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ACE Big Canyon Off-Road Triathlon ~ Results

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Big Canyon Off-Road Triathlon

Off Road
: Swim 1.5 miles, Run 7 miles, Mountain Bike 10 miles
Race Date: Sunday, June 1, 2008
Location: New River Gorge - ACE Adventure Center
City/State/Zip: New River Gorge, West Virginia
Country: USA
Race Website:
Description:
This race combines unmatched scenery with a rugged course sure to challenge the most diehard multi-sport athlete swim, run, mountain bike.
Course Information:
  • The race starts upstream of the historic Town of Thurmond in the languid waters of the mighty New River.
  • Once the starting gun is fired, you will wade into the river and travel with the current for 1.5 miles, navigating a small ripple.
  • Leap from the water at the site of the once famous Dun Glen Hotel, don your trail shoes and begin a run that will climb 1,000 vertical feet to ACE Adventure Center.
  • The 7 to 8 mile run is over single-track trails and forest service roads.
  • Now that youre warmed up, hop on your mountain bike for a 10-mile ride over single-track trails that will take you to the brink of the Gorge where you see the swim/run transition 1,000 below!
  • If you are ready for some good ol fashioned off-road racing, then come on down to Southern West Virginia for the ACE Big Canyon ORT!
  • Directions:
    Directions To Race:
    From The Eastern Half of the U.S.
  • From I-81 Northbound, take I-77 North at Wytheville until your reach Beckley, West Virginia.
  • From I-81 Southbound, take I-64 to Beckley, West Virginia, where I-64 and I-77 merge.
  • From I-64, again, follow to Beckley, West Virginia.
  • Once in Beckley, West Virginia - take Highway 19 North at exit 48
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    From The West, Midwest and Great Lakes Regions
  • Interstates I-64, I-77 and I-79 converge in Charleston, West Virginia.
  • From Charleston, head south on I-77 / I-64. Take the Mossy Road exit, Rt. 612, and follow to Oak Hill/ West Virginia State Highway 19.
  • If you are following I-79 South, you can join Highway 19 near Sutton, West Virginia
  • Once you reach Highway 19, take the Oak Hill "MAIN STREET" exit
  • Off Northbound 19, turn right at the top of the exit ramp
  • Off Southbound 19, turn left at the top of the exit ramp
  • Across from a busy BP convenience store is MINDEN ROAD
  • Turn down Minden Road and follow through the small community of Minden until you see the signs for ACE.
  • Other Info:
  • The New River Gorge is centrally located in southern West Virginia
  • Whitewater rafting, climbing, horseback riding available, too.
  • 2008 Results:
    www.iplayoutside.com/Events/2008/06/10870c.html
    Previous Results:
    http://www.trifind.net/results/west_virginia/2007/
    Map:
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