Saturday, September 19, 2015

Thank You

Thank you to all the participants who took part in today's races. The results for 2015 are now posted on Tri-State Racer: follow this link to view them.
Congratulations to Chad Miner and Contessa Kennedy on their first place finishes in the men's and women's overall event! Chad finished in a blistering time of 1:54:13 while Contessa sprinted to the finish in 2:15:01. And congratulations to teams: Ambiguously Speedy Trio, Performance Kayak, and BishStrawPaul on winning the Female, Male, and Co-Ed team categories, respectively. Awesome work!

And another huge 'thank you' to the sponsors who help make this event possible:
The City of Charleston; Star USA Federal Credit Union; Triana Energy; WSAZ; Suttle & Stalnaker; John's Cyclery; West Virginia American Water; The Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau; Bar 101; Anytime Fitness; Blackwell & Co.; Robinson Creative.
You allow us to have this day of fun while supporting The Counseling Connection and their amazing work in the communities of greater Charleston. Thanks!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Race Day Tomorrow!

Registration is now closed. We will be inside the Civic Center, in the atrium, passing out packets from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm this evening. Please try to pick up packets Friday evening so that you have less to worry about on race day.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is outstanding! It will be in the mid-60s at the start and will warm up into the low-70s throughout the race.
On race morning please allow time to get your kayak to Daniel Boone Park and setup your bike on the Boulevard near Magic Island before our pre-race briefing at 8:30 am.
Good luck and best wishes to all our participants in the fun run and the triathlon!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Slight Course Change & Packet Pick-Up

We have a slight change to this year's course. Do to construction activities and uneven road surfaces on Kanawha Boulevard past the 35th Street Bridge we will be turning bikers around at Veazey Street instead of the Moose Lodge parking lot. Cyclists will make three loops of the course from Magic Island to Veazey Street and back. A road mat provided by Tri-State Racer will track participants to make sure they complete all three loops. Any participant that fails to finish three loops will NOT be eligible for race trophies and will be listed as a DNF (Did Not Finish).

Also, the packet pick-up will take place Friday evening from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Civic Center. We will have tables either outside the double doors or just inside them. Please stop by and get your packet with t-shirt and race bib. Ask us any questions you may have about race day. We are very excited to be entering our sixth year of this event, and we hope you are too. Get in those last minute registrations if you have not already.
See you soon!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Race Course

We are aware of potential maintenance issues on Kanawha Boulevard past the 35th Street Bridge. Our race director has been in contact with the authorities to assess the situation. If that portion of the course becomes unavailable for any reason, we have alternate plans for the bike route that will maintain the stated 16.8 mile distance from previous years.