Tom Hoskins Memorial Sprint Triathlon

Sat July 29, 2017 Irmo, SC 29063 US Directions


7:30AM EDT


7:30AM EDT
1501 Kennerly Road
Irmo, SC US 29063

Join us in honor of Tom Hoskins. Proceeds benefit the YMCA of Columbia’s Annual Campaign! The Annual Campaign provides financial assistance to those in our community who need the Y’s life-changing programs and services. The Y’s community support addresses many issues such as school readiness, chronic diseases and youth feeding programs.

Triathlon Distance:
Swim – 350 yards
Bike – 13 miles
Run – 3.1 miles

Duathlon Distance:
Run – 1 mile
Bike – 13 miles
Run – 3.1 miles

***No refunds for this event; transfers are dependent on circumstance. Please contact the Race Director at

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Bike Course Map -

The 13 mile out and back bike course has some challenging hills and some very nice flats perfect for getting in the aero bars. The course is open to cars but traffic is typical very minimal. You follow Kennerly road for a little more than 6 miles before the turnaround is at Shady Grove Road. The last mile returning to the YMCA is smooth, downhill, and fast

Run Course

Leaving the YMCA, you turn right on Kennerly Road and again right on Firetower Road to begin the 5K. Firetower has a steady incline as you begin the 2nd mile but the last mile is all downhill until you return to the YMCA. As you enter the YMCA, you run straight past the transition area and around the back of the YMCA finishing at our Splash Pad. There you will find your friends and family waiting on you while they enjoy food, music, and the cool water of the splash pad. The Splash Pad is something to look forward to after a hot July race!

Event Details


Welcome to the Tom Hoskins Memorial Sprint Triathlon! Please review the event information closely. Bring any questions you may have to the pre-event meeting on race day. We are looking forward to seeing you on race day.

Arrival Time: Arrive at event site no later than 6:30 a.m. EVENT START – 7:30 A.M. 

Parking: There will be three options for parking: 

1.     The side parking lot adjacent to the YMCA and the lot in the back by the soccer fields,

2.     Kennerly Road Baptist Church located across the street from the YMCA, and

3.     Hope Lutheran Church at the corner of Kennerly Road and Hollingshed Road 

Please note that there will NOT be any parking in front lot of the YMCA this year. 

Timing System: You must collect your timing chip on event morning next to the transition area. If you do not return your timing chip to the finish line you will be charged a replacement fee. 

Body Marking: All participants must be marked at the body marking area – located beside the transition area. Body marking will begin at 6:30AM 

Pre-Event Instructions/Meeting: Important information and instructions will be given at 7:25 a.m. at the swim start location. Please plan to be in the pool area in line based on your race number. 

Hotel Accommodations: The Hyatt Place located at the I26 and Lake Murray Blvd exit is just minutes away from the YMCA. 

Transition Area

♦ Participants only in the transition area.

♦ Bike rack assignments will be made – look for your numbered rack. You may rack anywhere on your rack.

♦ The transition area will close at 7:15 a.m. 


♦  It is up to each participant to be in the pool area at his/ her swim start time. If you miss your start you will be put at the end of the line. NOTE: Participants will start in at least 10 second intervals and will begin one athlete at a time.

♦  It is a good rule of thumb to remember the number of the participant in front of you as well as behind you. Racers will be placed in numerical order for the swim start beginning with 1 for the faster swimmers and ending with the higher numbers. 


♦ This is NOT a closed bike course. You need to be aware of cars coming from both directions. There will be plenty of volunteers along the course to ensure your safety. The course will be marked at all intersections and 5 mile markers.

♦ No drafting!

♦ Hard shell helmets must be worn and must be fastened before leaving the transition area.

♦ No blocking! Stay to the right to allow faster cyclists to pass on the left.

♦ Bike frame numbers that are provided must be attached to your bike and must be clearly visible from both sides.

♦ Helmet numbers provided must be affixed to the front of your helmet.

♦ No headphones, earphones or any radio-type devices will be allowed.

♦ There are volunteers and police officers along the course but it is ultimately your responsibility to know the course.

♦ You will have to walk/run your bike to the Bike Out sign at the Transition Area entrance before mounting. You will have to dismount at the entrance to the Transition Area upon completing the bike leg.

 ♦ Please be aware that rumble strips have been placed on a portion of the bike route along Kennerly Road. These can be hazardous to cyclist. 


♦ You must wear the run number (with the pull tag) that is provided – ON YOUR FRONT.

♦ READ THIS WELL: If your run number is not clearly visible on your front when you cross the finish line you will be assessed a 2-minute penalty.

♦ There will be one aid station at the beginning of the run and another along the course between the one and two mile marker. Water will be provided. Please note this is a new run course this year. It is an loop course in the HeatherStone subdivision adjacent to the YMCA. You will have two opportunities for water on the course.

♦ No headphones, earphones or any radio-type devices will be allowed. 

Relay Teams 

♦ Swimmers will tag bikers at their designated bike rack location. Please make your chip exchange at this location.

♦ Bikers will tag runners at the same location (bike rack location). Please make your chip exchange at this location. 


♦ Duathletes will start at the same time as the swim. They start from the transition area, go out on the run course for .5 miles and return to finish the same bike and run legs as the triathletes.

Technical Support: Outspokin Bicycles will be on hand event morning to provide any last minute bike support you may need. 

Additional Information: Questions? Bring your question(s) with you on event morning to registration and we’ll answer them at that time. 

Restrooms: There are plenty of restrooms located inside the YMCA as well as at the Splashpad. 

Awards: Award presentations will begin immediately after the last finisher completes the event at the Splashpad which is located behind the YMCA – approximately at 10:30 am. You must be present to collect your award or have someone get it for you. Awards WILL NOT be mailed. 

Post Race Activities: There music, activities for the kids. Please make plans to stay and enjoy the post race fun. 

Food: Water, sports drinks, bananas, and bagels will be provided for all participants. 

Late Registration


Packet Pick-up and Late Registration will be Friday July 28th from 11-7pm at Carolina Ale House (277 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212)

Late registration will be available at packet pick-up on Saturday July 29th (race morning) at the NW YMCA in Irmo, starting at 6am.


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