The 2018 Lake Logan Multisport Festival returns for its thirteenth year on August 4 & 5, and will retain the same schedule as the past three years with the Lake Logan Half on Saturday and the international and sprint races taking place on the Sunday. All three races are sanctioned by USA Triathlon and are part of the North Carolina Triathlon Series managed by Set Up Events.
Taking place at the Lake Logan Conference Center, just 45 minutes west of Asheville, NC, the event is famous throughout the Southeast for its beautiful mountain scenery. The Lake Logan Multisport Festival also offers wet-suit legal swims in the heat of the summer, rolling bike courses that are flatter than people imagine in the mountains and shaded run courses along the scenic Pigeon river.
In addition to the individualized race shirts, healthy post-race meals, coffee and food trucks for spectators, the 2018 races will provide additional branded swag to each participant. We will release the offerings for each race in early 2018.
Limited onsite accommodations are available at the Lake Logan Conference Center, which offers private cottages, shared dorms and tent camping and include three meals a day.
2018 Lake Logan Multisport Festival Events
Lake Logan Half – Saturday, August 4
1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Bike, 13.1 mile Run
The 1.2 mile one lap swim in this pristine mountain lake has a unique course starting near the main docks but finishing under the highway bridge in the mouth of the river. The 56-mile bike course will follow most of the International race course and include a loop through Clyde and the farmlands of northern Haywood County. The 13.1 mile two loop run course is an out-and-back along a two-lane, tree-canopied road along the river. It has a 1-2% grade on the outbound leg, almost guaranteeing a negative split on the downhill inbound legs.
Lake Logan International Triathlon, Presented by Asheville School – Sunday, August 5
1500 meter Swim, 24 mile Bike, 10K run
The original triathlon at Lake Logan turns thirteen this year. The international distance race is one of the premier races in the Southeast, attracting athletes from across the country.
Lake Logan Sprint Triathlon – Sunday, August 5
500 meter Swim, 12 mile Bike, 5K run
The Lake Logan Sprint Triathlon will cap off the second day of the Lake Logan Multisport Festival. This race was added in 2009 and includes all of the great features of the international distance race but in a smaller scale.
Getting to the 2018 Lake Logan Multisport Festival
The Lake Logan Conference Center is located in Canton, NC just 45 minutes west of Asheville. If you are flying, the closest airport is the Asheville Regional Airport. For our Florida particpants, Allegiant Airlines offers direct flights to Asheville from Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, and Clearwater/St. Petersburg.
Driving Distances To The 2018 Lake Logan Multisport Festival
Asheville NC: 29 mi
Atlanta GA: 188 mi
Jacksonville FL: 462 mi
Knoxville TN: 107 mi
Orlando FL: 602 mi
Panama City FL: 472 mi
St. Augustine FL: 499 mi
St. Petersburg FL: 655 mi