Looking for some adventure to add life to your Spring training regimen? Or how about a challenge to take on with some good friends? Look no further than Peaks to Prairie, a unique Montana challenge that spans from the heights of the Beartooth Mountains to the open majesty of the Yellowstone River.


Choose your challenge

This year's competiton features a course that is certain to challenge all participants.  The run leg starts on Beartooth Pass above Red Lodge and covers 9.3 miles into town.  The bike leg departs Red Lodge for Columbus, MT, along highway 78, covering 49 miles.  The bike leg transitions to the boat leg at Itch-Kep-Pe Park, and boaters dash the remaining 10 miles to Special K Ranch, where the final festivities are held.  Competitors can choose between the triathlon that covers these three legs, or a duathlon that covers the first two legs only.

Choose your friends

The fastest way to run this gauntlet is to provide a fresh body for each leg. We encourage you to pull together a group and take on the adventure as a team! There are categories for male, female, mixed, and "fun" (family, tandem, etc. - no medals awarded) teams; open and masters age divisions; and sport or racing qualifications (based on the length of the boat used). If you are feeling up for the ultimate challenge, consider participating as a soloist: we can assure you of a rewarding experience that pushes your limits!

Start Today!

Registration is open now. Whenever you plan on registering, make sure to start your training today - the sooner the better!


Help Wanted

Hosting an event like Peaks to Prairie requires a lot of helping hands. Your help could make the difference! Please email peakstriathlon@gmail.com with any volunteering preferences you may have, and we'll make sure you find a rewarding time at a great event!


Note for Paddlers

You are welcome to practice and take out at the Special K Ranch, but to please call the ranch the week prior or of to let them know that you are coming so they can make sure they can open and close the gates needed for the animals not to get out. The number is 406-322-5520.