Triathlon returns this time to Hendersonville’s Patton Park - TribPapers

Triathlon returns this time to Hendersonville’s Patton Park

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Hendersonville – Due to the popularity of the Asheville Triathlon in July, iDaph Events is proud to announce that registration is now open for the Hendersonville Triathlon, which takes place Sunday, September 20, 2020! Same location, same course — new name! 

“We are so excited to officially announce that we have received approval to produce another triathlon THIS YEAR at the Patton Park and pool in Hendersonville,” says Daphne Kirwood, race director and owner of iDaph Events. “The city and park were so pleased with the July event that they would love for us to do it again this year, and 83% of our past participants said they would come back and do it again.”

The Hendersonville Triathlon will again be limited to 150 participants, and the format and courses will also be the same. The iDaph team is making improvements to the September event based on  feedback from the post-race survey from the Asheville Triathlon in July. Those updates will be posted on the website page and social media pages. 

Virtual Option

The Hendersonville Triathlon also has a Virtual & Self-Serve event experience, so participants who are not comfortable attending the in-person event, or who simply cannot make it that day, can participate in the virtual option and still be eligible for prizes, a race t-shirt, and a medal. 

Changes due to COVID-19

“Here at iDaph Events, safety is our top priority,” says Race Director Daphne Kirkwood. “We want to ensure that our participants, staff and volunteers stay safe and healthy, and we are following all of the necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.” 

COVID19 Precautions

To adhere to the NC guidelines, iDaph Events will be putting the following rules in place: 

Due to the wave starts and extended time gaps between when participants start their swim the participants will stay spread out throughout the duration of the rest of the event including the bike and run. 

Staff and volunteers are required to have face coverings. Provide face covering for staff/volunteers and officials. 

Participants are required to wear a face covering until they start their race and after they finish. 

Provide increased Hand Sanitizer and hand washing stations, and we will continually wipe down frequently used surfaces.

Hendersonville Triathlon is set to be an annual event

The City of Hendersonville and the YMCA pool have stated they would like for iDaph Events to make the Hendersonville Triathlon an annual tradition each year in late May/early June. Due to its proximity to the Oklawaha Greenway and its heated pool, Patton Park is an ideal location for both triathlon training and triathlon events. 

“So come on out, support a local triathlon and put all your training and fitness to good use again,” says Kirkwood. “Thank you in advance for continuing to support our small business by participating in our local, social-distanced events and the triathlon community. We are so grateful and love seeing all of you have a purpose in all your training miles, enjoy the event experience and race your hearts out on race day!”

Donate to a great cause

Have a towel you can donate? iDaph Events is collecting new or gently used towels for the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. Towels will be collected at packet pick-up and race day. Please help us collect towels for this wonderful local organization!

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