About This Activity
Join us at Callaway Gardens for the TriColumbusGa Callaway Olympic Triathlon and Duathlon. Callaway Gardens offers full accommodations and plenty to do to make a weekend of family fun and adventure.
8:00am Olympic triathlon
1000m (horseshoe shaped) around pristine Robin Lake (deep water entire swim but within 20 yards of shoreline first half of swim)
19 mile – 2 loop course out and back on Scenic Drive, Discovery Pkwy and Mountain Creek Dr.
6 mile - including Robin Lake Circle and the paved bike trail. A VERY FAST course!
Male/female: Under 14 then 15-19 in 5 year increments up to 70+
Top 3 overall Male/Female and top 3 in each age group.
Relay will be the top 3.
Each participant will get a cool medal and t-shirt. Triathletes will be provided a swim cap.
We welcome teams and organizations to our race. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org about the perfect spot for setting up a tent for your group!
Thank you for your interest in our event!
Event details and schedule
We are looking forward to a great race and can't wait to welcome you to Callaway Gardens. To keep you updated on the race events you will find some important race information below. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at either email@example.com or at the TriColumbusGa Facebook page.
Duathlon - 8:10-8:15am
Parking is located at any location in the Robin Beach parking area located.
Hotel accommodations: 1-877-916-1725 ask for the Fitness Series rate The Callaway Gardens Mountain Creek Inn, The Southern Pine Cottages, The Mountain Creek Villas, The Lodge and Spa
Directions to Callaway Gardens:
From Atlanta take I-85 south to I-185. Take I-185 to exit 42 (Hwy 27). Go left on Hwy 27, 11 miles to Pine Mountain. In Pine Mountain, go through 3 stop lights (1 mile) to Callaway Gardens beach entrance on your right. Go 1 mile past Callaway Gardens beach entrance to the Mountain Creek Inn on your left.
Spectators will be required to pay a discounted park entrance fee at the gate Saturday morning. Racers may provide their confirmation of registration for free park access.
Packet Pick Up:
Packet pick up for all races is located at the Circus Tent adjacent to Robin Lake. The gates on HWY 27 will be open for easier access on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Packets may be picked:
In the Circus Tent located at Callaway Gardens 4-7pm.
FYI (Race brief is at 6 down by the lake/or check it out via Facebook live at TriColumbusGa page)
In the Circus Tent at Callaway from 6:00am-7:30am.
All athletes MUST bring all of the following to Packet Pick Up:
1. Government issue valid photo ID
2. Valid USAT card (if a member)
If you registered online and purchased the one-day USAT membership you will only need to show your ID.
USAT Rules and Regulations:
The Callaway Gardens Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. This will mean that all participants will need to be either an annual member of USAT or procure a one-day membership and sign a waiver. One-day memberships for 2018 are $15 which can be purchased during registration.
Transition Area is in the Robin Beach Lake parking lot next to packet pick up. There is no bike drop off on Friday. (note Transition will be in parking lanes 1 and 2, next to the Circus Tent, this year). Bike check in is race day morning only.
Swim Course 1000meters STARTS at 8AM:
(Swim cap provided) Triathletes will be begin their day with a 1000m swim across and around the perimeter of Robin Lake. Athletes will keep the swim buoys on their right and lifeguards will be located along the beach in addition to on the water in kayaks and paddle boards. Please abide by their instructions as they are there for your safety and to keep you on course.
Duathlon 1st run course (2 miles) will begin at 8:10-8:15am from the Swim In in the Transition Area.
Bike Course 19 miles:
The 2-loop bike course. The bike course begins and ends inside Callaway Gardens. "Race in Progress" signs will be posted along this stretch and will be appropriately marked. However, this is OPEN to the public. Car traffic is very light and patrons are accustomed to bike traffic. Please follow all signs and volunteer instructions. Please be mindful that Callaway Gardens is graciously allowing us to use their property and drop all trash at water stations ONLY. Volunteers will be located on the course at critical intersections for your safety.
Technical support: Ride On Bikes will be on the course to assist with emergency repairs whenever possible; but athletes are expected to be able to handle basic repairs (changing a flat, basic adjustments, etc) themselves. Please be self-sufficient.
Run Course 6 miles:
There will be 2 aid stations with (that will be available multiple times) nutrition/hydration opportunities. Nutritional options include Cerasport, coke, pickle juice, chips, limited gels, and water.
Finish line: Will be at the Circus Tent.
Packet Pick up at Robin Lake Beach Pavillon 4-7pm
Athlete Brief: 6pm Robin Lake Pavillon or check it out via Facebook live at TriColumbusGa page.
6:00am Transition Opens/Race day registration/Packet Pick up
7:40am Transition Closes
7:45am Race Brief
7:55am National Anthem
8:00am Triathlon Starts
8:10-8:15am Duathlon Starts
Bike Check In:
Bikes will be checked in race morning only.
In the event of inclement weather…There are no “rain dates” for TriColumbusGA events. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed too dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, since we are athletes ourselves, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.
Refunds (Effective 2017): We do not offer refunds for races. With supporting documentation and under extreme circumstances you may contact Tricolumbusga@gmail.com to see if a deferral is possible.