you for a fantastic event!
This was our first year at the Watauga Lake Triathlon, and
we'll definitely be back next year. We loved every aspect
of the race. The event location is fantastic. The bike course
really showcases the area, and we enjoyed the scenery as we
huffed and puffed up the long climbs. We enjoyed the challenging
nature of the course."
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was inspired by the picturesque countryside and pristine waters
of Watauga Lake. Watauga literally means "beautiful water"
and it certainly holds true to its given name. Watauga holds
the distinction of being the highest reservoir (more than
1900 feet above sea level) in the Tennessee river system.
Surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest and flanked by
the Appalachain Mountains, Watauga Reservoir is arguably the
most scenic in the Tennessee River Watershed.
2014 Race Held August 23rd
The Tenth Annual event will take place at 8:00am on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church (directions) and a local family farm perched on the banks of the lake in a scenic, pastoral setting. This will be a low-key festive event with overall and age group awards, and a post-race barbecue.
ONLINE REGISTRATION will be available until Thursday, August 21st at midnight.
ON-SITE REGISTRATION on race day begins at 6:30am and closes at 7:30am.
PLEASE REMEMBER: This is a USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned event. Current USAT members will need to show their membership card and photo ID when they pick up their race packet. Non-USAT members who registered for the event through Active.com are covered as long as they indicated that they were not USAT members (the $10 one-day license fee was added to their total race cost). If you are a non-USAT member who is registering on race day or has not otherwise paid the $10 one-day license fee, make sure you have cash for this when you pick up your race packet.
PACKET PICK-UP: You can pick up your race packets the day before the race (Friday, August 22) from 4-7pm at Footsloggers in downtown Boone, NC. Otherwise, you can pick your packet up the morning of the race at the event site between 6:30 and 7:30am.
CHECK THE WEATHER: For up-to-the-minute details on local weather, check BooneWeather.com
2014 Appalachian Challenge
Stand Up Paddleboard Race
The 2nd Annual Appalachian Challenge will take place at 9:00am on Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Butler, TN, in conjunction with the Watauga Lake Triathlon. more...
|We're proud to announce that a portion of our proceeds since 2011 have been donated to The Cancer Resource Alliance.
The Cancer Resource Alliance, an outreach arm of Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, was established in 2006 to empower cancer survivors and their loved ones to be active partners in their healing journey - inspiring hope through education and support. This team of volunteers, cancer survivors and healthcare professionals has developed programs and services to help cancer survivors and their families find support during and after diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Since 2006, the CRA has developed and supported services including community outreach, exercise programs and regular support groups.
Current programs offered through the CRA include "Connections" survivor to survivor support group. A peer to peer group established to provide support during treatment. The Art Cart program provides creative activities for patients during treatment. Massage therapy is offered through the CRA for patients receiving treatment. The CRA also offers the Cancer Resource Center which is stocked with over 200 books, tapes and videos covering a variety of cancer-related topics which are available for check-out. A wig bank with wigs, turbans and hats are available for free through the CRA. Bras and prosthetics are also available. Nutritional services provide nutrition counseling and a newsletter is in development to provide patients with information about services and resources.
Previous charities of WLT include: Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust, Western Youth Network, Johnson County Rescue Squad, and Sugar Grove Baptist Church.
Thanks to all for making this an enjoyable and successful event for 10 consecutive years!
For more information about Watauga Lake, visit WataugaLakeExperience.com. Great information and links to bed and breakfasts, restaurants, marinas, real estate and various activities to pursue while you're in the area. Check out the new Watauga Lake Winery, just off the cycling course!