Endurance Sports Management is diligently working with local government and health officials to monitor the situation surrounding concerns on COVID-19 and how this may affect our upcoming events. We will make decisions based upon their recommendations. For now, the events will go on as planned. Transfer fees will be waived until 2 days prior to each event should participants feel they would be better served at an event at a later time. Our Facebook page shows our latest March 20 update - LINK. Next update scheduled Monday, April 13th.
The 16th annual Fall Creek Falls Triathlons are put on by the folks at Endurance Sports Management (the organizers of a variety of triathlons, running and off-road events in the Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina area). The Olympic distance race began back in 2005 and races have expanded with the recent additions are the Calfkiller Sprint Triathlon - S 500 mtr. - B 22K - R 5K & NEW Fall Creek Falls Half Iron Distance Triathlon -S 1.2 Mi - B 56 Mi - R 13.1 Mi. Events continue Sunday, August 16 with HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5 K runs. The events takes place at Tennessee's most popular state park and is centrally located between Knoxville, Nashville and Chattanooga, making it very accessible.
Reference: Here is link to 2019 Pre-Race information with map links and details. Final water temperature measurement race will be race morning for wetsuit determination. Fall Creek Falls Park is in Central time zone. If you are traveling from Eastern, enjoy your extra hour! Registration will be open both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Course Maps (click on each for link): Calfkiller Sprint - Swim .5K - Bike 22K - Run 5K - FCF Olympic - Swim 1.5K - Bike 40K - Run 10K - FCF Half Iron - Swim 1.2 Mi - Bike 56 Mi - Run 13.1 Mi - Transition flow same for all events - Transition
The awards top 3 overall & top 3 age group for each of the three events and bluegrass music are highlights of a wonderful time to be had by all in this quite rural setting. Also, race shirts, water bottles, sunglasses & race socks (first 400 entries), Finishers Medal and post race cookout!
RACE CAP - Total entries for Sprint, Olympic and Half Iron races will be 500. Sunday cap for runs @ 300.
Race start times: Saturday - 7:00 AM Central Time - HALF IRON - 7:20 AM OLYMPIC - 8 AM SPRINT Arrive at site no later than 6 AM CST for ample time for parking, packet pickup. If you do want to stay within the park, please reserve cabins and campsites ASAP - reserve on-line or call to reserve NOW - Campground 800-250-8610. Note: Inn @ FCF is under construction and will not be available until 2020. You may also do a Google search for options - each seem to have their own web site & not one central site covering all.
RACE LOCATION – Fall Creek Falls State Park, Pikeville, TN (please allow extra travel time – park is remote & rural but worth the trip!)
BOOK ROOMS, CAMPSITES & CABINS EARLY (link)
Age Groups and Awards: Overall awards for the top three male and female finishers & top three male and female masters. Age group awards for first, second, and third place in the following M & F age groups: 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45- 49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over & top 3 Clydesdale & Athena. Open Relay Division: Male, Female, and Co-ed.
Endurance Sports Management has enabled event insurance for your consideration in the event you are unable to compete. Please review this option during the registration process.
All Endurance Sports Management triathlon events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. When a race sanctions with USAT, it is required for each participant to purchase either a one-day license or annual membership in order to participate in said event. A one-day USAT license is $15 and an annual USAT membership is $50. Either can be purchased when signing up for the event. A youth one day or annual USAT license is $10. Click here to learn about your USAT benefits and where your member dollars go.
Refund Policy - Endurance Sports Management has a NO REFUND policy. Insurance is available during the registration of each event. Please take advantage of this option should you wish to insure your entry fees. Athlete event TRANSFERS have been enabled up to 2 weeks prior to event with a $5 fee.
Race entries are non-transferable between individuals.
Event Cancellation / Modification Policy - If Natural Disaster or Community Disaster occurs, our action steps are as follows:
1. Endurance Sports Management in concert with local officials will make decisions based on safety first.
2. Courses and/or race segments will be altered as agreed to between Endurance Sports Management and local officials
3. Financial: It is not financially feasible for Endurance Sports Management to accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each registered participant needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. There will be NO REFUNDS or free entries to future races. The money you paid is spent developing the subject event.
4. Endurance Sports Management does not save any money if one of our events has to be canceled for reasons beyond our control. All supplies and services needed for the events are purchased and/or arranged in advance. All event supplies and services associated with that event must be paid for, regardless of the outcome.
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