August 26, 2018

The Rocky Mountain Flyathlon

Couldn't help but enjoy this short video of the recent Rocky Mountain Flyathlon event in Saguache, CO. The video was done by Tenkara USA as some racers use tenkara rods for their portability, but don't mistake this as a tenkara-exclusive event.

The theme is "Run - Fish - Beer," and the competitors need to run a trail course, catch a fish along the way (with photographic evidence), drink a beer, and run back. Plus, proceeds go toward conservation efforts. Now I'm no runner, but that sounds pretty damn fun.

From the Tenkara USA blog:

"Run, Fish, Beer! That’s the tagline for the Flyathlon, an event that brings together people to run a race, catch a fish, and at the end of the day enjoy a cold beer…all the while raising money to protect native trout. On August 11, 2018, 60 participants ran the race in a remote location and caught brook trout as well as the native cutthroat of the area. Several of them used tenkara in their race. And, overall, that event raised over $22,000 for native trout conservation efforts too! Talk about a triathlon!"

If this is something that interests you, I'd highly recommend checking out the Rocky Mountain Flyathlon website to learn more information. There are multiple events in Colorado, as well as an event in the (non-Rocky Mountain) Driftless Area of Iowa!


  1. Michael
    I'm in for any project to raise funds for conservation--loved the video--thanks for sharing

  2. What a great event....and the brookies are beautiful.
    Maybe an Olympic event?