Triathlon at Lake J
|Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center|
|Sep 01, 2012|
The King Of The Smokies Triathlon will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, at Lake Junaluska. This is the premiere Sprint Triathlon and International Distance Triathlon in the South East.
Lake Junaluska is an open water swim. Water temperature varies depending on rainfall. Organizers will post early in the week if it is wet suit legal. Participants should bringing a wet suit or speed suit.
Sprint swimmers will start the triathlon according to USAT age group divisions, 18 to 99. The sprint swim course is a half-mile swim; swimmers will launch from shore by age groups. International Distance swimmers will launch from shore by USAT age groups and swim in a “triangular” shaped course of .99 of a mile in a counter clock-wise swim.
A lifeguard station is positioned at the halfway point of the Swim Course for emergency response only. Average water depth is approximately 8-feet, with a granite sandy bottom.
T-1 Area will be separated by sprint section and international distance section. Bikes will be racked according to race number and distance; sprint or international. No spectators, family or friends are allowed in the T-1 Area.
Exiting T-1 participants will mount their bikes in the dismount / mount area and continue on the bike course.
The international distance triathlon continues past the sprint halfway point and passes over I-40 and climbs for a short distance. The sprint run course is once around the outer loop of Lake Junaluska and is a paved green way and secured from all traffic. The international distance is twice around Lake Junaluska. Finishers will receive cold bottled water and a custom made “Woodallion” with the triathlon logo on it.
Once all triathletes have finished the triathlon, the awards ceremony will begin, with door prizes and other gifts.
Registration the night before is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Centers Visitor Center. For information, call 800-222-4930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.