Music City Triathlon
|Date||Sunday, July 24 2016|
Team Magic is excited to be hosting the Music City Triathlon!
38 Years of Triathlon Tradition Now in Downtown Nashville
For the 8th year, this 38 year old triathlon will be held in downtown Nashville. Team Magic has managed the Music City Triathlon since 2006. For 2016, the venue is moving to the newly renovated East Bank Landing. Come enjoy the continuing Riverfront improvements in downtown Nashville!
Swim in the Cumberland River, with a new point-to-point swim for the sprint race, 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, or Cyclorun Category for those that just want to bike and run.
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Team Magic is proud to have the Cumberland River Compact as a dedicated charity partner for the Music City Triathlon.
The Compact is an 18 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. 3 million people and 480 unique species depend on clean and abundant water from Cumberland River basin. Compact staff and thousands of volunteers work hard each and every day to keep these beautiful waters clean. Donate: HERE. www.cumberlandrivercompact.org
Team Magic is also proud to be working with Boy Scout Troop 157 and the United States Navy as charity partners for this race. All of our partners will be at the race site cheering you on and providing support. Be sure to thank them on the course for helping make your race great!
From 2009-2013 the Music City Triathlon was held on the east side of the Cumberland River, adjacent to now Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titan's. The city of Nashville completed a renovation of the east bank of the river from 2014-2015, so we are headed back "home" to enjoy the improvements.
See an image of the new East Bank Landing here, which serves as our host venue for the weekend.
Swim Course changes for 2016:
- There is a new "beach" that allows swimmers to exit the river. While this is not a sandy beach, we will insure a proper surface will be in place for the swimmers to exit safely and comfortably
- The new exit areas allows us to start the sprint race on the improved east side boat dock and swim down river, with the current to exit at the new beach area. Due to the change, we are adjusting the swim distance to 300 meters vs. 400 meters for the sprint race
- The intermediate distance race will also finish at the new "beach area" and start at the improved east side boat dock. The new exit allows swimmers to enjoy more down river than up river than ever before. About 600 meters will be along the bank, against the current, with 850 meters with the down river current to the exit
Bike Course changes for 2016:
- The bike course will exit and return to lower lot R as it did in the 2009-2013 years, but will route behind the Titan's Stadium along the river to access the main route on Ellington Parkway, then return the same way, with sprint racers heading into transition and in spectator friendly fashion, intermediate racers make a "ride by" the transition area before heading out on a second loop.
Run Course changes for 2016:
- BIG CHANGES FOR THE RUN! We are going to a flat, out-and-back course for both the sprint and the intermediate race. Runners will exit transition under the famous Shelby Pedestrian Bridge, through Cumberland Park along the East Bank Greenway adjacent to the river, then cut over to S 1st Street for a jump over to Davidson Street, which leads runners in the short course to just shy of Shelby Park, and long course runners keep going into the park for a brief jaunt on the Shelby Bottoms Greenway, then back to ground zero for a finish between the main staging area (East Bank Landing) and the race transition area.
This is by far our most spectator friendly atmosphere to date!
Click HERE for printable course maps and links to online maps.