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Triathlon affecting a few Chatham roadways on Sunday

Posted Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Pittsboro, NC - On Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, a swimming, cycling and running event will impact a few Chatham County roadways around Jordan Lake’s Vista Point and southeastern Chatham. The Finish Strong Half Iron Triathlon begins at 7:30 am and will continue until around 4 pm.

After the initial swimming component, participants will race on bikes, starting at Vista Point up North Pea Ridge to US 64 east across the lake, down Beaver Creek Road to Pea Ridge Road and Corinth Road into Lee County. Cyclers will re-enter Chatham County on Moncure Pittsboro Road and then will turn onto Gum Springs Road to Dee Farrell Road and back to US 64 to Vista Point. They will bike this route two times for a total of 56 miles.

The running event is the final component, but will be limited to North Pea Ridge and the dead-end section of Seaforth Road.

Residents can expect delays on the biking roadways until around 2 pm and the running roadways until after 4 pm.

For more information on the route used go here.


The 1.2 mile triangular clockwise swim in Jordan Lake.

The 56 mile bike course - The 56 mile bike course will roll through Chatham and Lee County near and around Jordan Lake area. The course will feature some fast flat areas but also some rolling design. The last 15-20 miles feature a few challenging hills, so don't blow out the legs early in the ride. There will be 2 water bottle handoffs on the bike course around mile 18 and 36.

The 13.1 mile run course - The 13.1 mile run course will be a 2 loop out and back course. The course will feature a some rolling hills and small inclines. The run course also has a .25 patch of gravel road. Water stations will be located every mile, so you will have plenty of hydration on the course.

Water stops will be stocked with water, heed, hammer gels, coke, gummy bears and sponges. Please put all trash near the water station to keep the area clean.

The race course revolves around a transition area next to the finish line. The same transition area will be used for all phases. The transition area will open at 5:30 am; ALL bikes need to be placed in position before the transition area closes at 6:45 am.

Cut off times:

Swim 1 hour and 30 minutes
Bike 5 hours from your start time
Total 8 hours from your start time

Race officials reserve the rights to pull anyone of the course that will not meet the time requirements.

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