Tulsa Triathlon provides a distance challenge for all athletes. Whether you are 5 or 95 you will enjoy the
beautiful scenery at Birch Lake near Barnsdall, Oklahoma as you experience the multi-sport lifestyle like no
Events include Sprint Triathlon (500 meter open water swim, 12 mile road bike, 5K road run),
International/Olympic Triathlon (1500 meter open water swim, 40K road bike, 10K road run), 70.3/Half (1.2 mile
open water swim, 56 mile road bike, 13.1 mile road run). There are two Aquabike distances (1500M/40K and 1.2
mile/56 mile) along with a kids triathlon for ages 5 to 12.
Spectator Friendly Event
Awesome & Unique Tech T-Shirt
Finishers Medal to Celebrate Your Victory! (Finish all three TAT Race Series events and your medals
form a wheel)
Overall and Age Group Awards for Male and Female Individuals
Times subject to change based on race day conditions
The Tulsa Triathlon starts and finishes at Birch Lake in Twin Peaks Cove.
Birch Lake is 45 miles north of Tulsa and 25 miles south of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. All events include
an open-water swim with a beach start. The transition area is located in paved parking lot. The bike
course is on paved roads and the run is a combination of pavement and packed gravel. Aid stations are
on the course and near the transition area to help keep your hydration and nourishment in check. The
finish line includes food, drinks, music, shade and plenty of chances to cheer for the other participants.
Tulsa Area Triathletes is excited to offer the Kid's Triathlon this year at Twin Cove Beach on Birch Lake.
The Kid's Triathlon will be held on Saturday May 20th at 10:15 am after the adult Sprint Triathlon.
Kids Ages 5-8 years old - Start at 10:15am - Swim 50 meters open water - in shallow part of lake | Bike 1
mile | Run .5 miles
Kids Ages 9-12 years old (start after the 5-8yr olds finish) - Swim 100 meters open water - in shallow part
of lake | Bike 2 miles | Run 1 mile
Packet pick-up for the Kids Triathlon will be at RunnersWorld Tulsa, 3920 S. Peoria on May 18th, 10am-7:30pm
and May 19th, 10am-6pm. Race shirts will be given to all participants and medals will be given to all finishers.
The Tulsa Triathlon provides many opportunities for friends and family to watch you perform. Birch Lake has a
great swim beach near the start line. The transition area in the parking lot is a great place to watch and
cheer participants as they transition from one segment to another. The finish line is not far from the transition
area and a great place to see all the competitors in action.
Spectators are asked to stay off the course to reduce traffic. Spectators are not allowed to provide any aid or
assistance to participants during the race. More cowbell is always welcome.
Our races are manned by the best volunteers in the area. Most are triathletes, runners, swimmers or
Tulsa Triathlon wouldn't be possible without the help of great volunteers. Sign up for a shift at our
VolunteerSignup website. Don't worry if you are new to the volunteer scene. You'll be working alongside and
learning from the best of the best.
To show our appreciation each volunteer will receive a 30% discount coupon from RunnersWorld Tulsa.
Parking is available in Twin Coves Beach Park near the finish line and transition area. Do not
cross any cones or barricades to park since our transition area and course need to be clear of obstructions
Tulsa Triathlon is a Champion Chip timed event. Participants must pick up a timing chip on race day and wear it
on your ankle the entire race. It will be removed at the finish line.
The transition area is for race entrants only. Friends or family are not allowed inside to help participants.
The transition area will remain closed until the race director announces it is open and participants may
retrieve their bike and other equipment.
The bike and run courses are on open roads with active traffic.
Spectators are not allowed to provide any supplies, aid or assistance to participants during the race.
Participants may be penalized. Only race volunteers are allowed to provide aid or support to participants.
Pacing a participant by foot, bicycle or vehicle is not allowed and may result in a penalty.
No Earbuds, headphones or similar devices during the swim, bike or run.
You must wear your helmet (with chin strap fastened) anytime you are riding your bike – including to/from the
transition area before or after the race.
Participants are responsible for knowing the course.
If you drop out of the race please return the chip to the finish line. You will incur a $35 replacement fee
if the chip is not returned.
Preliminary race results will be posted at the finish line during the event. Final results will be available
after the race and submitted to USAT.
No transfers and no refunds if you are not able to participate.
No refunds if the race is canceled for any reason.
Kids Triathlon Tips
There will be a transition area setup just like the adult events.
The swim will be along the Twin Coves Beach inside the marked swim area.
All kids must wear their helmet (with chin strap fastened) anytime they are riding their bike.
Parents are encouraged to let the kids experience the triathlon sport at their own pace. Experienced
volunteers will provide support before and during the race.
Parents are allowed to help the kids setup their gear in the transition area.
Parents are not allowed in the transition area during the race. Volunteers will be in the transition area
to help the kids as needed.
All gear must be setup in the transition area by 10:05am. Be sure to remember bib, shoes, bike, helmet,
towel, shirt, water bottle.
There will be a pre-race meeting at 10:05am at the start line on the beach. Ages 5-8 will race first
followed by the 9-12 year olds.
Timing will be tracked by total time to complete all three legs of the triathlon. This is not a chipped
Each finisher will receive a Tulsa Tri medal. No age group awards for the Kids Triathlon.
Use caution when driving and parking as the adult Sprint Triathlon is before the Kids Triathlon and
bikers or runners will be on the roads.
Start times could be delayed based on when the adult Sprint Triathlon participants finish.