Enka Triathlon at Biltmore Lake

June 17, 2017
8:00 AM

The Enka Triathlon at Biltmore Lake celebrates it’s tenth anniversary in 2017 as the premier triathlon in the Asheville area.  Whether you are a local, frequent visitor to the area or a first-timer, this race gives the complete experience of our region.  Biltmore Lake is only 15 minutes from our bustling downtown but the race is totally residential and rural in nature.  Before and after the race, we invite you to experience our nationally ranked restaurant, brewery, chocolate and shopping scene to get the full flavor of what it means to race and experience life in Asheville.  Please take a few minutes to watch this video about our great city.

We hope you will join us for the 10th anniversary Enka Triathlon at Biltmore Lake in one of America’s most vibrant and exciting cities – Asheville, NC.


2011+Enka+Tri+3cOnline registration is for the 2017 race will open on Tuesday, November 1 and remain open until Wednesday, June 14 at 10:00 AM.
Race Cap: 350

Entry Fees

November 1-December 31 – $60/$105/$50
January 1, 2016-June 15 – $70/$115/$60
On Site – $85/$135/$80

Individual/Mixed Relay/Aquabike

You must be a current USA Triathlon member and present a current USAT membership card at packet-pickup. Those who don’t have their card or who are not USAT members, must purchase a one-day membership for $15.


The race is centered around the beautiful Biltmore Lake community and features a 750-meter swim in the private lake, a 17.5 mile rolling bike leg in the farmland and rural areas of southern Buncombe County and a 3.1 mile run that takes you around the lake for a finish in front of friends, family and neighborhood residents.

The water temperature has been borderline wet-suit legal (78 degrees or less) the past number of years.  A water temperature will be taken the Monday of race week and published for planning purposes.  The official water temperature will be taken on race morning.

Back by popular demand will be the run course we unveiled last year.  It will be an out-and-back course on mostly paths and trail.  Click HERE to see the new run course map.

We welcome everyone to come to Asheville to race and have fun. Whether you are an individual or part of a team, everyone will feel welcome.

Click HERE to see the course maps.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration

Friday, June 16, 2016 (4-6 PM)
Biltmore Lake Club – Back Lawn
80 Lake Drive, Candler, NC 28715

Saturday, June 17, 2016 (6-7:30 AM)
Biltmore Lake Club – Back Lawn


Pre-registered athletes will receive the official 2017 race shirt, a cotton/poly blend in unisex sizes.




Overall awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers. Age group awards will be awarded to the top 3 male and female in the following age groups:

Open, Masters Open, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over, Novice, Clydesdale (Males 220 pounds and over), Master Clydesdale, Athena (Females 165 pounds and over), and Aquabike; Each member of the top 3 mixed relay teams in will receive an award.

In order to recognize the top 3 finishers at the race and allow all finishers to score in the North Carolina Triathlon Series, we double dip at this event.  The top 3 finishers will receive an overall award and an award in their racing categories.

Note: Your age group will be determined by your age on December 31, 2017.


The race will utilize ChampionChip timing. Racers will receive an overall time and splits for the swim, T1, bike, T2 and run.


Parking for all racers and spectators is in the Colbond parking lot at the corner of Lake Drive and Sand Hill Road. From there it is a short walk or ride to the event site. There is no bike drop off on race morning.

Directions to Biltmore Lake


Please click HERE for a complete list of area hotels offering discounts for the race as well as other things to do and see in the Asheville area.


Please refer to the refund policy of Set Up Events
Race organizers reserve the right to alter, postpone or cancel the race in the interest of participant and/or public safety.


2016 Results:
Overall Men
Overall Women
Category Results

2015 Results:
Overall Men
Overall Women

2014 Results:
Overall Men
Overall Women

2013 Results:
Overall Men
Overall Women
Open Males
Open Females
Male Age Groups
Female Age Groups
Athenas, Clydesdales & Master Clydesdales




Race related questions should be sent to greg@gloryhoundevents.com.