LPC Triathlon Event Info



5th Annual
Hunter Subaru LPC Throwback Triathlon
Event Information! 

(Information will be updated on this page as the 2016 season nears. Updated as of Sep. 8, 2015)

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  • Individual and 2 or 3 person relay team entries available as well as kids splash and dash entries
  • Our ever popular Race Shirt for the 2015 LPC Triathlon is included to those who’ve pre-registered
  • Minimum age to participate in the Triathlon is 12 years old



Event Packets and Race Day Registration may be picked up at the following times & locations:

  1. Friday, August 12th, 2016 - 3—5 p.m @ Lelia Patterson Center, 1111 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732
  2. Sunday, August 14th, 2016 - Race Day 6:45—7:30 a.m. @ Lelia Patterson Center, 1111 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732




Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 5pm in front of the Lelia Patterson Center. Event flow and logistics will be discussed for both the full LPC Triathlon and the LPC Kids MultiSport events. If you are new to triathlons, volunteering or want additional race information you are encouraged to attend! There will be NO pre-race instructions provided on race morning. If you can’t attend the pre-race meeting, please make sure you read through this race information document thoroughly.

Please note: LPC Kid’s Splash N Dash packet pick-up is also during LPC Triathlon packet pickup hours.



All participants will pick up their timing chips and ankle band on event morning, close to the transition area. You must show your run number to receive your timing chip! NOTE: Chip pick-up will be available until 7:35 AM. If you lose your timing chip, you will be charged a $30 replacement fee. 

YOU MUST RETURN YOUR CHIP AT THE FINISH LINE, EVEN IF YOU DROP OUT OF THE RACE. Do not hand your chip to anyone other than someone at the finish line. Volunteers will remove your strap and remove your timing chip as soon as you cross the finish line.



All participants must be marked at the body marking area on race morning happening until 7:35 a.m. – located near the transition area.



Receive your race numbers at packet pick-up:

The square number is your run number and must be displayed on the front of your body during the run segment of the race only. Safety pins will be available at packet pick-up if you don’t have a race number belt.

NOTE: If you are on a relay team, you will only need one race number. All team members will be body marked. If the cyclist has a race number belt, please have the cyclist also wear the number during the bike portion of the event.  The runner will use the bib for the run. You will exchange the timing chip, which is on an ankle strap, in your designated spot in transition area.



  • Participants will have individually numbered bike rack locations.
  • Find your numbered bike rack and then find your specific space on that rack. You’ll notice that half the numbers on the bike rack face one direction and the other half face the other direction. Place your bike on the rack centered on your number and facing the same direction as your number. This will allow for more space between bikes for placing your gear.
  • No bike storage the night before the race.
  • Participants only in the transition area.
  • "OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA "Only the race participant will be allowed to remove his/her bike from the transition area.
  • Participants will have to run their bikes to the transition area entrance before mounting and will have to dismount at the transition area entrance upon completing the bike leg.
  • Sycamore Cycles will be providing bike tech support and will be set up near the transition area.
  • During the race, if you’re a participant and you need to get into the T.A. after you have finished racing, please watch for other athletes moving in and out the transition area. If you are not racing, DO NOT enter or exit the T.A. through the “Swim Finish”, “Run Start”, “Bike Start”, or “Bike Finish” inflatable arches.


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  • Swim diagram available on the LPC Course Info + Maps page; and will be displayed at packet pick-up.
  • Bring your own swim cap!
  • The swim will be a 200 yard swim. You will start your swim by running across a mat and jumping into the deep end of the pool. You will swim one length of the pool in the 1st lane. You will then move under the lane line and swim down the lane, touch the wall or flip turn and then come back down the same lane. You will continue this same format in lanes 2, 3 and 4. In lane 5 you will only do one length and will finish at the deep end wall and may climb out the ladder or hop out at the end of the pool by pulling yourself up and out.
  • LPCretroTri-underwater-ladderThe pool will be open from 7:30 AM to 7:50 AM for warm-up. No warm ups will be allowed after we start the race at 8:00 AM.
  • Be prepared to line up for the swim start a minimum of 5 minutes before your starting time.
  • Anticipate approximately 5-10 seconds between each swimmer.

LPC Swim Start Order List HERE (as race draws near). 

If you have submitted an incorrect swim time, you can change it via your online profile on imATHLETE until four days before the event at midnight. You may also get help from someone at packet pick-up and they can assist in making this adjustment for you.

NOTE: All athletes will start by crossing a timing mat and jumping into the deep end of the pool. Swimmers will be put in order according to your bib number. Thus, there are no exact swim start times posted. You can anticipate approximately 6 starters per minute if you would like to anticipate your approximate start time.


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  • Bike course map is available on the LPC Course Info + Maps page on our website and will also be on display at packet pick-up.
  • This is a one loop bike course.
  • No drafting! Draft marshals on motorcycles will be present on the course. Don’t get caught drafting or blocking.
  • Helmets must be fastened before leaving the transition area.
  • Helmet numbers must be affixed to the front of your cycling helmet.
  • Stay to the right in the designated bike lanes to allow faster cyclists to pass on the left.
  • "OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA "NO HEADPHONES allowed at the event, as they produce danger to yourself and others around you when needing to communicate at the event. You will receive a time penalty and even get DQ’d if you are found wearing them.
  • There are plenty of volunteers and police officers along the course but it is ultimately your responsibility to know the course. Volunteers will be wearing orange vests and will be directing athletes with orange flags.
  • Corners will be marked with spray chalk arrows on the pavement approximately 25-50 yards before each turn and with large directional signs- also located about 25-50 yards before each turn.
  • Mileage points will be marked on the pavement with green spray chalk.
  • "OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA "Also, do not throw any trash on the bike course – this will result in a DQ. 
  • Sycamore Cycles will be providing bike tech support available at the transition area.
  • Please be aware of the construction happening on Howard Gap Road where the bike starts and finishes. In the event of any last minute changes or alterations to the bike course, we will post them on our website. As of now we do not know of any changes that will impact our bike course for race day. There is some machinery and uneven road surfaces along the bike route because of the construction so please use caution and we suggest taking a spare tube in case you have a flat tire.



