2018 Event Information
A benefit event offering health and fitness activities for women.
The funds raised from this event benefit the Women’s Imaging Center at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, targeting women who cannot afford their annual mammogram, and to the Barbara Schmidt Millar Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to female high school graduates of Nevada Union High School pursuing an education in the healthcare profession.
If you have participated in previous years, welcome back!
For 23 years, our event has been the Barbara Schmidt Millar Celebration of Life “Triathlon”. Due to low lake levels, the 2015 event was a “Duathlon”. Although most aspects of the event were the same – familiar place, time, and overall epic experience, some things were a little different. For starters, no one wore those colorful swim caps or took the plunge into the cool lake. But there was still plenty of sweat, joy, and triumph, capped with a feel good experience that soon won’t be forgotten. 2016 and 2017 marked the return of the original event, and this year, fingers crossed and lake levels permitting, we will continue the tradition with the “Triathlon Event” once again. So, “Hello lake and colorful swim caps, here we come”. Join us for this year’s event, it promises to be one you won’t want to miss!
We strongly recommend attending the Event Expo and the First Timer’s Clinic!
About the Expo
The Event Expo is where you pick-up your participant packet and event number/bib. Gain transition area Tips & Tricks along with valuable advice on setting up your transition area. You may also ask questions and get event instructions and rules.
First Timer’s Clinic
You will have the opportunity to attend the First Timer’s Clinic (a “must hear” presentation by Cathy Anderson-Meyers).
Note: other First Timer’s Clinics available prior to the expo. This is the final clinic before the event.
Available for purchase – Raffle Tickets, Baseball Caps, Cookbooks, Blankets and more.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
11:00am – 2:00pm
First Timer’s Clinic: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Cathy Anderson-Myers
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
155 Glasson Way
Grass Valley , CA 95945
Conference Rooms 110, 120, & 130
Event / Race Day
A few things every athlete should know about participating in this event.
Sunday ~ September 16, 2018
Cascade Shores at Scott’s Flat Lake
Nevada City, CA 95959
Arrive early. Allow time to park and walk to the transition area at the bottom of Lake Lane. Cars are not allowed on Gaston Dr. and Lake Lane is closed below Gaston Dr.
Bike racks are 1st come 1st serve and only athletes are allowed in the transition area. Guest/Spectators (family/friends) are not allowed in the transition area. A special area will be flagged off for the top 5 pledge collectors. Gain transition area Tips & Tricks at the Event Expo.
Race Day Schedule
- 7:00am – 8:30am – Body Marking and Registration
- 8:30am – Activities Begin
♥ National Anthem by NUHS Choir Quartet
♥ The Pledge of Allegiance
♥ Event History
♥ Honor Breast Cancer Survivors
♥ Stretching Warm-Ups
- 9:00am – Triathlon start time
- 9:30am – Walk/Run start time
On Event Day follow the signage showing the way to the event!
→ From Grass Valley on route 49
Exit Broad St. in Nevada City
Turn Right at the stop sign
At the next stop sign →
→ continue across the intersection uphill on Boulder St.
Continue on Boulder St. for .5 miles
Stay Right at the split and continue up Red Dog Rd. for 2.2 miles
Left on Quaker Hill Cross Rd. for 3.5 miles
Left at the stop sign onto Pasquale Rd.
Right on Cascade Loop
Right on Sadie Dr. or Spanish Ln.
→ START LOOKING FOR PARKING ←
(There will be NO PARKING on Gaston Dr. & Lake Lane)
Walk down Lake Lane to the transition area located at the bottom of the hill.
Lake Lane will be CLOSED to all traffic below Gaston Drive
Please respect all parking restrictions. PLEASE, NO DOGS.