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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Leprechaun Chase

Start your spring training right this weekend with a trail run in Kanawha State Forest. The Leprechaun Chase is a rolling 8k in the woods that should delight off-road runners looking for a unique early season race. Try to catch the lead runner in leprechaun attire and beat him to the finish line, if you are feeling up for a challenge. Runners looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend should enjoy this one!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Area Runs, Races, and Training - 2017

The Run Row Ride Committee loves to participate in races on foot, on bike, and in the water throughout the region. There are some great events this year that will help you prepare for the 2017 Capital City Challenge. We will be highlighting some of these events with the idea that participating in them will get you in shape for our race on September 16th. Here is a preview of some of our favorites:

March 18: The Leprechaun Chase; Kanawha State Forest; This is an 8k (5 mile) road and trail run that benefits the Almost Heaven Scholarship Fund. Off-road and hill training is great for improving your running time on the flats. Registration: APTiming

April 15: Run for the River; Tornado, WV; a "Sprint-Spoke-Splash" event sponsored by the Coal River Group. This triathlon will test all the important muscle groups and get your Spring training well underway. Registration: TriStateRacer

April 29: The Great Greenbrier River Race; Marlinton, WV. This is a well-established event in a unique location that mirrors our Challenge very closely. Registration: TriStateRacer

July 22: The Almost Heaven 7; St. Albans, WV; This is a challenging 7k trail run at St. Albans City Park and also benefits the Almost Heaven Scholarship fund. APTiming

For more events throughout the Spring and Summer keep watching our website and Facebook page. We will have plenty of favorites to add to this list, as well as training tips and tricks.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

2017 Capital City Challenge

Welcome! We have a race date for the 2017 edition of the Capital City Challenge. September 16, 2017 will be the 8th annual run, row, ride at its home on Kanawha Boulevard and the Kanawha River. The race course is contained between Magic Island on the West and Daniel Boone Park on the East. See our "Course" tab for more details.
We will be updating this website as well as our Facebook page in the weeks and months to come with information about training, sourcing equipment, and other area races you may want to consider. Give us a "like" and post a comment/question on our Facebook page to connect with the Challenge.