Tiger-Tri & Tiger- Du Information


Phone: 509-684-6037
Email: jmarshall@colville.wa.us

When and Where

Saturday, July 15th, 2023 8:00 a.m. Beaver Lodge (altitude 3,200 ft) to City of Colville (altitude 1,900 ft., population 5,000). Colville is located 70 miles north of Spokane, Washington on Hwy 395.


Online: online only, coming soon on January 1, 2023
Race Roster Registration Site

About Tiger-Tri & Tiger-Du

The City of Colville Recreation Department has been hosting the Tiger-Tri for over 30 years and the Tiger-Du for 4 years. This is an olympic distance triathlon and a non-swim, duathlon of the 40K bike & 10K run. The 1.5K swim is located at Lake Gillette, this pristine mountain lake is located 42 miles east of Colville along scenic WA-20. The 10K run loops through Colville’s Dominion Meadows Rotary Trail system and finishes back at Dean Vaagen Memorial Park.

Tiger-Tri 1.5k Swim

The current 1.5K course is a counterclockwise swim starting and ending at Beaver Lodge. The start of the race is an in-water 8:00 a.m. gun start. We have 5 buoys to make your way around and back to the shore. Stay on the outside of the buoys. We do recommend using goggles that you like for bright light, but note some years there is a fog layer on top of the water that may hinder line of sight.

Average temperature for the water is around 68 degrees with air temperatures at the race start varying each year between 34-50 degrees. A wetsuit is recommended. The transition is approximately 75 feet from the water’s edge along a dirt road (we add a narrow strip of carpet for sensitive feet). T1 is timed and has a port-a-potty available. You will bag your swim gear before you mount your bike, and we will transport your gear to the bike-run transition (T2) located at the finish line.

The Bike

WA-20 is the main traveled section of the 40K bike course with stunning views and rolling hills. The course is a fast significantly downhill leg with an overall loss in elevation as you proceed into Colville. This race is on an open course, you will be sharing the road with vehicles traveling the same lane as you. We ask that you safely choose to not wear earbuds (or if necessary, only one) while on the course to aid in traffic awareness. The Bike Course heads west on WA-20 from Beaver Lodge. Please remember to mount your bike once you have exit T1, crossed the timing pads and on the HWY pavement. At Graham Road, you will turn left at the flaggers. Graham Road has a few curves, follow the signs. Graham Road will curve west into Garden Homes Drive as you come into the Colville city limits. Follow that curve then take the first right onto Miner Street, and right again on Silke Road up to Dean Vaagen Memorial Park. You will enter at the first (south) entrance of the park to T2. Please dismount your bike before you enter the transition area. T2 is no longer an assisted transition, but you will find your run gear waiting for you at the marked bike racks. A hydration station, porta-potty and chairs will be available in the transition area for your use in T2 before heading out for your final leg. Duathletes, will begin the bike at 8:00 am with the first heat of swimmers. There are no water stations along the bike course, please remember your hydration. We have a safety radio crew at points along the course in the event of accidents as cell phone coverage is not available. Our ambulance will follow the last rider into T2.

The Run

Most of the 10K run takes place on the Dominion Meadows Rotary Trail. You will be running on a variety of surfaces, including gravel trail, sidewalk and pavement. We have one aid station and there is one porta-potty along the trail. There are a few hills and some good longer flat sections.

Finish Location

Changed to Dean Vaagen Memorial Park, located just south of Highway 20 on S. Silke in the City of Colville.

Age Divisions

Individual: 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Teams: Men, Women & Mixed


All finishers will receive their 2023 finisher shirt and medal.


Results will be available online at the Race Roster site post race. We work with Negative Split timing for our races and they will post all times.

Packet Pickup

Friday July 14th 5:50-6:300pm at The Adventure Peddler in Colville, WA.
Located at: 485 S Main St., Colville, WA 99114


Volunteers, including spouses or other family members of participants, are welcome. We need good volunteers to maintain the quality and safety of this event. If you are interested in being involved in this way, please contact race organizers by phone or e-mail.

General Information

Participants are responsible to transport themselves, their bikes, and equipment to the lake prior to the start of the race.

There will be transportation to Beaver Lodge after the race: Shuttle bus is available from Dean Vaagen Memorial Park back up to Beaver Lodge. Please let the race director know if you will be using the shuttle so we can plan accordingly for spaces. Bicycles can be taken on the bus or retrieved by support crews. The bicycle transition will be monitored and secure until 12 noon. (Staff and volunteers start the tear down soon after the final finisher, if your bike and gear is still in the transition area, it will be moved aside and left for you to pick up).


For those traveling for the event and wish to stay close to the finish line below are three locations to check for availability:

Benny’s Colville Inn – (800) 680-2517
Beaver Lodge – (509) 684-5657
Comfort Inn – (509) 684-2010

Travel Distances

(to the start at Beaver Lodge)

Spokane, WA95 miles2 hours
Coeur d’Alene, ID115 miles3 hours
Tri-Cities215 miles5.5 hours
Missoula, MT270 miles6.5 hours
Yakima, WA277 miles6 ¾ hours
Seattle353 miles8 hours

Number of Participants:

Year 2018: 89

Year 2017: 86

Year 2016: 95

Year 2015: 105

Year 2014: 152

Year 2013: 124

Year 2012: 170

Year 2011: 70

Year 2010: 156

Year 2009: 200

Year 2008: 190

Year 2007: 185

Year 2006: 165

Year 2005: 100

Year 2004: 85