TryCharleston Sprint 2014

Event #4 of the AAA Car Care South Carolina Triathlon Series

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7:30 AM


Saturday, April 19, 2014


KOA Campground - Mt. Pleasant, SC


Event Completed


500 meter Swim
20 km Bike
5 km Run


Wednesday, April 16, 2014  7:30 AM


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TryCharleston Sprint




4/16/2014 - TryCharleston 2014 Bib List posted here.  Please review and remember your number as it will make packet pick-up a little quicker for everyone. If you have questions regarding your bib number or category, feel free to ask at packet pick-up.  Late registration is still available.

4/15/2014 - Saturday Packet Pick Up Has Been Changed to the Finish Line Area - See Packet Pick Up Section of this Page for Details

4/14/2014 Swim Waves Announced - Official Event Details Have Been Posted Above


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The TryCharleston Half and Sprint triathlons are moving into their fifth year after finiding the perfect solution in year 3 for this point to point event. This course is flat and fast starting with a one-loop swim is held at the KOA campground lake in Mt. Pleasant, SC and will be wetsuit legal. The one-loop bike will take participants on a journey around the area on flat, mostly smooth roads with lots of brand new pavement. The 5K mile run will be out and back in nature on paved running trails within the Park West Development.

Affiliated Charities

This event benefits the TryCharleston Charities and KOA Cares Camp.

TryCharleston are races with purpose!

TryCharleston's goal is to promote a healthier and more physically active community and thus our beneficiaries will focus on the needs of children in the Charleston County Elementary Schools and Meeting Street Academy for swimming initiative and wellness programs - as well as the Disabilities Foundation


The KOA system of campgrounds in the United States and Canada sponsors special non-profit programs for helping youngsters stricken with cancer and siblings to participate in the camping experience at an authorized "cancer camp".

KOA Kampground Owners through the Care Camps Program are dedicated to raising funds for children's cancer camps throughout the United States and Canada. These camps are designed especially for children with cancer, and have on-site medical facilities, specially trained counselors, and professional medical staffs..... almost entirely volunteers. Care Camps Trust members, who administer the program, are also all volunteers.

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity
This event is limited to the first 300 registrations.

USAT Sanctioned
The TryCharleston Sprint is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Cut off Times
All participants must complete the event within 2 hours of the start of the final swim wave. Individual discipline cut off times are seen below and are listed as cummulative times from the start of the final swim wave. Event officials reserve the right to pull any athlete from the course if it appears he/ she will not complete the event within the posted cut off times.

Swim: 00 hour 30 minutes
Bike: 1 hours 30 minutes
Run: 2 Hours 00 minutes

Medical Form
There is no medical form required for sprint distance athletes.

Minimum Age
The minimum age allowed for participating in the TryCharleston Sprint as an individual is 10 years of age.

Timing System
The TryCharleston Sprint will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)

Packet Pickup

Friday April 18, 2014 (2:00 - 7:00 PM)
Trek Bike Store
Oakland Market Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466

Saturday April 19, 2014 (5:00-6:30 AM)
Laurel Hill Primary School (Finish Line)
3100 Thomas Cairo Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Note: Participants must collect his/ her own event packets. This rule applies to relay team members as well. Photo ID is required in order to collect event materials. NO ID = NO EVENT. ALL USAT annual members must show a valid USAT membership card or pay the one day membership fee ($12)

Pre-Event Meeting
There will be an optional pre-event meeting at the event site near the transition area at KOA at 6PM On Friday April 18, 2014. At this meeting we will go over the event in detail and answer any questions you may have. This meeting is your best opportunity to learn about the event.

Lodging Information

Visit the official event site for all the hotel options


On-Site Camping Options
Tke KOA Campground offers a large selection of camping options including RV hook ups, primitive campsites and on-site cabins.

KOA Campground - Mt. Pleasant (Event Site)
3157 Hwy 17 North
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466


This event does not issue refunds.


Withdrawals are no longer available for this event.


This event does not provide transfers.


This event accepts a one time deferment up to 30 days prior to the event date or until the event has filled.

The deferral event is the 2015 - TryCharleston Sprint.

The deferral cutoff date was Thursday, March 20, 2014 and has passed. No further deferral requests will be accepted for this event.


In the event of inclement the following procedures will be followed:

  1. The event will be postponed until 7:30AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
  2. If inclement weather does not pass at 7:30AM the event will be changed to a duathlon with a time trial start 20 km Bike, 5 km Run format.
  3. If a duathlon is not possible the event will be cancelled and a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2015 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
  4. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather prior to event weekend a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 201 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Purchase Event Photos

Tricycle Studios is the Official Photographer of the South Carolina Triathlon Series!
Their photographers will be attending this event capturing images throughout the race course.
Athletes will receive a customized email after the race, complete with race stats, and automated links to find your images. You may also go directly to the Tricycle Studios website to review their custom products, and purchase your photos from this and other Set Up Events.
Tricycle Studios | a Bird's Eye View, Inc. Company | 540-358-0001 |


Click HERE to view the possible jobs you may have at this event.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please fill out the volunteer request form below.

Overall Results






Age Group / Category Results

Click HERE to view the age group / category results for this event

Novice Athletes

Thanks for making this event your first triathlon! There are many more people like yourself who will be racing this type of event for the first time. Below are links to information that you will want to review before race weekend.

Race Number & Body Marking
Timing Chip
Transition Area
USAT Triathlon Rules
Water Temperature & Wetsuits

Do you still have questions? If so please review these FAQ's. If you still have questions after reviewing this information please click here.

Awards / Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony
The sprint distance awards ceremony will begin approximately at 10:00AM. The half distance awards ceremony will begin at 2:30PM. Both will be held at the finish line / T2 celebration area.

Award Categories

Awards will be given in each of the following divisions:


  • Open (M & F) - Top 3
  • Masters Open (M & F) - Top 3
  • TOP 3 - Age Groups (M & F): 15 & Under, 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, 80-84, 85 & Over
  • Clydesdale - Top 3
  • Master Clydesdale - Top 3
  • Athena - Top 3
  • ParaTriathlete (M & F)
  • Novice (M & F) - Top 3
  • Aquabike (M & F) - Top 3


  • Co-Ed Relay (Top 3)

Click HERE to learn more about each of the divisions listed above.

Click here to have your 2014 award shipped.

Event Logistics

Please read through the following document to understand the movement and check in of gear and bikes at TryCharleston.

TryCharleston Event Logistics Description

Due to high traffic volumes along Highway 17, TryCharleston and Mt. Pleasant officials have decided to create a double transition area event. This action will dramatically reduce impact on the local area and create a more enjoyable day for everyone involved. With that said, this double transition area will create some unique challenges for athletes on event day. However, by following a few simple steps and understanding the transportation plan your event day can be relatively stress free.

  1. Transition 1 (Swim to Bike) will be held at the KOA Campground. Athletes will be bused to this area on event morning.
  2. Transition 2 (Bike to Run) will be held across Hwy 17 at the Laurel Hill Primary School. This area will also be site of the finish line and post event celebration.
  3. Parking for the event will be at Cairo Middle School (A short walk from the finish line / Transition 2 areas).


Google Maps

A Google Maps Interactive Important Locations Map can be found HERE