Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 8:00am Start Time
Capacity: 400 Entries
This is a USA Triathlon (USAT) certified race comprised of a 250 meter
pool swim, 12 mile bike, and a 3.1 mile run. The Smile Train Tri provides a safe environment for new triathletes while providing a fast bike course with a few challenges for the experienced triathlete. Early registration is recommended as this race has a tendancy to sell out.
All registration fees go to Smile Train, providing free cleft lip and cleft palate repair for children in under developed countries. It only takes about $250 to provide this surgery for 1 child. Since 2008, we've donated over $188,000 to Smile Train.
Participants interested in doing additional fundraising for Smile Train can get involved with Smile Train's Team Empower.
The Smile Train Triathlon benefits Smile Train, an international children’s charity that provides free surgery for children suffering with cleft. Together through sponsors, participants and spectators, we give new smiles to children around the world in desperate need.
This year, help us give more smiles than ever before! Join Smile Train Team EMPOWER and YOU can give new life and new smiles to a child today. Team EMPOWER athletes race to provide free surgery for children suffering from cleft. Every mile means more than crossing the finish line, it means new smiles and entirely new live for children who need them most.
Members of team EMPOWER will receive some great perks like a team tri-kit, free training plans, a personal fundraising page, support from the corporate office and our favorite, pictures of children that have been helped because of YOUR race!
So join us. Be EMPOWERED. YOU can change the world, one smile at a time. Visit the official team page to learn more and sign up today!
Heritage Wake Forest Sales Center located at:
804 Heritage Lake Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587
- Smith Creek Soccer Center located 1/4mile north of the sales center
- Along Heritage Lakes south of the swim club
- BUT please do not park at the Heritage golf club
- If you live locally, pack your gear and bike to the race
Schedule of Events
Saturday, June 7, 2014
- Pre-race ride: 8:00am meeting at the Smith Creek Soccer Park; 1/4 mile north of the race site on Heritage Lake Road
- Race Director Q&A: 8:30am-9:30am at the race site.
After you finish the bike ride, Rebecca Warriner (the Race Director) will meet you at the race site to go over any questions about layout, setup, timing, course, transition, what to wear, what not to wear... anything.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
- Packet Pickup: 1:00pm - 4:00pm, at Omega Sports in North Hills
- You may not pick up anyone else's packet; it is against USA Triathlon rules and
will be strictly enforced. We must see a photo ID for every person racing. For relay teams, each person on the relay must pickup their own race number and packet for their leg of the race.
- Pre-Race Meeting: 6:00pm - 7:00pm at the Race Site (optional)
- Comprehensive walk
through of the venue with the Race Director; provides many details about the race site setup. Open Q&A is encouraged during this meeting. Race numbers/packets are not avaiable at the Saturday evening meeting!
Sunday: Race Day!
- 6:30 am Transition area open, packet pickup, chip pickup, body marking begins
- 7:00 Pool area opens
- 7:30 Swim warm-up for 20 minutes
- 7:50 Pre-race announcements & welcome
- 8:00 RACE STARTS
- 8:03 1st athlete begins the bike
- 8:30 1st athlete begins the run
- 8:55 1st athlete finishes & Post Race party begins
Course Maps & Turns
Map My Run/Satellite Maps:
Swim 250-meter in a pool
Athletes begin in the water one at a time with 7-10 seconds between. Swimmers will snake their way up and down each lane of the pool utilizing each lane only once. All participants must submit a 100 meter swim split time used to order swimmers by speed, faster swimmers going first.
- 250 meter swim = 10 lengths of the pool
- Swim each lane of the pool once changing lanes every time you turn at the wall
The bike course is a 12 mile, mostly flat, out-and-back course that begins at the Heritage Wake Forest Sales Center. The first mile of the bike course does have some road humps but nothing that requires a reduction in speed.
Volunteers direct the athletes and Wake Forest Police/Wake County Sheriff's Deputies direct traffic. Each mile is marked with a sign and the road is marked with arrows prior to each turn. There are no aid stations on the bike course.
The run is a 3.1mile out-and-back course through Heritage Wake Forest. There are 3 aid stations on the course that will offer water and Gatorade.
It takes 75 volunteers to help with the race!
This is a great way to learn about the sport without racing. Register to volunteer and I will be in touch about 2 weeks before the race.
You'll find our finish line complete with fresh fruit, bread, cookies, water and Coca Cola, along with Kona-Ice selling their snowcones, a bounce house, and many of our sponsors and many spectators!
Our post-race awards ceremony is one you won't want to miss. A family of a child born with a cleft-lip will be at the awards ceremony to share with you the journey they are on and to reinforce how important the funds we raise are to not just the kids but entire families.
Awards are given to the top 3 men and top 3 women overall as well as the top
3 in each age group/division.