Camp Yuba


Fall of  2021

This event is a triennial event. It will return every three years. The next time this event will be run is in 2021. Check your email, our facebook page and return here later for registration details. 
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The Camp Yuba sprint and olympic triathlons are all about indian summers, camping, and good ol’ fashion swimming, biking, and running. Yuba State Park is just a half hour south of Utah County and has hosted triathlons for the last decade. The venue is perfect for triathlons. We have arranged a deal with the state park to reserve all campsites for triathletes and their families. So for 24 hours this September, triathletes are taking over the reservoir!  We’ll see you at Camp Yuba!
To pick up your packet you must have your PHOTO ID and USAT card. Registered Athletes will receive Packet Pickup dates and details in an email approximately a week before the race. Your friend cannot pick up your packet for you – there are no exceptions to this rule.
Camping athletes arrive Yuba State Park
Packet Pickup/Body Marking 7:00pm – 8pm at Yuba State Park until the sun goes down
RACE DAY Saturday
6:15AM Transition Area Opens
6:15 – 7:15AM Packet Pickup/Body Marking/
7:15AM Pre-Race Briefing
7:35AM Transition Area Closes
8:00AM Wave Starts TBA
Packet Pickup
We will have packet pickup at Yuba State park Friday night until dark. We do offer race morning packet pickup however it closes promptly at 7AM – if you wait to check in on race morning and arrive after 7AM you will not be able to check in and thereby be unable to race. It is highly recommended that you pick up your pack before race day!!(double exclamation) At check in you MUST HAVE PHOTO ID & USAT card (if you are a member). If you are not a member then you purchased a 1 day membership through IAMATHLETE and will only need a photo ID.
CAMP SITES are Available but must be reserved.  Space is limited so sign up quickly. 

NOT A CAMPER? There is another option!

The Scipio Hotel  (10 miles away from YUBA) is offering rooms at a discounted rate.

Here is their contact info:
435-758-9188 – To Get Discount you must call them and say “I want the Camp Yuba Triathlon Rate”
230 West 400 North
Scipio, Utah 84656
Here is their website: (if you book online you will not get the discount)

SWIM Sprint 1/2 mile, Olympic 1 mile

The swim will be a loop course in beautiful Yuba Reservoir. Swimmers will swim counter clockwise keeping all markers to their left. The loop will be a half mile in length with sprint distance completing one loop and Olympic distance completing two. Water temperature is expected to be around 70 degrees and wetsuits are suggested but not mandatory.

*Transition 1- Swimmers exit up the boat ramp and enter the transition area. No riding bikes in transition area and your helmets must be on and buckled before mounting the bike.

BIKE Sprint 12.4 miles, Olympic 25 miles

The bike course is located on the roads surrounding Yuba State Park. The roads have very low traffic which makes the bike riding safe and enjoyable. The road surface alternates between smooth asphalt and rough chip seal asphalt. Be mindful of the changing surfaces. The course will be marked by cones and tri. signs.

There are several cattle guards that will be covered with plywood. Proper technique is to slow down to cross them while making yourself light on the bike.

Sprint Distance- Out and back course covering 12.4 miles on US 90 and the frontage road along i-15. It is basically flat with several slight inclines and declines spaced throughout. The only turn is a left turn just after the I-15 overpass. This is a highly dangerous turn PLEASE slow down for it going out and coming back.

Olympic Distance- Loop course covering the 25 miles. It has a few minor climbs and descents. This course begins the same as he sprint but continues past the sprint turnaround to another turnaround further down the frontage road. Once at this turn slow you will continue back on the frontage road to a right turn underneath an overpass on to US 90. Make the turn and it will loop you back to the State Park.

*Both Sprint and Olympic be cautious as you re-enter the State Park. Slow down and yield to any obstacles you may encounter. Remember it is better to be a few seconds slower and safe!

*Transition 2- Slow down and dismount at the dismount line. Rack bike and transition to running attire. Exit transition following directional signs. Make sure your race number is on your front before you start running.

