Tri the Midlands Triathlon 2014

Event #10 of the AAA Car Care South Carolina Triathlon Series

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8:00 AM


Saturday, June 21, 2014


Lake Carolina Development - Northeast Columbia, SC


Event Completed


500 meter Swim
14 mile Bike
5 km Run


Wednesday, June 18, 2014  8:00 AM


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Tri the Midlands Triathlon





On-line Registration has closed.  We will be taking registrations on Friday and Saturday during posted packet pick up times.  Please read through the Event Details posted above and allow ample time on Saturday morning.  The Bib Number list can be found here.  



Tri the Midlands _ swim shotThe Lake Swim is a beginner-friendly, quick, 500m triangular course that enters the water from the beach a short walk from transition area. Athletes will begin with a deep water start.


The transition area is located near the lake on Harborside Circle. This space is located completely on the pavement adjacent to the swim exit.Tri the Midlands Logo 2014

When exiting the swim you will run out over a sandy path with some pine needles (we will rake the path the day before the race and make sure there are no ants and cover this with carpet). Next you will cross over about 25 yards of pavement and into transition. This area is directly adjacent to the small grassy park on Harborside Circle in the Harborside neighborhood of Lake Carolina.

The bike leaves Lake Carolina from the front entrance and moves through the rural roads over rolling hills finally re-entering Lake Carolina near the YMCA and ending back in Harborside.

The out-&-back run then takes the athletes out into Lake Carolina along scenic trails and Tri the Midland Finish Line - 2010over the bridge before ending at the Village Green in Harborside. The challenge in the run is heading up the hill after crossing the lake bridge. There is a steep grade on this hill but it only lasts for a couple hundred yards! The Village Green make Tri the Midlands a spectator friendly race and provides a great backdrop for post race discussions and refreshments.Lake Carolina - GTS Banner This is also a great area for spectators to hang out! From the green they can see the bike route leaving and returning as well as the race/run finish. We recommend having spectators bring fold out chairs and a cooler with their favorite refreshments so they can enjoy themselves while they wait for their favorite athletes to pass by & finish!

Click HERE to learn more about the Lake Carolina Development.

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity
This event is limited to the first 400 registrations.

USAT Sanctioned
The Tri the Midlands Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Cut-Off Time
All participants must complete the event in under 2 hours, 20 minutes from the start of the final wave. Event officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to complete the event in under 2 hours, 20 minutes.

Minimum Age
The minimum age allowed for participating in the Tri the Midlands Triathlon is 10 years of age.

Timing System
The Tri the Midlands Triathlon will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System (5 Splits Provided - Swim, T1, Bike, T2, & Run)

Packet Pickup

On the Green at Lake Carolina


Friday June 20, 2014 (4-7 PM)
Lake Carolina Development (Event Site)
"On the Green"
Lake Carolina Boulevard
Columbia, SC  29229

Saturday June 21, 2014 (6-7:15 AM)
Lake Carolina Development (Event Site)
Adjacent to the Transition Area


Note: Participants must collect his/ her own event packets. This rule applies to relay team members as well. Photo ID is required in order to collect event materials. NO ID = NO EVENT. ALL USAT annual members must show a valid USAT membership card or pay the one day membership fee ($12)

Lodging Information

Hampton Inn I-20 & Clemson Rd

1021 Clemson Frontage Road
Northeast Columbia
(803) 788-4901
*Mention "Tri the Midlands" for a special rate of $109



This event does not issue refunds.


Withdrawals are no longer available for this event.


This event does not provide transfers.


This event accepts a one time deferment up to 30 days prior to the event date or until the event has filled.

The deferral event is the 2015 - Tri the Midlands Triathlon.

The deferral cutoff date was Thursday, May 22, 2014 and has passed. No further deferral requests will be accepted for this event.


In the event of inclement the following procedures will be followed:

  1. The event will be postponed until 8:30AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
  2. If inclement weather does not pass at 8:30AM the event will be changed to a duathlon with time trial start 11 mile Bike, 5 km Run format.
  3. If a duathlon is not possible the event will be cancelled and a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2015 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
  4. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather prior to event weekend a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2015 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weeather.


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Overall Results








Age Group / Category Results

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Novice Athletes

Thanks for making this event your first triathlon! There are many more people like yourself who will be racing this type of event for the first time. Below are links to information that you will want to review before race weekend.

Race Number & Body Marking
Timing Chip
Transition Area
USAT Triathlon Rules
Water Temperature & Wetsuits

Do you still have questions? If so please review these FAQ's. If you still have questions after reviewing this information please click here.

Additional Details

Award Categories

Awards will be given to the Top 3 in each of the following divisions:


  • Open (M & F)
  • Masters Open (M & F)
  • Age Groups (M & F): 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & Over
  • Clydesdale
  • Master Clydesdale
  • Athena
  • ParaTriathlete (M & F)
  • Novice (M & F)
  • Aquabike (M & F)


  • Co-Ed Relay (Top 3)

Click HERE to learn more about each of the divisions listed above.