Lake Logan International Triathlon
Race Type: Triathlon
Bike Surface: Road
Course: 1500 meter swim, 24 mile bike, 10 kilometers run
Start: 7:00 AM
Location: Canton, North Carolina
Address: Lake Logan Episcopal Center
Individual Price: Through 2/29 $70; 3/1-6/30 $85; 7/1-Race Day $95
Team Price: Through 2/29 $100; 3/1-6/30 $120; 7/1-Race Day $135
Course Info: The 1500 meter swim course is a clockwise rectangle with an in water start. Water temperature is expected to be near 70 degrees and wetsuits will be allowed. Athletes will exit the water after swimming beneath the highway bridge and into the creek mouth. From here it is a short run along a grass field into Transition.
The 40km bike course is one loop with no significant climbing. There is one small ascent at the beginning and end of the bike but otherwise this course is surprisingly flat and fast as athletes circle the valley in the shadow of Cold Mountain. Traffic is light to moderate and road surfaces are good to excellent. Turns are marked with pavement arrows and directional signs. Volunteers and police man each intersection.
The 10km run is an out and back course with the first 5k gradually climbing up towards the Blue Ridge parkway, winding alongside the cool mountain streams. The ascent toward the turn around is so gradual runners don't realize they have been going up until they have hit the turn around marker and started the final 5k toward the finish line. Aid stations will be positioned every mile on this lightly traveled road.
More: The 2012 Lake Logan International Triathlon has been designated a Mid Atlantic Region Special Qualifier. Anyone finishing in the top 33% of their age group will qualify for the USAT National Championships on August 18 in Burlington, Vermont.
The original triathlon at Lake Logan celebrates its 7th anniversary as part of the Lake Logan Multi Sport Festival. The international distance race has quickly become one of the premier races in the Southeast, attracting athletes from across the country.
Lake Logan may be the most beautiful triathlon venue in the country. The swim in this pristine mountain lake has a unique course starting near the main docks but finishing under the highway bridge in the mouth of the river. The bike course is unusual for the mountains in that it is mostly flat and very fast. It is a lollipop shaped course that takes riders to and from Canton. The run course is an out-and-back along a two-lane road along the river. It has a 1-2% grade on the outbound leg, almost guaranteeing a negative split on the downhill inbound leg.
Directions: Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, NC
Register: Click here
Website: Lake Logan International Triathlon
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