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2018

Oct. 28 Frightworks Dracula 6K & Little Goblin Candy Run
Powell, TN

December 15 Rock'in Santa Half Marathon 
& Sunshine Santa 5K
  Victor Ashe Park, Knoxville

2019

Feb 10 Zen Evo Chocolate Lovers Valentine 5K
Victor Ashe Park, Knoxville TN

March 11 Fall Creek Falls 50K
 
& Half Marathon
Fall Creek Falls SP, Spencer Park

May 11  Dickson Endurance Triathlon S 1 mi, B 38 mi, R 10K USAT Sanc
May 11 Iron Nugget Sprint Triathlon 
USAT Sanc 
S 1/2 mi, B 17 mi, R 5K

May 26 Goose Pond Half Iron & Sprint Triathlons USAT Sanc 
Half: S 1.2 mi, B 56, R 13.1 
Sprint: S .5K, B 12 mi, R 5K 
Goose Pond Colony, Scottsboro, AL

June 8  
Tellico Summer Solstice Sprint & Olympic Triathlons 
S 800/1500 mtr, B 16 mi/40K, R 5K/10K USAT Sanc

June 9 - Tellico Half Marathon - 10K & 5K 
Lenoir City, TN

Fall Creek Falls Banjo & Bluegrass Weekend
August 17 Tri Fall Creek Falls Endurance, Olympic & Calfkiller Sprint Triathlons
S 1.5K / .5K, B 40K / 22K, R 10K / 5K 
Endurance S 1.2 mi, B 65K, R 12K 
Fall Creek Falls SP,
Pikeville, TN USAT Sanc

August 18 
Fall Creek Falls
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
 
Fall Creek Falls SP,
Pikeville, TN

September 13 Frantic Frog Triathlon 18th annual
Swim 400 mtr Bike 24K Run 5K Scottsboro, AL USAT Sanc

Atomic / Toughman TN Weekend
Oct. 12 Atomic Sprint / Olympic Triathlon / Duathlon
Sprint: S 500 mtr or 5K R, B 30K, R 5K USAT Sanc
Oly: S 1.5K, B 40K, R 10K

Oct. 13 Toughman TN Half Iron an Atomic Experience
S 1.2 mi B 56 mi R 13.1 mi TVA Melton Hill, Lenoir City, TN

December 14 Rock'in Santa Half Marathon 
& Sunshine Santa 5K
Victor Ashe Park, Knoxville

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Thank you for your registration to the 2018 Atomic Sprint / Olympic Triathlons & Duathlon. These are the 13th annual Atomic races. We hope you enjoy the race amenities, courses and have a great day of  racing!

Below are pre-race instructions, bike map, run map & Common USAT Violations.  Volunteers and Police will be assisting but drivers don't always heed signs, volunteers & Police - please be careful. COURSES ARE OPEN TO TRAFFIC.

Weather / Water:  Welcome to October! Chilly mornings and warm afternoons. Water temperature was 78 degrees Monday 10/1  - temps will go down over the next 2 weeks as lake levels are lowered  & expect wetsuits to be legal. USAT officials will provide the official water temperature each race morning.

Live Results / Schedule: We will post the link for the Live Results on the Endurance Sports Management site as soon as numbers are assigned. Please review the time-tables below for schedules to arrive, awards, food, etc. Please let us know if you need to leave early to accommodate getting awards early. You, your family & friends can request free result updates via text or e-mail by going to RSU page, click on participants & click on receive notifications box next to your name. Free is good!

Finishers Awards:  Races will have custom finisher medal. Please make sure you get your awards! 

Lodging / Food: Here is a link to area hotels and restaurants that may be helpful. Most are within 5 - 6 miles of the park entrance. MELTON HILL CAMPING LINK. Right across from transition.

Showers: the bath house right at the swim area has showers with hot water, courtesy of the solar panels on the roof. 

Area Attractions: Visit Knoxville (link) - make sure you check out all Knoxville has to offer - Dollywood / Pigeon Forge - click here for details on fun things to do in the Smokies & at Dollywood - great Fall colors and attractions for all - Great Smokies National Park - see why GSNP is the most visited park in the nation

Leftover Swag - Each participant can choose 3 items from past events at packet pickup on Friday or post race on Saturday. We will have an area with items laid out but please no digging  - just ask & we will look.

Please let us know how we can assist you. Racers have special needs and we'd like to help in any way we can!

Thank you for choosing our Atomic races. We look forward to seeing you weekend after next! 

Train safe & race fast,           Kevin  
Kevin Mahan   only TN  Level 2 USAT Certified Race Director - USAT Century Club 100+  
 
Office 865.271-7535
e-mail: kevin@endurancesportsmanagement.com   
   
Welcome to the 2018 Atomic Olympic / Sprint Triathlons / Duathlon. The events start with - triathlon with 500 meter Swim or Duathlon with 5K Run. Olympic waves will start after Sprint triathlon waves. Both sprint events continue with 30K Bike and 5K Run. Oly 40K bike & 10K run.  Water temperature was 78 degrees Monday (10/01/18). Wetsuit ruling will be made race morning per USAT rules but looks to be legal with lake being dropped daily & cooler temps next week. 
 
PACKET PICKUP & LATE REGISTRATION- PICTURE ID REQUIRED Friday, Oct. 12th  - 5 PM - 6:30 PM at race site - see race location below. Saturday - Race morning from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM at race site. Registration is open race morning! Relays MUST come together to pick-up packets - no exceptions.
 
