SAVE THE DATE FOR JUNE 26, 2022!
Below information is the 2021 race information. We will be updating as 2022 race information becomes available.
Patton Park, Hendersonville, NC
The 2nd Hendersonville Triathlon 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.
AWARDS & RESULTS
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.
SUPER AWESOME SWAG
Support LOCAL events and our community by purchasing one of these super-sweet, soft and stylish TRI LOCAL shirts! Snag yours online during registration. We will not order ‘extras’! So if you want one, buy it online during registration!
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, and other swag 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!
To post your virtual results: CLICK HERE
Packet pickup is at Patton Park in Hendersonville, NC at the roundabout in front of the pool.
Pickup will be drive-thru style, 4:00 - 6:00 PM on Saturday, June 26th. Please, stay in your car during the packet pickup process (just like you would at a drive-thru restaurant).
Registration must be done online at home. There is no on-site registration.
There will be NO Packet pickup on Race day. You may have a friend or family member pick up your packet on Saturday if you aren’t able to make it. Or have your items mailed straight to your home before the race. Choose this option when you register online.
IN-PERSON EVENT AWARDS
Overall (Top 3 in each gender)
Masters (Top 1 in each gender)
Age Groups (Overall winner (first place) in each gender)
12 and under
70-79 (top 3)
80+ (top 3)
We will not have an on-site awards ceremony at the event due to COVID19 event gathering restrictions. Prizes and Awards can be picked up the week after the event at Fleet Feet Asheville or shipped for $10.
VIRTUAL EVENT AWARDS
The top overall male and female winner in the Virtual Event will also receive a prize.
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THINGS TO DO IN HENDERSONVILLE
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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, stay safe, and join us next year without feeling like you’re losing out. In order to make that happen, we are offering flexible options so participants can make responsible decisions based on their health.
Here are our options for registered participants who can’t make it to the race:
DEFERRALS: Anyone can defer their entry to the 2022 event at any point before midnight on Sunday, June 13th. There is a $20 deferral processing fee. To complete your deferral, select the option from our race store HERE. Unfortunately, any requests after this date and time will not be able to be honored. If you choose this option you would be withdrawing from the event and would not be able to receive your swag or finisher medal.
SWITCH REGISTRATION FROM IN PERSON TO VIRTUAL: You can transfer your in-person registration to a virtual registration for free at any point before the race.
REFUNDS/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, Hendersonville County or City of Hendersonville 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’ triathlon event registrations will automatically be converted to the Virtual event. If it gets switched to a virtual event you will receive a partial credit for the 2022 Hendersonville Triathlon, free transfer into the Virtual Event, and your swag mailed.