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.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this event and triathlon at the local level. Mother nature through us a little curve with the colder than expected water but you all handled it like champs. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Results are posted below.
1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Bike, 13.1 mile Run
Online registration for the 2018 Lake Logan Half has closed. You may register onsite Packet Pickup at the dates and times below.
The deadline to register and receive a race shirt is midnight on Monday, July 23.
Race Cap: 500
November 1-December 31 – $155/230/150
January 1, 2017-August 1 – $175/250/170
On Site – $185/265/180
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.
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, August 3, 4-7 PM – Lake Logan Episcopal Center – Lake Logan Half Only
Saturday, August 4, 5-6:30 AM – Lake Logan Episcopal Center – Lake Logan Half Only
Everyone who registers by midnight on Monday, July 23 will receive the official race shirt. All participants will also receive the famous North Carolina Triathlon Series comfy pants.
After your race please join us for a post-race lunch near the tennis courts. This is near the finish area so you can watch the race finish while you relax.
Thanks to our friends at the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, we will have live music, beer and children’s activities. The region band, Letters to Abigail will perform on the stage from 12-2:30 PM. All participants, age 21 and over, may receive a free beer from Highland Brewing Company near the food tent. (If you are used to being carded, please have your ID available). There will be a children’s tent adjacent to the Transition Area with face painting and games to keep the kids busy during the race.
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.
Note: Your age group will be determined by your age on December 31, 2018.
Cut-Off Time – 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.
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) – $110 (plus tax) per person per night
Single occupancy (with 3 meals) – $140 (plus tax) per person per night
Youth rate (12-16 w/adult with 3 meals) – $60 (plus tax) per person per night
Child rate (4-11 w/adult with 3 meals) – $ 40 (plus tax) per person per night
Under 4 with adult – Free
Dog Deposit – $50 non-refundable
Dorms: There is room for 20 females, 20 males in camp bunks with showers. The cost for the dorm with three meals per day is $60 (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: 800-646-0095 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