When: August 10th-12th, 2018
Where: Saguache, CO
Number of Participants: 60
Fishing Difficulty: EASY
Running Difficulty: MODERATE
Course Map and Elevation Profile: Details about the Middle Creek Flyathlon course can be found here at the Trail Run Project.
Registration Website: SOLD OUT
As most of you are aware, we are in the midst of one of the worst streamflow years in Colorado's recorded history. This dry year is guaranteed to negatively impact many of our cutthroat trout streams, and it is our goal to be an integral part of rebounding from this incredibly dry year.
We will leverage any funds raised through our races with our conservation partners (e.g. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Trout Unlimited, Western Native Trout Initiative) to rebuild in 2019 and beyond to ensure that our native fish are in the best places for the future!
Thanks for being a part of our mission!
WHO SAID SO:
“It’s never been easier to mix good beer with outdoor adventure. For proof, just look to the Rocky Mountain Flyathlon, a “triathlon” that involves trail running, fly-fishing and drinking craft beer. At the annual event in Saguache, Colorado, flyathletes run a 12.5-mile singletrack course, catch a trout in the Middle Creek along the way, and then drink a craft beer. Best time wins. (Times are adjusted for the size and species of fish caught).” – Outside Online“The traditional doctrine that fly fishing is a prohibitively expensive, elitist endeavor that requires mastery to be enjoyable, is disintegrating. Instead, people are seeking out novel and approachable ways to just get out and fish. With the Flyathlon, we have created a casual and fun race environment for newbies to take the leap to learn how to fish. I think people appreciate that low-pressure opportunity. Oh, and they seem to enjoy the copious flow of diverse Colorado craft beers…”- Interview with TROUT Magazine, Summer 2016“Outdoor adventure doesn’t get much better than the Flyathlon, an “alternative triathlon” consisting of trail running, fly fishing, and craft beer”- Canadian Running“A triathlon by definition needs a third sport, and that’s where the beer comes in. Well, sort of. “My lawyer said you can’t make people drink during a competition,” says Todd, half-joking.”- Trail Runner Magazine“Colorado’s coolest new triathlon.”- 5280 Magazine“It is a competitive event at heart, but the culture behind the Flyathlon revolves much more around enjoying the outdoors, catching some beautiful native cutthroat trout and drinking amazing craft beer.”- Gear Patrol