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Richwood, WV  26261
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July 14, 2019 will bring the 34rd running of Richwood's Scenic Mountain Triathlon!  Come join in a weekend of fun and excitement as we play host to West Virginia's oldest triathlon. Starting in 1985 this event has become a favorite of triathletes and spectators alike.

The entire race is held in the Monongahela National Forest (under special use permit). The race starts with a .5 mile swim in chilly Summit Lake. Next is a 17.1 mile bike ride over 3 Kennison Mountain (elevation of 3,988 feet) to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. The race concludes with a 6.2 mile run down to the Cranberry Glades and back to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center to the finish line.

Triathletes also have a Saturday packet pick-up and social from 3-7:00 p.m. at the Chamber Office in Richwood.  On Sunday there will be a post-race cookout at the finish line at the Nature Center.  While the cookout is free for the athletes we welcome spectators to join us for a small donation. (Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race.)  This is a spectator-friendly race with lots of food and fun for everyone.

Awards are given for numerous age groups, genders and teams. Each athlete eats for free at the cookout.  (Spectators are encouraged to eat for a small donation.) Also, each athlete receives a free t-shirt.

The event is organized by the Richwood Area Chamber of Commerce and various sponsors.

St Champ

 USA Triathlon is proud to    recognize Richwood's Scenic Mountain Triathlon as the official host of the 2019 West Virginia Adult and High School Championships.    - Press release

There is a greater chance of qualifying for Olympic Distance Age Group National Championships when competing in this race and finishing in the top 25% of your age group!