  • Run course map is available on the LPC Course Info + Maps page on our website and will also be on display at packet pick-up.
  • This is a 1-loop run course and has one challenging hill.
  • The course will be well marked. The turns will be indicated with spray chalk and signs.
  • There will volunteers on the course.
  • You must wear the race number that is provided in FRONT.  If you do not have your race number clearly displayed on your front as you cross the finish line-you will be assessed a two-minute penalty. 
  • "OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA "We will have 2 water stations on the run course. See race hub map for water station locations.
  • Each water station will have water, HEED and Hammer Gels
  • NO HEADPHONES allowed at the event, as they produce danger to yourself and others around you when needing to communicate at the event. You will receive a time penalty and even get DQ’d if you are found wearing them. 



  • Relay team members will be given a Velcro strap when they pick up the timing chip. This strap will be passed from member to member when switching legs of the race. Remember to pass off this timing chip attached to the Velcro band to each team member!
  • Swimmers will tag bikers at their assigned bike rack location
  • Bikers must tag runners at their assigned bike rack location
  • All team members must get body marked before the race.



1111 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732


Take I-240 W, keep right to continue on I-26 E and follow signs for Interstate 240 W / Interatate 26 E / Interstate 40. Take exit 44 for US-25 N / US-25 South BUSINESS toward Fletcher/Mountain Home. Turn right onto Asheville Hwy. Turn left onto County Rd 1534/Naples Rd. Turn left onto County Rd 1006/Howard Gap Rd. The Lelia Patterson Center will be on the right.


Take US-25, continue straight onto N Poinsett Hwy. Continue straight onto SC-414 E into North Carolina. Keep left at the fork and follow signs for US-25 N/Interstate 26 W and merge onto Interstate 26 W. Take exit 49A to merge onto US-64 E/Chimney Rock Rd toward Bat Cave. Turn left onto Co Rd 1006/Howard Gap Rd. The Lelia Patterson Center will be on your right.



There is plenty of race parking. Parking is available at the Fletcher Seventh Day Adventist Church, Fletcher Valley Foods or at Park Ridge Health (park on Doctors Drive in any of the doctor’s office parking lots). There will be no parking available at the Lelia Patterson Center, in order to maintain a congestion free triathlon experience. LPC Triathlon Staff will be onsite parking cars, please pay attention to them and follow their directions.



There are plenty of great spots to see your friends and family members at this event! Remember only race participants are allowed INSIDE the transition area. Check out the race hub map to see some of the best viewing areas for the event. We would suggest you stick around outside the transition area until you see your participant start the run. Then head on down to the track, where you can cheer them on as they do a lap around the track and come into the FINISH!



Volunteers are the backbone of a terrific event experience. Sign up to donate 1 – 2 hours of your time helping to make the event run smoothly by counting laps, helping at registration, and other useful tasks. All volunteers will receive yummy food and will get to enjoy in all the event festivities. It’s easy to sign up, just click, enter your email for confirmation, and choose your spot!


If you prefer not to use your email address, or have trouble signing up, please contact us to sign up manually.


In the event of any last minute changes or alterations to the bike course, we will post them on our website. As of now we do not know of any changes that will impact our bike course for race day. There are some uneven road surfaces along the bike route occasionally, so please use caution and we suggest taking a precautionary spare tube in case you have a flat tire.

Please be respectful of the community in which the event is being held so we can continue the LPC Triathlon for many years to come!



Awards presentation will begin immediately after the last finisher completes the race (estimated to be 10:45 AM) near the finish line area. We have super cool, custom awards for overall and age group winners as well as some additional prizes from our race sponsors for our overall winners. In addition, we have preems for the bike and run legs for the fastest male + female. If for any reason you are unable to stay for the awards you can have your award shipped to you for a small fee. Please contact us after the event if this is the case.


  • LPCretroTri-ceramicawards2Overall - Top Male/Female - 3 deep
  • Master’s Overall - Top Male/Female 
  • Age Group -  - 3 deep, Male/Female: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over
  • 2 person team winner
  • 3 person team winner
  • Most Retro Spirited Award 



Post-race we have some great things in store for you! Feel free to freshen up inside the LPC Center by taking a well deserved, post-race shower! Then stop by the massage tent for a post-race massage. Hang out and meet some of our race sponsors at their vendor booths. We will also have yummy food!



Will be posted on the LPC Tri Race Results page very soon following the race. Previous year’s results are currently available there for your perusal at this time.



Paul Jackson Photography will be on site taking race photos, which will be available after the race for purchase. Make sure to visit our photo booth before the event to get your THROWBACK photo taken. A Polar Heart Rate Monitor will be awarded to the FUNNEST male and female participants that are dressed up in throwback style and get a photo done in our photo booth!

See event photos from previous LPC Triathlons! Visit our LPC Tri Event Photos page.

Check out the LPC Tri featured on WLOS - News 13

LPC Event video courtesy of John Neff!