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Callaway Gardens Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon and 5k

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Callaway Gardens Robin Lake Beach Callway Gardens Pine MountainGA  31822
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Callaway Gardens Robin Lake Beach Callway Gardens Pine MountainGA  31822

About This Activity

Join us the weekend before Labor Day weekend for a day full of fun and adventure.  It will be an action packed weekend at Callaway and we can't wait to share it with you.  So pack your bags and come stay with us!

Individuals $75.00 through 8/12/16; $85.00 thereafter.
Teams $150.00 through 8/12/16; $170.00 thereafter.

The Swim:
1K (horseshoe shaped) around pristine Robin Lake (deep water entire swim but within 20 yards of shoreline first half of swim)

The Bike:
30K - out and back on Scenic Drive, Discovery Pkwy and Mountain Creek Dr.

The Run:
8K - including Robin Lake Circle and the paved bike trail. A VERY FAST course!

Male/female - 14 under - 15-19 in 5 year increments up to 70+
Relay, Clydesdale (200 lbs) - Athena (160 lbs) - Military

Top 3 overall Male/Female and top 3 in each age group.

Event details and schedule

Please take the time to read the athlete email as it will answer a lot of questions that you might have.  

We are almost in race week for the 2017 Callaway Gardens Olympic Triathlon, Duathlon, and 5k.  We hope you are getting excited!  We are looking forward to a great race and can't wait to welcome you to our venue.  To keep you updated on the race events you will find some important race information below. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at either tricolumbusga@gmail.com or on Facebook @TricolumbusGA

Start Time:
5k - 8:00am

Triathlon - 8:05am

Duathlon - 8:15am

Parking is located at any location in the Robin Beach parking area located.

Hotel accommodations:
(844) 378-2528
The Callaway Gardens Mountain Creek Inn @ Callaway Gardens (ask for the Fitness Series rate) 

The Southern Pine Cottages @ Callaway Gardens 
The Mountain Creek Villas @ Callaway Gardens

Directions to Callaway Gardens: 
From Atlanta take I-85 south to I-185. Take I-185 to exit 42 (Hwy 27). Go left on Hwy 27, 11 miles to Pine Mountain. In Pine Mountain, go through 3 stop lights (1 mile) to Callaway Gardens beach entrance on your right. Go 1 mile past Callaway Gardens beach entrance to the Mountain Creek Inn on your left. 

Important Points and Spectators:
You will find all the important points for the weekend on this map (transition, parking, finish line, Friday packet pick up).https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1ArC6qfLwPy4yVISNrrb3BvtsqSE

and at www.tricolumbusga.com/races

Spectators will be required to pay a discounted park entrance fee at the gate Saturday morning. Racers may provide their confirmation of registration for free park access. 
Packet Pick Up:
Packet pick up for all races is located at the Circus Tent adjacent to Robin Lake.  The gates on HWY 27 will be open for easier access on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  Packets may be picked:

  • Friday from the Circus Tent located at Callaway Gardens 4-7pm.
  • Saturday from the Circus Tent at Callaway from 6:00am-7:30am.

All athletes MUST bring all of the following to Packet Pick Up:
1. Government issue valid photo ID
2. Valid USAT card (if a member)

If you registered online and purchased the one-day USAT membership you will only need to show your ID.

USAT Rules and Regulations:
The Callaway Gardens Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. This will mean that all participants will need to be either an annual member of USAT or procure a one-day membership and sign a waiver. One day memberships for 2017 are $15 which can be purchased during registration. 

Transition Area is located in the Robin Beach Lake parking lot next to packet pick up.  There is no bike drop off on Friday. (note Transition will be located in parking lanes 1 and 2, next to the Circus Tent, this year).  Transition will be set up later on Friday night due to pending events at Callaway Gardens.

Swim Course: Triathletes will be begin their day with a 1000m swim across and around the perimeter of Robin Lake.  Athletes will keep the swim buoys on their right and lifeguards will be located along the beach in addition to on the water in kayaks and paddle boards.  Please abide by their instructions as they are their for your safety and to keep you on course. Courses will be posted at www.tricolumbusga.com

Duathletes: Duathlon 1st run course will begin at 8:15am from the Swim In in the Transition Area. Courses is posted at www.tricolumbusga.com

Bike Course:
The 2 loop bike course is posted at www.tricolumbusga.com. The bike course begins and ends inside Callaway Gardens. "Race in Progress" signs will be posted along this stretch and will be appropriately marked. However, this is OPEN to the public. Car traffic is very light and patrons are accustom to bike traffic.  Please follow all signs and volunteer instructions. Please be mindful that Callaway Gardens is graciously allowing us to use their property and drop all trash at water stations ONLY. Volunteers will be located on the course at critical intersections for your safety.

Technical support, supplied by Ride On Bikes, will be on the course to assist with emergency repairs whenever possible; but athletes are expected to be able to handle basic repairs (changing a flat, basic adjustments, etc) themselves. Please be self-sufficient.

Run Course:
Courses are posted at www.tricolumbusga.com. There will be 2 aid stations with (that will be avaliable multiple times) nutrition/hydration opportunities. Nutritional options include Cerasport, coke, pickle juice, chips, limited gels, and water.



  • Packet Pick up at Robin Lake Beach Pavillon 4-7pm
  • New Athlete Brief: 6pm Robin Lake Pavillon 


  • 6:00am Transition Opens/Race day registration/Packet Pick up
  • 7:40am Transition Closes
  • 7:45am Race Brief 
  • 7:55am National Anthem
  • 8:00am 5k Starts
  • 8:05am Triathlon Starts
  • 8:15am Duathlon Starts
  • 10:30am Awards

Bike Check In:
Bikes will be checked in race morning only.

Finish line:
The finish line and expo will be located at the Circus tent at Robin Lake.

In the event of inclement weather…There are no “rain dates” for TriColumbusGA events. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed to dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, since we are athletes ourselves, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.

We would like to thank all of our Sponsors as this event would not be possible without them. Callaway Gardens, Max Fitness, Ride On Bikes, the Outside World, Cerasport, Rudy Project, Road ID, Harris County, Harris County Police, Beres Chiropractic, Foot and Ankle of West Georgia, Team RWB, WRBL News, Multisport Athletics Coaching, Launch Trampoline Parks, Chattahoochee Triathlon Club, Below the Knee, Graham Legal Firm, Generation Nation, and Kim Mixon, Realtor.


These events don't happen with out our volunteers! 
If you would like to volunteer please complete the volunteer form here: https://tricolumbusga.wufoo.com/forms/Callaway Olympic

You may also check out our Volunteer Perks Program at www.facebook.com/TriColumbusGaVolunteers

Please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tricolumbusga for updated information as it comes. If you have any questions or concerns please email tricolumbusga@gmail.com.

On behalf of Callaway Gardens, and TriColumbusGA, we welcome you to our great venue. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Thank you,
Joanne Cogle

Race Director

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