2018 ATHLETE GUIDE POSTED (click to download PDF)
- This is the 13th year of this event in this beautiful park setting at Robious Landing Park in Chesterfield County right on the James River.
- This is The Best first timer's open water sprint tri : you swim downstream with the current! Bike is an "L" shaped course with a few rolling hills and one good climb, then fly on the way back to transition. The run is a fun and unique departure from road running, with 70% trail, that parallels the river in parts. It is mostly flat with some short grades and plenty of shade!
- Many race category options: individual, relay (run as a team), Clydesdale (optional category for men over 220lbs), Athena (optional category for women over 165lbs), and aquabike (swim & bike only, no run) divisions
- Pre race briefing is for first timers, triathletes that have not raced this course before, and open to the public.
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Benefiting: The Cameron K Gallagher Foundation
The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation is a beacon of hope for those who are affected by teenage mental illness. From free mental health programs for teens, to peer support curriculum in locals schools, to nationwide 5k races that raise awareness of teenage depression and anxiety, CKG Foundation helps those who are fighting the good fight to SpeakUp and get help.
Cameron taught us the power of community when she designed the SpeakUp5k. She taught us that depression and anxiety are nothing to be ashamed of and that we need to help each other because we are all fighting our own battles and we all have something to give back. We are a positive force because of Cameron but we are stronger with your help.
Learn more at: http://www.ckgfoundation.org
This September, we will celebrate our 6th year of making an impact on our local community through our SpeakUp5k. Thousands will come together to show their support for those fighting the ongoing battle with mental illness, and to take a stand to end the stigma. The festive, family-friendly atmosphere and signature on-course “fun zones” are sure to bring smiles to all.