Date(s) - 06/08/19
The fourth annual Active SWV Family Triathlon provides a race event that is friendly to beginners and allows the entire family to compete together. It makes an impact with young runners to see other kids their age taking part in this race. But kids of all ages are welcome to build teams or race as individuals.
This is a great race for any age and welcoming to beginner abilities.
Participants can compete as an individual or as a team. All members of the team need to complete each leg. This is not a relay. 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 beginners ages 9 and up. Younger children are welcome to participate, if they have been practicing these distance and have paddling/swimming experience.
Registration opens March 1st at this link: https://aptiming.com/race/2019ActiveSWVTriathlon
If you are competing as a team; one person can register many people at once (a family) or one person can register and create the team (group of friends). The other members of that group of friends team can register by joining that team. *You must select your team at the time of registration so the timing can be organized.
Before May 15th $30 for adults/ $10 for youth.
After May 16th $40 for adults/ $20 for youth.
Inflatable kayak rentals $20 while supplies last.
-online registration: https://aptiming.com/race/2019ActiveSWVTriathlon. Please make a profile account and then select the Active SWV Family Triathlon to register.
-free parking at Battle Run beach parking lot
-volunteers to help unload and place gear
-pre-race breakfast snacks
-timing provided by Appalachian Timing Group
-volunteer course marshals
-finish t-shirts adult and youth (adult shirts are men’s sizing)
-top finisher trophies; 1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall individual man and woman. 1st place finishers in teams (based on youngest team member); 10 and under team, 12 and under team, 15 and under team, 18 and under team, 30 and under team, 40 and under team, 50 and under team, 65 and under team, 66+ team.
-volunteer assistance packing gear
What you should bring with you:
-bicycle with helmet (required)
-paddle craft with pfd (lifejacket-required) and paddle
-change of clothes
-water proof camera?
-sturdy, comfortable shoes that can get wet
Participants should arrive between 8:00am-8:45am to unload gear and get checked in at the Active SWV tent located in the Battle Run Beach parking area.
Race begins at 9:15am!
Join Active SWV programs happening almost every day of the week to begin training for this event. It is a great way to meet healthy friends and set achievable goals. View program schedules here: www.activeswv.org/events
Proceeds from this event support year round free community activities. Review all the programs Active SWV has to offer:https://activeswv.org/programs
Additional donations are always accepted. https://activeswv.org/donate
Volunteers are needed and will be provided:
Instructions one week prior to event
Delicious coffee race day morning
Given a volunteer instruction card
Post race lunch
Volunteer group photo
Lots of high fives!
Contact our office to sign up: (304) 254-8488 [email protected] or message through this event.