YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Morrison Family YMCA

Tri! Ballantyne

5th Annual Tri! Ballantyne
July 12, 7:00 AM

With its ease of access, convenient location and fast course, the 5th Annual Tri! Ballantyne event is popular for novice AND experienced racers alike! This event has sold out in previous years so register early to save your spot!

Our triathlon course begins with a 300 yard swim in our outdoor pool. From there, participants will ride on the 12.7 mile bike course through south Charlotte and Union County, then loop through local Ballantyne neighborhoods on a mostly flat 5K run and finish back at the Morrison Family YMCA facility.
Register for the Tri! Ballantyne race by June 10 to guarantee your Tri! Ballantyne performance shirt! 

Swim Times:

A 100 yard swimming pace is required upon registration. Our on-line registration system allows participants to access their registration profiles to adjust their swim times. All final adjustments must be made
by Friday, June 27 to benji@jonesracingcompany.com. Swim times cannot be adjusted after that date for any reason. NO EXCEPTIONS. For more information on swim seed order, pool etiquette, and determining your swim time, please click HERE.  

 Registration opens January 1st!

Before or on June 10: Before July 9: Before July 12:
Relay Team:
Relay Team:
Relay Team:
Online registration for this event closes on July 9 at 7:00 AM. If spaces remain, on-site registration may be available during normal packet pick-up hours. 

Packet Pickup - Morrison Family YMCA
Friday, July 11, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Saturday, July 12, 5:15 AM-6:30 AM
  Individual and relay participants must collect his/her own event packets. This rule applies to relay team members as well. Photo ID is required in order to collect event materials.

A pre-race meeting will be held on July 11 at 5:00 PM at the Morrison Family YMCA.

Race registration is ONLINE ONLY.
Online registration will close on July 9 at 7:00 AM

Check out some of the feedback our Tri! Ballantyne race received from 2013 participants:

"I can't say enough good things about all of the police and volunteers you had at the run and especially the bike intersections. That is key and you have it nailed."

"Loved loved loved all of the volunteer support across the entire course. Their energy, motivation, and encouragement helped dramatically during the course and they were still cheering loud and clear 2.5 hours later when the last swimmer left the wall. They were also well placed on the bike route to give us

enough notice of a turn, stay straight, etc. Huge thanks to them!"

"Thank you, this was my first triathlon. You guys made it real easy for me I will be back next year!"

Tri! Fest!

Stick around after the adult triathlon for Tri! Fest! We welcome your friends and family to enjoy the festivities while they wait for you to finish the race! We'll have lots of fun happening for the entire community from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM with the Kids Tri! Ballantyne beginning at 2:00 PM. Big fun for the entire family!
During Tri! Fest we'll have:
  • A LIVE band!
  • Food vendors!
  • Special visit from the one, the only - SIR PURR! (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
  • MASCOT Triathlon - you won't want to miss some of the familiar Charlotte mascots taking each other on in this never before seen event! (12:15 PM)
  • Tour de Tri! - Tour the Tri! Fest booths and enjoy their activities, you'll also have a chance to win a GRAND PRIZE! 
  • PLUS the water park will be open!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our 2014 Presenting Sponsor!


Want to become a sponsor of the Tri! Ballantyne race?
Click here to learn about the different sponsorship opportunities we have for our 2014 race!
Sponsorship Opportunities    Sponsorship Pledge Form

Refund & Weather Policy

No refunds will be issued for any reason.
Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another person, event, or year.

In the event of inclement the following procedures will be followed:
  • The event will be postponed in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
  • If inclement weather does not pass, the event will be changed to a duathlon format.Every effort will be made to have this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race director's control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.

Don't want to participate?  Consider becoming a sponsor or Volunteer! 

Our Tri! Ballantyne event is just one of our many events that benefit our Community Support Campaign. These events help us raise funds to support much needed programs within our community, such as Afterschool and Summer Camp, to under-resourced children, teens and families in need of them. These programs help children engage in enriching, healthy and safe activities during out of school time hours and also allows teenagers to participate in needed programs that support the growth and future of young adults in our community. By participating in this event, your generous contribution will go directly towards supporting programs such as these and for that, we thank you for your participation and generous support.

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Looking for other race options? Check out our Run! Ballantyne 10k/5K Race or other options that are part of the YMCA Race Series.

YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.