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Sunday, July 8, 2007 -- Richwood, WV / Summit Lake
22nd Annual Scenic Mountain Triathlon (iPO Event Id#: 10177)

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2006 Scenic Triathlon
photo by JR Petsko
We are celebrating our 22st Annual Scenic Mountain Triathlon! This very scenic race is run entirely within the Monongahela National Forest. Swim in mountain top lake, Summit Lake (cool, still water). Bike along a clear trout stream and over 3988 ft., 9% grade Kennison Mountain on a national scenic by-way (hard paved surface). Run out and back to the Cranberry Glades from the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center (mixed surface of pavement and compacted gravel).

Details: Usually between 100 to 150 athletes total, divisions are broken down by sexes and 5-year age intervals. -Prizes and trophies for top three places in all age categories. All pre-registered racers are guaranteed a t-shirt, day-of-race registered racers get shirts while supplies last.

This is a well organized race. Pre-race pasta dinner on Saturday night in historic Richwood, WV is free to all racers and open to the public. Post-race cookout at finish line. Family friendly event.

The race begins at 10:00 AM at Summit Lake (located east of Richwood, WV off of Rt. 39/55) with a .5 mi. swim, followed by a 17.1 mi. cycle leg on the National Scenic By-way Rt. 39/55 and over challenging 9% grade Kennison Mountain. The race concludes with a 6.2 mi. run at the Cranberry Mt. Nature Center.

Event Distances (in order):

  • Lake Swim: 0.5 miles in Summit Lake
  • Road Bike: 17.1 miles from Summit Lake to Cranberry Mountain Nature Center on State Rt. 39/55 (Hard Surface Road with Hills.)
  • Road Run: 6.2 miles total 3.1 miles back to Cranberry Glades and 3.1 miles back to Cranberry Mtn. Nature Center. (Rolling Terrain, Hard Surface Road with Hills.)

Entry Fees:

  • Individual-USAT Member: $45.00
  • INDIVIDUAL Non- Member: $55.00
  • TEAM Pre-Registered: $105.00

Sanctioned by: USA Triathlon, the governing body for The Sport of Triathlon, Duathlon, and Multi-Sport Events.

Directions: Summit Lake is approximately 8 miles East of Richwood, WV on Route 39/55.

Start Date: 2007-07-08
Event Name: 22nd Annual Scenic Mountain Triathlon
Location(s): Richwood, WV 26261
Summit Lake, Monongahela National Forest
Event Type(s): Multi
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): Richwood Area Chamber of Commerce
   Phone: 304-846-6790 / 800-846-2862
Comments: USAT sanctioned event
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