Swim, Bike, Run…and then Relax at Fort Lewis Lodge

Did you know that Bath County is one of the hidden gems of the Virginia Triathlon Series? Nestled in the western hills of the state, the Bath County Triathlon is hosted by the Bath Fort Lewis Lodge Welcome SignCounty Chamber of Commerce, and the planning committee is chaired by Fort Lewis Lodge’s own John Cowden.

Bath County in itself is a true delight as it is home to natural hot springs – the perfect post race treat for a triathlete’s sore body. But more than that, it’s home to Fort Lewis Lodge, where you can combine participating in the Bath County Triathlon with a return to nature getaway.

The Bath County Triathlon will be held Sunday, June 30 at 8 a.m. at Lake Moomaw.

The swim is unique in that it is wetsuit legal. Most triathlons are not wetsuit legal in the summer. Water temperatures – in water as clear as you’ve ever seen it – rangle from the low to mid 70s.

Not to brag, but Lake Moomaw is about as perfect as place to swim as you’ll find. It’s fed by two pristine rivers, the current is light and there’s hardly any chop or waves.

The bike course is managed by the National Forest Service and is closed to cars during the event. Described as a rolling out and back course, there are small hills early and late in the course. The middle miles remain mostly flat.

The run course is also closed to vehicular traffic and slightly hilly. We assure you, though, that the view from atop the small hills looking out onto Lake Moomaw and the mountain ranges that bank its shores make any pain well worth it.

A catered post race meal and blue grass music greets you at the finish line.

Interested in Moomaw Madness?

Register online now: http://www.trifind.com/re_95665/BathCountyTriathlon.html

And while you’re out this way, come stay at the Fort Lewis Lodge.

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