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French Broad Challenge Triathlon

26 May 2012

Glory Hound Events is teaming with the Mountain Sports Festival to bring you the third French Broad Challenge Triathlon. The race will start and finish inside the track at Carrier Park in the heart of the festival.

Racers will run 1.5 miles to the boat launch at the Asheville Outdoor Center and then paddle the 2.5 miles downstream to Jean Webb Park where the Transition Area will be set up for bikes and run gear. The bike course is an out-and-back route up and down Riverside Drive. Following the bike leg, racers will run back to Carrier Park.

We will have two relay categories: 3 person where one person completes the first run and paddle, one person completes the bike course and one person completes the final run leg. In the two person category, both team members will complete the intiial run leg and paddle leg and split the bike and final run legs.

To avoid congestion at the boat launch this year, we will start the race in waves based on random groupings of athletes. We will also utilize chip timing in 2012 and will provide splits for all legs and transitions.

Race distances: 1.5 mile Run, 2.5 mile Paddle, 11 mile Bike, 2.9 mile Run

Race details and registration information at:

Event Contact: Greg Duff,