Lake Murray Triathlon 2014

Event #5 of the AAA Car Care South Carolina Triathlon Series

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8:00 AM


Sunday, May 04, 2014


Dreher Island State Park - Prosperity, SC


Event Completed


750 meter Swim
16 mile Bike
5 km Run


Thursday, May 01, 2014  8:00 AM


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Lake Murray Triathlon




5/1/2014  - Lake Murray 2014 Bib Number list posted here.

4/29/2014 Event Details Including Swim Waves Now Posted - See the Event Details Above to View this File.


The Lake Murray Triathlon has become a favorite chance for all South Carolina Triathletes to showcase their talents against the best in the state. Nestled in the center of South Carolina athletes from the Upstate, Midlands and Coastal regions converge into Columbia each year for this sprint distance event.

The swim is one counter-clockwise 750 meter loop. Wetsuits are normally legal but the water temperature borders the legal limit each year. Depending on the wind swimmers may encounter light to moderate chop with a small current.

The bike course is long for a sprint distance event - one 16 mile loop. Road surfaces are good with a few rough areas scattered through the course. This is to be expected as the course winds along completely rural roads. Only 5 turns on this course and they are marked with pavement arrows and directional signs. Police and volunteers man the proper intersections.

The 5k run course is very unique in that runners get several opportunities to see where they are in relation to the competition. A one loop course with several out and back spurs gives athletes a chance to see where they are on the course. Relatively flat and shaded, this run course can be very fast.

Affiliated Charities

This event benefits the SADS Foundation and The SCOA Cares Foundation.

This year we are focusing on Skin Cancer Prevention, as a service to our community of athletes. In addition, we are adopting a new charity which we hope our athletes will help us SCOA Cares Foundation Logosupport. The SCOA Cares Foundiation, focuses in helping uninsured and under-insured patients receive cancer treatments, medications, and transportation. Costs to cover these expenses are usually very high, so every dollar counts in our effort to help. We believe that with a small $2 donation from each of our participants, plus proceeds from our event; we can make a small difference in somebody's life next month. Every dollar donated to this chairty goes directly to treat cancer patients.


Event Site Rules

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

USAT Sanctioned
The Lake Murray Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Cut-Off Time
All participants must complete the event in under 2 hours, 30 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, 30 minutes.

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

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

Packet Pickup

Saturday May 3, 2014 (3-6 PM)
Cycle Center - Five Points
1001 Harden St.
Columbia, SC 29205


Sunday May 4, 2014 (6 - 7:15 AM)
Dreher Island State Park (Event Site)
3677 State Park Road
Prosperity, SC 29127


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).


Directional Maps to the above locations may be found by clicking on the Directions button at the top of this page.

Lodging Information

Host Hotel

Hampton Inn -Harbison
101 Woodcross Dr.
Columbia, SC 29212

(803) 749-6999


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 - Lake Murray Triathlon.

The deferral cutoff date was Friday, April 04, 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 16 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.


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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.

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.