Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Packet Pick-Up

Come by The Clay Center, at 1 Clay Square in Charleston from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday September 15th to pick-up your race packet. The packet will contain your race bib and race instructions. You can also view the race instructions on our "Rules/FAQ" tab. 
The Clay Center is located off Exit 100 of I-77/I-64. Exit the interstate and go to the first stoplight. Go straight through the stoplight and the entrance to the Clay Center will be on the left. Take the circular drive and temporarily park on the right hand side. We will be inside the main entrance, through the double doors.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Race Week!

Race week has finally arrived! Get in those last minute registrations and do a final workout or two. Then, rest for at least a couple days before the race to make sure those muscles are relaxed and ready to work. More information on Friday's packet pickup will be posted here shortly. Let us know if you have any questions by messaging us on Facebook.
Remember: there is a kid's event that will begin just after the race starts at 9:00 a.m. Trainers from the YMCA will hold a kid's boot camp on Magic Island. This is a free event sponsored by the YMCA and should be a great time for the children that want to begin preparing for their participation in the Capital City Challenge.
Thank you to all our sponsors and to everyone who has registered so far. We are hoping for clear skies and comfortable temperatures come Saturday morning. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Registration Price Increases September 1st

Get your registrations in by midnight tonight, August 31st, and save some cash! Teams, individuals, SUP racers, and 13k runners all save by registering early.
The temperatures are likely to cool as we enter September and, rain pending, it should be another beautiful day for the Challenge.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

One Month Away!

We are a month away from the 2017 Capital City Challenge. Finalize those teams and get your individual or team registration submitted by clicking on our "Registration" tab and following the link to TriStateRacer.com.
If you are participating in the Charleston Distance Run, you will have a whole two weeks to recover before our event. Also, WVU fans should be able to complete the course and get to a television by noon to see the game against Delaware State. For Marshall fans, their game on September 16th against Kent State kicks off at 6:30 pm. So their is plenty of time to complete the Challenge for you die hard football fans.
Train through that summer heat and keep your endurance high; it will pay-off come September 16th!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Race Day Preppers Event, Monday, April 24th

Come out for our first ever Race Day Preppers Tri Training event Monday, April 24th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Daniel Boone Park.  Appalachian Boarding Company will be on hand to demonstrate our newest division - Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Q and A with race officials, race applications and merchandise will be on hand.  IT'S TIME TO GET THE BALL ROLLING ON YOUR CCC TRI-TRAINING! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New Addition for 2017

We are excited to introduce a new division to our race for 2017. This year you will be able to compete in a stand-up paddle (SUP) board division as either an individual or part of a team. If you have had difficulty sourcing a kayak in the past or would simply rather use a paddle board, this is your year to enter the Capital City Challenge. Watch the video below for a taste of what it's like to paddle down the Kanawha River.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Run for the River Triathlon

This Saturday you can run, row, and ride on the Coal River in the Run for the River Triathlon. The race takes place in Tornado, WV and features a 3 mile run, 8 mile bike, and 7 mile row course. The weather is finally featuring the best of Spring temperatures and sunshine; we recommended making the most of it with this fun triathlon.