Saturday, September 13, 2003 8:00 am
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1.5K swim/42K bike/10K run
2002 USAT Georgia State Championship

Tugaloo Triathlon is organized and run by triathletes. Emphasis is on a safe, challenging, quality race rather than focusing on size and profit.

Race Date:
Saturday, September 13, 2003, 8:00am

Tugaloo State Park at Lake Hartwell, Lavonia, GA
Click here for directions.

Course Information:
The 1.5K swim is a triangle course in a cove in Lake Hartwell.
The 42K bike is a well-marked hilly out-and-back course.
The 10K run is an out-and-back course within Tugaloo State Park.
Click here for more course info and maps.

Many people call and email before the race asking whether wetsuits will be allowed. We won't know until race day. That's all we will be able to tell you. Some years wetsuits have been allowed. Other years the water has been too warm and they haven't.

We also get questions before race day regarding the water temperature. We won't know what the water temperature is in Lake Hartwell. It could change on race morning anyway.

So bring your wetsuit!

Packet Pickup and Late Registration:
September 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Free Flite Bicycles in Marietta, GA
September 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Free Flite Bicycles in Marietta, GA
September 11 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Fleet Feet Sports, Sandy Springs, GA
September 12 from 12:00 to 7:00PM Tugaloo State Park office, Lavonia, GA
Race morning at the swim start from 5:45AM to 7:30AM.

Pre-Race Pasta Dinner:
This year's pre-race pasta dinner features home made lasagna, salad and bread. Dinner is Friday night at 7:00 pm. Cost is $5/plate. If you are planning to take advantage of this, please email Alisa at so we can get an appropriate head count.

Event Timeline:

5:30 AM Park opens

7:30 AM Report to the beach for the time trial swim start. Position yourselves according to body marking number

7:45 AM Information will be given concerning start sequence and last minute course updates

8:00 AM Race starts

12:00 Noon  Awards ceremony begins

Please direct Tugaloo Triathlon questions to

USAT Georgia State Championship awards will be presented three deep in Men’s and Women’s Open, Masters, Clydesdale, Athena, and Junior categories. Age group awards will be given three deep in Men’s and Women’s, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+. Relay team awards to top three finishers. 

Post Race: - Food, music, and door prizes available following awards ceremony.

Results will be posted to the Tri-Atlanta web site within a few days of race completion. Click here for 2002 race results.  Click here for 2001 results.


Register online at
Download registration form in PDF format.

Lodging Choices:
There are several motels very close to the race site in the Lavonia area. You may also want to take advantage of the hundreds of camping sites and lake front cabins within Tugaloo State Park. Call 1-800-864-7275 for park details.

Local area motels include:



Race Sponsors:

    Free Flite Bicycles    


  Fleet Feet Sports


Tri-Atlanta Multisport Association,
PO Box 80156 Atlanta GA 30366.
Copyright � 2002

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