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Sunday, September 10, 2017 -- White Sulphur Springs, WV / Lake Sherwood Recreation Area
Appalachian Du/Triathlon to Fight Cancer (iPO Event Id#: 16461)

The event is hosted by the Greenbrier Group to Fight Pancreatic Cancer and the WVSOM Wilderness Medicine Club.

2017 Registration

This event takes place in the beautiful Monongahela National Forest at Lake Sherwood Recreation Area, WV. Your participation helps raise funds for better detection and treatment of cancer, and is a fun way for you to be active. Plan to feel a sense of accomplishment as you complete one of these events on your own, or as part of team! All proceeds are donated to the Lustgarten Foundation. Visit for more information about this great organization.


The triathlon is a Sprint event with a 550 meter swim, 13.25 mile bike, and 5 K run. The swimmers will be started in waves according to age; the Young Adults and First Timers will be in the last wave.


An open water swim in relatively shallow water. Swimmers start in waves according to their registration category. The Youth and First Timers start in the last wave. The 550 meter course starts just off the beach with the participants in the water. The swim is in a clockwise direction, around a small island and then returning to the beach. Upon exiting the water, the participants will cover about 50 meters of sand/grass as they proceed to the transition area..


The bike route is an out and back. Riders walk their bike out of the transition area before mounting and then proceed away from the lake area to the west, down Route 14 for about 6.5 miles. Riders will then do a u-turn at the turn-around point. The turn around point is marked with cones in the center of the road. Riders then head east, back to the lake area, dismounting before entering the transition area. Course is fairly flat; overall elevation change ~ 400 feet.


The running course starts out on pavement for ~ 0.5 miles and then transitions to a packed gravel road that will take the participants through the camping areas. Runners will head east from the lake area and head down the far end of the park on the left side of the road. They will then follow the far camp ground loop clockwise and work their way west, back to the lake area. They will loop two additional camp ground areas on the return, staying on the right hand side of the road as they go. The run is basically flat; overall elevation change 182 feet.



The 1 mile run is on pavement. The duathletes all start the 1 mile run together, heading east from the transition area. They head out on the left side of the road for 0.5 miles, then work their way back to the transition area.

Bike: See description above under triathlon.

Run: See description above under triathlon.

For more Detailed information out the website:

Start Date: 2017-09-10     Start Time: 9:00am
Event Name: Appalachian Du/Triathlon to Fight Cancer
Location(s): White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
Lake Sherwood Recreation Area
Event Type(s): Multi
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): Carolyn Komar
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