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June 2, 2024

Eddie Ferrell Music City Triathlon

Nashville, TN
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Sprint | Olympic
Swim
River
Bike
Rolling
Run
Flat
Avg. Temp
76°F
Avg. Water
76°F
Eddie Ferrell Music City Triathlon

Experience the Rhythm

Get ready for the 45th Annual Eddie Ferrell Music City Triathlon, where the vibrant heart of Nashville sets the stage for an unforgettable race day. Picture this: you're leaping off the famous General Jackson Showboat into the Cumberland River with downtown Nashville serving as your backdrop. Exciting, right?

The fun doesn't stop there! Mount your bike and own the fully closed Ellington Parkway, a cyclist's dream come true. Then feel the energy of the crowds as you run towards the finish line located next to where the Tennessee Titans play - Nissan Stadium.

And here's the best part – the race is helping to benefit local charity, The Store, making every step you take a stride towards helping others.

Join us at the Eddie Ferrell Music City Triathlon for a race that's as much about the experience as it is about the finish line. Dive in, pedal hard, and run with joy in the heart of Music City!
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Event Location
2 Victory Ave, Nashville, TN 37213
The race staging is adjacent to to South side of Nissan Stadium with the transition area in Lot R.

Course Maps

Swim Course

Sprint: 300m
Olympic: 1.1k
Swim Course Map
Swim Course Info
Sprint Map My Swim
Olympic Map My Swim
Olympic swimmers will board the General Jackson Showboat, cruise up river, jump from the boat and swim with the current to the exit.

Sprint swimmers jump from the East Bank boat dock under the Shelby Pedestrian Bridge.

The jump location from the boat is similar in height to jumping from the boat dock, so no worries if you have a fear of heights.

The swim will be conducted in a time-trial fashion with a racer entering the water approximately every 3 to 5 seconds.

Both Sprint and Olympic swimmers will exit at the "concrete beach landing."

Magic Sports will ensure safe and passable footing for your exit from the river.

Register by the Wednesday night before the race to be seeded by your estimated swim time.
Determining Swim Time
Pace Chart
To assist you in determining your swim time, follow t provided by US Masters Swimming.
Wetsuit Rules
USAT Article 4:4
Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.

Bike Course

Sprint: 20k
Olympic: 40k
Bike Course Map
Bike Course Info
Map My Ride

The majority of the Olympic bike course will be a two-loop 20k course totaling 40k on a completely closed (to traffic) Ellington Parkway. Sprint racers will do one loop.

The race transition area is organized based on your assigned race number.  Each bike rack ROW is also marked with a sign to help you find your row as you complete your swim-to-bike and bike-to-run transitions.

The bike course will start and finish on the access drive adjacent to Lower Lot R / Race Transition. Bikers proceed to a left on S. 1st Street, right on Victory Ave, left on S. 2nd on the east side of Nissan Stadium, right on Russell Street, left on S. 2nd Street, right onto Woodland Street, left onto S. 5th Street, then continue straight to merge onto Ellington Parkway.

The return from Ellington Parkway follows the same route back to Lot R.

The course is out-and-back and is touted as a fast course. The path to and from Ellington Parkway is flat while the Ellington Parkway section has some steady inclines with matching fast slight downhills.

Run Course

Sprint: 5k
Olympic: 6 mile
Run Course Map
Run Course Info
Sprint Map My Run
Olympic Map My Run
Get ready for a flat, out-and-back course for both the sprint and the Olympic race.

Runners will exit transition under the famous Shelby Pedestrian Bridge, adjacent to Cumberland Park, then cut over to S 1st Street for a jump over to Davidson Street, which leads runners to a turnaround just shy of Shelby Park, then back to ground zero for a finish on Victory Lane between Nissan Stadium and the race transition area.

Olympic distance runners will do two loops, with a turn around under the Korean Veterans Boulevard Bridge.

