A Multi-Sport Challenge in an Iconic Mountain Destination

JULY 21, 2024

The Asheville Triathlon captures the essence of this vibrant and active mountain community. Held against the backdrop of Asheville's breathtaking natural beauty, it presents athletes with a unique and challenging course that encompasses swimming, cycling, and running that is appealing to triathletes from novice to elites. It not only tests physical prowess but also celebrates the spirit of camaraderie, offering a welcoming environment for both seasoned triathletes and newcomers alike. The Asheville Triathlon stands as an embodiment of the area’s commitment to health, fitness, and outdoor adventure.

Permit pending government approvals  | Race date & course subject to change

why you'll love this race:

  • A free, commemorative race shirt when you register before Sunday, June 30 ($20 after)
  • A professionally chip-timed course that is marked with turn-by-turn GPS for the bike and run routes
  • Awards for top finishers in each age group
  • A supportive atmosphere for those that are new to multi-sport events
  • A well-staffed event with clear communication
  • The opportunity to complete the Tri Local Duo Series

What our participants are saying...

“Thank you for putting on such an incredible event today. It was inspiring to see the athletes pushing themselves and competing. Please keep the great work up.”
“This is a very special race to me as it is one of the most friendly races for both beginners as well as experienced triathletes.”
“I like the pool swim but also getting great country roads and rollers for the bike!”

“Thanks so much y'all, it was a great race!!!”

“Exceptional organization, an awesome community
The local vibe is great! The course and location are great.”

“I loved the coconut water at the end, shady bike/run, and swimming in a 50m pool.”

    The Course

    The event will begin with a 400 meter outdoor pool swim at the Asheville Rec Park pool. The swim features a time-trial start with the fastest swimmers going first, and the rest following in approximately 5 second intervals. Swimmers will enter the water by running across a mat at the water’s edge near the shallow end of the pool and run into begin the swim. You will traverse the pool 8 times before continuing to the bike portion.

    The 11.6 mile bike route is primarily 2-lane country roads with only a short section that crosses two intersections. Please note that the bike course has been challenging to some beginners in years past. Be prepared to ride over several challenging hills with steep grades. You will be required to stay on your bike. You may not get off your bike and push it up hills, as this is a safety hazard. North Carolina law requires that all participants wear a helmet. Participants without a helmet will be DQ’d.

    The run is an out and back style course and is one of the flattest 5k’s you will find in the area! Runners will stay on the right side of the road for the run. While the road will be open to traffic, most of the course is lightly traveled. Flat and fast is the name of the game on this 5K.


    400 Meters
    (.25 Miles)

    50 M Outdoor Pool
    (8 Laps)


    11.6 Miles



    (3.1 Miles)

    Complete the Series!

    The TRI LOCAL DUO SERIES challenges participants to complete in back to back triathlons in two beautiful Western North Carolina locations!

    Hendersonville Triathlon  |  June 15, 2024
    Asheville Triathlon  |  July 21, 2024

    The Tri Local Duo Series was developed not only to elevate the triathlon challenge, but to foster a community of encouragement, training and support. Dare to TRI, and unlock a world of possibilities!


    It is the mission, duty and purpose of iDream Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities for Western North Carolina youth and adults who are unable to pay for sporting event fees, coaching, travel expenses and/or equipment to train for and/or participate in our WNC sporting events. This tax-exempt non-profit provides needs-based scholarships. The amounts to be gifted are determined on a case-by-case basis through a criteria-selection process. In addition, we will assist in fueling the growth for local running, cycling and multi-sport champions, teams, clubs, locally owned stores and communities in Western North Carolina by providing resource and financial support when conducting our key activities.


    Spend the Weekend

    An Authentic Mountain Destination

    If you're not from here, you're going to love visiting here. Experience the thrill of running or cycling amidst the breathtaking beauty of Western North Carolina, where the rugged mountains and pristine landscapes set the stage for an unforgettable adventure. We invite you to make our event your ultimate destination race. Our Visitor’s Guide features lodging options, airport info, and the inside scoop on what to see and do while you’re here.

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