The Tsali Challenge Triathlon will take place Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, at the Tsali Recreation Area outside of Bryson City.
The annual triathlon will feature a paddle, run and bike on some of the most famous trails in the Eastern United States. Racers will start out paddling a calm 3-mile water loop around Bear Island in Lake Fontana. Then they will head to the hills for a 5-mile run on the mountain bike single track at Tsali before ending with a 12-mile spin on mountain bikes.
The solo event will take place on Saturday and the team relay event on Sunday. Early registration is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Bryson City Bicycles and day of registration is from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the race site.
www.goneriding.com or 352.873.9279.