The 10th annual Tri Fall Creek Falls Triathlon is a popular Olympic distance triathlon put on by the folks at Endurance Sports Management (the organizers of a variety of triathlons, running and off-road events in the Tennessee and North Carolina area). The triathlon takes place at Tennessee's most popular state park and is centrally located between Knoxville, Nashville and Chattanooga, making it very accessible.
The Banjo awards top 3 overall & top 3 age group and bluegrass music are highlights of a wonderful time to be had by all in this quite rural setting. Also, race shirts, string bags, Koozies, race socks (first 250 entries only!), Finishers Medal and post race cookout!
Race start time is 7:30 AM Central Standard Time. Arrive at site no later than 6:30 AM CST for ample time for parking, packet pickup.
BOOK ROOMS EARLY - Inn at Fall Creek Falls - 800-250-8610 - Ask for TRIATHLON discount rate. This is only hotel within about 10 miles of park. Nice accommodations of rooms and cabin homes & right across lake from transition.
Hammer Nutrition products in race packets and GU will be available on courses.
Come to beautiful Fall Creek Falls State Park for the race for the Banjo & our Bluegrass music weekend.
SWIM - 1500 meters - The swim takes place in a lake - meaning no current, no large swells and warm water. Water temperatures may exceed 78 degrees so the decision on whether wetsuits are allowed takes place race morning. Map Link - http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/3011940
BIKE - 40 kilometer - The bike is a flat to rolling bike course that is perfect for athletes of all abilities.Bike Map Link: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2752282
RUN - 10 kilometers - The run is one of the highlights of the course, as it takes place on a shaded bike trail through the beautiful woods of the state park. The run features rolling hills--nothing steep. Run Map Link: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2789497
Directions- From Nashville take I-40 East to Cookeville. Turn right onto 111 South (exit 288).Travel approx. 45 miles. Left on Highway 284 – park about 10 miles. From Knoxville, take I-40 West to Crossville to Peavine (exit 322). Take a left off the exit, turn right at the light and follow Highway 101 to Highway 30. Turn right on Hwy 30, park entrance is about 6 miles on the left. From Atlanta, take I-75 North to Chattanooga, take I-24 toward Nashville, take Hwy 27 North toward Dayton and follow Highway 111 North to Hwy. 284 on the right – park about 10 miles. Follow signs & arrows to race site.
Age Groups and Awards: Overall awards for the top three male and female finishers & top three male and female masters. Age group awards for first, second, and third place in the following M & F age groups: 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45- 49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over & top 3 Clydesdale & Athena.
Our post event cookout is open to spectators at a cost of $5. Kid's under 6 eat free. Quite a deal! Gatorade and water coolers also available foir free.
Post event outdoor showers are just past finish line.
Park Lodging Link - http://myfallcreekfalls.com/Lodging.html
Inn rooms sell out quickly for Saturday night. Please check often for cancelations. Note info at bottom - The Way Inn & Cozy Cabins and Cottages are privately owned.
Camping Map Link - http://www.tennessee.gov/
environment/parks/FallCreekFalls/pdf/CGMAP.pdf - CAN RESERVE 12 MONTHS AHEAD -DO IT NOW!
Links to Area Lodging - may require 2 nights stay - Grandview Cabins - sleep 6+ http://www.grandviewcabins.net/
Piney Creek Cabins - http://www.pineycreekcabins.com/resdesk/index.php