The Town of Thurmond is making plans to hold the Thurmond Triathlon, a beginner triathlon, on Sunday, August 8, 2021. The beginner triathlon will take place in Thurmond and is open to anyone 7 years of age and older. Individuals or teams of three will bike from the Historic Thurmond Depot 2 miles to Stonecliff where they will then paddle 1.5 miles to the Dun Glen Day Use area. From there contestants will run a two mile loop around the Historic Town of Thurmond.
According to Missy Dragan, “ Captain Thurmond’s Challenge has always been a great event for the area and the Town of Thurmond was looking for a way to extend the weekend. We feel there are a lot of individuals, and maybe families, that would like to participate in a triathlon but need something that is more beginner friendly.”
New this year, due to Covid, Thurmond is unable to provide any equipment and participants will need to provide their own equipment. Registration will be held beginning at 8:30 am in Thurmond at the Dun Glen Day use area on Sunday, August 8.
- arrive in Thurmond and check in at the Dun Glen day use area
- stage your equipment – bikes at Thurmond Train Depot, river gear at Stonecliff, running gear at river’s edge at Dun Glen
- Thurmond will provide personnel at each staging area
Captain Thurmond’s Challenge, which will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 in the town of Fayetteville, consists of 28.5 miles of the most extreme whitewater, mountain biking and running in the state and East Coast. Families are also invited to come out and participate in kid’s races and activities including inflatable bouncers on the Fayetteville Courthouse lawn.
Online registration ONLY. To register, visit https://aptiming.com/race/880
Thank you to our sponsors:
Active Southern West Virginia
Hearth & Homes
New River Gorge Guide
Rocky Mountain Rafts
WV National Guard