Clemson Triathlon 2014

Event #6 of the AAA Car Care South Carolina Triathlon Series

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8:00 AM


Saturday, May 10, 2014


Clemson University Beach and Recreation Area- Clemson, SC




750 meter Swim
11 mile Bike
5 km Run


Wednesday, May 07, 2014  8:00 AM


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Clemson Triathlon




Welcome to the Clemson Triathlon!

Clemson Logo 2012The Clemson Triathlon moves into its seventeenth season and is a great early season tester becoming a favorite among southeastern area triathletes.

The Swim is a one loop 750 meter course which is always wetsuitSet Up Cup Logo legal with water temperatures in the low to mid 70's. A clockwise rectangular shape swim course with start waves of less than 100 athletes per wave. Depending on the wind there can be some chop with little to no current.

The bike is a one loop 11 mile course in quiet rural roads. There is one short but steep grade at mile 2 1/2. From there the course rolls until a long downhill at mile 9. Road surfaces are good and traffic is light. Turns are marked with orange pavement arrows and orange directional signs. Police and volunteers will man each intersection.

The run is an out and back 5K course. There is a gradual downhill for the 1st mile before a USAT Talen ID Race Logoshort but very steep grade at mile 1.3. From there it is to the turn around on the very flat East Beach Dike. A gradual one mile ascent takes runners back to the finish line at the YMCA.


3/31/2014 - Columbo's Pizza of Clemson will be back for our post-race food.  

11/17/2013 - Clemson Triathlon Google Maps Important Locations Map Created
Click HERE to view the Google Maps version of the Clemson Triathlon important event site locations.


Category Pricing

Open Male
Open Female
Masters Open Male
Masters Open Female
Age Group Male
Age Group Female
Master Clydesdale
Collegiate Male
Collegiate Female
Physically Challenged Male
Physically Challenged Female
Novice Male
Novice Female
Before Wednesday, January 01, 2014$55.00
Before Saturday, March 01, 2014$59.00
Before Tuesday, April 01, 2014$65.00
Before Thursday, May 01, 2014$69.00
Before Saturday, May 10, 2014$75.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Mixed Relay
Before Wednesday, January 01, 2014$99.00
Before Saturday, March 01, 2014$109.00
Before Tuesday, April 01, 2014$120.00
Before Thursday, May 01, 2014$129.00
Before Saturday, May 10, 2014$135.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Aquabike Male
AquaBike Female
Before Saturday, March 01, 2014$40.00
Before Tuesday, April 01, 2014$45.00
Before Thursday, May 01, 2014$50.00
Before Saturday, May 10, 2014$55.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Note: On-line Registration for this event closes on 05-07-2014 at 8:00 AM.

There is a $12.00 fee for each non USAT - Adult registrant.

On-site registration is available for this event on 05-09-2014 during normal packet pick up hours.

On-site registration is available for this event on 05-10-2014 during normal packet pick up hours.

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity
This event is limited to the first 500 registrations.

USAT Sanctioned
The Clemson Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Cut-Off Time
All participants must complete the event in under 2 hours, 15 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, 15 minutes.

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

Timing System
The Clemson Triathlon will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)

Packet Pickup

Thursday May 8, 2014 (4-6 PM)
Carolina Triathlon
928 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Friday May 9, 2014 (3-7 PM)
Clemson University Recreation Beach (Event Site)
275 YMCA Circle
Seneca, SC 29678

Saturday May 10, 2014 (6 - 7:15 AM)
Clemson University Recreation Beach (Event Site)
275 YMCA Circle
Seneca, SC 29678

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

Host Hotel:

Quality Inn
226 Hi-Tech Rd
Seneca,SC 29678
Phone: (864) 888-8300
Reference the "Clemson Triathlon" for a special rate of $99!
It's graduation weekend at Clemson - make your reservation soon!




This event does not issue refunds.


Click here to go to your profile and request a withdrawal 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 - Clemson Triathlon.

The deferral cutoff date was Thursday, April 10, 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 a 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 weather.

Purchase Event Photos

Tricycle Studios is the Official Photographer of the South Carolina Triathlon Series!
Their photographers will be attending this event capturing images throughout the race course.
Athletes will receive a customized email after the race, complete with race stats, and automated links to find your images. You may also go directly to the Tricycle Studios website to review their custom products, and purchase your photos from this and other Set Up Events.
Tricycle Studios | a Bird's Eye View, Inc. Company | 540-358-0001 |


Click HERE to view the possible jobs you may have at this event.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please fill out the volunteer request form below.

Volunteer Form

Overall Results












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.

Packet Pick-Up
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.

Google Maps

Click HERE to view an interactive map on Google Maps of the important locations for the Clemson Triathlon

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
  • Collegiate
  • 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.