HELENA OUTDOOR TRIATHLON (HOT) fka Spring Meadow Triathlon/Aqua-bike/Duathlon and New this year: 5K fun run.

Sun May 14 - Sun June 4 Helena, MT 59602 US Directions


Sprint Solo

06/04 8:30AM MDT - 11:00AM MDT
Open to ages 16+.

Kids Triathlon Race

06/04 10:00AM MDT - 10:30AM MDT
Open to ages 6 - 15.
Price is for complete team

Sprint Team

06/04 8:30AM MDT
Open to ages 16+.

Olympic Solo triathlon

06/04 8:00AM MDT - 10:00AM MDT

Olympic Team

06/04 8:00AM MDT - 10:00AM MDT

Sprint Aquabike

06/04 8:30AM MDT - 10:00AM MDT

Sprint Duathlon

06/04 8:30AM MDT - 10:00AM MDT

5K Fun Run

06/04 9:00AM MDT - 10:00AM MDT


Spring Meadow Lake State Park
Helena, MT US 59602


Come to Helena and swim in a spring-fed man-made lake. Road bike on two lane roads.  There will be sheriffs out there for your safety.  Run a flat fast course on trail. Enjoy wonderful people and beautiful scenery. Aqua-bike and duathlon sprint distance offered. Also new this year - 5K fun run/walk.

VIRTUAL OPTION AVAILABLE - $50 any race/distance except the Fun Run.  Receive a medal.  T-shirt available until May 31. click "View All Events"

Everyone registered for the triathlon, duathlon or aqua-bike will receive a post-race meal, shirt, finishers medal and a chance at prizes. 

The Fun Run is an economical race organized as a fundraiser.  All 5K participants will receive a finishers medal. 

The post-race meal will be available for $5 and is open to all.  The post-race meal is a fundraiser for the Helena Dragon Boat team, who generously provides many volunteers for the race.

All net proceeds go to charity.  Example:  $2,000 has been donated to the Prickly Pear Land Trust and smaller amounts to Girls Thrive and other local athletic non-profits. In 2021, we donated $500 to the Helena Food Share and $200 to the Helena Dragon Boat team, who provided swim volunteers. 

This race is part of the Montana Kids race series!  New kids bike course on the Ten Mile trails.


Packet Pickup

Capital City Health Club - 1280 Montana Ave.  4 pm - 6 pm Saturday June 3.

If you live or are staying in Helena, please pick up your packet at this time.  There will be packet pick-up for those coming in Sunday morning at the race venue.

Race Rules


On the bike, regular road rules apply:

  • Do not cross the double yellow
  • Do not ride side by side
  • No drafting off the bike in front of you
  • All passing is on the left and must be done within 15 seconds
  • If passed, the overtaken cyclist must move out of the drafting zone

General Conduct. At or during an event, or while at the event site, all participants must:
a. Act in compliance with these Competitive Rules;
b. Conduct themselves in a manner that is not offensive in any way to fellow participants, spectators, officials or
volunteers and is considered reasonable and acceptable in the community;
c. Treat all participants, officials, volunteers and spectators with fairness, respect and courtesy;
d. Refrain from the use of abusive language or conduct; and
e. After violating any of the Competitive Rules, report such violation to the Head Referee or retire from the

Knowledge of the Course. The responsibility of knowing and following the prescribed course rests with each
The course will be marked, but it is still the responsibility of the athlete to know the course.


No exchanges on T-shirt sizes.

Sorry, we special order these just for you.  If in doubt, order larger.

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