Aquathlon National Championship
The Lake Logan Episcopal Center is proud to host the 2013 Lake Logan Aquathlon as part of the Lake Logan Multi-Sport Festival coordinated by Glory Hound Events. The 2013 event will also be the USAT Aquathon National Championship race.
Located at the Lake Logan Episcopal Center, it is one of the most beautiful events in the country. The weather almost always matches the scenery with cool morning air high in the Appalachian Mountains that makes for comfortable conditions for both racers and spectators
The 1,500 meter swim course is a clockwise rectangle with an in water start. Water temperature is expected to be near 70 degrees and wetsuits will be allowed. Athletes will exit the water after swimming beneath the highway bridge and into the creek mouth. From here it is a short run along a grass field into Transition.
The 5 km run is an out and back course with the first half gradually climbing up towards the Blue Ridge parkway, winding alongside the cool mountain streams. The ascent toward the turn around is so gradual runners don't realize they have been going up until they have hit the turn around marker and started the final 2.5K toward the finish line. Aid stations will be positioned every mile on the lightly traveled road.
Registration opens Monday, November 12, 2012.
- Early entry (November 12, 2012-February 28, 2013) - $35
- Regular entry (March 1-June 30) - $40
- Late entry (July 1-July 31) - $45
- On site (August 2-4) - $55
Team USA Qualification
Qualification: Top 10 in each age group rolling down to 14th place
Location: London, England
Date: September 11, 2013
Skills based process: Submit 5k run and 1000m swim times to the Aquathlon Committee for consideration. Email TeamUSA@usatriathlon.org with your submission. Deadline to submit is May 1, 2013.
All athletes eligible to represent the United States must:
- Be a U.S. citizen OR
- Be a U.S. national – someone who has resided in the US for three consecutive years and has not competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year.
Team USA eligible athletes must not have competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year. Athletes who choose to be recognized as nationals who have competed for their country of citizenship in the last year may get dispensation by obtaining a letter from the National Federation of their home country allowing competition as a USA athlete.
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