The community of North Garden, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and just a ten minute scenic drive outside of the City of Charlottesville, welcomes you to Walnut Creek Park. With a calm lake central to the park and over twelve miles of single track trails amongst the trees and woods surrounding the lake, you will feel rejuvenated as you swim in a picturesque setting, bike in the beautiful countryside of Albemarle county and run within the park.
Late August, in the little mountains of Virginia begins to feel like fall with some cooler mornings in the 60’s and water temperatures in the upper 70’s to low 80’s. It’s a great time of year to race in Charlottesville! Walnut Creek Park is also a great place to bring the family for the day with its 18-hole frisbee golf course just off of the trails, a lake front, wide beach, picnic tables and grills, and a new playground for the younger kids.
From over twenty-five vineyards just a quarter mile south from the park entrance, Thomas Jeffersons home, Monticello, strolling through the University of Virginia grounds or the outdoor downtown mall, to a romantic evening dining or listening to a wide selection of live music, there is a vast array of experiences awaiting you in the area.
On race weekend, you will not want to miss seeing the sights in the Charlottesville area. Come race the Wisdom Oak Winery Sprint and Olympic Triathlons and immerse yourself in the Virginia experience!
8:00am – Walnut Creek Olympic Triathlon -1500m Swim, 23.5 mi Bike, 6.2 mi Run
8:40am –Walnut Creek Sprint Triathlon – 750m Swim, 16.7 mi Bike, 3.1 mi Run