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Saturday, June 25, 2011 -- Clay, WV
Elk River Challenge Triathlon (iPO Event Id#: 13478)

2011 Registration . . . Print your [ Entry Form ]

CA$H PRIZES . . . for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners: Mens solo, Womens solo, and and team races.

Elk River Challenge
Elk River Challenge Paddle Leg
    1st = $250.00
    2nd = $150.00
    3rd = $100.00

The team races will consist of three members; one member boating, second member riding and the third member running. Options are Mens only team, Womens only team, and co-ed team (must have one female).

Prizes in each of the five categories: Mens Solo, Womens Solo, Mens Only Team, Womens Only Team, and Co-ED Team.

Course . Location

The race begins and ends at Clay County High School, Clay, WV. It takes place along the Elk River in the heart of Clay County, West Virginia. See this Google Map for directions.


  • 1st Leg -- Paddle approximately 5.0 miles
  • 2nd Leg -- Bike 15 miles
  • 3rd Leg -- Run 3 miles

Schedule (at Clay County High School)

  • 10:00 - 11:30 am . . . Race Day Check-In/Registration
  • 11:30 am . . . Mandatory Meeting
  • 12:00 pm . . . Race Start
  • 3:00 pm . . . Pedal & Paddle Awards Presented, BBQ Dinner


This race was established in 2008. The race is located on and along the Elk River in the heart of Clay County, West Virginia.

The Elk is the longest river in West Virginia which flows entirely within the state's boundaries. It is formed in the Allegheny Mountains in Pocahontas County by the confluence of two short streams, the Big Spring Fork and the Old Field Fork, which join near the community of Slatyfork. It flows above ground for several miles before it sinks into a network of caverns and flows underground for more than five miles. The old riverbed of solid rock, however, remains above ground in this section known as "The Dries." It follows a generally westward course across the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau, through Randolph, Webster, Braxton, Clay, and Kanawha Counties, past the towns of Webster Springs, Sutton, Gassaway, Clay, Clendenin, and Elkview before joining the Kanawha River at Charleston.


Providing a good race means taking the time to listen and if you have any suggestions let the race crew know. They will work with you every step of the way to make sure you have a great time on and along the Elk River.

Start Date: 2011-06-25     Start Time: 12:00pm
Event Name: Elk River Challenge Triathlon
Location(s): Clay, WV 25043
Event Type(s): Run
Event Distance(s): 23mi
Contact(s): William Dunn
   Phone: 304-587-4455
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