• The Geocache / Triathlon

  • Geocache

    The Wild Canyon Games has built the largest geocaching grid in the world, featuring over 1,100 caches hidden across 66,000 acres of high desert terrain. Four of your seven members will have four hours to find as many of our custom-made WCG geocaches as possible. This timed event is designed to push each athlete to his or her limit. The event will challenge your team's strength, stamina, and ability to navigate through Central Oregon high desert terrain.

    The Waypoint download for the 2016 Wild Canyon Games are NOW AVAILABLE!  

    Triathlon

    The Wild Canyon Games Triathlon consists of an 1500m open water swim, 15.5 mile mountain bike course and a 10K trail run. On average the relay triathlon takes about three hours, depending on the athleticism and experience of each team member. Each leg of the Triathlon will be individually timed using a digital electronic system. Competitors will be able to track individual split times and overall team times at the conclusion of the event. 

    More Information

    Upon arrival at Washington Family Ranch, you will be directed to a bike drop-off location. Bikes will be securely stored at the reservoir overnight in preparation for the second leg of the race. (Professional bike tune-ups are an option at this drop-off point, at your own cost.)

    On Saturday morning of the event, Swimmers and Bikers will be transported to the reservoir (T1) after breakfast. Runners will report to Canyon Camp Sports Center (T2) to await the arrival of their Bike competitor. Bikes arrive at T2 and are stored inside the Sports Center after this leg of the event. Runners depart T2 and finish in the field at the center of the Canyon Camp Ranch.

Event Legs

  • Geocache
  • 2015 Top Results

    Geocache

    #75 Taint So Nad

    19,260 PTS

    NIKE+ FUELBAND

    Skanska

    40 836

    YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN GPS DEVICES TO THE WILD CANYON GAMES!

    Geocache "waypoints" need to be downloaded before arriving Friday night. The waypoint download for 2016 will be available in April. Each WCG cache will vary in point value based upon location, difficulty, elevation, number of times found in previous year and proximity to other caches. All geocaches are marked with a specific code, competitors must record the code provided before moving to the next cache. Safety is a top priority, competitors will be provided with a complementary safety pack for basic needs and are asked to stay together in their pairs at all times. A serious point penalty awaits competitors who finish late.

     

  • Swim
  • 2015 Swim

    #109 Xdog: Sack Pack Plus A Rack

    Time 0:16:11

    809 PTS

    NIKE+ FUELBAND

    Skanska

    40 836

    PLEASE NOTE FOR SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

    Due to the cold temperatures of the reservoir in late May, wetsuits are mandatory.  It is important that swimmers be prepared for this 1500m open water swim!

    Swimmers will kick off the Triathlon event at 7:00am from the reservoir lake. Large buoys positioned approximately 100 feet off the shoreline to guide swimmers easily through the 1500m course. 

  • Bike
  • 2015 Bike

    #49 Do Your Job

    Time 1:09:58

    977 PTS

    NIKE+ FUELBAND

    Skanska

    40 836


    PLEASE NOTE FOR SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

    This bike course features technical terrain. It’s important that competitors understand that some sections of this course are hazardous and that cyclists should strongly consider dismounting when encountering difficult sections of the course.

    This challenging cycling portion is 15.5 miles of both on- and off-road terrain. The course begins at 1,871 feet elevation and ends at 1,544 feet elevation—a net loss of 327 feet. The initial 3-4 miles are paved and present the rider with a steady incline of approximately 900 feet. (See elevation chart below.) This is not your usual Sunday Bike Ride!

  • Run
  • 2015 Run

    #11 Nike Prairie Dogs

    Time 0:34:38

    969 PTS

    NIKE+ FUELBAND

    Skanska

    40 836

    The triathlon run course is primarily comprised of single-track dirt trail.
    The first mile has a gradual incline, hair-pin turns, and allows for easy visibility of other competitors running along the path.
    The second mile ascends 400 feet with steep inclines, rugged terrain, and a great view from the top of the hill.
    Miles three and four provide opportunities to build speed and momentum going downhill, transition to a packed dirt road, and opens up from single-track to allow for ample opportunity to catch other competitors.