The Jungle Cup 5k Series
Winnsboro, South Carolina
March 2 and 23, 2013

“Welcome to the Jungle!” Scream it like Axl as you grind through one of the grittiest new obstacle courses. The Jungle Cup Series has recently expanded to five races with two upcoming in our footprint (March 2 at Carolina Adventure World in Winnsboro and March 23 in Baltimore). The 3.1-mile course is peppered with 21 unique challenges. Racers will swing on ropes over water, climb steep walls, throw spears, trudge through swampy mud pits, push sleds, haul logs, and brave fire pits, as they try to complete one of the most unconventional 5Ks around.

Shenandoah Epic Adventure Race
Bentonville, Virginia
April 20-21, 2013

Traversing the rugged backcountry of the George Washington National Forest, solo racers and teams of two or four will cover over 100 miles in up to 26 hours, navigating their way through a wild course filled with epic terrain that also finds its way into Shenandoah River State Park. Racers will cover the course through a range of disciplines, including trekking, orienteering, canoeing on the Shenandoah River, mountain biking, and some special team challenges.

New River Gorge Challenge Extreme Triathlon
Fayetteville, West Virginia
August, 2013

The race starts with a 12-mile mountain bike leg that departs from the Fayette County Courthouse and winds its way to Cunard on the Gorge’s ridgeline singletrack trail network. Then it’s time to paddle an eight-mile stretch of the New’s wild class III-IV rapids. The tri concludes with a burly 8.5-mile trail run up and out of the gorge on a series of steep switchbacks.

King of the Smokies Triathlon
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
September, 2013

Started just three years ago in 2010, the King of the Smokies features both sprint and International distance courses that include an open-water swim, a winding bike ride on rural mountain roads, and a run around the lake.

Nation’s Triathlon
Washington, D.C.
September 8, 2013

Triathletes love to see the sites in D.C. Hence the consistent sellouts of this annual early fall Olympic distance race. The popularity is attributed to the scenic course that winds past the monuments and memorials of the Nation’s Capital. The race features a 1.5K swim in the calm part of the Potomac River past Arlington Cemetery, a flat and fast 40K bike ride past the White House and Washington Monument, and a 10K run that goes by the Jefferson Memorial and U.S. Mint.

Best of the Rest


Triadventure Spring Sprint Triathlon
Christiansburg, Virginia
April 7,

Over the Mountain Triathlon
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
May 15,

Alleghany Highlands Triathlon
Clifton Forge, Virginia
May 18,

Rock Hall International Triathlon
(A Set Up Cup Qualifier)
Rock Hall, Maryland
June 1,

Jamestown International Triathlon
(A Set Up Cup Qualifier)
Williamsburg, Virginia
June 8,

I Love the Tavern Triathlon
Richmond, Virginia
July 28,

Luray Triathlon
Luray, Virginia
August 17-18,

Tri Creek Falls Triathlon
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee
August 18,

Battle of the Potomac
National Harbor, Maryland
September 12,


Palmetto Swamp Fox Adventure Race
Francis Marion Forest, South Carolina
March 16,

Brake The Habit Adventure Race
Boyds, Maryland
March 16,

Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race
Blue Ridge, Georgia
April 13,

Rev3 Knoxville Sprint Race
Knoxville, Tennessee
May 4,

Rundisney Expedition Everest Challenge
Disney World Resort, Florida
May 4,

Henricus Dauber Dash Obstacle Run
Henricus, Virginia

Red River Gorge American Classic
Slade, Kentucky
November 2,


Spartan Race
Charlotte, North Carolina
March 23,

Goodwill Mud Run
Greenville, South Carolina
April 13-14,

Warrior Dash
Mountain City, Georgia
May 4,

Miller Light Filthy 5k Mud Run, pesented by Ruff Wear
Richmond, Virginia
May 17,

Tough Mudder
Virginia Beach, Virginia
June 1-2,

Tribal Quest
Fredericksburg, Virginia
July 13,

Helgramite Hustle 5K Mud Run at Smith River Fest
Martinsville, Virginia
August 10,

Merrell Down and Dirty National Obstacle and Mud Run Series
Atlanta, Georgia
October 13,

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