The Whitewater Triathlon might follow the standard tri recipe: swim, bike, run, but Whitewater’s version places competitors in an off-road environment. Take on a 1K open water swim in the Catawba River, a 23K mountain bike leg and a 6.5K trail run through the Whitewater Center’s trail system. Come to challenge yourself. Race to beat a record. And cross the finish line, knowing you stepped outside of your comfort zone. Check out the shorter distance if triathlons are new to you or you're looking for a sprint tri with the 400m open water swim in the Catawba River, 12K mountain bike leg, and a 3K trail run.