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Join us at Callaway Resort & Gardens for the TriColumbusGa Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon. Callaway Resort & Gardens offers four seasons of adventure, relaxation, and fun in Mother Nature’s breathtaking landscape. Enjoy a special rate when you take part in the Race Series Overnight Accommodation Package.
Triathlon - 8:00am
Duathlon - 8:10-8:15am from the Swim In in the Transition Area
Perfect for our beginners who:
A. Don't swim well
B. Don't bike much
C. Don't like to run hilly courses
D. Do want to experience "the triathlon"
E. Want to escort their children in a triathlon
The Swim: 400m - Triathletes will be begin their day with a 400m swim around the perimeter of Robin Lake.
The Bike: 9 miles – The 1 loop bike course begins and ends inside Callaway Gardens. It’s super scenic taking you throughout beautiful Callaway Resort & Gardens.
The Run: 2 miles – You will want to stop and take in the scenery as you run through the gardens.
Categories: Male/Female: Under 14 then 15-19 in 5 year increments up to 70+
Awards: Top 3 overall Male/Female and top 3 in age group. Relay will be top 3. Each participant will get a cool medal and t-shirt. Triathletes will be provided a swim cap.
Parking is located at any location in the Robin Lake Beach parking area located.
Hotel accommodations: 1-877-916-1725 ask for the Fitness Series rate The Callaway Resort & Gardens' Mountain Creek Inn, The Southern Pine Cottages, The Mountain Creek Villas, and The Lodge and Spa
Directions to Callaway Resort & Gardens:
From Atlanta take I-85 south to I-185. Take I-185 to exit 42 (Hwy 27). Go left on Hwy 27, 11 miles to Pine Mountain. In Pine Mountain, go through 3 stop lights (1 mile) to Callaway Gardens beach entrance on your right. Go 1 mile past Callaway Gardens beach entrance to the Mountain Creek Inn on your left.
Spectators will be required to pay a discounted park entrance fee at the gate Saturday morning. Racers may provide their confirmation of registration for free park access.
Packet Pick Up: **Race t-shirts are not guaranteed for those who register at packet pick-up**
Packet pick up for all races is located at the Circus Tent adjacent to Robin Beach Lake. The gates on HWY 27 will be open for easier access on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Packets may be picked:
FYI (Race brief is at 6 down by the lake/or check it out via Facebook live at TriColumbusGa page)
All athletes MUST bring all of the following to Packet Pick Up:
1. Government issue valid photo ID
2. Valid USAT card (if a member)
If you registered online and purchased the one-day USAT membership you will only need to show your ID.
USAT Rules and Regulations: All TriColumbusGa triathlon races are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. This will mean that all participants will need to be either an annual member of USAT or procure a one-day membership and sign a waiver. One-day memberships for 2021 are $15 which can be purchased during registration.
Transition: Transition Area is in the Robin Beach Lake parking lot next to packet pick up. There is no bike drop off on Friday. (note Transition will be in parking lanes 1 and 2, next to the Circus Tent, this year). Transition will be set up later Friday night due to pending events at Callaway Resort & Gardens. Bike check in is race day morning only.
The Swim: 400m Starts at 8am.
Duathlon: Starts at 8:10 - 8:15am.
Bike Course: 9 miles. The bike course begins and ends inside Callaway Resort & Gardens. "Race in Progress" signs will be posted along this stretch and will be appropriately marked. However, this is OPEN to the public. Car traffic is very light and patrons are accustom to bike traffic. Please follow all signs and volunteer instructions. Please be mindful that Callaway Resort & Gardens is graciously allowing us to use their property and drop all trash at water stations ONLY. Volunteers will be located on the course at critical intersections for your safety.
Technical support: Ride On Bikes will be on the course to assist with emergency repairs whenever possible; but athletes are expected to be able to handle basic repairs (changing a flat, basic adjustments, etc) themselves. Please be self-sufficient.
Run Course: 2 miles. There will be 1 nutrition/hydration opportunity approximately half way (mile 1). Nutritional options include Cerasport and water.
Finish line: Will be at the Circus Tent.
Categories: 15-19 in five year increments up to 70+ - male and female.
Awards: Awards to the top three in each age group - male and female. Relay top 3.
Friday June 19:
Packet Pick up at Robin Beach Lake Pavillon 5-6:30pm
New Athlete Brief: 6pm Robin Lake Pavillon or via Facebook live at the TriColumbusGa page
Kids Fun Run: 7pm
Saturday June 20:
6:00am Transition Opens/Race day registration/Packet Pick up
7:40am Transition Closes
8am National Anthem
8am Horn Blows to start race
8:10am-8:15am Race Starts Duathlon
Bike Check In: Bikes will be checked in race morning only.
Weather: In the event of inclement weather…There are no “rain dates” for TriColumbusGA events. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed to dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, since we are athletes ourselves, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.
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