Tri the Swamp Rabbit at Furman 2018

Event #7 of the AAA Car Care South Carolina Triathlon Series

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7:30 AM


Saturday, June 23, 2018


Furman University - Greenville, SC
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250 meter pool Swim
16 mile Bike
5 km Run


Wednesday, June 20, 2018  7:30 AM


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Tri the Swamp Rabbit at Furman




6/20/2018 - Online registration has closed.  You may still register on site this weekend at packet pick up.  All information can be found further down this event page.  The 2018 Event Details are posted above.  The 2018 Alphabetical Bib List can be found here and the 2018 Swim Start List is located here.  If you have questions, please bring those to packet pick up this weekend.  


For those "hopping" to race in South Carolina in July, MCF proudly presents the seventh annual Tri the Swamp Rabbit Sprint Triathlon at Furman University, one of the most picturesque campuses in the country. With over 1500 registrations and 2,000+ spectators and volunteers at the first five events, the 2018 event will be another great success. The event is timed perfectly for mid-season summer fun, is family friendly, the only triathlon at Furman, and a great addition to the SCTS Series!

The 250-meter pool swim will make for a perfect start for the first timer and the Elite athleteSwimmer pool with the transition just a few step alike. The swim will take place in the Furman Paladin Athletic Center pool with the transition area a few steps away near the football practice fields adjacent to the PAC. The manicured grass will feel like carpet beneath your feet.


Cycling PhotoThe 16.5 bike course through beautiful Travelers Rest will test your mid-season legs rolling over a host of gradual climbs and a handful of short steep bursts with nearly all the climbing in the first half of the course followed by a fast finish leading into Furman's back gate. (Enjoy the ride home!!!)

After the bike leg you'll find a new twist on a 5K venue familiar to local athletes thanks to thephoto addition of a sweet stretch on the Swamp Rabbit trail, the race's namesake. After a scenic jaunt around Furman's beautiful Swan Lake you'll enjoy more than a mile on the well-shaded Swamp Rabbit Trail, after which you'll loop back through this gorgeous campus towards the finish just beyond the transition area.

Anyone registering within the final 2 weeks leading up to the event date will not be guaranteed a shirt as orders must be placed at that time.

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity
This event is limited to the first 400 registrations.

USAT Sanctioned
This event is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Cut-Off Time
All participants must complete the event in under 2 hours, 30 minutes from the start of the final athlete. Event officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to complete the event in under 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Minimum Age
The minimum age allowed for participating in this event is 10 years of age.  Exceptions will be made based on parent/guardian request.  

Timing System
Tri the Swamp Rabbit will be timed using the ChampionChip Timing System.
(5 splits provided)

Swim Time Changes
If you are trying to make an adjustment to your estimated swim time change given during registration, please click HERE to learn how to do this.

Our registration system allows for people to access their registrations and adjust their swim times prior to the event.

NOTE: All swim times must be adjusted before online registration closes. After this time, participants will no longer be able to make this adjustment on their registration (the system will lock out any changes). Swim times will not be adjusted after this time for any reason.

Submitting a Swim Time
All participants must submit a 100 yard swim time for seeding purposes.

Being a pool swim with a staggered start, participants are seeded from fastest to slowest. It is in your best interest to submit an accurate 100 yard "pace" time for your 250 meter swim. In other words, don't submit your fastest 100 yard swim time, submit a 100 yard time that represents what you'll do on event day over the 250 meter distance.

Packet Pickup

Friday June 22, 2018 (2PM - 5PM)
Furman University (Event Location)
At the Paladin Statue - Adjacent to the Football Stadium
3300 Pointsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

Saturday June 23, 2018 (5:30AM - 7:00AM)
Furman University (Event Location)
Adjacent to the Transition Area
3300 Pointsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

Photo ID is required by all athletes in order to collect event materials. Only the registered athlete may collect his / her event materials. Valid USA Triathlon Annual Membership cards must be presented at packet pick up for anyone not paying the one day membership fee of $15.

Affiliated Charities

This event benefits Mere Christianity Forum.

This event benefits Mere Christianity Forum. Mere Christianity Forum is a unique campus ministry serves the Furman, Travelers Rest, and Greenville communities and beyond. The philosophy is inspired by the quest of CS Lewis to discover and invite others into "mere Christianity". This thoughtful quest is one of Christian Unity and openness to those outside the Christian tradition and sets the tone for MCF's approach to ministry. As a result MCF finds itself not only shaping decidedly Christian students but also attracting and impacting those who are often left un-reached by other models of Christian ministry.

Lodging Information



Refund are not available for this event.


You may withdraw from this event.  NOTE a withdrawl is not a request for a refund nor is it a deferment into next year.  It is simply an alert that you will not be racing the event.


This event does not provide transfers.


This event accepts a one time deferment up to 7 days prior to the event date or until the event has filled.

The deferral event is the 2019 - Tri the Swamp Rabbit at Furman.

There will be a one time $10.00 defer fee.

The deferral cutoff date was Saturday, June 16, 2018 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 8:00 AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
  2. If inclement weather does not pass at 8:00 AM the event will be changed to a duathlon with a time trial start 16.4 mile 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 2019 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 2019 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.


Anyone registering within the final 2 weeks leading up to the event date will not be guaranteed a shirt as orders must be placed at that time.


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Overall Results








Age Group & Category Results

Click HERE to see the age group & category results

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.

Additional Details

Award Categories

Awards will be given to the Top 3 in each of the following divisions:


  • Open (M & F)
  • Masters Open (M & F)
  • 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
  • Master Clydesdale
  • Athena
  • ParaTriathlete (M & F)
  • Novice (M & F)
  • Aquabike (M & F)
  • Aquathlon (M & F)

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


  • Mixed / Co-Ed Relay Team (Top 3)