Lake Lanier Islands
Triathlon Festival 2012
Saturday June 4th, 2011 Best overall Improvements
Saturday June 4th
Sunday June 5th, 2011 Best Overall Improvements
Sunday June 5th
2010 Athlete Improvement Awards Click below.
Saturday June 5th and Sunday June 6th
My First & My Next Triathlon at Lake Lanier Islands
My First Triathlon starts at 8:00 AM
My Next Triathlon starts at 7:45 AM
Registration and Package Pick up
Check in at Grand Hall(formerly Holiday Pavillion) June 7th or June 8th 7-9 PM or on event morning at Grand Hall before 7:15 AM(plan to arrive for 6:15 AM then relax) Grand Hall is located 1.5 miles from The Lagacy Lodge Resort and Conference Center.
My First/Next Triathlon June 8th, 9th 2013
My First Triathlon -Exclusive to first timers, no experience allowed!
My Next Triathlon -Everyone Welcome
Two events on each day
Each day there is both a My First and a My Next Triathlon; My Next Triathlon starts 15 ahead of the My First Triathlon, this provides the first timers with a chance to chase down the my nexters and puts a little more pressure on the my nexters to stay ahead of the first timers.
Swim ¼ mile in Lake Lanier adjacent to the water park, athletes who feel tired or nervous can swim along the shore in waist deep water enabling them to stand up and take a break during the swim.
Bike 12 miles total out and back from Lake Lanier Islands exiting and entering via the main road on and off the Island. The road for the most part will be shared with local traffic so be aware and ride with care. There is one steep hill that is done twice, athletes may stop and walk.
Run 3 miles out and back from the transition zone located next to the water park.
Those athletes under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult during the entire event.
Age Group Awards (New for 2010)
Gold, Silver, Bronze Male and Female U10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Most Improved Athlete Award (New for 2010)
This award is given to the top three males and females overall who improved their time the most from one year to the next as well as when they first competed in My First Triathlon. A total of 12 awards will be given in this category; Gold Silver and Bronze representing First, Second and Third for both male and female divisions.
The Margaret Finnerty Determination Award
In 2008 at the age of 75 Margaret Finnerty of Athens Georgia decided to
compete in the My First Triathlon at Lake Lanier Islands. She finished the 400
meter swim then started cycling the 12 mike bike, part way through the bike
event she tumbled off her bike and was unable to finish the event. The
attending paramedics wanted to take Margaret to the hospital, however she
insisted they take her back to the finish area of the event to make sure
she could personally let the race official know that she was coming back in
2009 to finish what she had started.
Sure enough in 2009 at the age of 76 Margaret finished My First Triathlon
and subsequently came back in 2010 to do My Next Triathlon.
Starting in 2011 The Margaret Finnerty Determination Award will be given to
a deserving athlete who shows perseverance while competing in the sport of
James Hicks Award
This award is given to the athlete(s) who have shown enormous determination in overcoming a seeming insurmountable obstacle to participate in My First or My Next Triathlon. James Hicks of Spokane Washington lost over 350 pounds training for My First Triathlon, his original weight was close to 600 pounds, it took him two years.
My First Triathlon Introduction
Welcome to My First Triathlon, a triathlon exclusively for first timers. Avoid the intimidation factor as you and hundreds of your friends take the plunge for the first time.
Due to overwhelming popularity, the 2012 My First Triathlon is being introduced to venues all across the United States. Athletes begin with an easy 1/4 mile swim at the beach adjacent to the water park, they will then mount their bikes for a 12 mile ride which is comprised of one loop starting and finishing at Lake Lanier Islands. The run routes take athletes out and back from the same transition zone as the swim to bike transition zone located at Lake Lanier Islands. The finish lines are also located at the transition zone.
Grab a friend and start training as this race only comes once a year in Georgia. The event is designed specifically to attract new athletes to the sport of triathlon. Many first time triathletes have gone on to compete in races around the world. Whether you are planning a career as a professional triathlete or just want to get a race under your belt and see what the sport is all about, My First Triathlon is for you. This is a triathlon you can only do once, and once you graduate you will be captured by the allure of pushing yourself to the limits.
Training for My First Triathlon is simple, it just takes a little time commitment. Jump in the pool, swim a few laps, then jump on your bike, ride a couple of miles and then go for a short run afterwards. If you feel tired, Stop. Go have a beer, go to work, watch TV, or phone a friend. If you feel good, keep going and keep increasing the distances week by week. If you get too busy with work, and take a few days or a week off training, so what. The key is to slowly incorporate training into your lifestyle. Remember Triathlons are fun!
If you follow a regular training schedule, you will just naturally get faster. Our simple diet and training program. Eat less food and exercise three times a week. Have fun training and we’ll see you at My First Triathlon…
My Next Triathlon Introduction
Welcome to My Next Triathlon, a triathlon for athletes who want to compete again in My First Triathlon, but are not allowed. Avoid the intimidation factor as you and hundreds of your friends return to take the plunge for the second time to try and improve on your previous My First Triathlon time.
Spawned by the success of My First Triathlon, My Next Triathlon invites athletes back to better their time and see how all their other My First Triathlon friends are doing. The 1/4 mile swim will be along the shoreline at Lake Lanier. After the swim athletes will mount their bikes for a 12 mile ride which is comprised of one loop finishing back at the transition zone. The run route takes athletes out and back from the same transition zone as the swim to bike transition zone. The finish line is also located at the transition zone.
Grab a friend and start training as this race only comes once in Georgia. My Next Triathlon is designed specifically to encourage new athletes to the sport of triathlon and keep the My First Triathletes racing.
My Next Triathlon is also to stop young women from getting married to change their last name so they can compete in My First Triathlon again. See you at Lake Lanier!
World Endurance Sport “Live Outdoor Event” Notice
“Live Outdoor Event” World Endurance Sport takes every effort possible to
ensure your safety during this event with professional staff at all key locations.
The event is primarily supported by volunteers from the community, please be
mindful of their efforts.
The event is taking place on public streets and we are guests of the community,
be courteous at all times to other athletes, especially to members of the public.
We are all ambassadors to the sport of triathlon.
Mobile Listening Device Prohibition
Any device that impairs an athletes’ ability to communicate with other athletes or race officials is strictly prohibited.
Mandatory Helmet Requirement
Athletes must wear a bike helmet with chin strap secured at any time while riding their bicycle before during and after the event.
Athletes who disobey these regulations will be asked to withdraw from the event.