All our races for 2013 have been cancelled.
We hope to be back up for 2014 with our most popular races.
Please check back with us.
Any people that have registered for our 5k Open Water Swim or Summer Sizzler Triathlon will be getting
a full race entry refund within 90 days.
Welcome to 2013
The Great Smoky Mountains Triathlon Club
& Race Odyssey Events Timing Services
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Here we are in 2013 and still dealing with a slow economy, which has forced us into making some hard decisions about our upcoming race schedule. We did origonally plan to do our Beast of the East Half Steelman on May 5th, but due to race scheduling will have to forgo that race for this year. We do plan to do our Ridges 5k Open Water Swim on June 30th and our Summer Sizzler Triathlon from the Ga Mountain Fairgrounds on August 4th. I will have both races listed on Active.com for your registrations. We don't plan to do registrations via mail this year, so please, check out our race and sign up at Active.com. Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you here in the north Ga and wester NC mountains.
Thoughts to live by:
In the pill-popping, this-for-that, allopathic approach to medicine, quick often means temporary. But just as disease doesn’t develop overnight, healing takes time, too. For every year you’ve had a particular condition, it will usually take one month to return to health.
Though our caloric intake has increased by more than 25% since the 1950s, our activity level has been on a steady decline. We are burning eight hundred fewer calories a day than we did at the start of the 20th century and half of that could be attributed just to sitting down. You burn approximately 60 more calories an hour standing up than when seated. So sitting at your office desk for eight hours a day equals 480 calories not being burned.