TOUGHMAN comes to South Carolina bringing a new look to a former event that once was the largest triathlon in the state. Once known as the South Carolina Half, TOUGHMAN South Carolina will bring the fall half distance back to the South Carolina Triathlon Series. Starting at the Lake Greenwood State Park and ending in world famous Uptown Greenwood, TOUGHMAN will be a world-class event with a small-town feel.
TOUGHMAN South Carolina will feature a wetsuit legal lake swim and a point to point bike with the bike and run finishes into Uptown Greenwood! Uptown Greenwood is one of South Carolina's best kept secrets - and now our triathletes will get a chance to not only see Uptown Greenwood, but to race in the heart of the Emerald City's Main business district.
The swim begins in the water that will be wetsuit legal. The course is a clockwise rectangular loop. Athletes will start at the boat ramp and finish by climbing out on the stone staircase just below the Drummond Center.
The bike course now will head out of the park and start athletes on their journey toward the heart of Greenwood. The first 40 or so miles will roll along rural country roads while cutting through Saluda, SC. After the rural section of the course, athletes will begin to enter Greenwood City Limits just before encountering the transition area and Uptown Greenwood. Transition 2 will be staged adjacent to the Uptown Greenwood Fountain right next to Main Street.
The run is an out and back 2-loop affair where the run mostly on a closed and paved running path called The Heritage Trail - part of the National Rails to Trails program. 100% of this run is closed to traffic. Aid stations are placed every mile and approximately 80% of the course is shaded. The entire run is on pavement and athletes finish adjacent to the transition area situated right beside Main Street Greenwood.
Post Event, athletes will enjoy the normal festivities while also being able to enjoy Uptown Greenwood's host of restaurants and shops...