Venue: Foster Falls State Park (New River Trail), Max Meadows
Date: September 15, 2012
Time: 7:30 AM - TBD
Event Types: Sports
through 8/17/12: $50.00
through 8/17/12: $100.00
College Aged Participants:
Individual: $25.00 discount
Team: $45.00 discount
The 2012 Virginia New River Trail Challenge will be held on Saturday, September 15th starting at the Foster Falls area of the New River Trail. After a hiatus, the 2011 race was a resounding success, and this year's challenge promises to be bigger and better than ever.
There are three stages to the race. It starts at Foster Falls with a 40-mile mountain-bike ride followed by a 12-mile kayak stage and ends with a half marathon (13.1 miles).
All competitors will receive race t-shirts and awards will given out to the top performers in a variety of categories.
Competitors must be at least 18 on race day to compete in the race. The triathlon can be completed as an individual or as a team. The race is limited to the first 300 individuals and/or team members to sign up.
Competitors may race in two or three-person teams. The teams may be female, male, mixed, senior male or senior female. Mixed teams may be any combination of genders, and senior team members must be at least 50 years old on race day.
To encourage college-age participation, a special discount of $25 for individuals and $45 for teams (at least half the team members must be in school) is being offered.
An online entry form can be found at: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/documents/nrtcappform.pdf
Note: Racers must check in at race headquarters between 6 and 7:30 am and be at the starting line by 7:45 am for a mandatory pre-race meeting.
Individual competitors must bring their own support crew. Team competitors in the running stage are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Allisonia transition. A gear-only shuttle will be available to return kayaks from Allisonia to the Foster Falls access area.
For complete rules and guidelines, visit: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/documents/nrtcrules.pdf
Restrooms, changing stations and portable toilets will be Foster Falls, Buck Dam, Fries Junction, Ivanhoe, Indian Branch, the bike-kayak transition, Allisonia and Lone Ash.
Directions to Race Headquarters:
From I-77, take Exit 24 go east on Route 69 to Route 52 (Fort Chiswell Rd.), go north to Route 608 (Foster Falls Rd.), go east and follow the brown park signs into the Foster Falls Access.
For more information, visit: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/nrtc.shtml or call the New River Trail State Park at 276-699-6778.