The bike course is located on the roads surrounding Yuba State Park. The roads have very low traffic which makes the bike riding safe and enjoyable. The course will be marked by paint on the ground, large signs, and cones. There will be several uncovered cattle guards so pay attention! They are pretty smooth going over so we have decided it is better than covering them up.

RUN Sprint 3.1 miles, Olympic 6.2 miles

The run will be on both asphalt roads and dirt trails adjacent to the lake. The sprint distance will turn at their halfway mark and the Olympic distance will continue ahead to their turnaround. The course is basically flat with a few rolling hills and aid stations with water and other goods will be at miles 1.5, 3, and 4.5. The run course will be marked with orange cones, spray chalk, and will have mile markers throughout.

AGE GROUPS for awards (please note that depending on the size of the Camp Yuba race the age group breakdown is for awards only. Athletes will most likely be competing against at least one other age group for podium awards. For official USAT standings athletes times will be broken down into their official age groups for national rankings)
There is always confusion about what age group you are in … here it is: Right now in the eyes of USAT you are the age you will be on December 31 of this year. So if you are like my mom and have a birthday on December 31st and are turning 45 on that day then you will be racing in the 45-49 age group (even though on the day of the race you are actually 44) 

Swim Caps

Swim caps will be provided at packet pickup the morning of the race. The issued cap must be worn during the swim.


Wetsuits are recommended but not required. Water temperature will likely be 70F. Wetsuit strippers WILL NOT be provided.


There is NO same day registration.


Electronic chip timing of the event will be provided. All participants will be timed and will be provided with 5 splits (swim, T1, Bike, T2, Run). Results will be posted on Saturday within 8 hours of the final participant crossing the finish line. A link to the RESULTS will be posted on this webpage. Instructions for chip use will be provided at packet pick-up.

Relay Teams

Relay team members will wait inside the transition area at the bike rack location of the team where you will transfer your timing chip from one team member to another. Each team will be issued one timing chip, one swim cap, and one bib number.


For common violations please see our BLOG CLICK HERE

This is a USAT sanctioned event. For questions regarding USAT rules, regulations, insurance and membership click on the link:

What people are saying about YUBA 
“I did Salem’s tri first this year and now Yuba. I don’t know how there could be a more organized and better planned tri than what RACETRI puts on. Thanks for the great memories!” – Bretton Hartvigsen
“I loved the race. You guys did a great job. I’m very happy with the results. I’ll see you folks next year.” – Ara Malmstron
“Great job today, Aaron! Congrats on a great season too. I appreciate all of the hard work you do to make these races awesome!” – Carlee Lilley Tulett
“Best race directors ever,.. I’m already in awesomeness withdrawl” – Eric Oscarson
“Thanks again for everything and for AWESOME races….can’t wait to run them and volunteer next year.” – Sherri Tomlinson
“Thanks a lot racetri! The event was well put together!! And the weather couldnt have been better. See ya next year!” – Nate Empey

“Love the finisher medal… Great race and thanks for the great volunteers and worlds greatest race directors “ – Chris Shurian

“Great race!!!! I loved it!!!!! Thank YOU so much! Looking forward to next season already….. 😉 Michelle Worlton Smith

“Can’t wait till next year! Thanks for a great season.” – Jessica Sperry Gray

“I finished with a PR! AWESOME DAY!” – Kris Ortar

“Great race thanks to the organizers and volunteers.” – Jesse Vincent

“Thank you for a great race this morning. Your high energy is contagious and I appreciate your humor at a time that I am nervous (mostly about the water). The course is fabulous as usual and the food was plentiful. My husband and I love racing with you guys we look forward to another great season next year.” – Sue Boerke

“I like the low key; camp thing at Yuba and you did a great job in making it a smooth transition. Looking forward to racing next year. RaceTri did a great job!” – Joe Martel


RaceTri has a no refund policy – If something comes up, and you can’t race, please reach out and contact us and we will see what we can do to partially defer your entry fee to another race. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY REFUND OR DEFERRAL REQUEST THAT IS RECEIVED LESS THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE EVENT BE HONORED OR EVEN RESPONDED TO.