2013 marks our 6th year! We've raised over $150,000 for Smile Train since we started in 2008. Join us for a beginner friendly (i.e. short pool swim) race that provides a fast bike route (i.e mostly flat), and a neighborhood supported run course.
In the News - The Smile Train Triathlon has made the news! Click here to read the story and see the NBC17 video.
Turning Miles into Smiles is a local fundraising program, created by Rebecca Warriner, to raise money for charities that use the funds to make an immediate difference in a child's life, such as The Smile Train. Since 2008, Turning Miles into Smiles has raised funds for Smile Train and the local Wake Forest area Backpack Buddies.
THE RACE WILL BEGIN AT 8:00 am
The swim will take place in the Heritage Swim Club lap pool located adjacent to the Sales Center. The transition area will be in the larger parking lot a very short distance from the pool entry. The bike course is a technical course that will present some nice flats, a few small climbs, and excited spectators. To finish the race, athletes will enjoy a 5k (3.1 mile) run through the neighborhoods in the northern most parts of Heritage Wake Forest. There will be a water station at the mid-point of the run. The race will finish up near the transition area. Post race snacks and water will be available at the finish line.
The race course revolves around a transition area next to the Heritage Sales Center & Swim Club. The same transition area will be used for all phases. The transition area will open at 6:00 am; ALL bikes need to be placed in position before the transition area closes at 7:45am.
All participants must submit a 100 meter swim time for seeding purposes.
Being a pool swim with a staggered start, participants are seeded from fastest to slowest. If you know any previous swim time from a practice, race, etc., we have supplied a distance calculator next to your estimated swim time. By seeding yourself properly, you'll end up swimming near people who swim the same pace as you. This will reduce the number of people who you will need to pass or the number of people who will be passing you.
2009 Overall Females
2009 Overall Males
2010 Overall Males
2010 Overall Females
2011 Overall Males
2011 Overall Females
2011 Age Groups and Relay Teams
2010 Age Groups and Relay Teams
2009 Age Groups and Relay Teams
2008 Age Groups and Relay Teams
Smile Train Sprint Triathlon Pricing:
The last day to register online for the Smile Train Sprint Triathlon is Thursday, June 20, 2013. On-site registration may be available if this event is not full, but your best bet is to register online.
A fee for USAT race day insurance will be added if you are not a USAT member ($12.00 for adults, $10.00 for ages 17 and under).
Race Day Information
We will not be providing race maps or info sheets at packet pickup. Please print this info out if you need detailed race info!
Participant Meeting - Saturday - June 22nd - 6pm at Heritage Swim Club, Race Director Q&A and site walk through - NO PACKET PICKUP AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME!
Saturday - June 22nd - 1-4pm at Omega Sports in North Hills.
Sunday - June 23rd from 6:30-7:30am at race site.
Heritage Swim Club – 804 Heritage Lake Road – Wake Forest, NC 27587
- Race T-Shirt
- Swim cap: a limited number of swim caps are available on a first-come, first-served basis
- Post Race Food: Bruegger's Bagels, fruit, cookies, Cokes, water
Race Maps (including TA, Bike and Run Course)
Athletes may register as male or female aged:
13 & Under
Special Divisions include:
Athena - Females over 165 lbs.
Clydesdale - Males over 220 lbs.
Master Clydesdale - Males over 220 lbs. and age 40 and above.
Relays - Athletes can register as a 2 or 3 person relay team for the triathlon. 2 person relay teams - one person will do two events and one person will do one event. 3 person relay teams - each person will do one event; the swim, bike or run.
VERY IMPORTANT: you must ask for the "FS Series Triathlon" rates
You must book rooms 2 weeks in advance
Hampton Inn/Town of Wake Forest
Room Rate: $89 plus tax king/doubles
Register as a volunteer through the button at the top of the page below the athlete registration links.
Smile Train Photos from Carolina Sports Photography
Refund, Transfer and Weather Policy
There are no refunds for this race since we donate 100% of your registration fee to Smile Train. If you are not going to be able to complete the event, just let us know so we can open your space for someone else. Event entries are not transferable between persons, events or years. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to these terms.
If you can't race and wish to give up your spot please email us at:
In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:
1. The event will be postponed 45minutes in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
2. If inclement weather does not pass 45minutes after the scheduled start, the event will be changed to a duathlon format.
3. If a duathlon is not possible, the event will be cancelled. Refunds or credits will not be given since all registration fees are donated to our charity. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
4. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.