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Rescheduled Triathlon Runs This Weekend

Provided by the Kiawah Island Golf Resort

The Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned intermediate distance competition featuring a .7-mile swim, 25-mile bike and 6-mile run. This race is currently the only intermediate distance triathlon in the Charleston area to feature an ocean swim.

Race Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Event Time: 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Race Venue: Night Heron Park
 ~ 425 athletes
Website: KiawahTriathlon.com
 Kiawah Island Triathlon

Important: New Bike route for 2022!

Please be prepared for intermittent traffic delays at the intersection of Kiawah Island Parkway, Sea Marsh Drive and Surf Watch Drive (West Beach) between 8:45–11:15 a.m.

How to Safely Pass a Cyclist on the Road:

  1. Slow Down – Ensure that you have enough time to fully access the road and traffic conditions prior to executing a safe pass. Lower speed also gives you more time to react, should conditions change.
  2. Look and Wait for Other Traffic – You’ll need space in the next lane in order to pass, so look for a safe gap in that traffic and wait as required. Some bicyclists will hug the right edge of the road in an effort to stay as far away from other traffic- don’t misinterpret this as an invitation to pass in the same narrow lane.
  3. Change Lanes to Pass – Once you have an adequate gap in traffic in the next lane, move completely into that lane. This will give the bicyclist a safe buffer and the room they need to maneuver for maintaining balance and avoiding surface hazards.
  4. Do Not Honk at Athletes – If the need does arise to honk your horn to alert a cyclist that you are about pass, do so at a respectable distance. If you are too close, the noise itself can cause a cyclist to lose his or her bearings and create a hazardous situation for both you and the cyclist.

Safety: Deputies and race volunteers will be at all major intersections assisting with traffic control. Please use extreme caution while driving on the island on race morning, giving bikes and runners the right of way.

Contact us: For further assistance please contact [email protected] or call 843.768.6001.