Located at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake State Park this race is a must do event for the regions Collegiate and High School athletes. With a crisp, clean 1500 meter swim, rolling 24 mile bike and rolling 6.2 run in the state park this is an outstanding event for all athletes and one that focuses on the collegiate athlete. This race is now scored for VTS-MTS Series points!
Swim Course: The swim takes place in the cool, clear waters of Smith Mountain Lake. Athletes will start the 1500 meter course on the beach with the collegiate men going off in wave one, then followed 10 minutes later by the collegiate women. The swim is tucked away in a cove and very well supported. A short run from the beach to transition takes you to the bike course. The water temperature is expected to be in the low to mid 60’s.
Bike Course: The bike course starts out with 5 rolling miles inside the park. Athletes turn left out of the park to continue the ride on rural country roads with a few nice hills and rollers. This is a great bike course and has only 3 turns outside the state park.
Run Course: The run is a rolling 6.2 mile out and back course contained entirely within the state park with water stations located every mile.
There are 150 spots for general entry, ie not Collegiate. Awards will go 3 deep for Overall and Masters (M&F). Also, series points will be awarded for age groups and categories.
DISTANCE: 1500 Meter Swim (lake); 24 Mile Bike (rolling hills); 10K Run (rolling hills)