Team Magic Multisports’ annual Eddie Ferrell Music City Triathlon named Best Triathlon by Nashville Fit Magazine readers

January 21, 2020

42-year-old race named as a favorite among triathlon community in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Team Magic Multisports is happy to announce it has been voted “Best Triathlon in Nashville” by the readers of Nashville Fit Magazine. Tri Nashville, Team Magic’s newest triathlon which made its debut in 2019, came in third in the same category.

Team Magic’s Mars Petcare St. Patrick’s Music City Half Marathon, held each March in Nashville, came in second in the Best Long-Distance Road Race category.

The magazine, which has established itself as the premier go-to source for all things health, wellness and fitness in Middle Tennessee, publishes a “Best of” issue each January which reveals the winners in some 60 categories across the fitness spectrum. View the Best Of 2019 issue HERE.

More than 4,600 voters participated in the 2019 poll.

The Eddie Ferrell Music City Triathlon is heading into its 42nd year in 2020 and continues to be Nashville’s premier Olympic- and Sprint-distance triathlon. The event stages in and around Nissan Stadium, which is home to the Tennessee Titans. The swim is in the Cumberland River and the Olympic-distance racers begin their swim with a jump from the General Jackson Showboat. This is a new addition to the race that began with the 2019 season and was wildly popular with racers.

The bike course for this race is an out-and-back on a traffic-free Ellington Parkway thanks to a partnership between Team Magic Multisports and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The run concludes the event with a flat course with spectacular views of the Nashville skyline.

Faye Yates, co-founder of Team Magic Multisports said this race has been able to consecutively run for 43 years, even though it has had name and venue changes, because of the spirit of Music City.

“This race has such a long history because it has always attracted racers,” she said. “The city of Nashville is certainly a draw. This event has always had a consistently enjoyable course and atmosphere as it has evolved. We try to keep it interesting for repeat racers by adding unique elements to it. Moving it to downtown Nashville was a huge move and last year adding the Olympic swim start from the General Jackson Showboat created yet another draw.”

Team Magic always creates an opportunity at every event for beginners to participate. All Olympic-distance races also feature a shorter Sprint-distance race with swim, bike and run distances that are doable for beginners and those athletes who aren’t able to complete Olympic-distance races.

All Team Magic races also offer various categories ranging from relay teams to CycloRun and AquaBike options for any athlete who may only be able to participate in one or two of the three disciplines.

“We always want beginners and new triathletes at our races because we want to constantly draw new folks into the sport,” she said. “It’s one of the most rewarding parts of the sport to watch new people meet or complete a challenge. It not only feeds the sport, but it’s rewarding for us as a company.”

If you would like more information or to register to participate in this race or any Team Magic event, click HERE. If you are a member of the media and would like more information about covering any Team Magic event or speaking with athletes or directors of Team Magic, email Melonee Hurt at melhurt@flackrabbit.net, or call 615.496.4411.


Team Magic, co-owned by seasoned triathletes Therese Bynum and Faye Yates, is one of the nation’s largest full-service professional multisport event companies.  Bynum conceptualized Team Magic in the late 80s when she owned and managed the Magic City Tri Shop in Birmingham. A racing team was established to help her organize and promote races in the budding sport of triathlon. Yates moved to Birmingham for her first job post college and met Bynum when she bought her first tri bike at the shop. The two combined their educational backgrounds in exercise and engineering management and personal interests in multisport to unfold what Team Magic, Inc. is today. Team Magic has evolved into a group of leaders that reside in Birmingham, Nashville and Chattanooga and serve to help Therese and Faye produce some of the most respected races in the southeast.