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August 11, 2024

Publix Riverbluff Triathlon

Ashland City, TN
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Sprint | Olympic
Swim
River
Bike
Flat
Run
Rolling
Avg. Temp
77Β°F
Avg. Water
74Β°F
Riverbluff Triathlon

Where Race & Party Meet

Prepare for the 8th Annual Riverbluff Triathlon in Ashland City, just a stone's throw from downtown Nashville. This event is all about enjoying the journey, soaking in the beauty, and celebrating your achievement with an amazing post-race party.

πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ Scenic Swim: Dive into the calm and inviting Cumberland River, surrounded by captivating bluffs that give this triathlon its name.

🏞 Picturesque Bike and Run: Enjoy beautiful routes through Ashland City's charming landscapes.

🎊 Epic Post-Race Celebration: The party starts at the finish line. Relish great food, music, and a vibe like no other.

πŸ™ Near Nashville: A short drive from Music City, this triathlon is great for locals and out-of-towners alike, with β€œracecation” written all over it.

The Riverbluff Triathlon is an experience, not just a race. Push your limits, savor Ashland City's beauty, and celebrate your accomplishments.
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Event Location
175 Old Cumberland St, Ashland City, TN 37015
The race staging is at Riverbluff Park with transition set in the boat ramp parking area.

Course Maps

Swim Course

Sprint: 400m
Olympic: 1.1k
Swim Course Map
Swim Course Info
The swim takes place in Cheatham Lake, part of the Cumberland River system.

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The swim will be conducted in a time-trial fashion. Race numbers are assigned to clubs/teams then by estimated swim time for non club members.

A racer will enter the water approximately every 3 seconds.
Determining Swim Time
Pace Chart
Use the US Masters Swimming pace chart as needed.
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: 12.1mi
Olympic: 23mi
Bike Course Map
Bike Course Info
Sprint Map My RideOlympic Map My Ride
The race transition area is organized based on your assigned race number. Β 

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 majority of this fast loop course takes place on Highway 12 heading towards the Davidson County line.

Olympic participants complete two loops with sprint completing one loop.

For both distances, there will be a BIKE MOUNT / DISMOUNT LINE. You will walk your bike from your space on the transition bike rack to the BIKE MOUNT line to begin the bike segment.

At the finish of your bike segment, you will DISMOUNT at the same line and walk your bike back to your space on the transition bike rack.

Run Course

Sprint: 5k
Olympic: 10k
Run Course Map
Run Course Info
Sprint Map My RunOlympic Map My Run
Sprint: 5k out and back course.

Olympic: 10k out and back course.

The Olympic run course takes you out to the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail where you'll be surrounded by the sounds of nature and the color of wildflowers. The Bicentennial Trail on the Olympic course is flat and shaded, making it an ideal course for the run.

The Sprint run course turns around prior to reaching the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail.

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
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Registration & packet pick-up

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm:
Bike Check-In: Encouraged but not Mandatory

4:00 pm:
Race Overview followed by Q&A
SUNDAY
6:00 am - 7:00 am: Registration & Packet Pick Up
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‍7:15 am: Transition Closes. Bikes must be in the transition area

7:30 am:
Olympic Swim Start

8:00 am: Sprint Swim Start

9:45 am:
Estimated time for Sprint Distance Awards
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‍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 11:30pm.

Additional Resources

ResultsPhotos
Overall Awards

Top 3 Overall: Male, Female & Non-binary
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Top 3 Clydesdale & Athena: Age 39 & Under
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Top 3 Clydesdale Age: 40-59 & 60+
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Top 3 Athena Age: 40-54 & 55+
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Top 3 Bike-Run: Male & Female
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Top 3 Aquabike: Male & Female
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Top 3 Overall 2&3 Person Relay Teams
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1st Overall Masters (40-49): Male & Female

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

1st Overall Paratriathlete
(Based on classificatio

Age Group Awards

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

Club | Team Competition: Clubs, teams, collegiate programs & coaching groups
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Individual (Age Group): Open for all age group men and women
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Aquabike: Swim and Bike Only

Bike-Run:
Bike and Run Only
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Paratriathlete: Physically Challenged Division*
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Clydesdale: 220+ pound men
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Athena: 165+ pound ladies

2 & 3 Person Relay Teams
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*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.

Ashland City is less than 30 miles from downtown Nashville, so plan to enjoy all the area has to offer when you join us at this beautiful riverside community.

Where to Stay

Book your stay with our host hotel Hampton Inn Ashland City, just a short drive from the race site.

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 78Β°F. When the water temperature is greater than 78Β°F, but less than 84Β°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 84Β°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.

Β· Photo ID Required.
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Β· All racers, including relay team members, must pick up their own race packet.
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Β· 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.
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Β· All racers will receive an electronic timing chip on a disposable self-adhesive ankle band.

Β· 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.
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Β· This area is controlled for your safety so we can insure only racers enter the area and take only their equipment.
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Β· 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.
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Β· 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 - 05/16/24: $109
05/17/24 - 06/27/24: $129
06/28/24 - 08/07/24: $139
08/08/24 - 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 - 05/16/24: $139
05/17/24 - 06/27/24: $159
06/28/24 - 08/07/24: $169
08/08/24 - 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 - 05/16/24: $169
05/17/24 - 06/27/24: $189
06/28/24 - 08/07/24: $199
08/08/24 - 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 - 05/16/24: $149
05/17/24 - 06/27/24: $169
06/28/24 - 08/07/24: $179
08/08/24 - 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 - 05/16/24: $179
05/17/24 - 06/27/24: $199
06/28/24 - 08/07/24: $209
08/08/24 - 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 - 05/16/24: $209
05/17/24 - 06/27/24: $229
06/28/24 - 08/07/24: $239
08/08/24 - 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 Magic Sports 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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