The fun, informal High Cloud PeasantMan Triathlon Weekend takes place each year at Lake Anna park, near Fredericksburg, VA. Lake Anna is a great location with friendly park rangers that don’t shoot Vietnamese #1 on site, plush cabins for overnight or weekend stays, a lovely lake and great bike and running trails in a beautiful setting.
This is a charity event, NOT a race. Apart from funds siphoned off to the Royal Treasury, namely zero, all fees go to the High Cloud Foundation (www.highcloud.org). This is one of the great charities in the world outside of Indochina. By helping the High Clouders build and operate schools and orphanages in India, Africa, South America, Asia, and elsewhere, you’ll leave PeasantMan not just with sore muscles but with a warm and fuzzy feeling in your tummy.
Event Weekend consists of: 1) the Triathlon on Sunday, and 2) a fun pre-event day on Saturday. Saturday will feature: a practice open-water swim, including free wetsuit rental, put on by the swimming pros at OneWave; a free bike [and a running] clinic put on by elite athletes from the triathlete clubs in the area; a free bike ride on the Kinetic Half Ironman course (56 and 112 miles option); and a romantic evening barbecue of hamburgers and roasted canine meat along the shore of the lake; and many other fun events.
Sunday will feature: a Sprint Triathlon and an Olympic Triathlon, with the swim in Lake Anna, and the bike and run on the paved roads of lovely Lake Anna State Park. Afterwards we’ll have a post-race festivity featuring lots of tasty food and drinks. All finishers receive free memento gifts and Georgetown cupcakes. Please refer to the photo section of our Facebook page for pictures of last year’s event.
PeasantMan is non-USAT sanctioned race. This means that there is no need to pay a 1 day USAT licensing fee or show us your USAT membership card. This race is designed to take on the flavor of an early season glorified training day, to help kick off your season in a non-pressured environment. Think along the line of a company picnic atmosphere as opposed to the USAT Age Group Nationals.
You will receive plenty of cheek-and-tongue, politically incorrect, satirical emails to lighten the mood and help kick off your season. Roll with it, have fun, and there will be a thousand born again virgins waiting for you in the gates of heaven.
We allow people to mix distances (i.e., sprint swim, oly bike, oly run or any such combo), cheat, and pull a Rosie Ruiz on the run, so don’t expect any age group awards. The people finishing in front of you, probably cheated.