Local Outfitters


A popular site for triathletes, with race calendar, articles, a popular forum, and links to gear & training.

Friends of Harbison Forest

Friends of Sesqui

South Carolina trails

Searchable by county.

Gills Creek Watershed Association

A working group in the Gills Creek Watershed Association developed an aspirational plan to preserve the relatively undeveloped stretch of Gills Creek from the Lake Katharine dam to Shop Road as a greenway and a blueway. (The Gills Creek Watershed was the site of major damage during the 2015 flooding.)


Pathetic Triathletes Group

An irreverent group of newbies and veterans, with tips on training, gear, injury treatment & Prevention.

Tri It Gear Exchange

Local gear sales/swap group

2017 Races

Midlands Clubs

HalfMoon Outfitters - on Devine St. near Earthfare. Sponsors a number of local races.

Mast General Store


Lots of outdoor gear and apparel.

Adventure Carolina

Canoe, kayak,& other non-motorized sports equipment. Often has demos, classes, and river trips (see Events page)

Midlands Clubs

 (“a” “b” or “c” refers to links below):

1/7 Ocean Lakes Sprint Tri, Myrtle Beach -a
2/18 Winter Challenge Off-Road, Orangeburg -a
3/18 Parris Island Tri (Set Up Events SC series) -b
4/15 Tri Charleston Sprint/International (Set Up Events SC series) -b
4/22 White Lake, NC (5HALFS2017 for 10% off until 1/1/17) -b
4/23 XTERRA Myrtle Beach (Set Up Events SC series) -b
5/6 Lake Norman Sprinter, (north of Charlotte NC) -b
5/13 Lake Murray Triathlon, Prosperity (Set Up Events SC series) -b
5/13 Gulf Coast Ironman 70.3 (Panama City Beach, FL) -c
5/21, 6/18, 7/9, 7/30, 8/13 Charleston Sprint Series –a,b
5/21 Mountains to Main St, Greenville (5HALFS2017 for 10% off until 1/1/17)
(Set Up Events SC series) -b
5/21 Chattanooga, TN Ironman 70.3 -c
6/3 Middle Tyger YMCA Sprint Tri/Duathlon, Duncan (Set Up Events SC series) –a,b
6/4 Raleigh, NC Ironman 70.3 -c
6/10 She Tris Sprint Tri, Mt Pleasant -a
6/10 Tri Latta Sprint, Charlotte NC -b
6/17 Caine Halter Family YMCA Tri, Greenville (Set Up Events SC series) -b
6/24 Tri the Midlands, Lake Carolina (Columbia) (Set Up Events SC series) -b
7/1 Hilton Head Kids Tri #1 -a
7/15 Tri the Swamp Rabbit, Greenville (Set Up Events SC series) -b
7/23 Lake Placid, NY Ironman (full) -c
8/5 Hilton Head Kids Tri #2 -a
8/5 Boulder Ironman 70.3 -c
8/5-8/6 Lake Logan Half/Intern/Sprint, Canton NC (5HALFS2017 for 10% off
until 1/1/17) -b
8/12 Lake Lure Sprint, Lake Lure NC -b
8/13 Greenville Tri (Set Up Events SC series) -b
9/9 White Lake, NC (5HALFS2017 for 10% off until 1/1/2017) -b
9/10 Trifecta Sprint Tri, North Myrtle Beach (Set Up Events SC series) -b
9/10 Lake Placid, NY Ironman 70.3 -c
9/17 Kiawah Tri -a
9/17 Atlantic City, NJ Ironman 70.3 -c
9/24 Chattanooga, TN Ironman (full) -c
9/30 Toughman Tri, Greenwood (5HALFS2017 for 10% off until 1/1/17) (Set Up
Events SC series) -b
10/4 Dam Tri, Lake Murray Dam (Lexington) (Set Up Events SC series) -b
10/14 KONA Ironman -c
10/15 Louisville, KY Ironman (full) -c
10/22 Miami, FL Ironman 70.3 -c
10/29 Austin Ironman 70.3 -c
11/4 Panama City Beach, FL Ironman (full) -c
11/12 Los Cabos, Mexico Ironman (full & 70.3) -c



All South Carolina Triathlons

SetUp Events.com

Ironman Events

Northwest YMCA

Gamecock Tri Club


Pools for training:

Drew Wellness Center
Note: the Drew Center pool has recently reopened, but in the past they had swim groups (incl. a masters group).

Harbison Recreation Center

Organized & Coached Swim Groups

Northwest YMCA (Irmo/Kennerly Road) 

Groups workouts start 5:30 a.m. and the (Y opens at 5am  Mon., Wed. & Friday.) 

You are grouped in lanes by your speed and you are actively coached.  Different lanes do different WO’s.  New folks are very welcome to come and try the group for several times out with NO obligation or cost. 

Another group swims at 8:00 on Tuesday and Thursday with a different coach.

Columbia College

Group workouts start around 6am or very early (depending upon the day). They swim Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., and Saturday.  The group does the same WO together after warm-up.  Speed work is normally on Saturdays.


Palmetto TRAC Club


Triathletes Runners  and  Cyclists