LPC Triathlon



The 2014 LPC Triathlon is a perfect event to challenge yourself, for every level of athlete, at the beautiful Leila Patterson Center in Fletcher, NC. It features an easy 200 yard pool swim, 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 participate. You can pick whichever sport is your best event and just swim, just bike, or just run for a team. While LPC events are timed, and your results will be made available after the event, we emphasize participation over competition. This is a great time for everyone; participants, volunteers and supporters alike!

 THE 2014 LPC TRIATHLON is on August 17th. Race begins at 8:00 am.

Detailed  information, rules, and regulations are available on the LPC Tri Event Info page.


USAT_RetroTriSeriesNew for 2014! USA Triathlon has sanctioned the LPC Triathlon as one of only 10 2014 Retro Tri Series events in the U.S.! Believe it or not, before the days of bike racks, triathlons and multi-sport events were still as prominent as ever. The Retro Tri Series is taking a step back to those days by offering a unique series that highlights the retro allure that once was. Retro attire is encouraged to enhance the experience and atmosphere!

USAT10LogoWOIn specific, the USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series is a multisport event for athlete of many ages and experience levels that combines swimming, biking, and running. Although it is not required, events may be timed; the focus is on participation rather than competition.



LPCpoolThe LPC Triathlon begins with a pool swim at the LPC Aquatics Center pool, and is great for new swimmers.  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.

LPCfinishThe run is a rolling course typical for this part of Western North Carolina. You will take gently undulating rural roads, pass through a tree break which opens to the fields, rounding the baseball diamond and finishing with a lap around the track before crossing the finish line. The LPC 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!



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 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 select number of participants to register are guaranteed a free 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. For additional information, please email:  events@idaph.net.

Detailed course descriptions, maps, and elevations charts available on the LPC Course Info + Maps page.





**Returning in 2014 — The LPC Kid’s MultiSport, part of the Carolina Kids MultiSport Race Series, will again run in conjunction with the LPC Triathlon! NEW THIS YEAR, The LPC Kid’s MultiSport is a USA Triathlon certified event, 


and has been selected to be part of the USAT Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon Series of 2014! This is very exciting! We are one of only 50 events in the USAT Series this year, geared to help drive youth participation in multi-sports.


Registration for this event entered separately. More details can be found on our LPC Kid’s MultiSport event page. or learn about all the CKMS Events.**


The second annual FIRST EVER Henderson County,  2013 Hunter Subaru LPC Triathlon was a great success!

John Neff,  Photographer


Overall, I’m so glad I raced today. Not just for the swag but for the awesome course and fun crowd. There were a lot of first timers today, whom I admire because when it’s your first tri and it is cold and rainy, it must be really extra stinky. So way to be badasses, ya’ll! And finally, thanks to all the great volunteers and race staff. You all rock.

Kit Hayes (LPC Triathlon First Place Female)

(See Kit’s full testimony on her blog post “Rain, Roadkill & a Leotard: the 2013 LPC Triathlon”)


Want to see photos of the 2013 race?

LPC Triathlon Event Photos,  CKMS LPC Tri Kid’s Race Photos.



Please sign up to volunteer at the LPC Triathlon! We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity - here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:


2. Enter your email address. (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


Want to sponsor the 2014 LPC Triathlon?

The LPC Triathlon is a unique opportunity to secure local and regional brand presence at a popular triathlon held at the Leila Patterson Center in Fletcher, NC. For more information on how to become a sponsor, contact sponsorship@idaph.net.

A special thanks to our 2013 event sponsors!


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