Lake Logan Sprint Triathlon 2013
Event #11 of the TrySports Triathlon Series
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Lake Logan Episcopal Center - Canton, NC
500 meter Swim
Thursday, August 01, 2013 7:30 AM
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2013 USAT MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
CHECK OUT THIS FANTASTIC VIDEO HIGHLIGHTING THE LAKE LOGAN MULTI-SPORT FESTIVAL BY CLICKING HERE
Welcome to the Lake Logan Multisport Festival and beautiful Lake Logan. Athletes from across the county have been coming here since 2006 and found the perfect combination of beautiful scenery, fast courses, cool temperatures and amazing volunteers. It is no wonder so many of them come back year after year
We are calling our 2013 event a Weekend of Champions to recognize our new Champions Program and our selection to once again host the USA Triathlon Aquathlon National Championships. The Champions Program is bringing race winners from events across the region to Lake Logan to compete in either the International or Sprint races, which has been selected as the USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship. Both races will feature a special champions wave. More information will be posted soon.
We are also happy to introduce Aquabike to the Lake Logan Multisport Festival. The emerging sport will have a 1500 meter swim and a 24 mile bike and be held on Saturday during the International distance race. You can register for the Aquabike through the Lake Logan International event registration page.
Sprint - Lake Logan may be the most beautiful triathlon venue in the country. The 500 meter swim in this pristine mountain lake has a unique course starting near the main docks but finishing under the highway bridge in the mouth of the river. The 12-mile bike course is a lollipop shape and unusual for the mountains in that it is mostly flat and very fast. The 5K-run course is an out-and-back along a two-lane, tree canopied road along the river. It has a 1-2% grade on the outbound leg, almost guaranteeing a negative split on the downhill inbound leg.
Glory Hound Events is partnering with Recover Brands of Asheville to provide race participants with a high-quality race shirt made from recycled plastic bottles. The shirts are 50/50 and will be available in men's and women's sizes.
Pictures are now available to view at the below link:
Event Site Rules
This event is limited to the first 300 registrations.
The MedWest Sports Medicine Lake Logan Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
All participants must complete the event in under 2 hours, 15 minutes from the start of the final participant. 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, 15 minutes.
The minimum age allowed for participating in the MedWest Sports Medicine Lake Logan Sprint Triathlon is 13 years of age.
The MedWest Sports Medicine Lake Logan Triathlon will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)
Friday, August 2 (4-7PM) - MedWest Health & Fitness Center - 75 Leroy George Dr, Clyde, NC
Onsite Registration available - *CASH OR CHECK ONLY*
Saturday, August 3 (3-5 PM)
Lake Logan Episcopal Center (Event Site)
154 Suncrest Mill Road
Canton, NC 28716
Sunday, August 4 (5:45-7AM)
Lake Logan Episcopal Center (Event Site)
154 Suncrest Mill Road
Canton, NC 28716
Lake Logan Episcopal Center (At event site)
The Lake Logan Multi-Sport Festival is the perfect answer for everyone seeking that last weekend escape before school starts.
Cottages: A limited number of beautifully restored cottages and cabins are available at reasonable rates at the event site. Rates vary based on accommodations, include three meals per day and have a two-night minimum.
Dormitory: Dormitory-style lodging will be available for race weekend. Each of these gender specific buildings features bunk-bed style sleeping with common bathroom per unit. The rate is $75 per person, include three meals each day and have a two-night minimum. Guests are asked to bring their own bed linens, towels and pillows.
Camping: A limited number of camp sites will be created behind the transition area on race weekend. Each 20' x 20' campsite is available for tents or similar structures. Separate camp fires will not be allowed but there will be a large, community camp fire near the camping area. Showers will be open the barracks above the field and portable toilets will available. Campsites will cost $25 per night and have a two-night minimum. Campers and commuters should make reservations for meals in the dining hall in advance. Vehicle access will be restricted during the races.
Contact: 800-616-0095 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please go to www.smokeymountains.net for more visitor options while in Haywood County.
Cataloochee Guest Ranch
119 Ranch Drive
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Policies and Refunds
This event accepts refunds of 50% of the paid event price up to 14 days prior to the event date or until the event has filled. Event entries are not transferable between persons, events or years. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.
The refund cutoff date was Sunday, July 21, 2013 and has passed. No further refunds requests will be accepted for this event.
In the event of inclement the following procedures will be followed:
The event will be postponed until 8:45AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
If inclement weather does not pass by 8:45AM , the event will be changed to a duathlon format.
Every effort will be made to have this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.
NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.
By registering for this event you agree to this weather policy.
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ALL USAT members must show proof of a current membership at packet pick up. If you have recently renewed a membership, then you MUST print out a temporary card or receipt of payment (that shows length of the membership period) to show at packet pick up. We will not take your word for it that your membership is current; you must SHOW us. Failure to do so will result in having to pay the one-day fee of $12.
CLICK HERE to be taken to the USAT website where you can renew your membership or print out a temporary card. You can also renew your membership at packet pick up if that's easier for you.
