Packet pickup 8:00am, race 10:00am


Note: As of April 3, TEAM registration prices are discounted as below. Teams that have registered before April 3, have been contacted and are being refunded accordingly.


5k Leg1 Runner $20

Solo Triyaker $60

Team Triyakers 2 $90 ($45 each + PCS fee)

Team Triyakers 3 $110 ($36.66 each + PCS fee)

Price increase of $10 May 4th to May 10th and is online entry only.



Every member of a TEAM MUST register! Select the appropriate team option (2 or 3 person) when registering to get the proper discounted team rate. You must include the team name and names of other team members when registering.



Online registration at Pretzel City Sports, click here.


Mail-in registration:


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  • Bib numbers are assigned in the order of registration starting at 1.
  • The equipment will be arranged at each RT by bib number. The lower the bib number, the closer the equipment is to the next race leg.
  • Mountain bikers must wear a helmet.
  • Kayakers must wear a PFD, suitable water shoes and have a saftey whistle.
  • Kayaks must have a valid PA parks permit.
  • Kayakers must be familiar with the PA Fish and Boat Handbook on the PA Fish and Boat website.
  • Minimum age is tweleve years old.
  • 12 to 15 year olds must be part of a team or 5k only, they cannot participate in the kayaking leg.
  • Kayakers must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian sign a waiver during packet pickup.
  • This race is RAIN or SHINE.
  • Course may change due to creek levels or trail conditions.


Course Maps

Leg 1 RUN
Triyakers do 3.4 mile run starting at Lickdale trail head, finishing at Trout Run trail head. Leg 1 trail runners (5k only) turn around at the Aid Station.
Leg1 RUN 20170221.pdf
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Leg 2 RIDE
14.8 mi ride, start at Trout Run Trailhead, finish at Waterville Bridge and Old State Road.
Leg2 RIDE 20170221.pdf
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As conscientious MTB riders, we don't ride washed out trails. This covers that.
Leg2 Alternate RIDE 20170502.pdf
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2.5 mi. creek paddle, start at Waterville Bridge, finish at Lickdale Canoe Launch.
Leg3 FLOAT 20170221.pdf
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Overall 20.7 mi of Gap N Back 2017
Overall 20170221.pdf
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Swatara SP Map
Official Swatara State Park Map
Swatara State Park Map 2-16-17.pdf
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Race morning logistics

The map below shows the start/finish and RTs.


The morning of the race, follow the steps below. Click pin drops on the interactive map for notes about that location.

  1. Sign in, pickup race packet at start/finish line.

  2. Drop off kayak, tag kayak with tag provided in race packet.

  3. Drop off bike, tag bike with tag provided in race packet.

  4. Park car at MSC Industrial Supply, 100 MSC Dr, Jonestown, PA 17038.

  5. Take shuttle from lot to Start/Finish.