Hendersonville Triathlon presented by Hunter Subaru
JUNE 26, 2022
Patton Park, Hendersonville, NC
The 3rd Annual Hendersonville Triathlon presented by Hunter Subaru will take place at Patton Park in Hendersonville, NC! Patton Pool is operated by the YMCA of WNC in Hendersonville and Patton Park is operated by the City of Hendersonville. The triathlon event consists of 400m pool swim, 12.5 mile bike and 5k run! The run will take place on the beautiful, flat and scenic Oklawaha Greenway. The bike course will be on rolling, rural roads in Henderson County and City limits.
The Patton Park pool is a pristine, 50 meter pool, HEATED 8 lane pool, located in Hendersonville and operated by the YMCA of Western North Carolina. Swimmers will be socially distanced at the start by having a pre-assigned wave start based on their swim time submitted during registration. There will be a limited number of participants allowed on the swim deck at one time based on event gathering restrictions in North Carolina on event day. Participants will be socially distanced by six feet while standing in line around the pool. Swimmers start by jumping into the deep section of the pool, swimming down the first lane, then under the swim lane into the next lane. They will continue to swim down each lane in one direction by zig-zagging through the pool. Swimmers will exit on the opposite side of the pool to run out to transition. We expect swimmers to start with a large enough gap of time so that there is no contact between swimmers. (CLICK HERE FOR SWIM ROUTE)
The 12.5 mile bike course has a ‘rolling’ course through Henderson County countryside roads. The bike route will follow the PINK arrows. Bike Route Map.
NC State Law - Bike Helmets Required. Participants without a helmet will be DQ’d.
SUPER AWESOME SWAG
You’ll receive this awesome shirt for free if you register by May 31st at midnight! After that, they’ll be available for sale through online registration with limited sizes and quantities available.
VIRTUAL HENDERSONVILLE TRIATHLON
SWIM, BIKE, RUN ON YOUR OWN TIME!
The Virtual Event
Want to do a triathlon on your own time? Participants who choose the virtual option can swim one day, run on another day and bike a totally different day. Or, you can do them all at once like you would at a triathlon event! Virtual participants will have access to the course information for the event so they can have a ‘self-serve’ event experience on the same courses as the in-person participants. Or, they can come up with their own courses anywhere that they live! Virtual participants get to challenge themselves by participating and having a goal to work towards this summer. This is a super fun way to try a triathlon on your own time without worrying about the transition.
Virtual Event Highlights:
- All Virtual participants will receive an event shirt + medal mailed to them for free!
- Upload Results to event results page
- Download finisher completion certificates
- Access to our Strava Club for this event
- The top male and female finishers will win an awesome prize!
Packet pickup is at Patton Park at the roundabout in front of the pool.
Pickup will be 2:00 - 5:00 PM on Saturday, June 25th.
Registration must be done online at home. There is no on-site registration.
You may have a friend or family member pick up your packet on Saturday if you aren’t able to make it.
If, for any reason, you think you cannot make it to the PPU session on June 25th (or send someone in your place), please pay to have your swag mailed to you before the race, before the June 12th deadline.
IN-PERSON EVENT AWARDS
All Overall and Age Group winners will receive one of these awesome Hendersonville Tri beach towels!
IN-PERSON EVENT AWARDS
- Top three finishers, Overall (male and female)
- Top finisher, Masters (male and female)
- Age group awards (top 3 male and female for each)
- 19 and under
- 20 - 29
- 30 - 39
- 40 - 49
- 50 - 59
- 60 - 69
The awards ceremony will be after the event at 9:30am at the finish line. Awards may also be picked up at Fleet Feet Asheville, Tuesday after the event, after 3pm, or shipped for $10.
VIRTUAL EVENT AWARDS
The top overall male and female winner in the Virtual Event will also receive a prize.
‼️ NEW CONTEST FOR 2022 ‼️
SHOW us your BEST, MOST CREATIVE entrance into the water on race day and you will win big time! 🤣
We are giving a unique prize PLUS a FREE entry to the 2023 Hendersonville Triathlon for the winner!
This means bellyflops, cannonballs, perfect dives, and silly jumps in to the water are all acceptable and encouraged at this year’s race. Start practicing your entrances now for race day. 🎥 📸
THINGS TO DO IN HENDERSONVILLE
Looking for something to do in Hendersonville? Escape from life’s hectic pace to the beautiful scenery and southern hospitality of Hendersonville, NC with varied Attractions, Events, Outdoor Recreation, Family Activities, a vibrant Art Scene, unique shopping and a wide selection of Dining Options. Sierra Nevada along with Henderson County’s other Wineries, Breweries, and Cideries provide tours and tasting rooms, to sample mountain grown selections. Make memories in this charming mountain town.
Check out the following links for more information:
Accommodations / https://www.visithendersonvillenc.org/business-categories/lodging
Attractions / https://www.visithendersonvillenc.org/attractions
Outdoor Recreation / https://www.visithendersonvillenc.org/business-categories/outdoor-adventures
DEFERRALS, TRANSFERS AND CANCELATION POLICIES
Above all else, we are striving to make this event as safe as it can possibly be for all our participants, volunteers, and staff. If you’re feeling unwell (or uncomfortable participating), we want you to be able to stay home and join us next year without feeling like you’re losing out. In order to make that happen, we are allowing everyone to transfer their registration to the virtual event at any point before the start of the race. In the virtual event, you’ll run anywhere you like, post your results, and have your swag mailed to you after the event. Transfers during the week of the event will cost $10 (starting Monday, June 20th)
REFUNDS: We have a small, but mighty team that is working on all the details to produce this event safe for you and everyone in our community in attendance. We are incurring the expenses for production well before the day of the event, and we will not be able to provide a refund to you should you want to cancel your registration, or if the event itself has to be cancelled due to the pandemic, weather, or an act of god.
TRANSFERS: All participants can transfer into the virtual version of their event up until the day of the event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to transfer. There will be no refunds for the price difference between events. Transfers during the week of the event will cost $10 (starting Monday, June 20th)
CANCELLATION: As we all know the pandemic changes things quickly! We ask that you be flexible and patient as we may have to adjust things for this event up until the event takes place. In the event that the U.S. or NC government declares a new stay-at-home order or places new restrictions on gatherings and we are not able to have the in person event, all in-person event registrations will automatically be converted to the virtual event. If it gets switched to a virtual event, you will have your swag mailed to you for free.
Be sure to read the entire interactive Event Guide and listen to the Pre-Event Podcast to be prepared for race weekend! It will answer ALL of your questions for the weekend!