Bath County Triathlon 2014
Event #9 of the Virginia Triathlon Series
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Lake Moomaw - Warm Springs, VA
750 Meter Swim
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 8:00 AM
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Tentative date for 2015 is June 20th!
Registration opens November 1st!
Walk up registrations will be taken during posted packet pick up hours for this event.
Water Temp was 77F Thursday afternoon.
Bath County is one of the hidden gems of the Virginia Triathlon Series. Nestled in the western hills of the state, the Bath County Triathlon is hosted by the Bath County Chamber of Commerce. Bath County in itself is a true delight as it is home to natural hot springs (the perfect post race treat for a triathlete's sore body), plenty of local Bed & Breakfasts and the world famous Omni Homestead Resort. With all this and more, the Bath County Triathlon is a perfect chance to get away from the world, race and relax.
The swim is unique in that it has always been wetsuit legal (odd for a late June affair). Water temperatures range from the low to mid 70's and the water is as clean as you will find. Lake Moomaw is fed by two pristine rivers creating a perfect swim setting. Current is light and there is no chop to deal with.
The bike course is managed by American Land and Leisure and is closed to vehicular traffic. A rolling out and back course, athletes will find a few small hills early and late in the course but in the middle miles it is mostly flat. Road surfaces are good to excellent and there are no turns other than the turn around point.
The run course is also closed to vehicular traffic and is a bit more hilly than the bike. Again, the worst of the hills come in the first and last half miles, but the view from atop the small hills looking out onto Lake Moomaw and the mountain ranges that bank its shores make the pain well worth it.
All in all the folks at the Bath County Chamber of Commerce go above and beyond to give their athletes the best racing and post race experience around. With a fully stocked box lunch and a serene setting to enjoy after the race this is an event and a vacation you owe to yourself. Come discover Moomaw Madness and the Bath County Triathlon!
Event Site Rules
Event Traffic: Please note that the roads leaving the race site will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic until the last runner is in so please plan accordingly. There is good music and plenty of food so make yourself comfortable and enjoy the day. An announcement will be made once the last athlete is in and cars are able to leave the event site.
This event is limited to the first 400 registrations.
This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
All participants must complete the event in under 2.5 hours 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 2.5 hours.
The minimum age allowed for participating in this event is 10 years of age.
This event will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)
Friday 4 - 7 PM
2696 Main Street
Hot Springs, VA 24484
Saturday 6 - 7:30 AM
Lake Moomaw Boat Marina (Race Site)
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 RACE
Directional Maps to the above locations may be found by clicking on the Directions button at the top of this page.
Race Site Address:
Lake Moomaw Marina
8446 Bolars Draft Road - Warm Springs, VA 24484
To discover more about this beautiful region or to just find a place to sleep, please click on any of the following links:
RefundsThis event does not issue refunds.
Withdrawals are no longer available for this event.
TransfersThis 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 - Bath County Triathlon.
The deferral cutoff date was Thursday, May 22, 2014 and has passed. No further deferral requests will be accepted for this event.
Any participant who cannot compete in the event for ANY reason will have the option for a one time deferment of their registration into the following years event. The deferral request must be made from within the athletes profile 30 days prior to the event date and there is a $20 deferral fee. If this event is unavailable in the following year, the option to defer to an event with a similar or lesser amount will be made available within the host Series.
There will be no other refunds, credits, or transfers available for this event. NO exceptions.
In the event of inclement the following procedure will be followed: The event will be postponed for 30-45 minutes in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the inclement weather does not pass within this timeframe 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.
Results by Category
CLICK HERE to view Category Results.
Top 3 in each of the following categories:
Overall (M & F)
Masters Overall (M & F 40+)
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 - 220 Lbs)
Masters Clydesdales (Males 40+ - 220 lbs)
Athenas (Females - 165 Lbs +)
Novice (M & F)
Relay Teams (Male, Female & Mixed)
VTS rules state that once you compete in a particular event category, you must remain in that same category for all future VTS events in that calendar year. Click Here for detailed information on the race divisions and series scoring.
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
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.