We have heard from visitors that traveled to Smithfield to run in the 3 Little Pigs Triathlon, traveling here from all over the state and beyond -- "We just had to see what a "3 Little Pigs" race was all about". Sometimes in event planning....the name is the most important thing of all.
The Chick-Fil-A 3 Little Pigs Triathlon will be held in Smithfield, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The event will begin at 7:30am and include a 250-yard pool swim, 14-mile bike race, and 3.1 mile run. The event will begin at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center (SRAC) at 600 Booker Dairy Road. The swim will take place at the SRAC pool; the bike course will be from the SRAC parking lot into rural Johnston County on a scenic but mostly flat course; and the run course is an out-and-back course around Smithfield’s community park, and down and back on the new Buffalo Creek Greenway which runs along the Neuse River.
Family activities will also be available including the SRAC splash pool, a misting tent, face painting and the playground at the finish line. Chick-Fil-A of Smithfield is the title sponsor for the event and proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Park and The Rotary Club of Central Johnston County.
Organizers are excited about the response for the 3 Little Pigs Triathlon as they expect more than 500 participants. The event is family oriented providing activities for children at the Aquatic Center as family members complete the race. Last year over $17,000 was raised and funds go directly back into the community through Friends of the Park and the Rotary Club of Central Johnston County. It’s a great time for the participants and their families. Participants receive a t-shirt and a Chick-Fil-A chicken wrap as part of the event.
Registration information may be found here:
- Online: http://fsseries.com/index.php?action=event&event_id=169
- The last day to register online for the 3 Little Pigs Sprint Triathlon is Tuesday, June 10, 2014. On-site registration may be available if this event is not full, but your best bet is to register online.
- Until May 4, cost is $45 for individuals; $80 for relays.