Come join in a weekend of fun and excitement as we play host to West Virginia's oldest triathlon. Since 1985 this event has become a favorite of triathletes and spectators alike. The entire race is held in the Monongahela National Forest (under special use permit). The race starts with a .5 mile swim in chilly Summit Lake. Next is a 17.1 mile bike ride over 3 Kennison Mountain (elevation of 3,988 feet) to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. The race concludes with a 6.2 mile run down to the Cranberry Glades and back to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center to the finish line. Triathletes also have a Saturday packet pick-up and social from 3-7:00 p.m. at the Chamber Office in Richwood. On Sunday there will be a post-race cookout at the finish line at the Nature Center. While the cookout is free for the athletes we welcome spectators to join us for a small donation. (Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race.) This is a spectator-friendly race with lots of food and fun for everyone. Each athlete receives a free t-shirt and awards are given for numerous age groups, genders and teams. The event is organized by the Richwood Area Chamber of Commerce and various sponsors. To register for this event, go to our website www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org/ScenicMountainTriathlon/ScenicMountainTriathlon.html or visit www.tristateracer.com and lookup "Scenic Mountain Triathlon".
Welcome to the Capital City Challenge! The race consists of a 4.2 mile run, a 4.2 mile row, and a 16.8 mile bike ride all along the banks of the Kanawha River. Individuals and groups of two or three are all encouraged to participate. This unique yet competitive event is designed for competitors of all fitness and skill levels. This family-friendly challenge features music, kids' activities, and great door prizes. Solo and team entries are welcome. THE COURSE The order of the race is RUN (4.2 miles from Magic Island to Daniel Boone Park); ROW (4.2 miles from Daniel Boone Park to Magic Island); RIDE (16.8 miles all on paved roads - a 3 loop course from Magic Island to Veazey Street and back to Magic Island - then repeat). The Start-Finish is at Magic Island which is next to the I-64 bridge along the Kanawha River.
Beginner friendly family triathlon held in the heart of the New River gorge. Make memories with your family as you bike, paddle, and run.
July 8, 2018 will bring the 33rd Anniversary of Richwood's Scenic Mountain Triathlon! Come join in a weekend of fun and excitement as we play host to West Virginia's oldest triathlon. Started in 1985, this event has become a favorite of triathletes and spectators alike. The entire race is held in the Monongahela National Forest (under special use permit). The race starts with a 1/2 mile swim in chilly Summit Lake, followed by a 17.1 mile bike ride over 3 Kennison Mountain (elevation of 3,988 feet) to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. The race concludes with a 6.2 mile run down to the Cranberry Glades and back to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center to the finish line. Other activities include a Saturday packet pick-up and social from 3 p.m. - 7p.m. at the Chamber Office in Richwood and a post-race cookout at the finish line at the Nature Center on Sunday. Awards are given for numerous age groups, sexes and teams. Each athlete receives a free t-shirt and eats for free at the cookout. (Spectators are encouraged to eat for a small donation.) This is a spectator-friendly race with lots of food and fun for everyone.
The start and finish line will be in Meadowood Park at the CRG River Center. The race will consist of the following legs: *A 3-mile run within Meadowood Park *An 8-mile bike ride from Tornado to Alum Creek (Note: The alternate bike route will be utilized due to a road closure on Coal River Rd.) *A 7-mile paddle from Alum Creek back to Meadowood Park. *A quick 1/4-mile run back to the finish line at the CRG River Center Register @ www.tristateracer.com.
Participants can compete as an individual or as a team. All members of the team need to complete each leg. Racers will have a 1.2 mile run, 2 mile bicycle ride, and a 1 mile paddle leaving and returning from the beach. There are hills to climb and gravel roads. Participants are to bring all their own equipment and the course is appropriate for ages 9 and up.
Bring the entire family and come make memories in the heart of the New River Gorge. This beginner friendly triathlon starts at the historic Thurmond Train Depot, where participants will make their way across the bridge over the scenic New River and bike 2 miles to Stonecliff Beach. From there, the race moves to the New River for a 1.5 mile span of easy paddling on calm waters ( ducky boats are available with pre-registration). In the last leg of the race, racers will run from the Dun Glen Day Use Area and make their way back into Thurmond, running a 2-mile loop of the town.
Join us in Almost Heaven--West Virginia--and flex those mountaineer muscles. For the inaugural Mountaineer Strong, racers will whitewater raft with a guide on Class III-V rapids down the New River, mountain bike on amazing trails in the New River Gorge, and trek through the beautiful ACE Adventure Resort property. This Appalachian state, covered with rugged mountains and river valleys, has long been known for its epic outdoor pursuits. Once you finish this race, we hope you’ll have a deeper understanding of WV’s state motto: Montani Semper Liberi (“Mountaineers are always free”).
The Great Greenbrier River Race is a triathlon held in Marlinton, consisting of a 3 mile run, a 4 mile river trip by kayak or canoe, and a 10 mile bike ride. This triathlon takes place along the Greenbrier River Trail and is for the young and old alike. The Great Greenbrier River Race is a family friendly event, and people come from 13 different states to enjoy the event. It's also become a great spectator sport so if you're not in it, come out and cheer for the rest of them.
The Third Annual Appalachian Du/Triathlon to Fight Cancer will be held as a fundraiser for The Lustgarten Foundation to Cure Pancreatic Cancer (www.lustgarten.org)! This event takes place in the beautiful Monongahela National Forest at Lake Sherwood Recreation Area, WV. The event will start at 9 AM on Sunday, September 11, 2016. The triathlon is a Sprint event with a 740 meter swim, 13.5 mile bike ride, and 5 K run. The duathlon starts with a 1 mile run, followed by the 13.5 mile bike and 5 K run.