A multi-sport challenge in the the Blue Ridge Mountains

JUNE 14, 2025

The Hendersonville Triathlon is an invigorating annual event that draws athletes from near and far to test their endurance, speed, and skill. Athletes swim, bike, and run through the picturesque terrain of western North Carolina, showcasing their strength and determination while pushing their limits. The Hendersonville Triathlon not only serves as a platform for seasoned triathletes to compete but also welcomes newcomers, encouraging a sense of community and a passion for fitness. With its well-organized course, enthusiastic volunteers, and its enjoyable backdrop of Hendersonville's scenery, this event has earned its reputation as a must-do race for those seeking both a physical challenge and a memorable 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, May 26 ($20 after)
  • A professionally chip-timed course that is clearly 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 Series

What our participants are saying...

"Great run course! Everyone so friendly, hard but beautiful bike course, laid back feeling."

"A easy swim with a slightly challenging bike followed by a flat run."

"The weather was wonderful and so were the people."

"The whole experience and meeting new people through training events and then racing with them!"

"Good organization and setup, well communicated and good videos!"

"A well organized event, distances were just right."

    The Course

    The swim route is at the Patton Park pool. This pristine, 50-meter heated pool is operated by YMCA of Western North Carolina. 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 traversing 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 to eliminate contact between each other.

    The 12.5-mile bike course winds through neighborhoods and countryside roads in Henderson County. There is a total of 1,026 feet of elevation change throughout the route. It is a challenging ride but very approachable. There is a small section of gravel along a small portion of the course. All riders must wear helmets in accordance with North Carolina laws. Failure to wear a helmet will result in an automatic DQ.

    The 5k run is fast and for the mostly flat. There is one moderate hill that you will crest before entering back to the park. The entire 5k run is on the quiet, shaded and beautiful Oklahawa Greenway in the City of Hendersonville. It is paved and well-marked with arrows and signs at intersections. There will be a single water station that runners will pass twice along the 5K route.

    PLEASE NOTE: The course cutoff is 10:30am.


    400 Meters
    (.25 Miles)

    50 M Outdoor Pool
    (8 Laps)


    12.5 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!


    Our Community Partners

    All signature iDaph events partner with local organizations to help advance their mission. Supporting these causes strengthens our community bonds by addressing the unique challenges and needs within our area. It ensures that resources are allocated where they can have the most direct and tangible impact, fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment among residents.

    We are thrilled to partner with Hendersonville YMCA this year! The YMCA of Western North Carolina's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. As a nonprofit, they offer income-based rates to ensure access for the entire community. Donor support funds financial assistance, which is based on need and available resources.


    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.

    View our Visitor's Guide

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