The Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon is the first open water swim triathlon in the western part of the state of Virginia. This race has been around for a long time and is one of the most popular in the VTSMTS. The water for the swim has historically been in the upper 60’s, so wetsuits are recommended but are not mandatory. The swim starts and finishes at the State Parks well groomed swimming beach. The bike is 20K and rolling throughout. The run course is all inside the park and is a nice flat to rolling out and back affair. Definitely a nice event to add to your early season schedule.
This event benefits Virginia Amateur Sports and the ALS Foundation. Virginia Amateur Sports, a Roanoke based non-profit group works to promote access to sporting events of all kinds to Virginia residents. Please consider making a donation to this worthy cause during the registration process.
Longtime Roanoke resident and triathlete Dick Kelley passed away in 2009 after a battle with ALS. If you would like to make a donation to the cause you can do so when you register or by clicking HERE.
New in 2018! This event will have Finisher Medals!
Check out our videos from the Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon HERE
AQUA BIKE Category is now available for Men & Women! To register for the Aqua Bike category you will find it as a category of the Triathlon!
Please note and do not exceed the speed limit inside the park! This speed limit is STRICTLY enforced!
-This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. Click HERE for a brief description of common USAT rules and how you can avoid getting a penalty in this event.
-This event allows a one time deferral of your registration to the following years event. Athletes can do this through their profile by paying a $20 deferral fee at least 30 days prior to the event. Once we are within 30 days and until online registration closes you may defer your entry to the following year for $35. Sorry, but refunds are not allowed for this, or any VTSMTS event.
-Race Registration Insurance is available during race registration check out.