There is always something fun happening in Bend, Oregon. Central Oregon is home to a variety of year-round events from sporting and recreational festivities like the Cascade Cycling Classic and the Pole Pedal Paddle to an array of festivals like Balloons Over Bend, Bend's Bend WinterFest and Summer Festival, the Halloween Cyclocross Crusade & Festival, and free summer concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater.
The Leadman is an all-new category in triathlons, as contestants face an an epic new total distance of 250k. It throws down a gauntlet of challenges filled with new lengths of swimming and cycling, yet places less emphasis on what is considered the most physically damaging aspect of ultra-distance triathlons - the run. The Leadman was designed to completely challenge triathletes while showing the utmost respect to their bodies.
Leadman Epic 250/125 Bend Schedule of Events
Thursday, September 20
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Early packet pick-up; Old Mill District, Powerhouse Dr. in the space next to Jimmy John's. (330 Southwest Powerhouse Drive, Bend, OR 97702)
* Online Registration will be closed at 7pm on September 20th*
5:00 p.m. Pro Race Briefing and Press Conference at Tetherow Golf Club
6:00 p.m. Pro and VIP Reception at Tetherow Golf Club
Friday, September 21
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Transition areas open for set-up. T1 at Cultus Lake and T2 at the Old Mill District, across the foot bridge from the finish. *All athletes must set up T1 and T2 during this time. All bikes must be in transition by 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening. No exceptions. Transition areas will be patrolled all evening by a professional contracted security team. Athletes are recommended set up T2 on Friday evening but It will be open to athletes on race morning.*
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bike tech available at packet pick-up location
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Packet pick-up for the Epic 250 and Epic 125 at Old Mill District, Powerhouse Dr. in the space next to Jimmy John's. (330 Southwest Powerhouse Drive, Bend, OR 97702)
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sponsor and Vendor Expo at T2, located just across the footbridge between the Gap and Anthony’s Seafood in the Old Mill District.
12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Epic 250 and Epic 125 Athlete Briefings/Pre Race Briefing, next to T2. Seating provided.
6:00 p.m. Kid's Fun Run (1K). Start is near T2 and will finish across the LeadmanTri finish line (REGISTER NOW).
Saturday, September 22 – Race Day
4:30 a.m. First athlete shuttle bus leaves. Athlete parking is located at the former Mt. Bachelor Park and Ride, across from the Deschutes Brewery on Simpson Ave. Athletes will have maps and directions in their packets.
5:30 a.m. Transition area opens at Cultus Lake. Athletes are required to take the shuttle busses provided. There is NO spectator parking at the swim venue. Private vehicles will not be allowed to drive into the Cultus Lake Rd. and will be required to purchase event bus passes to view the swim start. Spectator Passes will be available at Packet Pick Up (first come, first serve-passes are limited)
5:30 a.m. First Epic 125 Athlete Shuttle bus leaves for Swim Start
6:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Bike Tech available at the swim start
For all local Bend Bike needs contact:
930 NW Newport Ave.
Bend, Oregon 97701
(541) 382-8018 phone
6:45 a.m. Transition area closed to all Epic 250 Athletes
6:50 a.m. Final race instructions and swim course orientation at water's edge for all athletes
7:00 a.m. LeadmanTri Life Time Epic 250 race start
7:00am - Wave 1, Pro Men and Women
7:03am - Wave 2, Men 34 and Under and All Relays
7:06am - Wave 3, Women 34 and Under
7:09am - Wave 4, Men 35 and Over
7:12am - Wave 5, Women 35 and Over
7:45 a.m. Transition Area Closed to all Epic 125 Athletes.
8:00 a.m. LeadmanTri Life Time Epic 125, race start
8:00am - Wave 1, Pro Men and Women
8:03am - Wave 2, Men 34 and Under and All Relays
8:06am - Wave 3, Women 34 and Under
8:09am - Wave 4, Men 35 and Over
8:12am - Wave 5, Women 35 and Over
11:00 a.m. Finish area festivities at the finish line in the Old Mill District, Bend. Open to spectators. We request that spectators park at the former Mt. Bachelor Park and Ride, across from the Deschutes Brewery on Simpson Ave. Leadman parking will be signed.
11:00 a.m. Expo area open at T2. Open to spectators
11:00 a.m. Gear bag recovery available at the finish
4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Boxcar Stringband playing near Finish Area
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Harley Bourbon playing near Finish Area
11:00 p.m. Epic 250 course closed
Sunday, September 23
9:00 a.m. LeadmanTri Life Time Epic 250 and Epic 125 Athlete Breakfast and Awards Ceremony at The River House Convention Center (3075 N. Business 97, Bend, OR 97701)
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Bike tech available at River House Convention Center