Gold Run Cove

Schedule of Events:

Friday & Saturday, July 11 & 12, 2014

3 PM - 8 PM Packet Pick-up & Registration at the campground store

Sunday, July 13, 2013

6 AM – 8 AM Packet Pick-up & Registration
8:45 AM Pre-race Meeting
12 PM Post Race Party / Feed
12:45 PM Awards & Prizes

The race-course will be marked and open on Friday. Come hang with fellow racers before the event.

Event Description:

Sunday, July 13, 2014 is the second annual Deerfield Triathlon. 15 miles from Hill City, SD, Deerfield Lake is nestled in the central part of the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.

The course features a 1600m swim, 40k bike and an 10k run. The swim is an out and back course in a protective cove. Spectator may hike down the trail to cheer on their swimmer. The bike ride climbs out of Gold Run Trail head along Deerfield Road back toward Hill City. The course is hilly and speeds can get high coming back to transition. After descending back to Gold Run Trai Head, the racers transition to an out and back run by going back out to Deerfield Road for a short distance before turning onto right onto Gillette Paire Rd. This is a well maitained gravel road where you will run most of the 10k on. The Sprint Course followes the same routing but the distances are cut in half.

Mt. Meadow Store and Campground has cabins and camps sites available race weekend. Hill City also has many great hotels and restaurants and is near gambling in historic Deadwood, the great carvings of Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, the 114-mile Mickelson trail and countless miles of single-track.

Race Categories

Solo - Standard solo triathlon. No sharing, keep all the fun for yourself. Either Olympic distances (1600M Swim-40K Bike-10K Run), Sprint distance (800M Swim-20K Bike-5K Run), Landlover (5K Run-20K Bike-10K Run)

Relay - Relay Team Race. Two and 3 person teams allowed. All female teams will be scored female. All male will be scored male. Mixed Relay will be scored. Relay teams may use a swimmer from the solo race (must register solo and relay separately).


The quickest way to access Deerfield Lake is to take Deerfield Road from Hill City Aproximately 15 miles



Mt Meadow Store and Campground has campsites and cabins for rent. This is the ideal place to stay for the race, but space is limited so reserve you spot quickly. The next best is to stay at one of the many hotels in Hill City.

Mt. Meadow Store and Campground (605-574-2636)

Hill City Chamber of Commerce (800-888-1798)

USDA Forest Service Campgrounds (605-673-9200)

DISTANCES TO Deerfield Lake, SD 15 Miles West of Hill City, SD

CHEYENNE, WY- Hill City: 296 miles 5 hours

BISMARCK, ND- Hill City: 367 miles 6.5 Hours

SIOUX FALLS, SD- Hill City: 388 miles, 6.5 Hours

DENVER, CO - Hill City: 400 miles, 7.5 hours

BOZEMAN, MT - Hill City: 520 miles, 8.5 hours

LINCOLN, NE - Hill City: 565 miles, 9.5 hours

FARGO, ND - Hill City : 618 miles 9.75 hours

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Hill City: 650 miles, 10.5 hours

DES MOINES, IA - Hill City, SD: 670 miles, 10.5 hours

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Hill City: 650, 10.5 hours

WINNIPEG, MB - Hill City: 835 miles, 13 hours