Experience the James River as you've never seen it before as you run, ride, and paddle your way through this epic multi-sport adventure in beautiful Botetourt County. The Buchanan Tri is a great triathlon for beginners, but is also challenging for experienced triathletes. We're now in our 6th year -- the race has grown and finishing times have gotten more competitive. Sign up and start your training!
Adjustments due to COVID-19:
While we would love to be able to omit this section, chances are some COVID restrictions will remain in place on race day. We'll announce the specifics as time gets closer. We will cap registrations at 100 participants.
Boat ramp fee:
The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources has POSTPONED the implementation of a new public boat landing use fee until July 2022, so no additional fees will be required this year.
Individuals: $50 before 5/1; $60 5/1 to 8/11; $70 after 8/11
The Swag: Participants will receive a race t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by 8/23) and post-race food. Top finishers will receive unique awards and serious braggin' rights!
Start: Buchanan Town Park, 2 p.m. We recommend you transport your kayak to the Springwood Boat Landing on your way to the park. If you need to rent a kayak from Twin River Outfitters, your boat will be staged at the river for you. Quantities are limited! We will have volunteers at Springwood beginning at noon. Packet pick-up and on-site race registration will be at the park from noon to 1:30.