Registration fees include:

  Event T-shirt (first 100 registrants)
  Goody bag with giveaways and coupons for a good time in Bryson   City and beyond
  Competitor’s Raffle – everyone gets a ticket for a chance to snag great prizes donated by our awesome sponsors!
 Complementary beverages* & snacks

* Please bring your own water bottle! The race organizer will have beverages available, but we’re foregoing bottled drinks in an effort to do our small part for the planet.

 Sponsors (COMING SOON!)

3-mile PADDLE, 13-mile BIKE, 5-mile RUN

Individuals and Teams Welcome!!!

  Individual Registration:
  $55 Early Bird (Until 8/14)
  $65 Standard (After 8/14
  $75 Race Day (Cash Only)

  Team Registration:
  (Payments per Team)

  Team of 2- 

  $100 Early Bird (<8/14)

  $120 Standard (>8/14)

  $140 Race Day (Cash Only)

Team of 3-

  $125 Early Bird (Until 8/14)
  $150 After 8/14
  $165 Race Day (Cash Only)


  Men’s Junior (18 and under)
  Women’s Junior
  Men’s Open (19 – 39)
  Women’s Open
  Men’s Master (40 – 59)
  Women’s Master
  Men’s Grandmaster (60+)
  Women’s Grandmaster


  Junior (18 & under)


  Event Overview
  Event Date: September 17th, 2016
  Start Time: 10 am
  Location: Tsali Recreation Area
  Stages: Paddle, Run, Bike


  Event Schedule:

       Saturday, September 17th 
  -8am-9:30am - Packet Pick-up

  -9:30am - Competitor's Meeting
  -10am -  Race Start
  -2pm Awards Ceremony
  -3pm Course Closed

@ TSALI Recreation Area

MedicForce is an independent, non-sectarian organization committed to improving access to rural healthcare throughout the World. MedicForce’s mission is to establish sustainable healthcare systems through:

and Support.

2016 Event Fundraising Goal – $10,000
Reaching our fundraising goal of $10,000 with the Tsali Adventure Triathlon will mean the completion of two important MedicForce projects in Belize:

Launching our long-term project in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to perform health checks and collect vital health information concerning special needs in beginning in the Southern Toledo District. 

Providing 25 families in our community in Belize with latrines (only seven families to go!). Remaining needs: $3,700.

Support as a Virtual Athlete
If you can’t join us in person, or triathlons just aren’t your thing, you can still help! Register as a Virtual Athlete, and your donation will bring medical training and supplies to rural communities in Kenya and Belize.

Sponsors will be posted soon, but if you or someone you know would like to sponsor the race, contact us at info@medicforce.org


September 17, 2016


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  Race Course

3-mile course departing from Tsali Boat Ramp, circumnavigating Bear Island, and returning to Tsali Boat Ramp.

Bring your fastest kayak, canoe, SUP, or surfski – anything goes for the paddle component and THERE IS NO LENGTH HANDICAP.


 5-mile course along Tsali’s Right Loop First Alternate trail.

Winding along the shady slope overlooking Lake Fontana, Right Loop First Alt. is a single-track trail with moderate elevation gain. The loop finishes with a long descent along a gravel USFS access road (County Line Road), and a final descent down the paved road leading back to the Tsali Boat Ramp.


13-mile course along Tsali’s Mouse Branch and Thompson trails.

Tsali’s mountain bike trails are an east coast classic. Expect super-fast, flowy single-track with moderate climbs and killer views of Smoky Mountain National Park. Once they have completed both trails, competitors will finish with a descent along the paved USFS road back to the Tsali Boat Ramp.