The Piney River
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 virus the Piney River Mini-Triathlon has been cancelled for 2020. We hope to see you next year.
Preregistration: Fill out the Registration Form|
Nelson Co. Recreation Department
Piney River Mini Triathlon
P.O. Box 442
Lovingston, VA 22949
Fee: $20 solo; $35 team of 2; $45 team of 3 or 4; $45 for family (mom, dad, kids).
NOTE: T-Shirts are free for ages 12 and under. Otherwise T-shirts are $10 each. T-shirts are guaranteed if ordered before March 22. After that date remaining T-Shirts will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis..
Lunch: There are several good restaurants and delis in Lovingston, Colleen and Amherst in addition to numerous restaurants at local wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries in and near Wintergreen Resort. Try out our local cuisine or bring your own.
|Triathletes are encouraged to bring water or other non-alcoholic, liquid refreshment and snacks as desired.|
Saturday, April 4, 2020||
Run 1.6 miles alongside the beautiful Piney River.
Paddle 3/4 mile on the Piney's Class I - II rapids.
Bike 2.5 miles - 3/4 mile up Old Rose Mill Road alongside the Piney River and 1.75 miles up the Blue Ridge Railway Trail.
The Piney River Mini Triathlon is sponsored by Nelson County Recreation, www.NelsonCounty-VA.gov
Registration: 9:00 - 11:00 AM at the race start location.|
Start: Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Lower Parking Lot off Rose Mill Road, 11:30 AM
Finish: Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Park Trail Head on Rt. 151.
Award Ceremony: will begin at 1:15 PM at the trail head.
Camping for the Night
James River State Park has a variety of camping arrangements including primitive camping alongside the river.
See more of Nelson County at www.NelsonCountyVA.org and at www.NelsonCounty-VA.gov|
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Register for the triathlon at the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail lower parking lot off Rose Mill Rd.|
Take your boat to the Put-In under the bridge.
Take your bicycle to the paddle Take-Out.
Park your vehicle at the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail upper parking lot off Route 151. You can take a shuttle or walk down the trail to the Run Start on Rt. 674 (registration area).
(see map and directions below).
The race will begin with a mass start of the runners at the Run Start on Rt. 674 at the registration area.
Runners will follow Rt. 674 north, across the Piney River to Rt. 665.
They will turn right onto Rt. 665 and follow it to the paddle Take-Out.
They will then turn around and run back to the paddle Put-In.
After runners reach the "Put-In" they will get in their canoe/kayak or exchange with the paddler, then paddle to the Take-Out.
After paddlers reach the "Take-Out" they will get their bike or exchange with the cyclist, then ride up Rt. 665 to Rt. 674.
Cyclists will then turn left onto Rt. 674 and follow it to the Blue Ridge Railway Trail.
They will turn right onto the trail and ride it to the finish line at the trail head.
Note: The race course may not be suitable for racing and road bikes although the most competitive triathletes often use these types of bikes. Mountain bikes should have no difficulties. Cyclists on comfort bikes or hybrid bikes will need to exercise caution as the trail is often rough in places.
(Athlone Lane bears left at a fork & becomes Rose Mill Rd)