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July 8, 2020 - It's been a trying and emotional couple of weeks for us as we've been actively working to deliver safe and fun races this summer within guidelines set forth by the state. Two weeks ago we received all permit approvals for both our Riverbluff and Dixie Triathlons, taking place on August 8 and September 12, respectively. Unfortunately, just a few days later, the State of Tennessee extended their state of emergency order through late August forcing us to reexamine our safe return to racing plan and look to see how we might be able to modify our plans once again to still deliver races. We have had numerous discussions with local and state officials, our key sponsors, and other local race production companies to determine the best path forward and we have determined that we are unable to deliver our Riverbluff Triathlon and Dixie Triathlon under the current state of emergency order and uncertainty beyond.
We can assure you that this decision does not come lightly as we worked tirelessly to make these races happen and not have them suffer the same fate that all of our previous 2020 events have already suffered. But despite the fact that we had tremendously high expectations for this year - with the roll out of a Moab Tri Camp, adding a half distance race to Riverbluff, adding USAT Regional Chps designations to races we operate, and more - we are still extremely excited about the future and can already tell you that some BIG things are already in the works. We encourage you to hang with us and keep living the multisport life as next year will be extra special. We promise!
To those that have registered for Riverbluff and/or Dixie, we will be communicating with you separately with next steps. Please bear with us as we work through this, but rest assured that communication is coming soon and that we're here to assist you if you have any questions.
Thank you all so much for you support! 2020 might be a lost year for us, but we know there are other amazing local race companies around the southeast still able to deliver races and we strongly suggest you check them out and support them. Some, in particular, are Team Magic, Race Day Events, Dirty Bird Events,Personal Best Racing, PR Event Management and Kentuckiana Race Management.
Owner & Race Director
Above The Fold Events & Sport Promotions
Additional race information can be found at http://www.riverblufftriathlon.com.
*Update* As of May 28, 2020, the Half Distance event has been canceled. Sprint and Olympic are still set to take place as scheduled.
The 2020 Riverbluff Triathlon will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 in Ashland City, just 20 miles west of downtown Nashville. The 2020 race marks the 5th year of the Riverbluff Triathlon's return to the calendar as well as the return of the Half distance race featuring a 1.2 mile swim in Cheatham Lake, a 56 mile bike through scenic Cheatham County, and a 13.1 mile flat and shaded run along the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail. While the Half distance race might be new and flashy, the extremely popular Sprint and Olympic races will still be taking place, thus creating options for all levels of athletes in one event. The Riverbluff Triathlon has been recognized as the "Best Triathlon" in Middle Tennessee as voted on by readers of Nashville Fit Magazine and is one of the fastest growing triathlons in the Southeast.
The 2020 race will also be host to the USA Triathlon MidEast Regional Sprint Championships where the top 45% or top 5 finishers in an age group (whichever is greater) in the Sprint race will qualify for the 2021 Sprint Distance Age Group National Championships.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Sprint Distance: 400 meter swim - 14 mile bike - 5k run
Olympic Distance: 1500 meter swim - 40k bike - 10k run
Half Distance: 1.2 mile swim - 56 mile bike - 13.1 mile run
Aquabike - Olympic: 1500 meter swim - 40k bike
Aquabike - Half Distance: 1.2 mile swim - 56 mile bike
VERY IMPORTANT: YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PICK UP A RACE PACKET FOR ANYONE BUT YOURSELF AND ALL ATHLETES MUST PRESENT A PHOTO ID… NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. All members of a relay team must come to packet pick-up together.
Thursday, August 6
Packet Pickup & Registration (Time/Location TBD)
Friday, August 7
Packet Pickup & Registration (Time/Location TBD)
Overnight Bike Check (Time TBD / Riverbluff Park, 175 Old Cumberland Street, Ashland City, TN 37015)
Saturday, August 8 (RACE DAY!):
5:15am - 6:30am: Packet Pickup & Late Registration at Riverbluff Park, 175 Old Cumberland Street, Ashland City, TN 37015
5:15am - 6:45am: Transition area open
6:45am: Half Distance Start
7:15am: Olympic Start
7:45am: Sprint Start
8:45am: All athletes must have completed swim course
10:45am: Awards for Sprint/Olympic (estimated)
12:30pm: All athletes must have completed bike course
1:45pm: Awards for Half Distance (estimated)
3:00pm: All athletes must have completed the run course
*Race Director holds the right to adjust schedule leading up to the race. Should any schedule changes take place, notice will be given.
Race Cut-Off Times:
Cut-off times for each leg of the Half Iron race are as follows: All swimmers must be out of the water by 8:45am, all cyclists must be off the road by 12:30pm and all runners must be off the course by 3:00pm. Athletes that do not complete the swim or bike leg by the specified cut-off time will be stopped in transition and not allowed to continue on in the race. Athletes that do not complete the run by 3:00pm will be pulled from the course. Race Management and medical personnel reserve the right to pull any athlete from the course if it appears they are not sufficiently trained to complete the remainder of the course in a safe manner.
175 Old Cumberland Street
Ashland City, TN 37015
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