Gear up for the Boone Triathlon September 19, 2015 taking place at the Watauga County Fairgrounds (748 Roby Greene Rd, Boone 28607), a short drive from Rocky Knob Park. The grueling event features an 8-mile run, 4-mile kayaking, and 19-mile biking contest. There will be bike and kayak rentals available. Two and three person teams are encouraged. For more information on the event, call Mike (828) 773-8586 or Gerry (828) 265-7526. The event is sponsored by the Boone Kiwanis Club, which supports young children locally as well as the International ‘Eliminate Project’ which promotes vaccination for neo-natal tetanus in expectant mothers worldwide. Our comfy and cozy rooms at Lovill House Inn, historic hotels Boone NC, are the perfect respite for family and friends that are not joining you on the triathlon, or a great place to relax and unwind after the event. Book your trip now!
The first segment is the 8 mile run, where you run over the hills surrounding the fairgrounds and down to the New River. The second segment is the kayaking section, where you will paddle and kayak four miles downstream to Todd Island in Todd NC along the New River. The third installment is a 12 mile bike up winding country roads that are both paved and unpaved to Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park. The ascent to 4,071 feet at the park is epic. Finally, you bike 7 more miles to the fairground place where you began.