Popular off-road triathlon coming up

If you are feeling tough and fit, then the Tsali Challenge is just the right event to showcase your paddling, running and biking skills.

The annual race, for solo racers or teams, is set for Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 at the Tsali Recreation Area west of Bryson City.

This is an off-road triathalon, with racers starting with a three-mile flat-water paddle, followed by a five-mile trail run and topped by a 12-mile mountain bike loop.

Bryson City Bicycles is the local sponsor of the Tsali Challenge. Race package pick-up will be held there Friday, Aug. 26, from 3-6 p.m. (at 157 Everett St., in downtown Bryson City). There will be a pre-race party at the Nantahala Brewery from 6-9 p.m., which includes a free Nantahala Brewing Company pint glass for all racers.

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Contact GoneRiding to sign-up or register the morning of the race.

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