For those "hopping" to race in South Carolina in July, we proudly presents the sixth annual Tri the Swamp Rabbit Triathlon at Furman University, one of the most picturesque campuses
For those “hopping” to race in South Carolina in July, we proudly presents the sixth annual Tri the Swamp Rabbit Triathlon at Furman University, one of the most picturesque campuses in the country.
With over 1,500 registrations and 3,000+ spectators and volunteers at the first five events, the 2017 event will be another great success. The event is timed perfectly for mid-season summer fun, is family-friendly and the only triathlon at Furman. This is a well-run event for individual athletes or relay teams and a great addition to the SC Triathlon series!
The 250-meter pool swim will make for a perfect start for the first timer and the Elite athlete alike. The swim will take place in the Furman Paladin Athletic Center pool with the transition area a few steps away near the football practice fields adjacent to the PAC. The manicured grass will feel like carpet beneath your feet.
The 16.5 bike course through beautiful Travelers Rest will test your mid-season legs rolling over a host of gradual climbs and a handful of short steep bursts with nearly all the climbing in the first half of the course followed by a fast finish leading into Furman’s back gate.
After the bike leg, you’ll find a new twist on a 5K venue familiar to local athletes thanks to the addition of a sweet stretch on the Swamp Rabbit trail, the race’s namesake. After a scenic jaunt around Furman’s beautiful Swan Lake you’ll enjoy more than a mile on the well-shaded Swamp Rabbit Trail, after which you’ll loop back through this gorgeous campus towards the finish just beyond the transition area.
This event benefits Mere Christianity Forum and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Information for this event can be found HERE
(Saturday) 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613