Are you ready to TRI KNOX again? As our South Knoxville community is growing PBR wants to celebrate the addition of Suttree's Landing on the south side as becoming a staple in the river scape! Come TRI with PBR and KTVAECU as we traverse through the South Knoxville beauty for both Sprint and Olympic distance races!
The sprint (starting at 7am) will take place off the Suttree's Landing dock making a complete square, coming back in for a brilliant exit to transition. The bike ride will head up Island Home to Sevierville Pike and cross under Gov. John Sevier Hwy to Kimberlin Heights. It will then take a spectacular turn onto Burnette's Creek and follow along the shaded cool creekside back to Island Home for 14 miles.
Once back to transition the run will take off along the riverside through the historic Island Home neighborhood onto the Will Skelton Greenway. Expect a little elevation, or as we say "Gently Rolling Hills" on this run, but in the shade and along the breezy river. Cruise back to the finishline in Suttree's boardwalk and celebrate with Knoxville's finest!
The olympic distance (starting at 7:30) will take a nice downstream swim from Ijams to Suttree's and head out on the same bike path, except this distance will follow to Hendrons Chapel road and turn around at the Johnson University campus while taking in its beauty. Once back the run will follow the same path and make it all the way past Meads Quarry parking and follow its way back to Suttree's Landing as well.
All routes are still up for approval and subject to small changes but are set for the most part. We will post the routes after KPD approves. Stay tuned for updates on preview rides and runs, as well as open water swim clinics to help you get ready for the big day on the RIVER!
Swag will include a nice shirt, option to purchase a hoodie, a post race meal after you get that finishers medal and gift! Not to mention the post race party you know to expect at any Personal Best Racing event!
Event details and schedule as we get closer to the event we will have more detailed packet pickup information.
Packet Pickups will be held Wednesday evening, May 27th Location TBD; Friday May 29th, 12pm to 6pm with Athlete briefing starting at 5:30pm, then again at 5:30am on site until 6:45am
Sprint race begins at 7am, Olympic race begins at 7:30am.
Emails will be sent out leading up to event with preview ride information hosted by PBR, Preview swims and Run dates are TBA.