The revolution will not be televised
We want The Portland Triathlon to live forever. Our sport requires clean air to breathe and pristine water in which to swim, welcoming communities, and happy participants. With growing awareness of our impact on this earth, The Portland Triathlon has made a commitment to produce a responsible race.

In 2007 we built this event from the ground up to include sustainability in all aspects of planning. Our environmental footprint was small, but we can always do better.

Help us with our efforts!

  • Resport certification: The Portland Triathlon has achieved Silver Certification since 2008 as a more sustainable athletic event by the Council for Responsible Sport, a non-profit organization founded in 2007 to administer a sustainability standard for athletic events. To earn this distinction, the Portland Tri met standards of environmental and social responsibility.
All greenhouse gas emissions resulting from participant travel offset through a partnership with Green Mountain
Strong, durable bike racks made from kiln-dried bamboo poles and surplus steel
Extensive recycling to divert trash from the landfill
 Renewable solar power from the City of Portland
Unique trophies made by a local artist from local materials
Take MAX or the bus (with your bike)!
Incentives for travel by bike or public transportation
High quality race shirts available to all participants, and cotton shirts for all volunteers
Available after race care includes chiropractic services and massage
Composting of all food waste, including biodegradable trash bags
Age group awards are unique each year and showcase something special from the area
Locally sourced and organic food and drink
You will not be able to stay home, brother.
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,
Skip out for beer during commercials,
Because the revolution will not be televised.

--Gil Scott-Heron, 1974