Triple Lakes Trail Race 40 Mile, 40K and Half Marathon

About

16 years and running The Triple Lakes Trail race is an iconic part of the North Carolina running scene.  Centered around Lake Brandt, Lake Townsend and Lake Jeanette, this race takes athletes through most of the amazing watershed trails in Greensboro.  This race course is extremely well marked, well aided and has very generous cutoffs!  Whether you are trying your first distance trail race and want to tackle the half marathon, or want to go bigger and race the 40 kilometer or 40 mile race, we have an event for you! 
THE LEGEND OF TRIPLE LAKES

The year was 1767, off the coast of Kill Devils Hill in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. The British Royal Navy was in hot pursuit of the most dangerous pirate of the century, Captain William Dare. As they penetrated through the thick morning fog, they saw Captain Dare’s ship, the Bad Intention, washed ashore. On approach they quickly realized that it had been abandoned.

Captain Dare and his crew headed inland with hopes that if they went far enough, they could disperse amongst the commoners and blend in. After two weeks of almost non-stop pursuit, they arrived in a sparsely populated area that would become Greensboro, NC. Exhausted and sure that they could not evade capture, they buried three casks that they desperately wanted to keep out of the Royal Navy’s hands.

One cask is said to have carried treasure. Rubies, emeralds, diamonds, and other precious stones. Another is said to have carried coins of pure gold. And the last is said to have carried the “spirits” of their past crew mates. Within days of burying the three casks, they were captured, tortured, and burned alive at the stake. The Royal Navy never did recover the casks.

Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins, and Lake Townsend were all developed around 1925 as natural reservoirs for Guilford County. Historians believe that coincidentally, these lakes happened to be created on top of the three casks, further impeding the capability of ever recovering them.

In 2004, a young John Dewey, decided to pay homage to the legend by creating a trail race that would cover pieces of each of the three lakes. Each year, trail runners far and wide come to run Triple Lakes Trail Race and pay their respects to the old pirate. Over the last 15 years, John has passed the torch from person to person, with the race now being shepherded, by Trivium Racing.  Trivium is excited to add the to legen and continue the tradition.

As luck would have it, during a trail run in 2018, a cask washed up on the shores of Lake Brandt, on the Owl’s Roost Trail. After carefully opening it, to race director Joe’s delight, it was neither gems nor gold, but the “spirits” of the old crew… RUM! Starting in 2018, all of the winners of the Triple Lakes Trail Races, are given a wooden mug, that entitles them to the rum for the entirety of their lives. And their names are emblazoned on to the cask for eternity… #defendthecask

Details

When and Where

Saturday October 29th, 2022

Bur Mil Park
5834 Bur-Mill Club Rd
Greensboro , NC 27210

Parking

Parking will be available throughout Bur-Mil Park.  When you enter Bur Mil Park, (from Owl’s Roost Road) there are two paved parking lots on your left and limited grass parking near the start finish/line at the back of the park. The race start/finish will be all the way in the back of the park (continue walking on Bur Mil Park Rd until you reach the back of the park). You will have to walk approx 0.3 miles to get to the race start. Volunteers will be available to assist with parking.

Schedule of Events

Friday 10/28/2022: Early Packet Pickup 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Fleet Feet Greensboro

Saturday 10/29/2022

  • Packet Pickup
    • 6:30 am – 7:45 am
  • Half Marathon Start
    • 8:00 am
  • 40 Mile and 40 Kilometer Start
    • 8:05 am
  •  Half Marathon Awards (approx.)
    • 10:30 am
  • Course Closes
    • 8:05 pm

Entry Fees

Event Through 2/1 Through 8/1 Through 10/1 Through Race Day
Half Marathon $60 $70 $80 $90
40 Kilometer $70 $80 $90 $100
40 Mile $80 $90 $100 $110
40K Relay $35 $45 $55 $60
40 Mile Relay $40 $50 $60 $65
Virtual Event $60 $60 $60 $65 (through 10/27)

