“Escape to Blue Ridge, the Title Sponsor of Tri The Mountains Triathlon provides North Georgia Cabin Rentals vacation experiences that bring you and your friends back for more.” This will be an incredibly scenic race in the North GA Mountains! The swim will be in the crystal clear waters of Lake Blue Ridge. The bike is an 18 mile out and back crossing over the lake with mountains towering in the background. The run will leave the Marina and head towards town on Old Hwy. 76 and you will be cheered on as you enter the Historic town of Blue Ridge ending in front of the Gazebo with the band “Gopher Broke” playing as you run past the finish line. Awards and the after party will take place in the park in the center of town and will be one to remember. If you have never visited Blue Ridge GA, put this on your race schedule! Come see why Blue Ridge is becoming a triathlon mecca!
Escape to Blue Ridge Tri The Mountains Triathlon
600 Yard Swim, 18 Mile Bike, 5K Run
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Race Time: 7:30 am
Location: Lake Blue Ridge Marina
Address: 335 Marina Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Registration: Online Registration is now closed. You can still register at packet pick up locations listed below.
$100.00 all non- USAT members
Relay Entry – Each member of relay team must be a USAT member – add $15.00 for each non-member
$125.00 until 4/30/2017 when price will increase $20.00
Any one registering after April 17th can not be guaranteed a T-Shirt.
Register at Endurance House before July 12 and receive special discounts on all race entry fees.
The 600 yard swim course in the beautiful, clear waters of Lake Blue Ridge is a one loop affair around a triangular course, which is laid out nicely for a fast first leg of the day.
Once out of the water, the athletes run up the boat ramp to the transition area where they will grab their bikes for the 18 mile out and back bike course. Racers will cycle up a slight climb out of the marina to a right on Old Hwy 76, and then enjoy the first of many long downhills. They will cross over Lake Blue Ridge Dam and will be treated to amazing views of the Lake and Mountains to the right, and the Toccoa River to the left. The ride over the dam is flat and then the next 8 miles will be rolling and fun, with a few longer climbs and incredibly fast downhills. Athletes will turn around at mile 9 and head back to the transition area. They will be greeted by a nice downhill to the Marina.
Transitioning again at the Marina runners will start their run with a slight climb out of the Marina then enjoy a mile of nice downhill followed by rolling hills and a flat, slightly downhill run into the Historic town of Blue Ridge ending in front of the Gazebo on the corner of Depot and Main St.
Georgia Multisports Productions for safety reason has established a course and race completion time line as follows:
- Swim: 1/2 hour.
- Bike: 1 1/2 hours or total of 2 hours of swim and bike.
- Run: Race must be completed in 3 hours.
You may be asked to return your timing chip and will not receive an official time. if you choose to complete the event it will be without course security or support.
Wetsuits: Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit.
Relay Teams: Racers can form teams of two or three to compete in the triathlon, with each athlete racing one event. Each team member must fill out separate applications and waiver.
Question regarding the event. Please call Jim Rainey at 770-926-2367 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Packet Pick-Up: Registration is open at packet pick-up on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 11 am to 7:00 pm, Endurance House 11800 Haynes Bridge Rd. Suite 1, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Friday, May 12, 2017 – 1 pm to 5 pm, Terra Outfitters, 801B East Main St, Blue Ridge, GA
Saturday, May 13, 2017 (Race Morning) 5:30 am to 7:00 am
- No one can pick up your packet except you -includes teams as well!
- Race day packet pick-up is available.
- No race day registration.
- 5:00am Transition opens
- 6:45am Last minute race information.
- 7:30am Sprint starts.
- 11:00am Awards Ceremony begins.
- Overall top three male and female finishers.
- Masters men and women – top three.
- Elite Male and Female – top three
- Athena (165+) top three.
- Clydesdales: (220+) top three.
- Relays top three.
- Age group awards will be given three deep in the following categories: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.
USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event
This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body for the sport of Triathlon. We suggest all our participants become familiar with USA Triathlon Rules and Regulations. Officials will be present enforcing these rules.
The request to transfer out of a race must be made 14 days or more prior to that scheduled event date. No transfers will be allowed underneath this deadline. The fee to transfer registration to another athlete is $40. The fee must be accompanied with an application from the new participant. No Refunds
The Awards ceremony and after party will be held in the park in the center of town. A full meal will be provided to enjoy under the big oak trees and atmosphere of an upscale mountain town.
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