st, 2018—No Refunds will be given out.  No packets will be mailed out to participants having to withdraw. No race transfers will be allowed.

 USAT has mandated that all athletes must check-in prior to racing.  Participating athlete must present a photo ID & their USAT card.


Check out this event!

Register your child for the Ironfish Kids Triathlon:



Hilton Garden Inn

2015 Old Minden Road

Bossier City, LA 71111





Click on the words Bike Course above and it will link you to the course map.

The 2018 Bike course is the same bike course that we have used for the past 20 years or so.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

River Cities 2015 Video
LA High School State Championships
Race Contact Info

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