Triple Crown Road Races

1700 Whiskey Rd
Aiken, SC 29803

Running > 5k

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Event Description

Join us March 11th for the 37th running of the Triple Crown Road Races! 

The Triple Crown 10 Miler traverses a scenic course through the historic horse district of Aiken South Carolina, starting and ending at the Odell Weeks Activity Center. Flat, fast and certified, 10 current state age group records have been set on this course. The Triple Crown 10 Mile Road Race is a great opportunity to test your race fitness, or take the next step toward marathon distances. Aiken's average low and high temperatures in March are 43F and 71F respectively, ideal conditions for a fast time and pleasant post-race celebration. Looking for a shorter distance? Complementing the flagship 10 mile event is a 5K race. And a Virtual option is offered: complete 30 cumulative miles between February 9 and March 10.

Net proceeds from the Triple Crown Road Races will benefit the Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs, a local equine-assisted program that promotes the physical, emotional and psychological health of individuals with special needs. For more information see www.greatoakeap.org. 

Registration

10 Mile race
-- $45 through January 31
-- $50 through March 4 (online cutoff)
-- $60 in-person through Race Day

5K race
-- $30 through January 31
-- $35 through March 4 (online cutoff)
-- $40 in-person through Race Day

30-Mile Virtual (2/9 to 3/10)
-- $25 through February 8

Courses

 The Triple Crown 10 Mile Road Race course is USATF certified (#SC16037DW). Although a portion of the race is run on unpaved streets through horse country, this course is flat and fast, and holds 10 state age group records. The course will be open from the race start at 7:30 am through 10:10 am (16 min/mi average pace). Signs will mark each intermediate mile. The Triple Crown 5K course traverses paved roads and is also USATF certified (#SC21006DW), flat, and fast. Water/aid stations will be located at approximate race distances of 2.5, 4.5, 6 and 8 miles. The majority of the race will be run on back streets open to normal traffic.

Timing

The Triple Crown races will be timed by 2 Girls & A Clock Race & Timing Services using the latest RFID technology by Agee Race Timing to ensure accurate race results. Participants finishing within 2 hours of the start will receive RFID chip times, after which manual timing will be used until the course closes at 10:10 am. 

Awards

An awards ceremony will be conducted at approximately 9:45 am to recognize top finishers in both races in Male and Female divisions:
1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall
1st, 2nd and 3rd place age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

T-shirts

Participants who register before February 18 will receive a T-shirt imprinted with the Aiken Triple Crown Road Races logo. Styles: straight-cut (unisex, men’s) and fitted (women’s). Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.

Race Day Schedule

6:30 – 7:00 am On-site registration. Registration on race day is not guaranteed and no entries will be accepted after 7:00 am.
7:30 am Start of the Triple Crown 10-Mile and 5K races
9:30 am RFID chip timing ends
9:45 am Awards ceremony
10:10 am Manual timing ends, and 10-Mile course closes

Packet pickup

Friday, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Alley Downtown Taproom (214 The Alley SW, Aiken)
Saturday/race day, 6:30 – 7:10 am, Odell Weeks Activity Center (1700 Whiskey Rd, Aiken)

Logistics

The start and finish lines and race-day registration are located adjacent the Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803 Aiken SC. Indoor restrooms will be available.

Runner safety rules

For the safety of all participants, runners may NOT bring any of the following items onto the race courses: 
-- Strollers / baby joggers
-- Animals / pets
-- Skateboards
-- Skates
-- Bicycles
-- Any item deemed a safety hazard by a race official
Runners must be able to respond to traffic conditions and directions from race officials. Therefore, headphones and personal music players are strongly discouraged.

Photography

Race photography TBA

Race results

Race results will be posted online ASAP after race concludes and results are certified by officials.

Facebook updates

Follow us on Facebook for periodic news and updates: “Triple Crown Road Race” (@triplecrownrr,  https://www.facebook.com/triplecrownrr)

Questions?

Contact the race organizing committee at triplecrownroadrace@gmail.com. 


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