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Sunday, July 11, 2010 -- Richwood, WV / Summit Lake
25th Scenic Mountain Triathlon
Alpha Natural Resources and Brooks Run Mining
(iPO Event Id#: 12728)

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Race Day Registration

Saturday, July 10 6:00 to 8:00pm, Knights of Columbus Hall in Richwood, WV
Sunday, July 11, 8:30 to 9:30am at Summit Lake
Orientation at 9:30am Everyone must attend!

Race Course Description / Distances

This very scenic race is entirely within the Monongahela National Forest. It's located along the Highland Scenic Highway.

2009 Scenic Mountain Tri Photo by Julie Black
Photos will be provided by iPlayOutside!
SWIM . . . 0.5 miles

in Summit Lake, a mountain top lake with cool, still water

BIKE . . . 17.1 miles

from Summit Lake to Cranberry Mountain Nature Center on State Rt. 39/55, along a clear trout stream and over 3988 ft., 9% grade Kennison Mountain on a national scenic by-way (hard paved surface)

RUN . . . 6.2 miles total

3.1 miles out to Cranberry Glades and 3.1 miles back to Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. (rolling, mixed surface terrain of pavement and compacted gravel)

What You Get

Free T-Shirts for all racers! Day-of-race registered racers get shirts while supplies last. Pre-Race Pasta on Saturday, July 10, 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall (next to Foodland) in historic Richwood. This is free for competitors; guests $6.00; children 5 and under eat free. It's open to the public

Cookout will follow the Race close to the finish-line outside of Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. It's free for all paid competitors.


    $60.00 Pre-Registered USA Triathlon members with valid card.
    (For USA Triathlon membership applications call 1-719-597-9090.)
    $70.00 Pre-Registered Non USA Triathlon members

    $70.00 Day of Race USA Triathlon members
    $80.00 Day of Race Non USA Triathlon members

    Team - $150 Pre-Registered or $165 Day of Race

Other Details

    There are usually between 100 to 200 athletes total. Divisions are broken down by sexes and 5-year age intervals. Prizes and trophies for top three places in all age categories. This is a well organized race. Family friendly event.

    If you are arriving early and wish to bike or run through the course, you may do so. However, no Swimming is allowed in Summit Lake. Swimming is permitted on Sunday, for this special event only.

    Flotation Devices may be used in the swim portion of the race. Helmets are Required for the bike portion of the race.

    Shuttle service will be provided back to Summit Lake for participants who need it. Refreshment provided at Cranberry Nature Center for race participants.

    Parking lot and restrooms available at Summit Lake and Cranberry Nature Center.

    Age Groups - 16-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+

Race Location

    Start . . . Summit Lake is approximately 8 miles East of Richwood, WV 26261 on Route 39/55. [ Google Map to Richwood ]

    Finish . . . The Cranberry Mountain Nature Center (phone: 304-653-4826) is located 23 miles east of Richwood, WV and 14 miles west of Marlinton, WV at the junction of WV Rts. 39/55 and Rt. 150, Highland Scenic Highway.

    Lodging and Camping . . . Commercial lodging and camping facilities are available in Richwood and in the surrounding area. Camping sites are also available in the National Forest and its Recreation Areas. For more see

This triathlon is USAT Sanctioned.

2009 Scenic Mountain Tri Photo by Julie Black
Photos will be provided by iPlayOutside!
USA Triathlon is the national governing body for the sports of triathlon, duathlon, winter triathlon and aquathlon in the United States. Participation in a USAT sanctioned event means the event director has the proper permits in place, liability and athlete excess medical insurance coverage and the event plan has met the standard of organization required. USA Triathlon provides rules, guidance and governance to set the standard for safe and fair multi-sport races.

For more information on USA Triathlon and fueling the multi-sport lifestyle, visit their website at

Start Date: 2010-07-11     Start Time: 9:30am
Event Name: Scenic Mountain Triathlon
Location(s): Richwood, WV 26261
Summit Lake - Monongahela National Forest
Event Type(s): Run
Event Distance(s): 5mi 6.2mi 17.1mi
Contact(s): Vikki Mayse
   Phone: 304-846-6790
Comments: 25th Annual!
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