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Get ready to ride FAST | Lung Buster Time Trial registration is now open

Get ready to ride FAST | Lung Buster Time Trial registration is now open

5 EVENTS. 5 MONTHS.

All abilities and levels of cyclists welcome! There is no doubt that this bike series will help you improve your bike fitness and make you stronger. You will push yourself harder on the bike than ever before! And you don’t have to have fancy bike equipment to join in on the fun. Whether you are a seasoned cycling veteran or a new bike rider, try something new this year, join us for some cycling fun this spring and summer. These events are designed and produced for the love of our entire cycling community. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

The Lung Buster Time Trial series is a five-part series of competitive cycling events. The events take place here in Western North Carolina at five different routes, and the goal is to provide a fun and professional race experience for cyclists while adhering to safe social distancing guidelines. All levels and abilities are welcome!

Due to the pandemic and social distancing and event gathering restrictions, the 2020 Lung Buster Time Trial Series has a twist with extended durations for participation for each event. Brand New Virtual Series also available, participate ANYWHERE at ANYTIME!

Our unique mix of different racing environments allows riders of different strengths and focuses to level the playing field amongst competitors. Also, having five separate events means that one poor showing won’t ruin your opportunity to do well in the series as a whole. Whether you’re an elite time trial champion or a recreational rider on any bike of your choosing, come out and join the Lung Buster!  We have multiple categories to choose from.

 
ONE-OF-A-KIND RACE SWAG
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT YOU GET….
  • Includes access to participate in all 5 events (participate in one, two or all five…)
  • Can participate as an individual (solo) and/or as a 2 person team, or both, for no additional cost!
  • Maps, course profile, parking, and information provided for each event
  • The official, super comfy, 2021 Lung Buster Time Trial Series shirt for FREE!
  • A super cool, commemorative medal
  • Free shipping of goodies
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate
  • Download Personalized Bib
  • As many attempts as you want on the course for an entire month! Upload results to event Results Page as soon as you have completed the race so that we can keep the friendly competition going throughout the month.
  • Access to our Strava Club for this Series
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Get ready to TRI this summer!

Get ready to TRI this summer!

SWIM. BIKE. RUN WITH US THIS SUMMER!
 

JOIN US FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL
HENDERSONVILLE TRIATHLON

iDaph Events is proud to announce that online registration WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15th at 2pm EST for the 2nd Annual Hedersonville Triathlon presented by Hunter Subaru, which takes place on Sunday, June 27, 2021! Same location, limited spots available, safe, in-person race with time trial staggered starts and virtual race option is also available!
Permits have been approved!

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The 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. 

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AWESOME RACE SWAG!

 
You’ll receive the official, super cool and soft…  SWIM. BIKE. RUN. Hendersonville Triathlon shirt for FREE when you register by May 31st at midnight! After that, they’ll be available for sale in limited quantities and sizes online for $10. 

Support LOCAL events and our community by purchasing one of these super-sweet, soft and stylish TRI LOCAL shirts! Train in style this summer by sporting one of these suhweet tanks and or tees! Snag yours online during registration. We will not order ‘extras’! So if you want one, buy it online during registration! 

 

MEDALS FOR ALL FINISHERS!

Medal reveal coming soon!

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE AT OUR EVENTS…

 
To adhere to the NC guidelines, iDaph Events will be putting the following rules in place: 
  • Staff and volunteers are required to have face coverings. Provide face covering for staff/volunteers and officials. 
  • Participants are required to wear a face covering until race start, and after they finish the event. A mask is not required while they are participating in the event (swimming, cycling and running). 
  • Provide increased Hand Sanitizer and hand washing stations, and we will continually wipe down frequently used surfaces.
  • Temperature screenings will be performed upon arrival to the event on race day. 
  • Drive-thru Packet Pick-up will take place the day prior at Patton Pool (see website for details). No event day registration or packet-pick-up. There is an option to have your bib and swag mailed. 
  • Individual time-trial start for all participants, with participants gathering in limited size waves. Social distance along the pool deck. Extended time intervals between each swimmer start.
  • In order to maintain social distance, the transition ‘zone’ will be at a participants’ vehicle. 
  • After participants finish the triathlon, they will grab a food bag and leave the event site so that we can maintain social distancing measures.
  • Virtual Awards Ceremony on Zoom a few days after the event. Awards will be mailed or can be picked up locally.
  • Spectators are not allowed in the event village area, but we will have cheering sections along the bike and run route where spectators will be allowed to gather and cheer on their friends and/or family members. 
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Hendersonville Triathlon

Hendersonville Triathlon

The 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 event consists of 400m pool swim, 12.5 mile bike and 5k run! The bike and run will use portions of the Oklawaha Greenway.

