Thurmond Triathlon - New River Gorge CVB

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Thurmond Triathlon

August 6, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

A historic train station, the second oldest river in the world, and being
in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve make the town of
Thurmond a perfect setting for families and individuals to participate in
a beginner-friendly triathlon on Sunday, August 6, 2023. For the 12 th
year, Thurmond will welcome families with children of all ages to
traverse 5 miles to make memories.

Thurmond Triathlon participants will start at the historic Thurmond
Train Depot, make their way across the bridge over the scenic New
River, and bike 2 miles to Stonecliff Beach. From there, the race moves
to the New River for a 1.5 mile span of easy paddling on calm waters. In
the last leg of the race, racers will run from the Dun Glen Day Use Area
and make their way back into Thurmond, running a 2-mile loop of
According to Melanie Seiler, Executive Director of Active Southern West
Virginia, “My family has participated in the Thurmond Triathlon for
several years. It is a great event to get my young daughters looking
forward to and preparing for a race challenge that we know they can
conquer. The distances are fairly short on each leg and the volunteers
make it so nice with orange slices and warm cheers. This event is a true
asset to our community.”
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Hope to see you in historic Thurmond on Sunday, AUGUST 6!


August 6, 2023
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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