Welcome to the Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon for 2022! Join the April 30th triathlon staged in the beautiful Smith Mountain Lake State Park—1235 State Park Road in Huddleston. Plan your days and find the perfect place to stay for this event! Smith Mountain Lake offers various options for lodging. The race is also open to novices.
Let’s look at a few things to expect during this event.
Take advantage of the early registration discount on the registration fee on or before April 25th. All prices will increase from April 26th onwards.
SML Sprint Triathlon (Individual)
SML Sprint Aquabike (Individual)
SML Sprint Triathlon Relay (Individual)
Kinetic Multisports administrates this event and are USA Triathlon sanctioned. This guide gives you brief details of the race and how to avoid penalties. Registration for this event is non-refundable, and insurance is available upon registration if you need to cancel. USA Triathlon requires athletes to purchase a one-day license or have a current membership. Purchase the license when you register for $15 for adults and $10 for kids under 18. Annual membership only costs $50.
An email will be sent on Wednesday or Thursday before the race to include last-minute information. Lastly, the speed limit inside the park is 25mph.
Order of events:
April 30th (Race Day)
A photo ID is required for athletes to pick up their race packets. What’s great is that taking a photo using your phone will suffice. Pre-race meeting will be on Friday at 6 pm, before the race. For first-timers, this is your best chance to ask your questions if you have them. The second meeting will be brief, 15 minutes before the race start in the morning.
Though they no longer have a Novice division, all races start with a time trial to start, one at a time, and this gives you a chance to start at your own pace. Plus, they do offer a nervous swimmer swim cap. Make sure to get this upon packet pick-up if you feel uncomfortable about the swim.
Below are some helpful links with information you’ll need. Be sure to review these links before the event to have a smooth day.
Smith Mountain Lake has a lot to offer to both locals and visitors. You can enjoy outdoor activities in this natural wonderland, including triathlons. The region is great for retirement, first or a second home, with no shortage of things to do.
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