Located in the beautiful New River Valley the Claytor Lake Triathlon offers a protected 500 yard swim, an out and back 12.5 mile rolling bike course and a 3 mile trail run on State Park Trails.
The rolling countryside features a course that is scenic, fast and safe.
The event will begin, transition and end at the beach area of the State Park.
Swimmers will navigate a 500 yard lake swim before taking on the out-and-back, rolling, 11.5 mile bike course.
The race will end with a fast 5k run along the trails surrounding Claytor Lake.
Take Exit 101 (Claytor Lake) to State Park Road (State Route 660). State Park Road ends at the park's entrance.
Its address is 6620 Ben H. Bolen Drive, Dublin, VA 24084; Latitude, 37.057372. Longitude, -80.627394.
Northern Virginia, 5 hours;
Richmond, 4 hours;
Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, 5 hours;
Roanoke, 1 hour
Claytor Lake offers a wide variety of activities for water and land enthusiasts The park also has an excellent marina and meeting facility.
Easily accessible from Interstate 81, the park offers swimming, camping, cabins, lodges, a meeting facility, nature and history programs, miles of hiking trails, and a visitor center. The visitor center is located in the historic Howe House. The lake and the park are named after Graham Claytor (1886-1971), who was vice president of Appalachian Power and supervised construction of the dam.
Park size: 472 acres. Lake size, 4,500 acres; 21 miles long. The park has approximately three miles of lake frontage.