The Harpeth Hustle Triathlon

Kingston Springs, TN


**CANCELED**

THE HARPETH RIVER STATE PARK SYSTEM IS LOCATED JUST 15MIN WEST OF NASHVILLE TENNESSEE. IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THIS AREA IMAGINE ROLLING COUNTRY HILLS SURROUNDED BY LARGE LIMESTONE BLUFFS THAT OWE THEIR BEAUTY IN PART TO THE SCENIC HARPETH RIVER. THIS PARK HAS MANY TREASURES, ONE OF WHICH ARE RIVER ACCESS POINTS MAINTAINED BY THE PARK FOR PUBLIC USE. THIS ALLOWS EVERYONE TO ENJOY THE WONDERS OF NATURE THAT ARE UNIQUE TO THIS AREA.  




THE HARPETH HUSTLE TRIATHLON STARTS AT 9:00AM. THERE WILL BE STAGGERED STARTS EVERY 3 - 4 MIN. BEGINNING WITH THE PADDLING PORTION. YOU WILL END THE RIVER PORTION 7.4 MILES DOWNSTREAM AT THE HARRIS STREET BRIDGE TAKE OUT. YOU WILL THEN RUN/WALK 0.5 MILES ON A HIKING TRAIL FOLLOWING THE RIVER. YOU WILL EXIT THE TRAIL AT THE NARROWS OF THE HARPETH (PART OF THE PARK) AND RUN/WALK THE REMAINING 2.5 MILES ON PAVEMENT. FOLLOWING THE RIVER, CEDAR HILL RD. WILL LEAD YOU BACK TO THE START/FINISH AREA WHERE YOUR BIKES WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU. YOU WILL THEN BIKE OUT 5.5 MILES NORTH ON CEDAR HILL RD TURNING AROUND AT GRIFFINTOWN RD AND HEADING BACK TO THE FINISH.


THE MORNING OF THE RACE: 
IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR OWN BOAT, YOU MAY UNLOAD YOUR BOAT BY THE WATER BEFORE YOU PARK YOUR VEHICLE. VOLUNTEERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST IF NEEDED.
OTHERWISE PARK FIRST THEN SET UP YOUR BIKE. BIKE RACKS WILL BE ON HAND AND BIKE POSITIONS WILL BE DETERMINED ON A FIRST COME BASIS.
YOU CAN START SETTING UP YOUR BIKES AND OR BOATS AT 6:45AM (SUNRISE) THE DAY OF THE RACE. CHECK IN WILL BEGIN AT 7:00AM. DO NOT BRING YOUR BOAT OR BIKE TO THE CHECK IN AREA. THERE WILL BE OFFICIALS ON HAND TO HELP WATCH BOATS, BIKES AND GEAR. THE RACE STARTS AT 9AM SO PLEASED BE CHECKED IN AND READY TO GO BY 8:45AM.


SORRY, HEADPHONES ARE NOT PERMITTED WHILE COMPETING IN THE HUSTLE. WHY? WE WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO HEAR COMMANDS FROM RACE OFFICIALS, PARK STAFF AND OTHER CONTESTANTS ATTEMPTING TO PASS SLOWER COMPETITORS. FYI, TO PASS A FELLOW COMPETITOR SIMPLY YELL "ON YOUR LEFT' AND SAFELY ATTEMPT TO PASS ON THE LEFT. IF YOU HEAR "ON YOUR LEFT" FROM BEHIND YOU, SIMPLY MOVE TO YOUR RIGHT AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE, ALLOWING THE FASTER COMPETITOR TO PASS.


ALL CONTESTANTS MUST WEAR HELMETS WHILE ON THEIR BIKE, FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.


ALL CONTESTANTS MUST WEAR LIFE JACKETS WHILE ON THE WATER. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.


 ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT TN STATE PARKS IS THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS BRING YOUR DOGS. IF YOU PLAN ON BRINGING YOUR FURRY FRIENDS YOU MUST ADHERE TO THE STATE'S LEASH LAW (44-8-408). FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.


ALL CONTESTANTS MUST READ AND SIGN ALL APPROPRIATE WAIVERS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. COPIES OF THE WAIVER WILL BE AVAILABLE AT CHECK IN.
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. IN THE EVENT OF SEVERE WEATHER THE START TIME MAY BE DELAYED.


EACH CONTESTANT WILL RECEIVE THEIR BIB AND A HARPETH HUSTLE SHIRT. YOU MAY PICK UP YOUR PACKET THE DAY OF THE RACE (7-8:45AM), OR THE DAY BEFORE FROM (5-6:30PM) AT GOSSETT TRACT.
PRICES INCREASE JULY 27TH AND AGAIN AUGUST 31ST. REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 2ND. AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO ALL CONTESTANTS OCTOBER 3RD WITH AN OVERVIEW OF RACE DAY LOGISTICS.


PRIZES WILL BE DRAWN AT RANDOM FOLLOWING THE RACE, WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE PRIZE.


?STAY AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS DURING THE RACE, THERE WILL BE ALL TYPES OF SKILL LEVELS COMPETING IN SUPPORT OF THIS PARK. FOR THOSE HARD CORE COMPETITORS,  AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE WINNERS OF EACH DIVISION SO GOOD LUCK!


THE COURSE MAY BE CHANGED OR MODIFIED FOR SAFETY REASONS AT THE RACE DIRECTORS DISCRETION. 


WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE BIKES OR HELMETS FOR THIS EVENT.
WE ARE ALSO UNABLE TO PROVIDE SUPS. BOARD DAMAGE IS A RISK ON THE HARPETH BUT IF YOU WANT, YOU CAN COMPETE WITH YOUR OWN SUP IN THE OPEN KAYAK DIVISION.
(ONE YEAR A COMPETITOR USED HIS SUP AND ENDED UP BEING ONE OF THE FASTEST TIMES!)


HOWEVER, WE CAN SUPPLY CANOES, KAYAKS AND GEAR (PADDLES & LIFE JACKETS)!


DIRECTIONS

CAR POOL, ONCE YOUR CAR IS FULL SET YOUR GPS FOR GOSSETT TRACT, KINGSTON SPRINGS TN..
... OR HWY 70 WEST OF NASHVILLE INTO CHEATHAM CO., JUST PAST FOGGY BOTTOM CANOE AND TIP-A-CANOE, TURN RIGHT (NORTH) ON CEDAR HILL RD AND TRAVEL FOR .5 MILES, PARK WILL BE ON YOUR LEFT.
 

 

When & Where

Oct 3, 2020

Saturday

9:00 AM

Add to Calendar

Event Schedule

Kingston Springs, TN

Courses & Maps

Share Your Results

We'll automatically post your results for you on race day. Just connect your Twitter account.

 

Connect with Twitter

Trust Guard Security Scanned