What You Get With Your Registration

Regular Registration

  • Custom race shirt (shirts are only guaranteed for registrations made more than 2 weeks before race day) 
  • Medals: This race is the fourth race in the Trail Mega Medal series of 2022!  All  medals will connect to make one giant medal!
  • Chip timing with splits on the race course and fast finish results
  • Live tracking for participants and spectators through RaceJoy
  • Aid along course at multiple aid stations
  • Post-race food and beverages
  • Points towards The Trivium Running Series
    • Double points for the Marathon!
  • Points towards The Trivium Club Cup Championship

Economy Registration

  • Custom race shirt 
  • Medals
  • Chip timing with splits on the race course and fast finish results
  • Live tracking for participants and spectators through the RaceJoy app
  • Aid along course at multiple aid stations
  • Post-race food and beverages
  • Points towards The Trivium Running Series
    • Double points for the Marathon!
  • Points towards The Trivium Club Cup Championship

Awards

This race will be chip timed with disposable bib-chips, We ask all athletes to wear their race number on the front and visible.

All Finishers will receive a custom Triple Lakes race medal
Awards will be presented to the following categories:

Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female in the Half Marathon, 40k, 40 Mile
Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female in each age group
Top Relay Teams
Age Groups: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Race Director reserves the right to combine age groups.

$15 service charge to mail awards.

Maps

Course Maps

    40 Mile:  The course is almost entirely on single track trail. Running this race is a true adventure that requires more concentration than road running. The terrain is rocky and rooty and can be treacherous. Fallen leaves conceal rocks, roots, sticks, and holes. Please note, there are several road crossings. Roads are not closed to traffic. You must look for traffic before crossing roads.

     

    40 Mile Run Time Check Points:

    • Townsend Trail Turnaround – 18.5 Mile Mark – Must reach by 1:20 PM
    • Crockett Trail Exit – 23.6 Mile Mark – Must reach by 3:20 PM
    • Laurel Bluff Trail Exit – 28.2 Mile Mark – Must reach by 4:35 PM
    • Beginning of Palmetto Trail – 33 Mile Mark – Must reach by 6:00 PM

    Drop Bags Info for 40 Miler participants (excluding Relay Teams):

    • •40 Mile Runners will have the option to pack 1 Drop Bag that we will provide at packet pickup. You may drop off your Drop Bag at early packet pickup on Friday or on race day. Mark your NAME and BIB # clearly on your bag. You can pack any special food you will need, a change of clothes/shoes and/or a headlamp. The drop bag will then be taken to Aid Station #3 at 7:45am…which you will pass twice – once at mile 12.5 and again at mile 23.4.
    • Please note, we will bring these bags back to the finish line periodically during the race, but you may have to wait a little while. If you must leave the race before drop bags are returned to the finish line please let us know and we will make your bag available for pick up at a later date.
    • Relay Teams will not be provided with Drop Bags.

     

    Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
    05:37:10 63.23 722.65
    hours km meters

    40K:  The course is almost entirely on single track trail. Running this race is a true adventure that requires more concentration than road running. The terrain is rocky and rooty and can be treacherous. Fallen leaves conceal rocks, roots, sticks, and holes. Please note, there are several road crossings. Roads are not closed to traffic. You must look for traffic before crossing roads.

    Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
    03:37:55 40.94 450.60
    hours km meters

    Half Marathon: The Start/Finish is located next to the Nature Center in the Pavillion. The course is almost entirely on single track trail. Running this race is a true adventure that requires more concentration than road running. The terrain is rocky and rooty and can be treacherous. Fallen leaves conceal rocks, roots, sticks, and holes. Please note, there are several road crossings. Roads are not closed to traffic. You must look for traffic before crossing roads.

    Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
    01:53:11 20.57 226.79
    hours km meters

Rules

Rules & Guidelines

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

Refund Policy: No refunds for any reason will be issued for this event within 30 days of the event start date. Earlier than 30 days before the event, a request may be made for a 50% refund (this will be 50% of entry fee, excluding any processing fees). Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy. To request a refund, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.

Transfer policy: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee. T-shirt size will not be changeable. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. To request a transfer, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.