The tradition of the BCE Whitewater Triathlon began as yet another
way for whitewater racers to compete against one another
as they began their autumn endurance and cross training
conditioning. Incidentally, the swim, bike, run Triathlon
was created by the San Diego Track club in the early 1970s
also as an alternative workout to track training.
The BCE Whitewater Triathlon features about a 3.5 mile Run, 4 mile Bike, and a 3 mile
Canoe or Kayak paddle down the Potomac River and the class III-IV
Whitewater of Little Falls. Previous Whitewater Triathlon times
range from 78 to 120 minutes depending upon the Potomac River level.
Individuals may compete in all three events, or any combination of two
or three people can make up a Relay Team. Previous entries
include: Menís and Womenís classes: Junior 18 and younger,
Senior 19 to 34, Master 35 plus. Mixed Relay Teams, Menís
Teams, and Womenís Teams. Don't worry, if you are missing
a Relay Team member we will try to match you up with someone on race day.
The entry fee is $20 per person (plus $5 for non-USA Canoe Kayak members) payable to the BCE. Please visit the BCE website
to print the Triathlon entry form and two waivers.
Please snail mail all signed forms and fees to: BCE Whitewater Triathlon, 6211 Ridge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20816-2641.
Please also consider adding an optional year-end, tax-deductible contribution written to the BCE remembering that all
proceeds will support training facilities and athlete programs - Thank you to everyone who has supported the BCE in 2002.
The Bethesda Center of Excellence, BCE is a United States Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Team Training Center, the
Whitewater Racing Program of the Canoe Cruisers Association, and a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of the
BCE is to provide high-quality, year-round whitewater training facilities, coaching, training camps, and
support to all actively training and racing whitewater athletes.
U.S. Wildwater Team member and Eastern Athlete rep Middy Tilghman
leads the start of the 2000 BCE Triathlon.
U.S. slalom legend Davey Hearn blitzes down the triathlon's river leg
in a Wildwater boat.