Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Off-Season

As 2013 winds down, we hope that all our participants are finding a way to stay active. Hit the gym, treadmill, or road if you can. Keep that winter holiday weight off and be ready to come back leaner for the 2014 event. No concrete plans have been made concerning next year's race. But rest assured we will be back sometime in mid-September. If you feel like providing feedback on the 2013 race, click on the "Forum" tab and fill out the form there.
Until then, happy holidays and happy training!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2013 Photos

Race photos are now on the Facebook site. Feel free to tag yourself or save your favorites to your computer.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Race Photos

We will have race photos up on our Facebook site shortly. We are busy compiling all of them at the moment. It may take a couple of days.
Thanks again to everyone who made this a memorable year! Your support is the reason this unique event continues to be a success. And we could not have asked for better weather. Fingers crossed for the same blue skies next year.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Race Day!

There is a chill in the air. The Boulevard is about to crowded by anxious participants. Today is the 2013 Capital City Challenge. Good luck to all the participants! Have fun and be safe.

Results are now posted on Tri State Racer. Check out your times by clicking this link. Thank you to everyone who made this our best year yet. Also, a big thank you to the volunteers, police officers, emergency personnel, and our sponsors: Kroger, Star USA Credit Union, Triana Energy, Anytime Fitness, John's Cyclery, Hammer Nutrition, Blackwell & Co., Suttle & Stalnaker, Commercial Insurance, and the City of Charleston. It was gorgeous day in the capital city of WV. We hope you enjoyed it!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Packet Pickup

The packet pickup will take place on Friday, September 13th from 4 pm to 7 pm in the atrium of the Civic Center. Look for our tables on the left after you walk through the double doors.  We will be available to field your questions about race morning as well. Hope to see you there. If you cannot make it Friday night, you can pickup your packets race morning on Magic Island from 7:30 am to 8:30 am.
Don't forget that Tuesday, September 10th is the last full day to register. We will close online registration on Wednesday and get the participant information to our timer. Hurry up and get in those last minute sign ups!

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Final Countdown

We are less than a month away from this year's challenge. If you are on the fence about participating, jump over it and join us. Prices increase by $10 on September 1st, so make sure to beat that deadline and save some money. People of all skill and experience levels are welcome to take part. For Charleston Distance Run runners, you have two weeks to recover from the aches and soreness. That's plenty of time.
Make 2013 an epic year and tackle the Capital City Challenge!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Running Clinic

Running Clinic Our series of clinics will finish this evening on Magic Island at 6 pm. We will be discussing running technique, training, and injury prevention. If you have questions about what you can do to prepare for the race, this is a great time to have them answered. We have a little over a month left before the Challenge. That leaves enough time to work up to a four mile run. Get started today!

Register today!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bike Clinic

We will be continuing our series of clinics tomorrow with a bike clinic at John's Cyclery in St. Albans at 6:00 pm. The shop's address is: 309 MacCorkle Ave., Saint Albans, WV 25177. It is near the closed St. Albans/Nitro bridge and has parking available behind the building. John's staff members will give instruction on bike maintenance, like changing tires, and answer your questions. They can also advise you on the right bike and proper fit for your height. Stop by for all your bike needs in preparation for race day.

Monday, July 22, 2013

New Forum

Our website now has a forum for participants to exchange information about the race. Find it on the tabs above and click on it to share any relevant topics. Start your own topic if you wish.
Also, don't forget our kayak clinic coming up this Thursday at 6 pm on Magic Island. We will have a few kayaks ready and an instructor to help with form. If you have a kayak, please bring it. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Kayak Clinic

This year The Capital City Challenge will be hosting clinics for each of our event activities. It is a chance for novice rowers, riders, and runners to get a grip on technique and general know-how. Anyone is welcome to show up and benefit from the instruction.
The kayak clinic will be our first in this series. It will take place July 25th at 6:00 pm on Magic Island. Eight to ten kayaks will be provided by the race committee, but you are welcome/encouraged to bring your own. Instruction will be provided by staff members of the local Cabela's.
Please contact us with any questions regarding these clinics. You can comment on this post, contact us on Facebook, or shoot us an email. RSVP to this event so we know how many people to expect.

Friday, June 28, 2013

June Pricing

Make sure to register before our next price hike at the end of June. Rates will increase by $10 on July 1, 2013. You only have a couple days left, so get them in now.

Also, join our Fantasy Cycling Challenge group on NBC for a chance to win a free race entry. The game follows riders in The Tour de France and awards you points based on your chosen riders. You must like our Facebook post here, and share it to be eligible to win.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer Is Here

The summer season is practically here. Schools are letting out and avid runners, rowers, and riders are canvasing the Kanawha Valley. Whether you live near Charleston or hail from another state, we welcome you to sign up for our challenge and show the result of all your summer training.
June is the last month to take advantage of our $35 pricing for solo participants and $30 pricing for team members. After June 30th prices will increase by $10.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Triathlon Season

Did you participate in the Great Greenbrier River Race this past weekend? Did the thrill leave you wanting to tackle another run, row, ride triathlon? If so, we'll be happy to have you join us in Charleston this September. Just make sure to stay in shape over the dog days of summer, find the equipment (or some friends with equipment), and sign up using our "Registration" tab. Then spread the word on Facebook that you have taken the Challenge.
As always, if you are a past participant we are interested in hearing your concerns and comments. We are dedicated to making this a headline recreational event in Charleston, and serving our participants comes first.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Time

Spring is in the air and weekend warriors everywhere are training on foot, bike, and kayak. Are you one of them? If not, now is the time to start. Sign up today and use this radiant weather to get in shape for this year's race. Prices are now at $35/person. If you can't bike or row, make a friend who can do one or both and form a team. We'd love to see you on the boulevard come September.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 Capital City Challenge

Planning is already underway for the 2013 race. In fact, you can get a super low rate of $25/person if you register now through April. So if you know you would like to continue the tradition and join us on September 14, 2013 for the fourth installment of the Capital City Challenge, then register today and save some money. Click on our registration tab and fill out the Paypal button to signup.