The Town of Thurmond is making plans to hold the third Thurmond Triathlon, a beginner triathlon, on Sunday, August 4, 2013. The beginner triathlon will take place in Thurmond and is open to anyone 7 years of age and older. Individuals or teams of three will bike from the Historic Thurmond Depot 2 miles to Stonecliff where they will then paddle 1.5 miles to the Dun Glen Day Use area. From there contestants will run a two mile loop around the Historic Town of Thurmond.
According to Missy Dragan, Captain Thurmonds Challenge has always been a great event for the area and the Town of Thurmond was looking for a way to extend the weekend. We feel there are a lot of individuals, and maybe families, that would like to participate in a triathlon but need something that is more beginner friendly.
Registration will be held beginning at 9:30 am in Thurmond at the Dun Glen Day use area on Sunday, August 4. Pre-registration is a must if participants are planning on using event duckies provided by ACE Adventure Resort. For more information on the Thurmond Triathlon email [email protected]
The New River Gorge Challenge (formerly Captain Thurmonds Challenge), which will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 in the town of Fayetteville, consists of 28.5 miles of the most extreme whitewater, mountain biking and running in the state and East Coast. Families are also invited to come out and participate in kids races and activities including inflatable bouncers on the Fayetteville Courthouse lawn. For more information on the New River Gorge Challenge call 304-574-2337.
- Bike from the Historic Thurmond Depot 2 miles to Stonecliff. - Paddle 1.5 miles from Stonecliff back to Dun Glen Day Use area. - Run 2 miles from Dun Glen Day Use area over the Thurmond bridge and do a loop around the Historic Town of Thurmond, ending back at the Dun Glen area.