Thurmond Triathlon

thurmondtriathalonThe Town of Thurmond is making plans to hold the fifth Thurmond Triathlon, a beginner triathlon, on Sunday, August 7, 2016. The beginner triathlon will take place in Thurmond and is open to anyone 7 years of age and older. Individuals, duos or families will bike from the Historic Thurmond Depot 2 miles to Stonecliff where they will then paddle 1.5 miles to the Dun Glen Day Use area. From there contestants will run a two mile loop around the Historic Town of Thurmond.

According to Missy Dragan, “ Captain Thurmond’s Challenge has always been a great event for the area and the Town of Thurmond was looking for a way to extend the weekend. We feel there are a lot of individuals, and maybe families, that would like to participate in a triathlon but need something that is more beginner friendly.”

You must registration online by Friday, July 31 is a must if participants are planning on using event duckies provided by ACE Adventure Resort. For more information on the Thurmond Triathlon email thurmondwv@gmail.com.

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016

Time: 8:30 am race registration begins

10:30 am race meeting for all participants

Place: Thurmond, West Virginia

Registration will be at the New River Gorge National River Dun Glen Day Use Area.

Race Course:

– Bike from the Historic Thurmond Depot 2 miles to Stonecliff.

– Paddle 1.5 miles from Stonecliff back to Dun Glen Day Use area.

– Run 2 miles from Dun Glen Day Use area over the Thurmond bridge and do a loop around the Historic Town of Thurmond, ending back at the Dun Glen area.

One and two person duckies will be available or participant can use their own watercraft.

Pre registration by July 31 is a must if using event ducky!

Individual $15

Duos $30

Families $40

Pre registration is a must if using event ducky!

For registration and more information on the Thurmond Triathlon email thurmondwv@gmail.com.