Saturday, May 11

 Registration opens on December 1, 2018 at
6:30 a.m.!
       Register HERE

Gator Grinder 2019 Shirt design by Canby High School student Victoria Gonzalez

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Not sure if you are registered?  Request a copy of your registration confirmation HERE

The North Lake Physical Therapy Gator Grinder Triathlon is an excellent introduction for the first-time triathlete, as well as a great early season event for the experienced racer.  The swim will be in a pool, the bike course is over beautiful rural roads and the run is flat and fast.  There will be road bike, mountain bike and relay divisions.  All proceeds support the Canby Swim Club.



500-yard (20 lengths, 10 laps) pool swim in a 6-lane, 25-yard pool, with up to 4 swimmers per lane.  There will be volunteer lap counters.  Drafting is permitted.  The swim will be seeded by the 500-yard swim time participants submit with the entry form.  Heat assignments will be e-mailed by the Monday prior to the race.  The first heat will be in the water at 7:30 a.m.  Check in at least one hour before your start.

Bike The one-loop 12-mile bike course is over the beautiful rolling country roads that surround Canby. A bike helmet is mandatory.  Drafting is not legal.  Volunteers will manage traffic at intersections, but roads will be open to traffic and cyclists will be responsible for their own safety.


The 3.1-mile run is mostly on roadways with about one-third on a paved walking trail.  The course is flat and fast.  Water will be available on the course.

The 2019 Gator Grinder Triathlon has 240 spots available. Due to the size of the facilities this is a hard limit. The race typically sells out, but we also normally go deep in to the wait list.   So if you want in please don’t delay, but if you do end up on the wait list, don't despair... there's a good chance you'll still get in! We do have a cancellation/waitlist policy, please read it carefully.  

Online registration only. All race communication is done via e-mail.  Once registered, you will receive an informational email in mid March, a Confirmation letter in mid April, and your start time, heat & lane assignment the Monday before the race.   If you do not receive these emails, please check your junk or spam folders. NOTE: If you do not get a confirmation e-mail from after you have registered, your entry may not have gone through. Please make certain that you receive a confirmation e-mail from
Cancellations by March 31, 2019 will be given a full refund less $10, assuming there is someone on the waitlist to take your place. No refunds will be given after March 31 or if your spot cannot be filled. After the race fills, we will maintain a waitlist. Entries are non-transferrable. Athletes will be selected from the waitlist on a first come, first serve basis.  PLEASE NOTE: T-Shirts are only guaranteed to entries registered before March 1.
Questions? Contact:
Amy Nelson at 503-984-5967or  E-Mail her. 
Canby Swim Center
1150 Ivy Street
Canby, OR
Click  HERE for map and directions.
The top 5 male and female individual finishers in each age group and top 3 relay teams with in each age group will receive awards. Special award for the top overall male and female finisher and the top male and female finisher from Canby Oregon.
$60 individual/$90 for relay team. Deadline April 30, 2019 OR when all 240 slots are filled. No day of race registration. The entry fee includes t-shirt, results and a great time!
Race T-Shirts are shirts for men and women.  Shirts are only guaranteed for entries before March 1, 2019. Entries after this date are not discounted or guaranteed a race shirt.
Packets will be available starting 6 AM on Saturday, May 11. Heat times and lane assignments will be E-mailed by May 6.