Glory Hound Events welcomes you to the 15th anniversary of triathlon racing at Lake Logan. 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.
Please join us as we celebrate the 15th year of triathlon racing at Lake Logan.
1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Bike, 13.1 mile Run
It is our intention to hold this event as planned but we are awaiting decisions at the state and local level with regards to the size of crowds allowed and how those crowds can interact.
We are working with these agencies and following best-practices recommendations in the industry to determine how we can produce a safe and enjoyable event for all. Should anything change, we will announce it here, by email and on our social media platforms.
Registration for the 2020 Lake Logan Half will open on Friday, November 1, 2019.
On site registration will take place at the venue at the days and times listed below.
Race Cap: 500
November 1-December 31, 2019 – $141/150/121
January 1-March 31, 2020 – $161/150/141
April 1, 2019-July 29 – $181/150/161
On Site – $191/175/171
Entry fee does not include a race shirt or swag item. You may purchase them for $20 during online registration. Both items must be picked up at Packet Pickup. They will not be mailed.
Swim – The swim will start at the dock and follow a clock-wise, rectangular course finishing at a floating dock located just past the bridge. Athletes will then run on grass to T1.
Bike – Athletes will run their bike out of transition to Lake Logan Road before mounting. The course will take them east to Canton, through Clyde and into the Ironduff and Crabtree sections of Haywood County before returning through Clyde and Bethel.
Run – The run course is a two-loop, out and back course on Lake Logan Road west of Lake Logan. Once returning to the LLEC, runners will complete a lap in the grass field behind the transition area before proceeding back to the course for the second lap or to the finish line. There is an elevation gain on the outward half of the course of 199′ or 398′ for the entire half marathon.
Packet Pickup/Late Registration
Friday, July 31, 4-7 PM – Lake Logan Episcopal Center – Lake Logan Half Only
Saturday, August 1, 5-6:30 AM – Lake Logan Episcopal Center – Lake Logan Half Only
Everyone who completes the Lake Logan Half will receive a pretty cool medal at the finish line.
Back for 2020: We recognize that most triathletes have a lot of race shirts and other stuff collected throughout the years, so we are making this year’s shirt and swag item, a la carte for purchase. The package is priced at $20 and may be purchased during online registration. Both items must be picked up at Packet Pickup. They will not be mailed.
After your race please join us for a post-race lunch near the stage. This is near the finish area so you can watch the race finish while you relax. This will also be the site of the awards ceremony.
For the sake of your fellow competitors, please do not remove your bike from transition until 12 noon. This will allow everyone to compete under the same conditions.
Awards will be awarded to the top 3 male and female in the following age groups:
Overall, Advanced, Masters Advanced, 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, 80-84, Clydesdale (Males 220 pounds and over), Master Clydesdale, Athena (Females 165 pounds and over), Novice, Aquabike
Awards will be presented to each member of the top three mixed relay teams.
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.
There will be two awards ceremonies at this event. The first will start at approximately 1:15 PM and include the following:
Overall, Advanced, Aquabike, Mixed Relays, Men 59 & Under, Women 44 & Under
The second ceremony will start at approximately 3:30 PM and include:
Women 45 & Over, Men 60 & Over, Clydesdales, Athena, and Novices
Note: Your age group will be determined by your age on December 31, 2019.
All participants must complete the race in under 8 hours. The swim must be completed in no more than 1 hour – 30 minutes from the time the participant started. The bike must be completed in no more than 5 hours from the time the participant started. Participants must finish the entire race under 8 hours from the start of the event. Race officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to meet the above time requirements.
The race will utilize chip timing. Swimmers will be provided a strap to attach to their ankles and volunteers will remove the strap after the race.
Triathlon participants will receive 5 splits; aquabike participants will receive three splits.
All athletes and spectators should park in the Athlete Parking area located across the bridge and on the left once you arrive at Lake Logan. There is no athlete or bike dropoff’s. Please follow the directions of the volunteers.
Glory Hound Events and Set Up Events have a no refund policy.
Race organizers reserve the right to alter, postpone or cancel the race in the interest of participant and/or public safety. Should the event be cancelled due to COVID-19, all registered participants will be deferred to next year’s race on August 7, 2021.
Event volunteers are being provided by organizations from across the area. If you have a non-profit with strong membership looking for a fundraiser, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can be involved.
Planning Your Trip
Haywood County has a wealth of exciting adventures available to adults and families. Please use the guide at visitncsmokies.com to find rooms, attractions and fun things to do while you are in town to race.
Lake Logan Episcopal Center (At event site)
Cottages: A limited number of beautifully restored cottages and cabins are available at reasonable rates for the weekend at the event site. Two night minimum.
Double occupancy (with 3 meals) – $118 (plus tax) per person per night
Single occupancy (with 3 meals) – $152 (plus tax) per person per night
Youth rate (12-16 w/adult with 3 meals) – $65 (plus tax) per person per night
Child rate (4-11 w/adult with 3 meals) – $ 45 (plus tax) per person per night
Under 4 with adult – Free
Dog Deposit – $50 + tax (non-refundable)
Dorms: There is room for 40 females, 40 males in camp bunks with showers. The cost for the dorm with three meals per day is $65 (plus tax) per person per night. Please bring your own linens.
Camping: Back by popular demand, camping will be available in a marked area of the back field. There is a two-night minimum. The cost is $25 per night (plus tax).
Lake Logan Episcopal Center Contact: 800-616-0095 or via email at email@example.com
Other Lodging Options
Please go to http://visitncsmokies.com/accommodations/ for more visitor options while in Haywood County.
Lake Logan is a private lake. Stay tuned for details regarding participant use of the lake on race weekend.
Please email general race questions to firstname.lastname@example.org