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Plutonium Man Triathlon - Individual


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RACE  FORMAT 1.3 km swim; 40 km bike; 10 km run

Course Description: Swimmers enter the Columbia River at a beach about 400 yards upstream of the North Richland starch plant (note that the start on the map is not accurate...we will not start at the POB low dock barge slip) and swim downstream with the current (fast times, baby) 1.3 km to the exit just upstream of Sprout Road.  The single transition area will be at the SE corner of the WSU Tri-Cities campus grounds.  Cyclists will head west on Sprout Road, turn right on George Washington Way, staying on this road until it merges with Stevens Drive.  Staying on this road until just past the main Energy Northwest entrance, the cyclists make a U-turn and head back the same way.  An out-and-back on the FFTF hill will give a quick elevation change, and then back to the transition area the same way as the ride out.  The run will consist of two loops that take runners upstream (north) along the foot path, with a hard left turn by the Triton Submarine monument, back along Richardson Road, taking a left on Crimson Way, and back through the WSU campus.  Note to locals: PLEASE  don't ride the bike course during rush hour commuter traffic!



• Race - $45 by July 15th, $55 by August 12th at 8:00 pm, and $65 after August 12th at 8:00 pm (3RRR members get a $3 discount)

• Race plus One Day License - add $15 to the above prices

(As a sanctioned USA Triathlon (USAT) event, all participants are required to have a USAT license. If you are not a card carrying member a One Day License must be purchased for $15.  If you are a current USAT member you won't need to purchase a One Day License. Simply enter your USAT Member Number where appropriate.)

3RRR members get the discount mentioned above if they register by the pre-registration deadline of August 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm and they carefully choose the correct option in the Choose an Option drop-down box at the start of online registration below.

Athlete limit for this event is 225 individuals. Please note: Mail-in registration is not may register on-line ONLY - NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

On-line Registration Deadline: To be pre-registered for The Plutonium Man Triathlon, you must enter by August 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm.  A late fee of $10 will apply after this date.  On-line registration will be available until August 30, 2021, or end earlier if participant limit is reached. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS: We sympathize with life's uncertainties but there are no refunds. Entries are not transferrable to another race or to the team competition. Please, please, please plan accordingly.


Chip Timing: Disposable timing chips will be used to record split and finish times. Timing chips will be distributed race morning at check-in. Race results will be available by Negative Split Event Timing at

Clothing Option:  Emilio DeSoto has graciously agreed to supply their high quality Carrera Tri Short as our clothing option this year for the fantastic price of $45/short.  This is nearly a 50% saving off the retail price and a great deal that you should jump on right now!!!  The tri shorts will come in basic black with white stitching and our race logo printed down one leg.  Go to to see a detailed description of these Carrera Tri Shorts, which come in both women's and men's sizes (S, M, L, and XL).  You can also check out their sizing chart on the DeSoto website and see the other triathlon clothing options they offer.  Race Director testimonial...with DeSoto's help we offered these tri shorts 5 years ago and 8 years ago and they have held up beautifully.  I use my 8-year old tri shorts every week teaching a spin class and for training and racing during the tri season.  Many thanks to Emilio for coming through again for our race clothing option. Be careful as you order and indicate your gender and size in the drop down box to make sure you order the correct model/size.

Day Before Race Schedule: The day before the race we will have packet pickup and dinner specials at Atomic Ale Brewpub from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Race Day Schedule: On race day, arrive early and be prepared for the following:
• 7:00 am – Packet/timing chip pickup starts
• 8:30 am – Mandatory pre-race meeting
• 9:00 am – Race start
• 12:30 pm – Course closes

Special Considerations: Please note the following:

Cut-Off Times: For course safety reasons, we must pull you from the race if you have not completed the swim after 50 minutes on the race clock or if you have not completed the bike leg after 2 hours and 30 minutes on the race clock.

Questions: Please contact Eric Greager at with any race questions or "Contact Us" from the website 's menu with questions pertaining to registration.

Mini-Tutorial on Registration: To help you through the process, here is a quick tutorial:

  • Start at the top of Event Registration with the orange-highlighted box entitled “Choose an Option.”  Go to the drop-down list and choose which option (race only, clothing option, one-day license) you want.  The specific cost that will be charged to your credit card is also listed.
  • The next box down is the clothing option box.  If you chose the race clothing in the “Choose an Option” box, indicate your size in this box.  If you did not order the optional clothing, then select “none” in this box.
  • Fill out all required fields as usual and remember to include your USAT number when prompted if you did not choose to purchase a USAT one-day license.  If you are not a USAT member, you will need to purchase the one-day license for multi-sport events.
  • Continue with your registration until credit card payment is complete.

If you have any questions on this, feel free to contact any of the Website administrators listed on the Info – Officers page on our website.

Volunteers: We need lots of volunteers for all our multi-sport events. If you can help at this event, please contact Eric Greager at .

Course Maps:

blue line is the swim course (ahh obviously)

yellow line is the bike course

red line is the run course (2 loops counterclockwise)


Plutonium Man Transition Detail

Plutonium Man Transition Detail


Plutonium Man Swim Start

Plutonium Man Swim Start


Plutonium Man Overview

Plutonium Man Overview


Plutonium Man Overview_2

Plutonium Man Overview_2


As you register, PLEASE pay careful attention when indicating your selection in the “Choose an Option” drop-down list. This is where you choose whether you want the optional clothing option or not. It is also where you select whether you need to purchase the USAT One Day License. If you are a USAT member you do not need to choose the One Day License – be sure to provide your USAT member number where prompted below. If you are not a USAT member, you MUST choose to purchase the One Day License to do this race.



We are sorry but this event is not yet open for registration.

You will be able to register starting March 04, 2021

Event Roster

NameRegistration Date
4 people registered
James ProctorFeb 8, 2020
Mike PittsFeb 23, 2020
Nathan McGoldrickMar 5, 2020
Anthony SukJan 11, 2021