Calling all runners and adrenaline junkies! One of our favorite events is the Aukeman Triathlon on August 5, 2017. The event starts at Auke Lake and ends at the University of Alaska’s Southeast Campus. During this grueling competition, you’ll test your athleticism, will, and determination as you trek through the Last Frontier. Once you finish, make the quick 20-minute trip back to the relaxing hot tub and modern comforts at Silverbow Inn!
Before planning your trip for the Aukeman Triathlon 2017, request a copy of our free Vacation Guide to Juneau! You’ll find our recommendations for the best annual events, delightful restaurants, and outdoor activities. Our guide also features the contemporary guest rooms and soothing amenities at Silverbow Inn!
Why You Need to Participate in the Aukeman Triathlon
This annual event is not for the faint-hearted and takes you through a series of rigorous obstacles. Are you ready for the challenge? If so, read over our insights and find out everything you’ll need to know about the Aukeman Triathlon.
If you are planning to push your limits, sign up through Active.com! We recommend registering online because you cannot on race day. After you submit your name, you’ll be notified about a mandatory meeting for all racers the Friday before the race at the UAS Mourant Building. This is where you ‘ll get more details about the meet and receive your official packets. Be sure to bring a photo ID to pick up your packet, because no one can pick yours up for you!
There are plenty of public spaces open to you if you are still training. If you want a crash course in what to expect during the race, you can attend the High Cadence Triathlon Training camp a month before the race. And, a series of open water swims with the Glacier Swim Club Masters program will be held. Don’t forget to rent or bring your own wetsuit for the competition, because it’s required!
What Can I Expect
On race day, we suggest arriving at 5:30 a.m. so you’ll have plenty of time to stretch and check in. The Aukeman Triathlon begins at 7:30 a.m. and lasts until the final participant crosses the finish line. Before you go, look over the course online! When the starting gun sounds, you’ll begin with the 750-meter swim across Auke Lake. Then, gear up for the 19-kilometer bike contest through the Alaskan wilderness and finish with a 5-kilometer run down Glacier Highway!
Where to Refuel
After your best race, head back to Juneau, freshen up in your guest room, and treat yourself to a meal fit for a champion.
When you stay with us, you’ll be within walking distance to many locally owned and operated establishments. If you are looking for a place to carb up the day before or after the Aukeman Triathlon, reserve your table at In Bocca Al Lupo, our next door neighbor. You’ll find a variety of Italian cuisine from different kinds of pastas to pizzas to wine! Or, pamper yourself with a trip to Rejuvenation Salon & Spa. Whether you are in need of an invigorating facial or deep tissue massage, book your indulgent appointment. Your aching muscles will receive the attention they need from the expert therapists.
Silverbow Inn Is Your Relaxation Destination!
After completing the Aukeman Triathlon, find comfort in your modern accommodation at Silverbow Inn. From the moment you walk in our front door, you’re sure to feel relaxed. We invite you to browse our selection of chic guest rooms and reserve the ideal one for your getaway.
As you look over our relaxing rooms, consider booking our City View Queen Room. You can find comfort in the plush queen bed, 450-thread-count sheets, and super fast WiFi. In addition, you’re sure to feel refreshed in the sleek en-suite that showcases plush towels, a spacious tub, and soothing bath salts! You’ll also be captivated by the views of downtown.
Plan your vacation to Alaska with us this year!