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Paris Landing Triathlon

Date Saturday, August 07 2021
LocationParis Landing State Park, Buchanan, TN
  • Olympic - 1.5k Swim | 40k Bike | 6mi Run
      Saturday 07:00 AM
  • Sprint - 500m Swim | 14mi Bike | 3mi Run
      Saturday 07:15 AM

Course Detail


The race staging is at Paris Landing State Park.



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. 



500 Meter Sprint | 1500 Meter Olympic

The swim takes place in picturesque Kentucky Lake. The course will be set up so you swim clockwise, keeping buoys on your right. (click links above for maps)

The swim will be conducted in a time-trial fashion. Race numbers are assigned by estimated swim time. Return to Racing Guidelines will further detail the gap between each racer start.  We will ask everyone to social distance while lined up to start. Course buoys are placed to help racers to stay on course. To assist you in determining your swim time, follow this pace chart provided by US Masters Swimming. 

There will be no moving up in swim order on race day. The race order is pre-assigned and you may move back in the order if you so choose.   

USA Triathlon Wet Suit Rules:
The water temp is expected to too warm for this race to be wetsuit legal. An official temperature will be announced race morning.

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.


14 Miles Sprint | 40K Olympic

Both the sprint and olympic bike take place primarily on Hwy 79 in an out-and-back layout. It is scenic and fun, with some speedy downhill sections. (click links above for maps)



5K Sprint | 10K Olympic

The run course takes place fully inside Paris Landing State Park with the Olympic distance doing two laps of the Sprint course. (click links above for maps)


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