There are few places in multisport where only one word can describe the essence of the place and the event. In the Southeast that word is Logan or more specifically Lake Logan. For those who raced here or have heard the stories, Logan means breathtaking beauty, a wet-suit legal swim in the heat of the summer, a rolling bike course that is flatter than people imagine in the mountains and a shaded run course along a scenic river.
The Lake Logan Multisport Festival enters its eighth year of providing a range of multisport experiences for athletes of all levels. The newest event is a Half Iron race on Saturday that will introduce participants to new parts of Haywood County. The race that started it all the Lake Logan International Triathlon will be held the same time providing a shorter but challenging event for all. The Sunday line up includes our sprint triathlon site of the USAT Mid Atlantic Sprint Championships and an Aquathlon and Aquabike race.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTs OF THE LAKE LOGAN MULTI-SPORT FESTIVAL CAN BE FOUND HERE
Lake Logan may be the most beautiful triathlon venue in the country.
The swim in this pristine mountain lake has a unique course starting near the main docks but finishing under the highway bridge in the mouth of the river.
The bike courses are unusual for the mountains in that it is mostly flat and very fast.
The run courses are an out-and-back along a two-lane road along the river.
It has a 1-2% grade on the outbound leg, almost guaranteeing a negative split on the downhill inbound leg.