We are pleased to announce the return of Henderson County's triathlon coming back to Fletcher this summer for the 7th annual event! The event will be held at the Lelia Patterson Center (LPC) in Fletcher, NC on Sunday, July 8th, 2018 at 8am.
The LPC Triathlon is a Throwback Tri! What does this mean? Believe it or not, before the days of bike racks, triathlons and multi-sport events were still as prominent as ever. The Retro Tri Series is taking a step back to those days by offering a unique series that highlights the retro allure that once was. Retro attire is encouraged to enhance the experience and atmosphere!
In specific, the Throwback Triathlon is a multisport event for athletes of many ages and experience levels that combines swimming, biking, and running. Although it is not required, events may be timed; the focus is on participation rather than competition.
The event will begin with an easy 200 yard pool swim at the LPC Aquatics Center pool. During the registration process participants will be asked to submit their 100 yard swim time. Please keep in mind, when inputting your 100 YARD swim time, we are asking for YARD time (not meter). This time is not your fastest 100 time ever but your average 100 time in a 400 meter swim.
Here is a good guide when deciding what swim time to register:
0:50 – 1:20 : Super Fast (In contention to win the race and you swim competitively)
1:21 – 1:45 : Fast Enough (Still starting in the first 1/3 of the event)
1:46 – 2:10 : Average Swimmer (Swim well enough and don’t need to stop at the end of each lane)
2:11 – 2:44 : Novice (Still getting used to swimming in a triathlon)
2:45 – 4:59 : Complete beginner (I want to start at the back)
The LPC Triathlon Bike Course has a slight detour in it for 2018, due to construction in Hooper's Creek area. Here is the updated cue sheet and maps with Detour on Lindsey Loop -- https://ridewithgps.com/
Shirts are included in registration thru June 14th, 2018. From June 15th thru race day, shirts will be available in limited sizes for an additional $10.
We are bringing back the kid's, splash and dash, multi-sport event following the full triathlon on Sunday starting at approx. 10:30am.** More info can be found on www.idaph.net. Registration is open.Bring out your little champions to help enjoy the fun. Multiple kid’s race distances available based on age and experience. The swim will take place in a 25 yard pool and the run is on gravel, paved and cross country/grass paths. All participants will finish by completing a lap around the track.
Race Format: Pool swim and road/off-road run
Divisions & Distances: Race distances will vary based on participant’s age category and will be appropriate for each division.
The race entry fee allows participating in the triathlon event and a portion of the race proceeds will benefit the LPC swim program for underprivileged children.
Additional info please visit: www.idaph.net
The LPC Kid’s Splash N’ Dash, is designed to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for the youth in the Carolinas and to introduce them to multi-sport events. This event will consist of various distances in the sport of aquathlon (swim/run) for three divisions: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Limited Shirts Available. Register today to reserve yours!