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The 2023 River Roux Olympic Triathlon will be held on October 28th!  

River Roux features a 1.5K swim, 40K bike ride, and a 10K run in historic New Roads. The race has aquabike, duathlon, and relay divisions.  It wraps up with awards and a finish festival in the greenspace across from transition. ​

RKF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and sustain active, fit and healthy children, families and communities through programming, advocacy and education, as an effort to fight childhood obesity through multisport events and camp scholarship and grant programs.  RKF also gives back to local schools/clubs in the cities that welcome us there, such as Boy Scouts, parish and city programs, 4-H, local schools, and more.  

Entries are limited to 300 competitors for 2023.  Ready to register? Click here!



The swim course will be a single loop clockwise swim that begins and ends at the floating dock. Starting at 6:45 a.m. we will have a designated swim warm up area for your use with safety personnel managing the area. The entire course is not open for warm up.  At race start, you will enter the water on the left side (facing the water) and exit on the right side. Athletes will be staged along the grass area behind the ramp.

We will have safety personnel on the course. You may hang on to kayaks and paddle boards to catch your breath but cannot use them to make any forward progress. Your safety is our primary concern and we urge you to raise your hand to alert safety personnel if you are in distress.  Similarly, if you observe another athlete in clear distress, please stop and alert safety personnel.  Upon exiting the swim course, you will run straight up the gangway of the floating dock and along the carpeted area leading to the stairs to access the transition area.   

Self-Seeded Start

Athletes will seed themselves according to swim pace for a double loop swim.  Participants will enter the water 1 at a time, every 3 seconds. 

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The bike course is an out and back along the banks of False River.  Remember that all the roads on the bike course will remain open to traffic throughout the race. We will have police and volunteers at major intersections, but you are still to ride with safety as your primary priority. Every turn on the course will be marked with signs to the right side of the road, as well as orange marks in the road. 

There will be SAG support vehicles on the bike course providing assistance with minor mechanical issues throughout the day.

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River Roux run course will have 4 aid stations on the course, at mile 1, 3, 4, and 5.25 . We will be serving water, Powerade, and gels (variety of flavors) at all aid stations. We have timing mats throughout the course to make sure that everyone completes the full course.

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  • Overall Male and Female

  • Overall  Masters Male and Female

  • Overall Grand Masters Male and Female

  • Age Group 1st - 3rd, Male and Female

  • 19 and under ​

  • 20-24

  • 25-29

  • 30-34

  • 35-39

  • 40-44

  • 45-49

  • 50-54

  • 55-59

  • 60-64

  • 65-69

  • 70-74

  • Overall Relay​

  • Overall  male and female

  • Overall  male and female


River Roux is a USAT Sanctioned event and all rules apply.  Please see the USAT competitive rules to avoid penalties or disqualification.  

USAT Rules

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