• Bengal TRIATHLON (swim+bike+run) - Individual Age group/open
  • Bengal TRIATHLON (swim+bike+run) - Triathlon RELAY Team (Swim + Bike + Run; 2 or 3-person team)
  • Bengal DUATHLON (bike+run) - Individual Age group/open
  • Bengal DUATHLON (bike+run) - Duathlon RELAY Team (bike + run only; 2-person team)
  • Bengal 5K (run only) - Individual Age group/open


The Bengal Triathlon is a perfect event for beginners or seasoned racers! The Triathlon consists of a 700-yard pool swim (14 laps or 28 lengths in a 25-yard pool), a 13-mile bike, and a 5K (3.2 mile) run. We also offer a Duathlon option (bike + run only) and a 5K run option.

Our triathlon is a bit different: we conduct the swim portion before the bike and run... and use the swim times to seed the racers' sendoff into T1 (time trial start).  We've been doing this for 15+ years... so we have it pretty dialed in.  It works GREAT, and it's a perfect race to start your race season.  We get close to 400 participants each year... so to accommodate the numbers, we have swim locations spread throughout Idaho. All swims will take place during the week of the race (swim days/times vary by location), but our Pocatello site (swim is on Friday) is the most popular. Triathletes will share the bike and run course with duathletes and 5K runners on Saturday morning (race day).  

We ahave Individual and Relay Team options available for both the triathlon and duathlon races!

This is one of the best-managed races you'll find... with clearly marked bike and run courses and a ridiculous number of volunteers on the course to keep you safe!  

This event is managed as a capstone activity for sport management majors at Idaho State University.  Your race director is a USA Triathlon Certified Race Director.  We are sorry but we are UNABLE TO OFFER REFUNDS. You are, however, able to transfer your registration to a friend for no additional cost (you can do this yourself on the site up to three (3) weeks prior to the event. We are unable to guarantee sweatshirts/t-shirts to those who register after the priority deadline - but we will do our very best!

Event details and schedule

The Pocatello swim takes place on Friday (12pm to 8pm) and the bike + run will go on Saturday.  Swim times seed the bike+run start. We do have limited space available for satellite swim locations in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Lava Hot Springs, Rexburg, and Boise. The Rexburg location is only available for BYU-I faculty, staff, and students.  Smitty (your awesome race director) will send out LOTS OF INFORMATION, including a race guide, after April 1.  Lots of information also posted regularly on our Facebook page.  Course maps and more race information available on our BENGAL TRIATHLON WEBSITE.


Organised by

Idaho State University

921 S. 8th Ave; STOP 8105, Pocatello

Phone: 2088400473

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