Georgia Multisports announces new half and international triathlon in Kentucky
September 26, 2023
Wildman Triathlon Experience slated for September 2024 in central Kentucky's Bluegrass Region
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky – September 26 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Georgia Multisports announced that Lawrenceburg, Anderson County will be home to a new, challenging half and international distance triathlon September 21, 2024. The race consists of a swim, bike and run and will span three counties in Central Kentucky, although most of the race takes place in Anderson County.
“Kentucky’s Bluegrass is one of the most beautiful places in the world, especially during the fall. There is an appeal to a rural setting this time of year. Pristine open water swims, tree-lined rolling hills and a finish in a historic small town, right in the heart of Bourbon Country. Triathlons of this distance are challenging hours-long races but the setting is inspiring for these competitors.” says Jim Rainey, president of Georgia Multisports.
Lawrenceburg, a picturesque, historic city nestled in the heart of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country, is proud to announce that it has been selected to host the Wildman Triathlon Experience in 2024. This exciting event is set to attract top athletes, spectators, and enthusiasts from across the nation, showcasing Lawrenceburg as a premier destination for both sports and leisure.
The Wildman Triathlon Experience, scheduled for September 21, 2024, will feature Half and International triathlon distances, offering participants a challenging course that “includes swimming, cycling, and running through the beautiful bluegrass of Anderson County, KY and its surrounding areas. With its scenic routes and welcoming community spirit, Lawrenceburg provides the ideal backdrop for athletes to push their limits and achieve personal milestones.
County Judge Orbrey Gritton expressed enthusiasm about Lawrenceburg, Anderson County as the launching place for this new high-level racing experience saying, “We are thrilled to welcome triathletes, their families, and fans here so they can see what we already know, Anderson County is one of the prettiest and friendliest towns in the Bluegrass–especially in September.”
The triathlon event promises not only an exciting race but also a weekend filled with activities for everyone to enjoy. Spectators can look forward to a festive atmosphere with food vendors, live music, and entertainment throughout the weekend, creating a family-friendly environment for all to enjoy.
Local businesses and organizations are equally excited about the economic opportunities that hosting such an event will bring to Lawrenceburg. The increased influx of visitors is expected to boost tourism, stimulate the local economy, and foster growth in the region.
The Lawrenceburg Anderson County Joint Tourism Commission applied and won a grant for $100,000 through Team Kentucky and the American Rescue Plan Act to bring “transformational tourism” to the area.
Robbie Morgan, Director of Tourism, says, “These kinds of events bring in people from across the region as competitors, spectators and cheerleaders who may not have otherwise visited our small towns. We are so thrilled to host such an event and show off what our community has to offer athletes and visitors.”
Athletes interested in participating in the Wildman Triathlon Experience can find registration details, event schedules, and course information on the official event website www.wildmanexperience.com. Early registration is encouraged as spots are expected to fill up quickly.
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About Lawrenceburg, Kentucky:
Lawrenceburg, located in the heart of the Bluegrass State, is known for its friendly community, stunning scenery, and rich cultural heritage, especially its Bourbon Whiskey heritage. Nestled along the picturesque Kentucky River, Lawrenceburg offers a perfect blend of small-town charm and outdoor adventure, making it an ideal destination for residents and visitors alike.
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Lawrenceburg Anderson County Joint Tourism Commission
113 South Main Street, Lawrenceburg Kentucky 40342