Runners finish on Nissan Stadium's Victory Lane with an amazing Nashville Skyline backdrop.

Ways You Can Race

TRIATHLON
TRIATHLON

Swim, Bike, and Run. Test yourself against the full course.

SWIM-BIKE
SWIM-BIKE

Running too tough on the knees or just not what you're into? No worries, compete in just the Swim and Bike.

BIKE-RUN
BIKE-RUN

Water not your thing? Skip the swim and compete in only the Bike and Run.

RELAY
RELAY

Tri Together! Race with your friends or family in either 2 or 3 person relay teams.

Event Schedule

SATURDAY
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Registration & packet pick-up

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm:
Bike Check-In: Encouraged but not Mandatory

4:00 pm:
Race Overview followed by Q&A.
SUNDAY
5:30 am - 6:30 am: Registration & Packet Pick Up

7:00 am: Transition Closes. Bikes must be in the transition area.

6:15 am:
Olympic swimmers begin boarding the General Jackson Showboat

7:00 am: General Jackson Showboat disembarks

7:30 am:
Sprint swimmers start from dock

7:30 am: Olympic swimmers start from General Jackson Showboat

9:45 am:
Estimated time for Sprint Distance Awards

10:45 am: Estimated time for Olympic Distance Awards

12:00 pm: All participants must be finished to guarantee police and volunteer support*

Bikes may be removed from the transition area after the last biker has returned, or at the discretion of the transition area staff.

*Upon finishing the bike, please ensure you can finish the run by 12:00pm.

Additional Resources

ResultsPhotos
Overall Awards

Top 3 Overall: Male, Female & Non-binary

Top 3 Clydesdale & Athena: Age 39 & Under

Top 3 Clydesdale Age: 40-59 & 60+

Top 3 Athena Age: 40-54 & 55+

Top 3 Bike-Run: Male & Female

Top 3 Aquabike: Male & Female

Top 3 Overall 2 & 3 Person Relay Teams

1st Overall Masters (40-49): Male & Female

1st Overall Grand Masters (50+):
Male & Female

1st Overall Paratriathlete
(Based on classification &

Age Group Awards

Sprint Distance Triathlon:
13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Olympic Distance Triathlon:
Same as above starting at 15-19

Club | Team Competition: Clubs, teams, collegiate programs & coaching groups

Individual (Age Group): Open for all age group men and women

Aquabike: Swim and Bike Only

Bike-Run:
Bike and Run Only

Paratriathlete: Physically Challenged Division*

Clydesdale: 220+ pound men

Athena: 165+ pound ladies

2 & 3 Person Relay Teams

*PARATRIATHLETE: Please contact us if you register as a paratriathlete. We want to ensure the racer has a complete understanding of the course, as well as, ensure the race staff has a complete understanding of any special circumstances for the racer.

All race activities take place on the East Bank of the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville, adjacent to Nissan Stadium, home of the NFL Tennessee Titans.

Where to Stay

Visit our friends with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp to learn about everything Nashville and pick a place to stay that fits your plans.

USAT Competitive Rules will be properly enforced. The Competitive Rules are intended to provide for the orderly and consistent administration of events sanctioned by USA Triathlon and are not designed to establish standards of care for the safety of participants or other persons.

Every participant, official, volunteer, and spectator should consider all safety issues and make related decisions prudently without reliance upon the Competitive Rules.

Wetsuits may be worn and considered legal by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78°F. When the water temperature is greater than 78°F, but less than 84°F, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.

Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84°F.

We use timing chips on disposable self-adhesive ankle bands, body marking or temporary race number tattoos, helmet numbers, bike frame numbers, wrist bands, and bib numbers to ensure we keep track of you during the race and provide you accurate results.

Wear the ankle band on your left ankle and attach your bike frame number to your bike before checking into the bike transition area.

· Photo ID Required.

· All racers, including relay team members, must pick up their own race packet.

