The Atomic Duathlon and Sprint Triathlon returns in 2013! You now have an fall triathlon choice with a 500 meter swimor 5K added to the 30K Bike and 5K run courses.
Enjoy the fall colors during either event. Wildlife abounds in this rural yet easily accessible area - beaver, deer, ground hogs, etc. Camping on-site and numerous hotels and restaurants within 5 miles in Lenoir City.
Hammer Nutrition products in race packets and GU will be available on courses.
Triathlon - Swim in the cool, clear Melton Hill Lake. Water is expected to be wetsuit legal. Same bike and run courses are used in Triathlon and duathlon.
Duathlon: Both run courses use the TVA Melton Hill Park roads for the out and back 5K runs. Aid stations featuring products from Hammer Nutrition will be passed each mile of this rolling course. Run Course Map Link: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/48328082
The bike course has two turn-arounds on the 30K course. The first is at the 7.25 mile mark on Hwy. 95 & second at Central Training Facility approximately 2 miles down Bear Creek Road.Bikes head back to park after second turn-around. Terrain is a mix of hills and flats. No aid stations on bike.
Bike Course Link: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/135595393
RACE LOCATION- The TVA Melton Hill Recreation Area is located outside Lenoir City, TN just off Hwy 321/95. The race site is about 30 miles West of Knoxville. From I-40 exit #364 towards Oak Ridge approximately 1/2 mile to park entrance on your RIGHT. The three large parking lots are 1.3 miles into the park on the LEFT before the dam hill. Camping on site is $17 night/ per site. Hot showers!
RACE SCHEDULE - FRIDAY - SEPT 27TH -5:30 pm – 7 pm EST
Late Registration & packet pick-up- at Melton Hill TVA Recreation area
*Bring Photo ID *
SATURDAY - September 28 - Packet pickup & Registration is OPEN
6:30 am – 7:30 am EST Packet pick-up & body marking. Pick-up timing chip.
* Bring Photo ID *
7:45 am EST Bikes must be in the transition area
8 am EST National Anthem - Duathlon Start ; 8:10 AM – Triathlon Males; 8:12 AM – Triathlon Females & Relays; 10 am EST
Awards ceremony following final finisher & DOOR PRIZES
Parking will be in the lots by the Melton Hill dam. Participants will be permitted to DROP-OFF BIKES/GEAR in the boat ranmp lot before returning to lots below dam. Lots are a short walk to the transition area. Additional details on packet pick-up will be available closer to event.
Door Prize drawings: Endurance Sports Management just inked a three year deal with Rudy Project & XX2i Optics. We will draw for one $200 Rudy Project & one $100 XX2i Optics door prize gift certificates. Additionally, we will also be drawing for XTERRA Wetsuit gear TBD as we get closer to the event. Participant must be present to accept prizes.
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