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SWIM (800m/1500m)

BIKE (12mi/24mi)

RUN (3.1mi/6.2mi)

Have you ever floated through a natural spillway? You’re going to! The Cove is an old rock quarry, 20 to 50’ deep, and fed by the Clackamas River… cool, calm, and clean. And in late June, the conditions areright for …

Swimming at the Clackamette Cove is the best open water in Portland

Swimming at the Clackamette Cove is the best open water in Portland

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Clackamas River Road is some of the best cycling in the county. Rolling hills, recently repaved, and a mild elevation gain to the turn around, which makes for a fast return on this out-and-back course that follows the River…
biker in country

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The run course has been revised for 2014 to a faster and safer route along the Clackamas River, turning around at the Pedestrian Bridge that borders Oregon City and Gladstone.  It’s a gently undulating course that doesn’t mix with traffic.


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LATEST NEWS 06/24/2014

Thanks everyone for a great race.  #1 Comment: “Wow, the water temperature sure dropped when we swam out into the river!”

You can find race results here, and pictures will be posted shortly. 

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ABOUT US AND THE COVE2014-06-19 17.04.41

Four years ago, Patrick and Tom went on a swim. In 2008, Patrick and Tom started swimming in the Clackamas Cove and publicized it through the Portland Triathlon Club. By 2012, up to 40 triathletes began showing on Wednesday nights. In 2013, we had up to 75!  Better yet, almost every evening you’d find triathletes swimming the Cove! A couple of times we tried an Adventure Swim: Around the Cove, then out the spillway into the Clackamas River and down to the boat ramp at Clackamette Park. We found that if you did it at the right time… wow! What a fun swim! This is our Swim Course, but the water temperature, water level, and river tide….
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