What you need to know for the Hendersonville Triathlon

What you need to know for the Hendersonville Triathlon

We have created an Interactive Digital Event Guide to help inform our participants what to expect on race day.

We have also created an “Everything You Need to Know” Podcast for the event so you can listen while you drive to work or packet pickup and get all the important details. Please read through the Event Guide and/or listen to the podcast so you will be prepared for Sunday! 

A few things to note:

• Face coverings MUST BE WORN before the event and after finishing. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. PT Solutions will provide a disposable mask while you wait to start your swim. 

• Face coverings do not need to be worn while racing.

• Your transition area is at your personal vehicle. Please do not set up your transition items in an empty parking spot beside your car. Your items should be close to the front, sides, back or on the hood/trunk of your car. You can leave your bike on your bike race too!

• Once you set up your transition area space please either go warm-up on the Hwy 25 sidewalk (not on the run/bike course!) or stay in car until 10 min before your wave start.

• After setting up your transition space and exiting the transition area we ask that you continue to wear a facial covering any time you might be in contact with another athlete, staff member or volunteer.

• Get your temperature checked before entering the pool for your race.

• There will be no body marking station at this event. We do ask that you body mark yourself by applying your race number on both arms/biceps with permanent marker.

• There is access to restrooms outside the pool building and inside the pool area.

• THERE WILL BE NO PRE-RACE MEETING. Please look for updates on our Facebook Page

The Swim List will be posted on Friday, September 18th after registration has closed. Please check this blog for the list and updates.

We wish everyone an awesome triathlon experience! We will have RESULTS posted on the iDaph Website on Monday after the event!

 

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LISTEN to our Podcast for everything you need to know for the Hendersonville Triathlon!

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Hendersonville Triathlon registration is now open

Hendersonville Triathlon registration is now open

john Smith Asheville Schools riding his bike at triathlon

Due to the popularity of the Asheville Triathlon in July, iDaph Events is proud to announce that registration is now open for the Hendersonville Triathlon, which takes place Sunday, September 20, 2020! Same location, same course — new name!

“We are so excited to officially announce that we have received approval to produce another triathlon THIS YEAR at the Patton Park and pool in Hendersonville,” says Daphne Kirwood, race director and owner of iDaph Events. “The city and park were so pleased with the July event that they would love for us to do it again this year, and 83% of our past participants said they would come back and do it again.”

The Hendersonville Triathlon will again be limited to 150 participants, and the format and courses will also be the same. The iDaph team is making improvements to the September event based on  feedback from the post-race survey from the Asheville Triathlon in July. Those updates will be posted on the website page and social media pages.

Here is the course description:

 Swim

The 400 meter swim takes place in Patton Pool, an Olympic sized 50 meter lap pool with 8 lanes. We will space the swimmers in time trial starts. Participants will have a time trial start with plenty of time between each swimmer and will be organized in wave starts according to their estimated 100 yard swim time. Swimmers will flow in one direction in the lane.

 Bike

The 12.5 bike course rolls through the quiet and beautiful Oklahawa Greenway in the City of Hendersonville, exits the Greenway and flows along a ‘rolling’ course through Henderson County countryside roads. Cyclists will return to the park by way of the Greenway and back to the transition zone.

 Run

The 5k run is FAST and for the most part-flat, except for one little dipper 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. The section of the greenway used for this event will run towards Jackson Park. There will only be a short section where the bike/run overlap. The route is an out-and-back, lollipop course, with one ‘self-service’ water station at the halfway point. We do encourage you to bring your own fuel, nutrition and refreshments for this event.

 Virtual Option

The Hendersonville Triathlon also has a Virtual & Self-Serve vent experience, so participants who are not comfortable attending the in-person event, or who simply cannot make it that day, can participate in the virtual option and still be eligible for prizes, a race t-shirt, and a medal.

