The Piney River Mini Triathlon

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  • Date: April 15, 2023
  • Address: Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail Head, Amherst, Virginia Get directions
  • Country: United States
  • Race type: Triathlon (1/2 Ironman)
  • Distances: Swim (1207.00 meters) Bike (2.50 miles) Run (1.75 miles)
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  • Description: Saturday, April 15, 2023 sponsored by Nelson Co. Parks and Rec. Dept.
    We are expecting another fun and exciting race this year. Put it on your calendar now.
    Go to the race website for complete information at
    Direct access to the 2023 website is

    New This year! The Biathlon Option!
    For those who are unable/do not wish to partake in the water segment of the Triathlon, we will be offering a Run-Bike race as an alternative. Your initial run will be extended alongside the river portion to the same bike transition station.

    Also, New This Year!
    We will be starting at the Piney River Trailhead of the Virginia Blue Ridge Rail Trail (VBRRT).
    The start and finish will now take place at the same location.
    Short Race...Long on Fun Race; solo or as a team of 2-4 people

    Check in 9-11:00 am
    Race Start 11:30
    $20 solo;
    $35 team of 2;
    $45 team of 3-4 (Triathlon Only)
    $45 for family (mom, dad, kids)

    Awards Ceremony: 1:15 PM at the trail head on Rt. 151.
    Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers in each class

    Run 1.75 miles alongside the beautiful Piney River.
    Paddle 3/4 mile on the Piney's Class I - II rapids. (We are hoping for good water for the paddle portion of the race this year but, as you know, predictions this far in advance are iffy at best.)
    Bike 2.5 miles - 3/4 mile up Old Rose Mill Road alongside the Piney River and 1.75 miles up the Blue Ridge Rail Trail.

    Run 2.5 mi & Bike 2.5 mi

    Solo– youth, male, & female
    Team-All male, All female, Coed
    For info call NCPR 263-7130 or visit: and
    select Piney River Triathlon

    Become a race sponsor! We encourage donations for sponsorships. All sponsors will be recognized at the awards ceremony.

    Get the biggest bang for the buck from your sponsorship by donating prizes such as athletic gear to the race.
    All donations may be sent to Nelson Co. Parks and Recreation, 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 22949 Phone: (434) 263-7130 or just bring them to the race.

    Proceeds from the race go to the Nelson County Parks and Recreation youth programs.

    Also, this year we are looking for a volunteer safety boater and/or photographer. If you would like to contribute in this manner please call Nelson Co. Parks and Rec. at 434-263-7130 or email [email protected]
  • Members who are scheduled to race: alicefoeller