RACE  LOCATION - The TVA Melton Hill Recreation Area is located outside  Lenoir City TN just off Hwy 321/95.  The race site is about 30 miles West of Knoxville. From I-40 exit #364 towards  Oak Ridge  approximately 1/2 mile to park entrance on your RIGHT Look for Endurance Sports Management / Toughman banners! GPS address : 2009 Grubb Road , Lenoir City , TN 37771
IMPORTANT - PARKING: Lower lots below dam - walk up hill to transition. No boat ramp access for racers. Upper bath house lot gear / bike drop-off OK but no parking.
 
USAT InfoALL  USAT RULES APPLY
Remember to stay to the far right unless you are passing someone. Helmets must be buckled at  ALL  TIMES WHILE ON THE  BIKE . This includes warm up and after the event! No warnings! Please do not ruin your day by not wearing your helmet! Photo ID is required at packet pickup for all participants. Bring your USAT card to registration or be prepared to pay the $15 one-day fee. Link to 10 Common USAT Violations
 
Course Map Links - Sprint: Swim  - Bike - Run 
Olympic: Swim (2 loops) - Bike - Run (2 loops)

Timing - Disposable Triathlon Timing Strap w/chips attached will be used. Closure is with peal off tape area of strap.  STRAP WILL BE PLACED ON LEFT ANKLE AT PACKET PICKUP FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. Additional Gorilla tape will be available should you think you need it. Please make sure timing strap is put on a little "loose" for comfort & to allow for any lower leg swelling. No return of strap after event..  

DUATHLON START INFORMATION: Race will begin before triathlon with 5K run starting on roadway along campground, just outside transition. Stay right throughout course. Route is basic out & back down park road with turn-around at bottom of hill before park front exit. You will see cone delineators on your way in race morning. First run & bike end near start of race by Bath House.
 
SWIM  START INFORMATION- Sprint  Triathlon will start approximately 10 minutes after Duathlon to avoid bike/runner cross over at run turn around. Sprint course is one-loop of small rectangle.  Olympic Swim will start after Sprint waves and be 2-loops of longer rectangle. The swim is a wave start from just outside the swim area at the dam end. The course will be a rectangular course finishing on the beach of the swim area. Keep buoys to your Right. Follow flagging/markings to transition area. Provided swim cap MUST BE WORN.   
 
BIKE TRANSITION AND  COURSE Bike racks will be on a first come basis. All competitors will be going through the entire transition area. NO RIDING ON GRASS. Bike will be mounted in the boat ramp lot and dismounted in the upper lot by the bath house. NOTE: Hwy 95 has paved WIDE SHOULDERS most of the route - Cyclists are to ride to the RIGHT OF THE WHITE LINE WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
Sprint  Bike course heads out Hwy 95 to turn-around at approx. 7 miles - return to RIGHT on Bear Creek Road approx. 2 miles to turn-around at Central Training Facility - return to park - dismount in upper lot just past camping area. Six total turns.
Olympic Bike: same first 7.5 miles (no turn-around here) - continue straight on 95 toward Kingston bearing LEFT on Cloverleaf to Oak Ridge Turnpike (ORTP)- Right onto Blair Road approx. 2 miles to turnaround & back to ORTP - 
NOTE DANGER: RR tracks each way will have heavy rubber mats - slow & go over mats to avoid wreck 
- right on ORTP to right on access to Bear Creek - LEFT at bottom of access road - follow Bear Creek to right on 95 & back to park / bike dismount in upper bath house lot. Total turns = 9.  
Cedar Bluff Cycles will be on-site for bike adjustments and help on the bike course.
 
RUN COURSES  -  The run is a scenic route within the TVA park. Same route as noted on earlier Duathlon description. Runners will STAY RIGHT & pass aid stations on the out and back courses twice. Each station will be ready with Base Performance and water. Finish down the boat ramp access & under arch. Olympic run 2-loops with second turn-around in boat ramp lot just before grass.
 
POST RACE  -  Beverages / food will be available after the race. Splits will be available via result kiosks set up under pavilion & will be loaded to our website right after awards.   

RACE SCHEDULE - FRIDAY Oct. 12th - 5 pm - 6:30 pm
Registration & packet pick-up - RaceSite: 
TVA Melton Hill Dam - 2009 Grubb Road,
Lenoir City , TN 37771 -   *Bring Photo ID * & USAT card
 
SATURDAYOct. 13th - RACE DAY!!! - Parking:
Park on left below Dam & walk to transition approx. 250 yards - Gear / bike drop-off OK at upper bath house lot but then move vehicle below Dam.
6:30 am - 7:30 am EST  - Packet pick-up & body marking at race site. - * Bring Photo ID *
7:45 am EST  - Bikes must be in the transition area -
8 am EST  - National Anthem  - Tentative Start
8 AM- Duathlon  - on road above bath house
8:09 AM - Sprint Triathlon Males
8:12 AM - Sprint Triathlon Females & Relays
8:15 AM - Olympic Triathlon Males
8:18 AM - Olympic Triathlon Females & Relays
10:30 AM EST - Sprint  Awards ceremony & door prizes
11:45 AM - Olympic Awards & door prizes
Lenoir City Hotels
Inn of Lenoir Motor Lodge (865) 986-8043 503
Hampton Inn (865) 988-2000 
www.hamptoninn.hilton.com
King's Inn Motel (865) 986-9091 
Crossroads Inn (865) 986-6454
Days Inn (865) 986-2011 ww.days.com 
Econo Lodge (865) 986-0295
Comfort Inn (865) 988-8880 
www.choicehotels.com
Ramada Inn Limited (865) 986-9000 
Holiday Inn Express (877) 863-4780 
Knoxville Hotels Nearby - Econo Lodge 
(865) 288-3641 Concord, TN
Holiday Inn Express W-Campbell Stat. RD 
(800) 718-8466 Knoxville, TN