· All racers will receive an envelope with a helmet number, bike frame number, bib number, and wrist band to be detached from the bib number and worn at all times.

· All racers will receive an electronic timing chip on a disposable self-adhesive ankle band.

· Be sure you still have your body marking or race bib number and the provided wrist band to retrieve your equipment from the race transition area.

· This area is controlled for your safety so we can insure only racers enter the area and take only their equipment.

· Racers will be allowed to retrieve their bikes after the last biker returns from the bike course or as soon as race staff feels like they can safely escort racers to their bike rack location without interfering with another participants race.

· There is an exit gate marked in transition - please look for this gate to retrieve your belongings - this gate is not typically the bike in / out or run out area, but a neutral location that allows those that finish early to remove items while others are still racing.

Individual
Triathlon | Swim-Bike | Bike-Run | Clydesdale | Athena | Paratriathlete
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $79
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $99
01/01/24 - 03/07/24: $109
03/08/24 - 04/18/24: $129
04/19/24 - 05/29/24: $139
05/30/24 - Race Day: $169
2 Person Relay
1 person does 2 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $109
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $129
01/01/24 - 03/07/24: $139
03/08/24 - 04/18/24: $159
04/19/24 - 05/29/24: $169
05/30/24 - Race Day: $199
3 Person Relay
1 person does 1 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $139
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $159
01/01/24 - 03/07/24: $169
03/08/24 - 04/18/24: $189
04/19/24 - 05/29/24: $199
05/30/24 - Race Day: $229

Virtual Race Option: $79 Any Category | Any Distance

All events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. When a race director sanctions with USAT, it is required for each participant to purchase either a one-day license or annual membership in order to participate in said event. A one-day USAT licenses for athletes 18 and older are $13 for Sprint/Super Sprint and $18 for Olympic/International distances. Additionally, relay members are $6 for any distance.

Athletes age 17 and younger can purchase an annual membership for $10 or enjoy unlimited racing until their 18th birthday for $25. Learn more about USAT youth programs HERE.

Annual USAT memberships are also available to those over the age of 18 in different packages. You can learn more about all USAT membership levels and benefits HERE.

Refund and Transfer Policies
Individual
Triathlon | Swim-Bike | Bike-Run | Clydesdale | Athena | Paratriathlete
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $109
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $139
01/01/24 - 03/07/24: $149
03/08/24 - 04/18/24: $169
04/19/24 - 05/29/24: $179
05/30/24 - Race Day: $209
2 Person Relay
1 person does 2 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $139
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $169
01/01/24 - 03/07/24: $179
03/08/24 - 04/18/24: $199
04/19/24 - 05/29/24: $209
05/30/24 - Race Day: $239
3 Person Relay
1 person does 1 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $169
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $199
01/01/24 - 03/07/24: $209
03/08/24 - 04/18/24: $229
04/19/24 - 05/29/24: $239
05/30/24 - Race Day: $269

Virtual Race Option: $79 Any Category | Any Distance

All events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. When a race director sanctions with USAT, it is required for each participant to purchase either a one-day license or annual membership in order to participate in said event. A one-day USAT licenses for athletes 18 and older are $13 for Sprint/Super Sprint and $18 for Olympic/International distances. Additionally, relay members are $6 for any distance.

Athletes age 17 and younger can purchase an annual membership for $10 or enjoy unlimited racing until their 18th birthday for $25. Learn more about USAT youth programs HERE.

Annual USAT memberships are also available to those over the age of 18 in different packages. You can learn more about all USAT membership levels and benefits HERE.

Refund and Transfer Policies

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Volunteer from set up through teardown for credit to a future Team Magic event!

Volunteers are an essential part of race day! We wouldn't be able to put on this race without all of the hardworking volunteers. There are many volunteer options including Designated Last Place Finishers, Course Fueling Stations, Course Sentries, and more.

If you have a volunteer group that is interested in volunteering at this event, please contact us for more information.

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