The Jewel Tri

Sat September 17, 2022 Prosperity, SC 29127 US Directions
Events
Solo Event

Individual Triathlon

$75 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after August 16, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Each discipline of the event is completed by a different person

Relay Team

$90 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after August 16, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Two Athletes Complete the Entire Event Together

Tandem Team

$80 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after August 16, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
3677 State Park Road
Prosperity, SC US 29127
Description

Paddle: 4 Miles*
Bike (road): 16 Miles*
Run (road): 3 Miles*

Come celebrate outdoor life and being on the water by shaking things up at The Jewel Tri! This isn't your typical triathlon. Nope, no swimming needed...unless you fall off your paddle vessel. This is a unique paddle, bike and run event! Choose to do all three legs solo, or as a 2- or 3-person relay team, or as a tandem team (both athletes finish together). Bring your kayak, surfski, SUP, prone paddleboard, OC-1, OC-2, tandem kayak, traditional canoe or blow-up unicorn! If you can paddle it for four miles with one blade, two blades or your hands within 1.5 hours, bring it! Grab a friend, family member, or two or three and meet us at Dreher Island State Park on Saturday, September 17 for this multi-sport event on the “Jewel of South Carolina.”  Proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of Patti Lowden — a triathlete, paddler and dear friend who passed away last year of leukemia. You are sure to have a great time with friends and family and experience the camaraderie we need after the last couple of years! 

*Select the “Course Maps” tab at the top to review the the individual paddle, bike and run courses.

PACKET PICK-UP
Friday, September 16th (4:30 - 6:30 PM)
Lake Murray Visitor’s Center (the sign may say “Lake Murray Country”)
2184 North Lake Dr.
Irmo, SC 29063

Late packet pick-up:
Saturday, September 17th (6:15 - 7:00a.m.)
Dreher Island State Park (event Site)
3677 State Park Road
Prosperity, SC 29127

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ON RACE DAY, Sat., Sept. 17
6:15-7:00a.m. - Late packet pick-up
6:15-7:30a.m. - Body marking (your bib # drawn large on your right leg and arm)
7:30a.m. - Transition area* closes (only immediate athletes and gear allowed in fenced-in transition area)
7:30a.m. - Safety meeting for participants
7:45a.m. - All participants enter the water and line up at start line (end of dock)
8:00a.m. - Mass race start following the National Anthem
11:15a.m. - Awards ceremony

COURSES:
On the registration page, click on the "course maps" tab and review the paddle, bike and run courses carefully.

*TRANSITION AREA:
•This is a fenced-in area where you will rack your bike and your gear is located under your bike (bike shoes, helmet, running shoes, fluids, etc.). We ask that you do not bring large coolers into the transition area. All items must fit underneath your bike. If it helps, you may have a small bucket (e.g., one of those 7-gallon paint buckets) under your bike to contain all of your gear.
•For relay team members, the next athlete must be waiting in the transition area at your racked bike. This is where you will remove your neoprene ankle strap and pass it onto the next member of your team.
Chip and neoprene ankle strap provided by SetUp Events on morning of event from 6:15-7:30am.
•Only immediate athletes allowed in transition from 7:30a.m. until the last athlete finishes.

VESSEL AREA:
As you exit the water at the boat ramp or at water's edge of the grassy area, there will be teams of volunteers to carefully and respectfully help carry and place your vessel on the grassy area for later pick-up. If it's a sunny day, and you have a dark-colored carbon paddle craft, you may want to arrange for a friend or family member to cover it up with a light-colored cloth or cover to protect it from the heat. A friend or family member is allowed to pick up your vessel for you while you're out on the bike and run courses only if they know your bib number to make sure they're picking up the correct vessel as some boats and boards look similar.

ANKLE STRAP/TIMING CHIP:
All solo participants, paddle person for a relay team, and one of the tandem participants will be provided ONE neoprene ankle strap on the morning of the event at packet pickup. Wear your timing chip on your ankle. Each relay team member must pass this on to their next team member IN THE TRANSITION AREA ONLY. For the tandem teams, both of you must finish each course together but only one needs to be wearing the timing chip. Volunteers at the finish line will help the runners remove this ankle strap/timing chip.

BIB NUMBERS AND BODY MARKING:
EVERYONE should get body marked (solo, tandem and relay). Paddlers will be body marked only, cyclists will have a helmet number in addition to body marking, then a regular bib number will be for the runners (they will also be body marked).

If you would like more information about the race, or if you have questions, email us at The.Jewel.Tri@gmail.com.

Happy paddling! Happy biking! Happy running!

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Sponsors
Jewel Tri 2021 Pint Glasses

Better late than never, right? These arrived two weeks AFTER last year's Jewel Tri because of supply chain/production issues, so this year they are a continued fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at $10 each. We will be selling them at packet pick-up (Lake Murray Visitor's Center on Friday, Sept. 16, 4:30-6:30pm) and on race day. A few of you purchased them last year and have yet to receive them. If you attend this year's event or simply come to packet pickup, we will make sure you receive your glass(es). Thank you for your patience!

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