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Thank you for your participation and cooperation in able to complete many of our 2020 athletic events. As restrictions become more clear for future events, Endurance Sports Management will continue to keep you informed on how those limitations will affect events. As of July 2021, there are no size limitations in the locations where our events are staged and ALL RACES WILL BE HELD LIVE. Virtual option is being added for those who feel apprehensive about live events but still want to enjoy race swag and participating. Safety restrictions are still in place for all LIVE EVENTS and will be followed as we move forward. Please see our COVID SAFETY tab on the main ESM web page for specific details. (www.RaceESM.com)
Venue limits will cap participants at 500 entries. Wait list will apply after cap reached.
2021 - The 17th 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 & Fall Creek Falls Half Iron Distance Triathlon -S 1.2 Mi - B 56 Mi - R 13.1 Mi. Events continue Sunday, August 22 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.
New VIRTUAL entry available for those apprehensive about LIVE events or want a LOW COST option - $39 Olympic / Sprint & $49 Half Iron includes race shirt and finishers medal fufilled 2 weeks post event.
Fall Creek Falls Park is in Central time zone. If you are traveling from Eastern, enjoy your extra hour! 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
Course Aid: Half Iron Bike will have Deer Park 700 ml water bottles at mile 24 & 39 turn-arounds. No bike aid for Olympic or Sprint. Run aid will have water and Gatorade at each station - two tables each - one for athlete cups & other for volunteers/coolers. Half Iron does two loops & pass aid stations 12 x's - Olympic does 1 loop passing aid 5 x's & Sprint course is out & back passing aid 2 x's.
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 300 entries) & Finishers Medal for each distance!
Race start times: Saturday - 7:00 AM Central Time - HALF IRON - 8 AM AM OLYMPIC - 9 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. Pre-race information and details will be out in early August. Count on Friday packet pick-up from mid-afternoon to early evening & again early race morning. Bike can be placed in transition overnight at #'d spot. Later races can check in up to 30-minutes prior to their start. Please stay away from timing points prior to your start if earlier races are active.
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.
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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