An early season favorite, this event is the season kick-off for many local triathletes. The lake is beautiful and clear, the bike course is rural, and the run course is a great challenge. Participants also receive great swag – socks, finisher medals, long-sleeve tech shirts, and all kinds of other goodies. Post race food includes pizza, along with oranges/bananas and other snacks. Soft drinks and water are also available. We have free coffee for all spectators, participants, and volunteers before the race as well. This event also has live timing, the ability to sign up for real time alerts (text, email, Facebook, and Twitter), and quick access to your own personal results from a quick scan of the QR code on your run number.
There will be bounce houses for the kids and a free kids 100 yard dash. Fleet Feet Sports in Winston-Salem will be hosting an Open Water Swim Clinic a couple of weeks before the event if anyone would like to try out wetsuits or get some tips. Info can be found on their website: http://www.fleetfeetwinston-salem.com/events/2015-open-water-swim-clinic
This event is very unique because the swim start is a Time Trial Start with athletes staggered every 10 seconds. To maximize time, 2 athletes will start the swim every 10 seconds. The last swimmer should start no later than 9:45 AM. Participants will be seeded based on their 100 yard swim time. We expect the water temperature to be 66-68. It will be wetsuit legal, and we recommend renting a wetsuit if you do not have one. Off N Running in Greensboro has them for rent.
This unique start aspect offers a new experience from the traditional wave start format because having no wave starts greatly decreases the chances you will be kicked in the head, lose goggles, safety issues, etc.
Seasoned triathletes also will have the chance to fly through the swim and race course due to decreased bunching of athletes on the race course and in the water.
Family members/spectators will be able to cheer you on from the start to the finish.
Belews Lake Triathlon is centrally located in Stokesdale, NC for easy access and short travel time from almost any spot in the Triad.