2013 LPC Triathlon Race Date is Sunday, August 18th
We are pleased to announce the return of Henderson County’s FIRST ever triathlon this summer! The 2nd annual event will be held at the Lelia Patterson Center (LPC) in Fletcher, NC on Sunday, August 18th, 2013. The Hunter Subaru – LPC Triathlon is a perfect event to challenge yourself and features an easy 200 yard pool swim at the beautiful LPC, a 17.5 mile challenging bike on quiet country roads and a rolling 5k run. We encourage both individuals and relay teams to participate. In the LPC Triathlon Team Competition, you don’t have to be a three-sport triathlete to be in the triathlon. You can pick whichever sport is your best event and just swim, just bike, or just run for a team.
**NEW in 2013 — The Asheville Triathlon will host a kid’s ‘Splash n Dash event in the evening on Saturday, July 20th! More details can be found on our Carolina Kid’s MultiSport Events page and registration will be available on January 15th, 2013. **
The race entry fee allows participating in the triathlon event and a portion of the race proceeds will benefit the LPC swim program for underprivileged children. First 175 participants to register are guaranteed a race t-shirt! We are excited to also offer team registrations for both 2 and 3 person teams. Additional information is available on the LPC Triathlon Facebook page and online registration is now open at imATHLETE. For additional information, please email: email@example.com.
The Hunter Subaru – LPC Triathlon is a perfect event to challenge yourself, for every level of athlete. The event will begin with a 200 yard pool swim at the LPC Aquatics Center pool. The swim will feature a time-trial start with the fastest swimmers going first. Swimmers will enter the water by running across a mat at the water’s edge near the deep end of the pool jump in to begin the swim. After the 200 yard swim, athletes will exit the pool and quickly enter the transition area. During the registration process participants will be asked to submit their 100 yard swim time. This is not the fastest you can swim 100 yards but the time you expect to maintain throughout the entire swim portion of the event.
The pool swim is great for new swimmers & the run is a rolling course typical for this part of Western North Carolina. The bike course has a couple challenging hills, one as you begin your ride on Howard Gap Road and another challenging hill (Terry’s Gap); however the majority of the ride is on rolling country roads. You will be required to stay on your bike, in other words you may not get off your bike and push it up hills, as this is a safety hazard. Due to the length and challenge of the bike course, all cyclist participants competing in the bike leg of the race (relay teams included) must be a minimum of 16 years old. The run will loop around the neighboring roads by the LPC. Although we expect very little vehicular traffic on race morning, the roads will be open to the public for both the run and bike courses. All intersections with a traffic light and/or turn will have law enforcement stopping traffic.
The Hunter Subaru – LPC Triathlon run course is a great match for hill runners and is not for the faint of heart. This 5k run will get your blood pumping as you run through some of Fletcher’s prettiest (and hilly) country roads!