Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Due to popular demand, a new event has been added.  In addition to the run-row-ride race, a 13k running race will be offered this year.  For all those that couldn’t find a kayak to borrow or didn’t want to buy one and to those who were embarrassed by their 1976 “ten speed”, you no longer have an excuse.  Register today for the brand new race that will be raced in conjunction with the run-row-ride.
The course is simple.  Run with the “Challengers” to the Moose Lodge on the Boulevard.  Let the multi-sport folks continue on to Daniel Boone Park while you turn around and hightail it back to Magic Island.  This 13k run is just over 8 miles and you will be hard-pressed to find a flatter, faster course in the Mountain State!

No excuses!  If you want to run but don’t want to row or ride, the 13k is for you.  Register today at www.tristateracer.com.


The Capital City Challenge is just 4 months away and many are in full training mode for the 7th annual running of the Challenge.  The official date is September 17 and the gun will sound at 9:00 a.m. sharp!

The 2015 event saw a change in the bike course as construction forced us to revert to a 3 loop course on Kanawha Boulevard rather than the 2 loop course of previous years.  As the City of Charleston was gracious enough to give us all four lanes of the Boulevard, this change was roundly approved by last year’s participants.  Although we had some that forgot to add the extra bike loop, we hope to eliminate that confusion with additional signage on the course.  Please remember, this is now a 3 loop course!  The mileage is the same but we had to add an extra lap to avoid the construction zone.
In another exciting change, packet pick-up will be held on Friday evening at the Courtyard Marriott on Kanawha Boulevard.  Stop by and get your race information the night before the race from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Courtyard Marriott is also the official hotel of the Challenge so call today to reserve a room and tell them you are participating in this event for special room rates.    The local telephone number is 304-344-5888 or visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/crwcy-courtyard-charleston.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

2016 Capital City Challenge Update

Spring has started and planning for the 2016 Capital City Challenge is well underway. The official date for this year's event is September 17, 2016 at 9:00 am sharp. This year our packet pick-up location will the Courtyard Marriott. Participants will be able to get their bibs and have any questions answered from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on the Friday before the race.
For the runners who want a solo event, we are offering a 13 kilometer (8.1 mile) race this year. The route will stay on Kanawha Boulevard with the Moose Lodge serving as the turn-around point. All registration information can be found on Tri-State Racer.

Keep visiting our page for the latest updates.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Celtic Calling Kilt 5k Run

Kick off the spring running season with some Celtic flavor. The City of Charleston will be holding a 5k race on March 5, 2016 starting at 8:00 am at the intersection of Smith and Morris Streets. Participants will run from the streets near Appalachian Power Park up to Spring Hill Cemetery and back. Appropriately, race funds will benefit the Friends of Spring Hill Cemetery nonprofit organization. A bagpiper will be playing at the start line and throughout the race. Wear a kilt during the race to qualify for the "Highland Warrior" group.
More information can be found by clicking on CharlestonWV.com and at Tri State Racer.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Thank You

Thank you to all the participants who took part in today's races. The results for 2015 are now posted on Tri-State Racer: follow this link to view them.
Congratulations to Chad Miner and Contessa Kennedy on their first place finishes in the men's and women's overall event! Chad finished in a blistering time of 1:54:13 while Contessa sprinted to the finish in 2:15:01. And congratulations to teams: Ambiguously Speedy Trio, Performance Kayak, and BishStrawPaul on winning the Female, Male, and Co-Ed team categories, respectively. Awesome work!

And another huge 'thank you' to the sponsors who help make this event possible:
The City of Charleston; Star USA Federal Credit Union; Triana Energy; WSAZ; Suttle & Stalnaker; John's Cyclery; West Virginia American Water; The Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau; Bar 101; Anytime Fitness; Blackwell & Co.; Robinson Creative.
You allow us to have this day of fun while supporting The Counseling Connection and their amazing work in the communities of greater Charleston. Thanks!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Race Day Tomorrow!

Registration is now closed. We will be inside the Civic Center, in the atrium, passing out packets from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm this evening. Please try to pick up packets Friday evening so that you have less to worry about on race day.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is outstanding! It will be in the mid-60s at the start and will warm up into the low-70s throughout the race.
On race morning please allow time to get your kayak to Daniel Boone Park and setup your bike on the Boulevard near Magic Island before our pre-race briefing at 8:30 am.
Good luck and best wishes to all our participants in the fun run and the triathlon!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Slight Course Change & Packet Pick-Up

We have a slight change to this year's course. Do to construction activities and uneven road surfaces on Kanawha Boulevard past the 35th Street Bridge we will be turning bikers around at Veazey Street instead of the Moose Lodge parking lot. Cyclists will make three loops of the course from Magic Island to Veazey Street and back. A road mat provided by Tri-State Racer will track participants to make sure they complete all three loops. Any participant that fails to finish three loops will NOT be eligible for race trophies and will be listed as a DNF (Did Not Finish).

Also, the packet pick-up will take place Friday evening from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Civic Center. We will have tables either outside the double doors or just inside them. Please stop by and get your packet with t-shirt and race bib. Ask us any questions you may have about race day. We are very excited to be entering our sixth year of this event, and we hope you are too. Get in those last minute registrations if you have not already.
See you soon!