 Changes due to COVID-19

“Here at iDaph Events, safety is our top priority,” says Race Director Daphne Kirkwood. “We want to ensure that our participants, staff and volunteers stay safe and healthy, and we are following all of the necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

Over the past few months iDaph Events has put together event safety plans for our event to move forward in a new format to ensure social distancing measures that are set forth by the CDC are adhered to.

“We will aim to have a ‘contactless’ event to provide a safe event for all,” says Kirkwood.

What we are doing to ensure safety at our events concerning COVID-19

To adhere to the NC guidelines, iDaph Events will be putting the following rules in place. To see what the guidelines are, please visit our Hendersonville Triathlon page.

New for September 20th!

Yoga and Massage is providing two unique yoga options specifically designed to help prepare for (and recover from) a triathlon. You can purchase one or both options during registration for $5 each.

 Pre-event Gentle Flow Class: This class will take place at the packet pickup session from 2:30 - 3:30 PM. This class will help to prepare you physically and mentally for your event… Warm-up your body, breathe deeply, and enhance your focus and concentration thru mindful movement.

Post-event Recover, Rest, & Rejuvenate Class: Online Class Recording, to practice at your convenience at home (this class will be emailed to you). This class will help post-race soreness and fatigue through a restorative practice of longer held and supported yoga poses… be good to yourself.

 New category: High school and college teams

iDaph Events is putting together a new category for the Hendersonville Triathlon for college and high school racing teams. The college and high school racing seasons have been severely affected by COVID-19, and having local triathlon events is a great way to encourage competition and provide motivation for those athletes. The category will include an award for fastest school teams.

“We know the college and high school racing season has been decimated due to the pandemic,” says Kirkwood. “This is an opportunity for high school and college athletes to come and participate in an event.”

 Hendersonville Triathlon is set to be an annual event

The City of Hendersonville and the YMCA pool have stated they would like for iDaph Events to make the Hendersonville Triathlon an annual tradition each year in late May/early June. Due to its proximity to the Oklawaha Greenway and its heated pool, Patton Park is an ideal location for both triathlon training and triathlon events.

“So come on out, support a local triathlon and put all your training and fitness to good use again,” says Kirkwood. “Thank you in advance for continuing to support our small business by participating in our local, social-distanced events and the triathlon community. We are so grateful and love seeing all of you have purpose in all your training miles, enjoy the event experience and race your hearts out on race day!”

 Donate to a great cause

Have a towel you can donate? iDaph Events is collecting new or gently used towels for the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. Towels will be collected at packet pick-up and race day. Please help us collect towels for this wonderful local organization!

 Testimonials from the Asheville Triathlon in July at Patton Park

“iDaph did a fabulous job putting on the event with the location switch - everything from the drive through packet pick up to a rolling swim start and finish line bags to-go. It was definitely a different race day experience, but it worked.” ~ Jenn Stanton, female overall winner.

“I thought the race did a good job with using specific COVID protocols in order to make it a safe and fun experience for everyone. ~ Ricky Flynn

“Thanks for a great race and race plan. I felt safer racing yesterday than going to the grocery store.” ~ Carlton Beverly Cooper

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for an incredible event this morning. It was my first tri and it was a blast - felt safe, so so organized, and positive. I know there ended up being some challenges with the bike but you guys truly put  on an amazing event..” ~ Catherine Beck

 Sign up and join us! All levels welcome

The Hendersonville Triathlon is great for all levels of triathletes. If you’ve never done a triathlon before, this sprint tri offers a course that is both challenging and doable with NOT a ton of training. (Check out our blog about Crystal Shirk, who just completed her first sprint triathlon in July). To learn more, click on the button below. We hope to see you in September! 

man running at asheville triathlon
woman cycling at asheville triathlon in hendersonville
woman in swim cap at asheville triathlon in hendersonville

In the Press

Blue Ridge Now Article — Relocated Asheville Triathlon spawns new Hendersonville Triathlon: https://www.blueridgenow.com/sports/20200803/relocated-asheville-triathlon-spawns-new-hendersonville-triathlon

 

 

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