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Lake Frances Triple P Triathlon

Sat June 8, 2024 Directions


Kayak Triathlon - Individual Athlete

8:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT
Open to ages 12 - 99.

Triathlon Relay - 2 Person Team

8:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT
Open to ages 8 - 99.

Triathlon Relay - 3 Person Team

8:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT
Open to ages 8 - 99.


Fireman's Pavilion, Lake Frances Campground, Valier, MT 59486


The Lake Frances Triple P (Paddle, Pedal, Pace) is a kayak triathlon which includes kayak (1.5 miles), bike (12 miles), & run (3 miles) legs. It will be held at Lake Frances, Valier, MT and showcase Lake Frances and views of the Rocky Mountain Front.

Competitors may register as an individual or as a 2-3 person team. 

General Rules and Regulations

Packet Pickup Information:

Packet/timing chip pick-up will be on Friday, June 7 from 6:00 to 8:00PM at the Fireman’s Pavilion located at the south end of the Lake Frances Campground. Late pick-up is discouraged but will be available Saturday, June 8 from 6:00 to 7:00AM at the Fireman’s Pavilion.

Race Proceeds:

A portion of race proceeds will go to Valier area recreation and fitness projects.

All Stages:
Rule 1:​ ​Unplug your tunes.

For safety reasons your ears should remain uncovered. This will allow you to hear approaching traffic and grizzly bears!
Rule 2:​ ​Keep it clean.
​ YOU are responsible for cleaning up your trash. You will be docked minutes if caught throwing trash on the ground!
Rule 3: ​Stay to the right.
​ Bikers, just like driving a car stay on the right unless passing then quickly get back to the right. Be courteous and do not block those behind you.
Rule 4: ​Follow the courses.
​ Stay within the boundaries of the course. Kayaking, biking and running courses will be well marked. Do not cut corners!

PADDLE: ​KAYAKS 1. Any size or type of kayak is permissible. 2. Competitor must use a double-bladed paddle. 3. Kayaks may be powered by hand held paddles only. 4. Any competitor, when operating a kayak, shall wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (P.F.D.). Inflatable P.F.D. are not allowed. 5. Kayak must be stored in the designated place at the launching area. 6. Paddles must be stored in the kayak when in the transition areas. 7. The paddler must cross the finish line on foot. (helpers will park your kayak)
PEDAL: ​BICYCLES 1. Any size or type of bicycle is permissible. 2. Bikes must be stored on LFTP provided racks prior to and after the bike leg of your race. Keep your bib number on your bike to claim it after the event. 3. There are no assigned positions in the staging area. 4. Do not ride your bike in the transition area.
​ When you come off the lake someone will move your kayak to a staging area. You will walk or run your bike to the mount line, then you may start pedaling. 5. Remember to hydrate while you are riding to prepare for the run. 6. Always be aware of traffic. In most, if not all cases you will be riding on roads that are open to public traffic. Never assume a driver sees you. 7. When you return do not ride to the staging area.
​ Dismount at the dismount line. Walk or run your bike to the staging area. Put your running shoes on and go!
PACE: ​RUNNING 1. Bib number should be facing forward. 2. Run through the gate. 3. Stay on the marked course and run on the left facing traffic. 4. Your legs will feel funny after riding your bike. Push through and keep going. This will smooth out. 5. Hydrate! 6. Be sure to run all the way through the finish gate. 7. Return chips to officials.

Race Contact Info

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Lodging and Dining

Additional Lodging:

Lake Frances Inn Website

Stone School Inn Bed & Breakfast Website

Lake Frances Campground Phone:(406) 279-3361 


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Fireman's Pavilion, Lake Frances Campground, Valier, MT 59486

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