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The 1st Annual

Saturday, June 12th, 2021

2021 Results

Overall Results

Top Cyclist (Male/Female)

Top Paddler (Male/Female)

Top Runner (Male/Female)

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Update (5.28.21) We had to make the difficult decision today to close registrations for the 1st Annual Valley Bottom Rio Trio. We have reached a number of participants that we did not anticipate in our first year! In an effort to ensure that logistics run smoothly and to ensure safety on the racecourse, we are capping the event at our current numbers.

Our apologies to those who planned to compete but who had not yet registered.

We are extremely grateful for the level of enthusiasm and support that our community has shown for this event and we hope to sustainably grow the race in future years.

At the time of this post, there are still some spots remaining in the Kid's Mini Race.


Rio Trio Planning Team

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Event Overview

Alamosa Parks and Recreation and Adams State Adventure Programs are partnering to bring the San Luis Valley the first annual “Valley Bottom Rio Trio”; an adventure-style triathlon race within the City of Alamosa!  This fully chip-timed race will feature an 8-mile trail bike ride, a 3-mile paddle on the Rio Grande, and a 5k run. Participants will be given the option of doing all three legs of the race solo, or as a part of a 3-person relay team. Bring your own boat or rent a kayak (SOLD OUT) or Standup Paddle Board from us! The inaugural race will take place on the morning of Saturday, June 12th! An outdoor awards ceremony, lunch made from local ingredients, and local beer libations will take place following the race. A free children's adventure triathlon (ages 6-11) will take place before the main event!


Registration Categories (Price Increases $5 per competitor May 24th)

  • Solo (Male/Female) - $25 $30
  • Co-Ed 3-Person Team Relay- $60 $75
  • Family 3-Person Team Relay- $60 $75
  • Children’s Mini Race- FREE 

More information about: Categories/Rules/Awards Rev. 5.11.21


2021 Valley Bottom Rio Trio Racecourse

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Bike, paddle, and run along the Rio Grande corridor in Alamosa. Enjoy stunning views of the Mount Blanca Massif to the east as you wind your way through riparian habitat, cottonwood galleries, and upland grassland pasture.  

Bike: 8 miles: mix of dirt/gravel/pavement road and beginner-level singletrack. 

Paddle: 3-miles:  Class I river

Run: 5k+ miles: Mix of dirt singletrack, gravel, and pavement  

2021 Children's Mini Race

Run 0.3 mile, Float (inner tube) 0.4 mile, bike 0.6 mile.

Children must bring their own bike, helmet, and shoes. Inner tube and PFD will be provided.


Friday, June 11th

6-9pm: Packet Pickup @ Rio Grande Farm Park

Saturday, June 12th

8-8:45am: Kid's Race Sign In/Registration @ State Ave. Bridge (6901 North River Rd.)

8-9:45am: Rio Trio Packet Pickup @ State Ave. Bridge (6901 North River Rd.)

9am: Kid's Race @ State Ave. Bridge (6901 North River Rd.)

8am-10am: Boat staging @ City of Alamosa North River Trail Access

10:00am: Safety Talk @ State Ave. Bridge (6901 North River Rd.)

10:30am: Rio Trio Start @ State Ave. Bridge (6901 North River Rd.)

12:00am - 3:00pm: Lunch/Awards/Beer State Ave. Bridge (6901 North River Rd.)



We need volunteers! Sign up for a timeslot. 


Thank you to our event "Adventurer Level" sponsors!





Race Organizers:

John Reesor

Alamosa Parks and Recreation




Brian Puccerella

Adams State Adventure Programs


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