If I entered my USAT information when I registered, then why do I need to show my card at packet pick up? USAT rules state that all USAT members must show a valid membership card at packet pick up and failure to do so will result in having to pay the 1-day fee. Our events are sanction by USAT, therefore, we must follow these rules. Our website is not connected to USAT's website, so the information that you enter when you register could be incorrect. We must physically document the current expiration date of your membership when you pick up your packet as this is the only way we can confirm 100% that your membership is in fact current.
USAT's "Age Up" Policy:
An athlete's age for any USAT sanctioned race will be his/her age as of Dec. 31, 2013. The age he/she is on 12/31 will determine his/her racing age group. If an athlete is due to "age-up" into the next group, it will happen at the beginning of the year, not after the athlete's birthday. This action aligns regular U.S. age group racing with the method used by USA Triathlon for its National Rankings Program and its new Grand Prix Series.
Example: John Smith is 39 and will turn 40 on November 20, 2013.
John will be considered 40 for all 2012 races - and will race in the 40-44 age group at all 2013 races.
Sally Jones is 29 and will turn 30 on July 3, 2013.
Sally will be considered 30 for all 2012 races - and will race in the 30-34 age group at all 2013 races.
This same policy applies to the all race categories in the TrySports Triathlon Series races (Open, Clydesdale, etc).
Example: Fred Peters is 39 and will turn 40 on August 15, 2013.
Fred has registered to race in the "Open" category.
Since Fred will turn 40 in 2013 and will be considered 40 in all 2013 races, Fred will automatically be switched into the "Masters Open" category.
A participant orientation meeting will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 3rd at the race site. We will cover as many details as possible about the race and questions will be encouraged.
"I've returned to Lake Logan triathlon several times. The scenery, beautiful course and cooler mid-summer location can't be beat. Also, the race tends to draw a competitive field, which I also appreciate. Thanks for all your work on the series!" - Alicia Parr
"I started doing triathlons 28 years ago and Lake Logan is my favorite event of all time, the venue is beautiful, the way the mountains come down to the waters edge with the cooler water temps in August. The bike course is one of the best around with the combination of hills at the beginning and end with the fast river flats section. The run is perfect, a slight uphill to the turnaround and then downhill to the end allowing a negative return split. The competion is always tough drawing folks from several states but at the same time I think it's one of the best events for someone to do their first international distance races. - Dale Mosher
"My favorite out of town triathlon is Lake Logan. This is one of the prettiest places in NC. We usually make a weekend out of it, traveling with a group of friend triathletes. Everything is pretty about this course, the lake, the bike course and the run! You almost forget you are racing - almost. They also have a great group of volunteers. I look forward to this race every year." - Teresa Anile
"Lake Logan is one of the top race venues in the entire Setup Events lineup--period. Clean, crisp lake water, fun and challenging bike courses, and a run course that encourages you to negative split your time! The Lake Logan Multisport Festival weekend gives anyone the opportunity to get away to western NC for a spectacular sprint, international, or both. And not to mention it is a USAT qualifier for the National Championship!" - Adam Rose
"By far my favorite races in the TrySports Series are the Lake Logan International and Sprint. The swim is in a clean, pleasantly cool (wetsuit legal!) lake nestled in the mountains of NC. Once you get on the bike you are in for a treat. Who knew that you could have a flat fast bike course up in the mountains of NC? The run is shaded, out and back and very spectator friendly. However its the little things that Set Up and TrySports do that defines the race. Great volunteers, great post race food, even prize money! Also lots of port-a-pottys- a clear sign of a first class race!" - Patrick Rimron
"Lake Logan is an incredible triathlon! The misty breeze and chilled mountain weather make for such an enjoyable race! Swimming in clean and clear water is a rarity in the sport of triathlon, yet Lake Logan not only has beautiful water but a great swim course in general! For those of you who like hilly bike courses,--I would be one of those people--this is a race for you! The bike course has many twists and turns that challenge and hone personal biking ability. Running through shaded roads of easy to moderate hills is such a fun experience! The Lake Logan run course is fairly fast and immensely fun! This race is absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend trying it! " - Liliana Ferenandez
Top 3 in each of the following categories
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+
Clydesdales (Males - 200 Lbs +)
Masters Clydesdales (Males - 200 Lbs +, 40 & Over)
Athenas (Females - 150 Lbs +)
Relay Teams (one category)
TrySports Triathlon Series rules state that once you compete in a particular race category in a TrySports Triathlon Series race - you must remain in that same category for all future TrySports Triathlon Series races in that calendar year.
Below is a brief description of each race category:
Open - Category for Elite participants. These are typically the fastest people in the race and they compete on an Elite/Professional level.
Masters Open - Same as above, but these Elite participants are 40 and over.
Age Group - Participants competing in their age group.
Clydesdale - Category for male participants who are over 200 lbs.
Master Clydesdale - Category for male participants who are over 200 lbs. and are 40 or over.
Athena - Category for women over 150 lbs.
Relays - Category for participants racing as a team
NOTE: You may fit into one or more of the above categories, so whichever category you choose to compete in is completely your choice. Choose the category that you feel you would have the most fun competing in.