The TOUGHMAN Half Iron series is happy to announce the addition of TOUGHMAN Tennessee Atomic Half iron triathlon to the TOUGHMAN Half Iron series. Registration is now open. Tennessee is the “latest” state to host a TOUGHMAN Half.
This race will be a great end of season race for athletes in the South and Midwest US that want to visit the “Birthplace of Country Music”. Qualifiers from the TOUGHMAN Tennessee Atomic Half Iron triathlon will be able to compete in the TOUGHMAN Half Iron International Championship in New York in 2018.
“Adding the TOUGHMAN Tennessee Atomic Half Iron to our series means that athletes can be a drive away from racing all 3 TOUGHMAN races in the South East- TM GA, TM AL and TM TN.”
The Toughman Tennessee Half - an Atomic Experience is Tennessees oldest half iron distance event and part of the ATOMIC WEEKEND along with the Atomic Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon. 2017 celebrates the 15th year of the event that has won praises from athletes, spectators and officials as one of the best half iron distance races in the Eastern US. Awards 3 deep in 5 year age groups, Finishers Medal & apparel, packet includes shirts, race socks, Hammer Products & more. Over $1k in door prizes from Rudy Project, XX2iOptics, XTERRA Wet Suits, GU & more.
Race date & time: Sunday, October 8, 2017- 7:30 AM EST start - Note: we currently have "no time cut-offs" - historically, longest segment times have been: swim 1:15, bike 4 hours, run 3:45 - finish line, music, etc. will be in place for all finishers - venue tear-down may begin depending on severe weather forecast, as in 2014. Safety is our first priority.
Sponsors: The Health Shoppe, University Spine & Sports Specialists, Knoxville Endurance, Mastercraft Boats, SLS3, Cedar Bluff Cycles, Rudy Project, XTERRA Wetsuits & Tennessee Valley Authority.
PACKET PICKUP & LATE REGISTRATION - USAT LICENSE & PICTURE ID REQUIRED Saturday, Oct. 7th 6 PM - 7:30 PM EST - also pre-race dinner at race site. Race morning from 6 AM to 7 AM at race site. Registration is open race morning!
RACE LOCATION - The TVA Melton Hill Recreation Area is located outside Lenoir City, TN just off Hwy 321/95. The race site is about 30 miles West of Knoxville. From I-40 exit #364 towards Oak Ridge approximately 1/2 mile to park entrance on your RIGHT Look for Mastercraft banner! The three large parking lots are 1.3 miles into the park on the left before the dam. Camping on site is $17 night/ per site. Hot showers!
USAT Info: ALL USAT RULES APPLY – Toughman Tennessee Half - an Atomic Experience is a USAT sanctioned event. USAT officials will referee the event.
Age Groups and Awards: Overall awards for the top three male and female finishers & top three male and female masters. Age group awards for first, second, and third place in the following M & F age groups: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45- 49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over & top 3 Clydesdale & Athena. Open Relay Division: Male, Female, and Co-ed.