The Kinetic Cup Triathlon is a day of collegiate focused triathlon racing. Staged out of beautiful Smith Mountain Lake State Park this triathlon classic has clear water, mountain views and fun courses. The swim features a sandy beach start and a crisp, clear lake. The bike and run courses are rural, rolling and not too challenging. Colleges from all over the Mid-Atlantic bring their Varsity and Club teams to compete in the Olympic or Draft Legal race. The competition is fierce with 4 finishers in 2018 breaking 2 hours for the Olympic. The competition is also friendly so with a bit of training this can be an outstanding first race for the novice triathlete.
If you are spectating and bringing the family this is a great time of the year to be in the western part of the state. Smith Mountain Lake is home to numerous lodging options and attractions. There is great trail running in the park, trout fishing nearby and plenty of country to explore. For the cyclist in the family be sure to head into Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Parkway. You can learn more about Bedford County HERE. Lodging tends to fill up quickly, so be sure to make your reservations in advance.