Tri the Swamp Rabbit at Furman 2014

Event #11 of the AAA Car Care South Carolina Triathlon Series

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7:30 AM


Saturday, July 12, 2014


Furman University - Greenville, SC




250 meter pool Swim
16 mile Bike
5 km Run


Wednesday, July 09, 2014  7:30 AM


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Tri the Swamp Rabbit at Furman





For those "hopping" to race in South Carolina in July, MCF proudly presents the third annual Tri the Swamp Rabbit Sprint Triathlon at Furman University, one of the most picturesque campuses in the country. With over 600 registrations and 1,000+ spectators and volunteers at the first two events, the 2014 event will be another great success. The event is timed perfectly for mid-season summer fun, is family friendly, the only triathlon at Furman, and a great addition to the SCTS Series!

The 250-yard pool swim will make for a perfect start for the first timer and the Elite athleteSwimmer pool with the transition just a few step alike. The swim will take place in the Furman Paladin Athletic Center pool with the transition area a few steps away near the football practice fields adjacent to the PAC. The manicured grass will feel like carpet beneath your feet.


Cycling PhotoThe 16.5 bike course through beautiful Travelers Rest will test your mid-season legs rolling over a host of gradual climbs and a handful of short steep bursts with nearly all the climbing in the first half of the course followed by a fast finish leading into Furman's back gate. (Enjoy the ride home!!!)

After the bike leg you'll find a new twist on a 5K venue familiar to local athletes thanks to thephoto addition of a sweet stretch on the Swamp Rabbit trail, the race's namesake. After a scenic jaunt around Furman's beautiful Swan Lake you'll enjoy more than a mile on the well-shaded Swamp Rabbit Trail, after which you'll loop back through this gorgeous campus towards the finish just beyond the transition area.

Get your Olympic fix at this one-of-a-kind finish line on the tartan surfaced running track just a short walk from the transition area as athletes make one half loop around the track to end the day with a stadium style finish. Post event festivities will take place on the infield of the track and in the shadows of the famed Paris Mountain.

Affiliated Charities

This event benefits Mere Christianity Forum.

This event benefits Mere Christianity Forum. Mere Christianity Forum is a unique campus ministry serves the Furman, Travelers Rest, and Greenville communities and beyond. The philosophy is inspired by the quest of CS Lewis to discover and invite others into "mere Christianity". This thoughtful quest is one of Christian Unity and openness to those outside the Christian tradition and sets the tone for MCF's approach to ministry. As a result MCF finds itself not only shaping decidedly Christian students but also attracting and impacting those who are often left un-reached by other models of Christian ministry.

Category Pricing

Open Male
Open Female
Masters Open Male
Masters Open Female
Age Group Male
Age Group Female
Master Clydesdale
Aquabike Male
Physically Challenged Male
Physically Challenged Female
Novice Male
Novice Female
Before Saturday, February 01, 2014$55.00
Before Thursday, May 01, 2014$60.00
Before Sunday, June 01, 2014$65.00
Before Tuesday, July 01, 2014$69.00
Before Saturday, July 12, 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 Saturday, March 01, 2014$99.00
Before Sunday, June 01, 2014$111.00
Before Tuesday, July 01, 2014$120.00
Before Saturday, July 12, 2014$129.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

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

AquaBike Female
Before Thursday, May 01, 2014$40.00
Before Tuesday, July 01, 2014$45.00
Before Saturday, July 12, 2014$50.00

**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 07-09-2014 at 7:30 AM.

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

On-site registration is available for this event on 07-11-2014 during normal packet pick up hours.

On-site registration is available for this event on 07-12-2014 during normal packet pick up hours.

Event Site Rules

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

USAT Sanctioned
This event 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 athlete. 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 this event is 10 years of age.

Timing System
Tri the Swamp Rabbit will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)

Swim Time Changes
If you are trying to make an adjustment to your estimated swim time change given during registration please click HERE to learn how to do this.

Our registration system allows for people to access their registrations and adjust their swim times prior to the event.

NOTE: All swim times must be adjusted no later than Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:30AM. After this time, participants will no longer be able to make this adjustment on their registration (the system will lock out any changes). Swim times will not be adjusted after this time for any reason.

Submitting a Swim Time
All participants must submit a 100 yard swim time for seeding purposes.

Being a pool swim with a staggered start, participants are seeded from fastest to slowest. It is in your best interest to submit an accurate 100 yard "pace" time for your 500 meter swim. In other words, don't submit your fastest 100 yard swim time, submit a 100 yard time that represents what you'll do on event day over the 500 meter distance.

Packet Pickup

Friday July 11, 2014 (2PM - 5PM)
Furman University (Event Location)
At Timmons Arena - Adjacent to the Football Stadium
3300 Pointsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

Saturday July 12, 2014 (5:30AM - 7:00AM)
Furman University (Event Location)
Adjacent to the Transition Area
3300 Pointsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

Photo ID is required by all athletes in order to collect event materials. Only the registered athlete may collect his / her event materials. Valid USA Triathlon Annual Membership cards must be presented at packet pick up for anyone not paying the one day membership fee of $12.

Lodging Information

Hilton Garden Inn - Greenville
108 Carolina Point Parkway
Greenville, SC  29605
(864) 284-0111
*Book before June 11th to get the "Tri Swamp Rabbit" special rate of $99.


This event does not issue refunds.


Withdrawals will be available after Thursday, June 12, 2014.


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 Swamp Rabbit at Furman.

The deferral cutoff date is Thursday, June 12, 2014 or in 50 day(s) from today .

Click here to go to your profile and request a deferral 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 16.4 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/Age Group Results

Click HERE to see the age group and category results.

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)

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


  • Mixed / Co-Ed Relay Team (Top 3)