Located about 30 miles West of Asheville, NC, the Lake Logan Multisport Festival has something for everyone in an incredibly scenic venue. We made a family affair of it. My sister and boyfriend signed up for the 1/2 iron distance triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run). I did the 1/2 iron distance swim and bike minus the run (the aquabike, designed for people who can’t run any longer, or just don’t like to). I’m the former. After a 30 some year passionate affair with running, I’ve literally “run” out of cartilage in my knee, making running extremely painful. My brother-in-law was on Daddy duty Saturday so he did the international distance (1500m swim, 24 mile bike, 10K run) on Sunday. There’s also a sprint (500m swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run). So whether you want to go big or just jump in with a sprint, you have all the options.
The lake is lovely though there’s not much visibility. It’s always a relief not having to worry about big surf, or sharks for that matter. The bike course is gorgeous, rolling through bucolic countryside – my boyfriend said it is more hilly than rolling. It definitely works those gams. There’s very few cars on the road – it’s absolutely dreamy. The race is well organized. I definitely recommend it.
Lake Logan 1/2 iron Triathlon / Aquabike Rating
Difficulty: 2.5 out of 5 Scenery: 4 out of 5 Competitive field: 4 out of 5
We rented a cabin and made a weekend vacation out of it. Fun times!