TOUGHMAN South Carolina International 2018

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

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8:00 AM


Saturday, September 29, 2018


Lake Greenwood State Park to Uptown Greenwood, SC
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1500 meter Swim
25 mile Bike
6.5 mile Run


Wednesday, September 26, 2018  8:00 AM


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TOUGHMAN South Carolina International




9/26/2018 - Online registration has closed.  You may still register on site this weekend at packet pick up.  All information can be found further down this event page.  It is HIGHLY recommended that you thoroughly review all logistics and details prior to arriving on site this weekend.  The 2018 Event Details are posted above.  The 2018 Alphabetical Bib List can be found here.  If you have other questions, please bring those to packet pick up this weekend.  


PLEASE read through the event logistics description BEFORE YOU REGISTER so you are clear on how this event works. IT IS A POINT TO POINT EVENT with the start line and finish lines being in different locations.  

TOUGHMAN South Carolina International will feature a wetsuit legal lake swim and a point to point bike with the bike and run finishes into Uptown Greenwood! Uptown Greenwood is one of South Carolina's best kept secrets - and now our triathletes will get a chance to not only see Uptown Greenwood, but to race in the heart of the Emerald City's Main business district.

The swim begins in the water that should be wetsuit legal. The course is a clockwise triangular loop that is shared with the Half distance event.  Upon completion of the first loop International distance athletes will cut the second loop short at a specific turn buoy to give the correct distance of 1500 meters.  Athletes will start and finish at the stone staircase just below the Drummond Center.

The bike course now will head out of the park and start athletes on their journey toward the heart of Greenwood. The course will roll along rural country roads while cutting through Ninety Six, SC. After the rural section of the course, athletes will begin to enter Greenwood City Limits just before encountering the transition area and Uptown Greenwood. Transition 2 will be staged adjacent to the Uptown Greenwood Fountain right next to Main Street.

The run is an out and back one-loop affair where the run mostly on a closed and paved running path called The Heritage Trail - part of the National Rails to Trails program. 100% of this run is closed to traffic. Aid stations are placed every mile and approximately 80% of the course is shaded. The entire run is on pavement and athletes finish adjacent to the transition area situated right beside Main Street Greenwood.

Post Event, athletes will enjoy the normal festivities while also being able to enjoy Uptown Greenwood's host of restaurants and shops.

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity
This event is limited to the first 200 registrations.

USAT Sanctioned
Toughman South Carolina International is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. All USAT rules will apply.

Medical Form
The medical form is mandatory and must be filled out and turned in in order to get your event packet. Please download the form and bring it with you to packet pick up.


Cut off Times
All participants must complete the event within 4 hours of the start of the final swim wave. Event officials reserve the right to pull any athlete from the course if it appears he/ she will not complete the event within the posted cut off time.

Minimum Age
The minimum age allowed for participating in TOUGHMAN South Carolina International as an individual is 10 years of age.  Exceptions will be made based on parent/guardian request.  

Timing System
TOUGHMAN South Carolina will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)

Packet Pickup

Friday, September 28, 2018 (2:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Drummond Center - Lake Greenwood State Park

Saturday, September 29, 2018 (5:45AM-7 AM)
In Front of the Drummond Center - Lake Greenwood State Park

Note: Participants must collect his/ her own event packets. 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 ($15)

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


Lodging Information



Refund are not available for this event.


Withdrawals are no longer available for this event.


This event does not provide transfers.


This event accepts a one time deferment up to 14 days prior to the event date or until the event has filled.

The deferral event is the 2019 - TOUGHMAN South Carolina International.

There will be a one time $20.00 defer fee.

The deferral cutoff date was Saturday, September 15, 2018 and has passed. No further deferral requests will be accepted for this event.


This event has a cut off date for receiving a T-Shirt. The cutoff is 14 day(s) before the event. That time has passed.

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 25 mile Bike, 6.5 mile 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 2019 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 2019 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.

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Joe Schrader Photography
Joe Shrader Photography 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 their website to review their custom products, and purchase your photos from this and other Setup Events.
Joe Shrader Photography LLC


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

Overall Results


Age Group & Category Results

Click HERE for age group & category results

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.

Event Logistics

TOUGHMAN South Carolina is a "point-to-point" event. As such - this event presents participants and organizers with some unique logistical challenges. We have attempted to make this as easy for participants as possible. It will be important that all participants follow these instructions. At packet pick-up, all participants will be given their event numbers (bike frame, helmet and run) along with a swim cap and a plastic bag with drawstrings.  You will use the plastic bag at the swim finish transition area.
Participants will have the option of checking their bikes into the Swim Finish transition area on Friday between 3PM - 7PM.

Paid security guards will be on duty from 7PM Friday until 6AM on Saturday morning (when event organizers and volunteers arrive). This is being done to make things a little easier for you in the morning and also to cut down on traffic at the Swim Finish location.
If you choose this option, you'll notice that the bike racks in the swim finish transition area will be numbered in ranges- look for your specific rack. These racks at swim finish (Lake Greenwood State Park) are NOT individually numbered (the bike racks at the uptown T.A. are individually numbered). For the swim finish transition (T1), you may rack your bike anywhere on the rack with your number range. Remember where you are in the transition area - you won't see this spot again until you run up out of the water following the swim.

  1. On event morning, participants who already picked up their race packets on Friday and checked their bikes into the Swim Finish transition area on Friday, will go directly to the uptown transition area (proceed to paragraph #3);
  2. On event morning, participants who have NOT picked up their packets will go to the Swim Finish Location. Those participants will pick up their packets and drop off their bikes and all their bike gear at the Swim Finish Transition Area. The bike racks in the transition area will be numbered in ranges- look for your specific rack. These racks at T1 (swim finish) are NOT individually numbered (the bike racks at the downtown T.A. are individually numbered). You may rack your bike anywhere on that rack. Remember where you are in the transition area - you won't see this spot again until you run up out of the water following the swim. Security will be present - so participants should not worry about leaving their bikes and gear. Make sure you leave everything you will need for the Swim-to-Bike transition. Included in this will be your plastic bag - marked with your event number. When you exit the water and get to the transition area - stuff your goggles, swim cap, and all other belongings (including your wetsuit - if applicable) into the bag - and leave it at your spot.
  3. Participants will then drive their cars to uptown Greenwood (20 minute drive) where the Event Finish is located. Once in uptown, participants will be directed to parking areas close to the finish line. Once again, find your numbered bike rack. At the uptown transition area - the bike racks will be individually numbered. Find your specific spot and lay out your run gear. As with the other transition area - make a note of where you are - to eliminate confusion when you come in off the bike.
  4. At this point you're ready to be transported to the Swim Start location. Buses will be provided to take you out to swim start. Friends and family should NOT board these buses as they are for athletes only. Friends and family are welcome to provide you with your own transportation out to the swim start area.
  5. When you get to Transition Area 1 (Swim Start) you will collect your timing chip and ankle strap near Transition Area 1.
  6. When the event is over - your plastic bag from the swim finish transition area will be transported back to the event finish location. This bag will be back to the finish line location before the final competitor finishes the event. This will prevent you from having to go back out to the lake following the event.

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.