Music City Triathlon

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Date Sunday, July 27 2014
LocationNashville, Tennessee
  • Sprint - 400m Swim / 22k Bike / 5k Run
  • Intermediate - 1.5k swim / 43k bike / 10k run
  • Open Water Swim - 400m
  • Open Water Swim - 1.5k


36 Years of Triathlon Tradition Now in Downtown Nashville

For the 6th year, this 36 year old triathlon will be held in downtown Nashville. Team Magic has managed the Music City Triathlon since 2006.




For the first time, the Music City Triathlon is presented by Mountain High Outfitters! We are so excited to have them as our new partner for this race as well as a Fueling Sponsor for our entire season of events.

Team Magic has been informed of some great news for the city of Nashville - adding to the newly developed Cumberland Park under the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, the east bank is getting further developed along the river adjacent to LP Field - home of the Tennessee Titans. While this is awesome news for the city and all of those that enjoy downtown, this does require a move for the 2014 Music City Triathlon... just a hop across the river to the downtown business and entertainment district! 

Swim in the Cumberland River, Bike on a completely closed, traffic-free Ellington Parkway, and Run on a new flat out and back course.

Not ready for the whole thing? Relay Teams are always an option as is our Aquabike Category for those who want to just do the swim and the bike.

We are excited to announce our new charity partner, the Nashville Dolphins, for the Music City Triathlon. 

The Nashville Dolphins provides year round swim instruction, training, competition, social activities and travel at no cost to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, build confidence, develop friendships, and experience the joy and pride of being part of a team. 

To learn more about this life-changing organization, you can visit their website. You can donate to this organization by clicking here or when registering for the Music City Triathlon. 

The Nashville Dolphins' will be holding two open water swims on Saturday. Come early to this weekend and prepare for Sunday's triathlon by checking out the water! All proceeds will go to the Nashville Dolphins. 

Team Magic is proud to have the Cumberland River Compact as a dedicated charity partner for the Music City Triathlon.

The Cumberland River Compact is a 16 year old not for profit organization dedicated to the heath and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education, collaborations and on-the-ground restoration. The Cumberland River basin is an area the size of New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhodes Island combined, shared with Kentucky, flowing through over 70 political jurisdictions, and home to more than 480 state and/or federally listed species and over 6 million people. The Cumberland River and the Tennessee River are the heart of Middle and East Tennessee. 

You can donate to this organization by clicking here or when registering for the Music City Triathlon. 

Course Overview

 The 2-day event will now be staged on Lower Broad from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue. 

The Triathlon [both distances] takes place on Sunday.  

The Swim will be in the Cumberland River, from the west bank dock. 

The Bike, thanks to TDOT - the bike course will be a two-loop 20k course totaling 40k on Ellington Parkway. Ellington Parkway will be completely closed to traffic during the event. Sprint racers will do one loop. 

The Run: Since we are going to be hanging out downtown before and after the race, we have decided to flatten things out a bit and head back across the river around LP Field coming back across the Korean Veterans Bridge. Intermediate racers will do the run course twice. 

Our Charity Partner, the Nashville Dolphins, will be holding two open water swims on Saturday. Come early to this weekend and prepare for Sunday's triathlon by checking out the water! All proceeds will go to the Nashville Dolphins.  

The Music City Sprint Triathlon is part of the SE Junior Talent ID Series. Be on the lookout for these talented athletes on race day!


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