Staged out of beautiful Smith Mountain Lake State Park this triathlon classic has clear water, mountain views and fun courses. The swim features a sandy beach start and a crisp, clear lake. The bike and run courses are rolling, but not too challenging. This is a great race if you are just starting out in the sport, or have been racing for 20 years. Smith Mountain Lake is home to numerous lodging options and attractions. There is great trail running in the park and the Blue Ridge Parkway isn’t too far away if you want to stay the night and ride again on Sunday. With numerous B&B’s, breweries and wineries in the area this race needs to be on your “racecation” bucket list!
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For further race details go to https://kineticmultisports.com/races/smithmountainlakesprint/.
Fleet Feet Roanoke is the Official Run Course Sponsor.
New for 2024 - Participants will get SML Triathlon branded race socks in addition to their shirt at Packet Pick up! Sock Sizes will be first come, first serve!
The Bagel & I Food Truck will be set up at the race, providing additional food items for purchase!
The Competitive Rules are intended to provide for the orderly and consistent administration of events sanctioned by USA Triathlon and are not designed to establish standards of care for the safety of participants or other persons. Every participant, official, volunteer and spectator should consider all safety issues and make related decisions prudently without reliance upon the Competitive Rules.
USA Triathlon makes no express or implied warranty, guarantee, or representation regarding the degree of safety, which may or may not result from compliance with the Competitive Rules. Examinations or inspections of equipment at sanctioned events are undertaken solely to monitor compliance with the Competitive Rules and do not guarantee or ensure safety from personal injury or property damage. The safety of race equipment is the sole responsibility of each and every participant.
Please visit https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/About/Multisport/Competitive-Rules for a complete list of USA Triathlon Rules.
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Additional race information can be found at https://kineticmultisports.com/races/smithmountainlakesprint/.
Be part of the great experience. Here are some comments from last year’s Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon race.
"Everything about this race is great: excellent communication, extremely well run, great volunteers, beautiful venue!"
bib# – 138
"I am a runner and this was my first triathlon. I would encourage any other “runners” who are on the fence about trying to give this one a shot! Kinetic Multisports was more organized than any running event I’ve been too, answered all my pre race questions, and had so many water safety measures in place I didn’t feel unsafe at any point. It was a high energy, amazing experience!"
bib# – 95
"The SML Sprint triathlon was an exhilarating event that tests your fitness while wowing you with beautiful, pristine surroundings."
bib# – 301
Any athlete who participates in a minimum of five (5) 2023 Kinetic Multisports events will qualify for Kinetic Cup Series scoring and qualifier rewards.
The tiered qualifier system will work as follows:
Stage 1 Qualifier: Q3 Any athlete who participates in a minimum of 3 Kinetic Multisports events will receive a Race for the Kinetic Cup Technical Headband at Packet Pick Up!
Stage 2 Qualifier: Q5 Any athlete who participates in a minimum of 5 Kinetic Multisports events will eligible for Kinetic Cup Series awards and will receive a Race For the Kinetic Cup Special Ball Cap!
Stage 3 Qualifier: Q10 Any athlete who participates in a minimum of 10 Kinetic Multisports events will receive a custom Kinetic Multisports Qualifier Jacket! (Your custom jacket will be mailed to you after the season). Pictured is the 2023 Q10 Jacket, this jacket is different each year.
Race For the Kinetic Cup Series Awards – Each athlete placing in the top 5 of each age group or category (with 5 races) will receive a special award. Awards differ from year to year!
Time Trial Swim Start: Kinetic Multisports races utilize a time trial swim start. We'll start two (2) athletes at a time every few seconds. Athletes line up based on swim and overall finish times, faster up front, slower in the back to create a smoother race for everyone.
Elite Box Start: In conjunction with our time trial swim starts we are excited to announce the official addition of the Elite Box Start at select races. If you are in contention to get Top 20 Overall Male/Female or just want to race up front, this is for you. Simply work your way to the front of the swim start area on race day. We'll get you lined up and started first, then athletes two at time every few seconds thereafter. The Elite Box Start concept worked well at many races last year and we are excited to add this feature to more races.