The Santee Adventure Triathlon
Saturday March 23, 2013
Santee State Park
Santee State Park
Santee, SC 29142
The Santee Adventure Triathlon will be held in the beautiful Santee SC State Park on March 23, 2013. This endurance event is a great way to welcome spring and put your winter training to the test! This adventure triathlon will consist of a 3 mile trail run, followed by a 3 mile kayak on pristine Lake Marion. The final leg will be a 8.1mile mountain bike on some of the smoothest and best kept trails South Carolina has to offer. These distances are subject to change, but will not vary drastically from what is listed.
Adventure Triathlon Distance Breakdown:
- 3 mile trail run
- 3 mile kayak (1 lap paddle)
- 8.1 mile mountain bike
Event I: Trail Run
The run course takes place on hard-packed double track woodland trails.
- You must wear the race number that is provided in “front.”
- Aid stations will be located throughout the course. Water will be provided.
- No headphones, radios, etc.
- This will be a mass start.
Event II: Paddle
The kayak course is set on the open water of Lake Marion and should provide an ideal arena for strong paddlers.
- Approved PFD’s must be worn at all times when participants are in their kayak.
- Kayak positioning along the lake will be first come first serve.
- If a participant has a support person they may have assistance launching and docking their kayak. There will also be volunteers to provide support for participants.
- This is a 1x lap paddle (subject to change to a 2x lap paddle if weather conditions are unfavorable. Safety first!)
- Buoys will mark the course.
- If you need assistance from a race official, blow a whistle, wave your hand or wave your paddle overhead.
- Kayak rental is available (see below), but reservations must be made prior to race day
Event III: Bike Course
The mountain bike course traverses a fast 3 ½ miles of the running trail before turning into the woods for a tough finish on challenging single-track.
- Approved Hard Shell Helmets must be worn and fastened before leaving the Transition Area.
- Stay to right to allow faster cyclist to pass on the left.
- If you suffer a valid repair problem with your bike, you can finish the course on foot, with or without bike. Use caution!
Adventure Duathlon Distance Breakdown:
- 1.5 mile trail run
- 8.1 mile mountain bike
- 3 mile trail run
Nature Adventures Outfitters has a variety of kayaks to suit paddlers of different skill levels, beginner to intermediate. They will deliver to the race!
Website (800) 673-0679
Sea Kayak Carolina (Charleston area) has a variety of kayaks to suit paddlers of different skill levels, beginner to intermediate. Rentals will need to be picked up before raceday.
Website (843) 225-7969
Adventure Carolina (Columbia area) has a variety of kayaks to suit paddlers of different skill levels, beginner to intermediate. Rentals will need to be picked up before raceday.
Website (803) 796-4505
Race Day Individual: $70
Race Day Relay Team: $120
To print a mail in registration form, click here
Race Day Registration:
Race day registration will be available from 8:00-9:45am.
Participants who register on race day may not receive a t-shirt due to limited supply
8:00am - 9:30am Registration/Check-in
10:00am - Start
1:00pm - Awards
Lone Star BBQ
Tiger Town Graphics
If you're interested in a relay team, but need additional members, visit the facebook group and post your request on the wall. We'll do our best to help you find some new racing buddies!
Santee State Park has 30 water front two bedroom cabins and over 100 camp sites available for the weekend.
Special Race weekend pricing! $15 camp sites. $70/night (2 night minimum). Great opportunity for a family outing!
To book these special rates please call the park directly at (803) 854-2408 and let them know you are visiting because of the Adventure Triathlon.
Volunteer & Vendor Information:
Please contact Jefferson or Kristen (information below) to sign-up. Please arrive by 8:00am and plan to stay until 1:00pm. Lunch and T-shirts will be provided!
Contact Information & Volunteers Opportunities:
Jefferson Nicholson, 1-571-318-6907. Jefferson@adventuregeekproductions.com
Kristen Thomas, 803-487-1052, firstname.lastname@example.org
Top 3 Male & Female
Top 3 Masters Male & Female
Age Group Top 3 Male & Female:
Further categories and awards to be determined by race mgt. based on the field of participants.
From I-95: Take exit 98 to Hwy 6 toward Elloree, the park is located 1 mi. W. of the town of Santee.
From Columbia: Take I-26 to Hwy 6, exit 136, travel through St. Matthews, continue on Hwy 6 for approximately 15 mile to Elloree and follow signs.
- Charleston, SC: 65
- Columbia, SC: 60
- Florence, SC: 70
- Greenville, SC: 160
- Charlotte, NC: 160
- Raleigh, NC: 200
- Atlanta, GA: 243
- Augusta, GA: 96
About the Park:
Santee State Park offers cabins, camping, biking, hiking, boating and fishing in the heart of one of the nation’s best-known outdoors destinations – Santee Cooper Country.
The park sits along Lake Marion, one of the two lakes (the other’s Moultrie) that gave birth to America’s inland striped bass fishery. Together, the lakes cover more than 170,000 acres and now also are known for their abundant populations of huge catfish.
The park’s rondette cabins, including 10 on piers over the lake, have been hosting outdoorsmen and families for generations. A community meeting building, with its large, screened-in grilling facility, also attracts groups.
Out in the lake across from the park is Lake Marion’s flooded cypress forest. Pontoon boat tours into the lake’s swampy headwaters are based out of the park’s marina/park store.
50% of your entry fee will be refunded until January 30, 2012. No refunds will be issued for any reason after January 30, 2012. Event entries are not transferable between persons, events, or years. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms.