Welcome to the Cortez Triathlon!

Pre-Race Check In:

Registered for the Triathlon? Save time and check in Tuesday, July 3rd from 4 PM - 6 PM at Run + Hike in downtown Cortez. If you can't make it by, check in will start at 6 AM at the outdoor pool.

Run+Hike, 1 W. Main, Cortez, CO 81321

Adult Triathlon

Can be done in either as a team or as an individual.

Swim:  Outdoors at the Cortez Pool.  500 meters

Bike:  12-miles

Run: 5K (3.1 miles)

$55 Early Bird Rate

$65 After June 13
$100 Early Bird Rate
$120 After June 13

Youth Triathlon

Can be done as a team or as an individual. Children 6-14 years of age.

Swim: 200 meters

Bike: 5-miles

Run: 1-mile


Kiddie Triathlon

Must be accompanied with an adult throughout the race. Children 3-5 years old.

Swim: 1- length (25-meters)

Bike: around City Park (all onside walk and not crossing a street) about ¼ mile

Run:  Around the exterior of the City Pool, about 200 – yards.


Start Your Fourth of July with a BANG!

SWIM in the Cortez outdoor pool in the morning sun on the 4th of July.   Then HOP on your bike and RIDE north of Cortez along paved rolling County Roads enjoying cattle and farming country.  Wrapping up your race with gentle hills, RUN through city natural and groomed parks and pathways.

The Cortez Burst Triathlon is a fundraiser for the Friends of Recreation Group in Cortez, Colorado. The Friends of Recreation raises money for scholarships to the Cortez Recreation Center for those who would otherwise not be able to afford the fees. The initial fund raising project was the "Stones for Scholarship" where by individuals and businesses purchased inscribed stones set around the flagpole in front of the Recreation Center. The Friends of Recreation is a Scholarship Fund under Onward! A Legacy Foundation, the community foundation for the four corners.

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Register Today...

The Cortez Burst Triathlon is a part of a four city series with Montrose, Gunnison and Alamosa.  All races have similar swimming, biking and running distances.   All proceeds goes towards a non-profit organization in each community, that is centered in health and wellness.

Register for all 4 races in the series and save money, or just register for one.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Click the logos below to learn more about our great race and series sponsors! Their financial assistance helps make this triathlon great!

Triathlon Series Sponsors:

Burst Triathlon Gold Sponsors:

Lodging Sponsor
Packet Pickup

Michael F. Green, P.C.

230 W. North Street
Cortez, CO 81321

Burst Triathlon Silver Sponsors:

Tom Helms, CFP (970) 385-7124

VanDeventer & Associates, P.C.


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August 11, 2018

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Burst Triathlon Bronze Sponsors:

Andrew Cuckie, (970) 565-6200

P.O. Drawer C
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-8578

McCabe, Lovett & McCabe

Attorneys at Law

(970) 565-7209

Connect with other triathletes!

Thank you to the local triathlon clubs in the four corners area. Click the links below to connect.