Storm the Fort TriathlonAugust 22, 201558 Landing, South Kentucky St., Kingston,Tn
Start Time: SPRINT 7:30 HALF 7:45am
Packet Pick up:
Late registration and packet pickup will be available on race morning starting at 6am
As in 2014, Storm the Fort will offer a sprint option in 2015. Wave start, point to point 600 meter swim, fairly flat (by East TN standards) 17 mile bike course, and an out and back “around the Fort” 4 mile run on the Kingston greenway. Sport Tek performance shirts, along with the popular miniature cannon awards, highlight the swag. Expected sprint option participation—200
Transition area opens at 6am on race morning. No bikes can be checked in on Friday night.
Sprint Storm registration cost:
Black Friday Special $30 (November 28 thru November 30)
December thru February 15 Individuals $40
February 16 thru March Individuals $50
April 1 thru August Individuals $55, Relays $70
August 3 thru August 16 Individuals $65, Relays $80
August 17 thru August 21 Individuals $75, Relays $90
Day of race (August 22) Individuals $80, Relays $100
The Race for the Cannon enters its second year as a half distance event. A 1.2 mile wave start triangular swim course, followed by a rural rolling 56 mile bike ride (no major climbs) with three bottle exchanges. The run course will be two laps on the Kingston greenway and through downtown Kingston, with each lap running through famous Fort Southwest Point. The run course will include fully stocked aid stations ~ every mile. Sport Tek performance shirts and finisher medals to all participants, miniature cannon awards to age groups, and the coveted genuine cannonball awards to overall male and female winners. Expected half option participation—200.
Transition area (58 Landing Park) opens at 6am on race morning. No bikes can be checked in on Friday night.
HALF STORM swim start
Swim start will be 3 waves (3 minute intervals), starting at 7:45am. Sprint Storm swim start will be 3 waves (2 minute intervals) starting at ~7:30- Wave breakdown yet to be determined.
Half Storm Bike course aid stations will be at mile 13, mile 24, mile 34 (turnaround), and mile 44. Water bottles exchange only at 13/24/44. Water bottles, Gatorade, bananas, and Power Bars will be available at mile 34. Energy gels will not be provided on the bike course.
There will be no bike course bottle exchange for the Sprint Storm.
Half Storm Run course aid stations will be ~every mile, and will include water, Gatorade, “flat” coca-cola, PowerGels (caffeinated and non-caffeinated), oranges, bananas, and pretzels.
Sprint Storm Run course aid stations will be ~every mile, and will include water, Gatorade, and PowerGels.
Half Storm Time limits-Swim course cutoff is 9.05am—those not finishing the swim at that time will not be allowed to start the bike course. Bike course cutoff is 1:45pm—those not finishing the bike by that time will not be allowed to start the run course. Lap 1 of the run course time limit is 3.00pm—those not finishing the first lap by that time will not be allowed to start lap 2.
Half Storm registration cost:
Black Friday Special $80 (November 28 thru November 30)
December thru January Individuals $100
February thru March Individuals $120
April 1 thru August Individuals $140, Relays $160
August 3 thru August 16 Individuals $160 Relays $180
August 17 thru August 21 Individuals $180, Relays $200
Day of race (August 22) Individuals $200, Relays $220
When we talk about "Racing for the Cannon" we literally mean race for the cannon! Our race trophies were so popular last year we brought them back. ...and took it a step further. The overall male and female winners will take home some real hard-wear. We worked with Gillmor Ordnance of Old Fort Ohio on a set of custom forged 8 pound cannon balls.
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Learn more about the history of Fort Southwest Point by visiting them on the web at www.southwestpoint.com