Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Due to popular demand, a new event has been added.  In addition to the run-row-ride race, a 13k running race will be offered this year.  For all those that couldn’t find a kayak to borrow or didn’t want to buy one and to those who were embarrassed by their 1976 “ten speed”, you no longer have an excuse.  Register today for the brand new race that will be raced in conjunction with the run-row-ride.
The course is simple.  Run with the “Challengers” to the Moose Lodge on the Boulevard.  Let the multi-sport folks continue on to Daniel Boone Park while you turn around and hightail it back to Magic Island.  This 13k run is just over 8 miles and you will be hard-pressed to find a flatter, faster course in the Mountain State!

No excuses!  If you want to run but don’t want to row or ride, the 13k is for you.  Register today at www.tristateracer.com.


The Capital City Challenge is just 4 months away and many are in full training mode for the 7th annual running of the Challenge.  The official date is September 17 and the gun will sound at 9:00 a.m. sharp!

The 2015 event saw a change in the bike course as construction forced us to revert to a 3 loop course on Kanawha Boulevard rather than the 2 loop course of previous years.  As the City of Charleston was gracious enough to give us all four lanes of the Boulevard, this change was roundly approved by last year’s participants.  Although we had some that forgot to add the extra bike loop, we hope to eliminate that confusion with additional signage on the course.  Please remember, this is now a 3 loop course!  The mileage is the same but we had to add an extra lap to avoid the construction zone.
In another exciting change, packet pick-up will be held on Friday evening at the Courtyard Marriott on Kanawha Boulevard.  Stop by and get your race information the night before the race from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Courtyard Marriott is also the official hotel of the Challenge so call today to reserve a room and tell them you are participating in this event for special room rates.    The local telephone number is 304-344-5888 or visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/crwcy-courtyard-charleston.