Smiley Sprint Triathlon – June 14, 2020

FREE 2019 race photos HERE

300 Meter Swim | 20 K Bike | 5K Run

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At Clemmons West Pool – 2020 Registration coming soon!

img_7437On June 9, 2019 we had a race that featured top triathletes in the area (and country) and we also welcomed first timers and all who came to participate. 

The Smiley Sprint Triathlon brings the sport of triathlon back to Forsyth County/Winston-Salem Area.  A Team of premiere Ironman triathletes (100 Ironman finishes between them!) from this area have a passion for the sport and promoting healthy fitness lifestyles in our community.  The “Smiley” concept recognizes the life and mission of Richard Smiley.  For those that knew Richard, “Smiley” is in recognition of his spirit and giving heart to our community.  For those who didn’t know him, “Smiley” means we are going to have a happy day of health and fitness for all (Richard would have it no other way!). 

This race is a non-profit event.  The race organizers take no money from the event.  All proceeds go back into the race or are donated to local charities with a priority for brain cancer initiatives.

The Smiley Sprint Triathlon is particularly welcoming to first time triathletes including first timers’ recognition at the Awards Ceremony, a triathlon/transition clinic at packet pickup, and the opportunity to participate in Triathlon 101 Training program at Fleet Feet Sports (Program includes race registration + USA Triathlon license!). 

We Need You!

All are welcome!  Please participate in one of the following ways:img_7349

Athlete Perks!

The list will be updated so please check back for exciting race enhancements! 2019 was a GREAT day! Thank you to all Competitors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Family, and Friends. 2020 will be even better and will include:

  • Custom finisher medals – these will be NICE!
  • FREE post-race massages for all by the four best therapists in the area! 
  • REAL (good!) post-race food by Diamondback Grill!   PLUS, beverages from HOOTS Beer Co.  This is FREE for athletes!
  • Champion Performance gender-specific race shirts!
  • FREE downloadable race photos from Robert Hill Photography!  
  • **Register by May 20** and you will get a personalized race number AND swim cap with your name on them!
  • Custom Smiley water bottles, Safe Sober Prom Night bottles,  and custom Smiley finisher buffs!
  • Sound and music with 10,000 watts of power by VJ Diddy, AND live music by Chuck Lewis & Friends with an expanded festive atmosphere!
  • AND, there will be more in 2020 – stay tuned! 

*All participants agree to permit race organizers to utilize photos and video images taken during the event to be used in marketing, press accounts, or publicity.  


Swim- 300 Meter Pool Swim

Clemmons West is a meter pool.  However, all participants must submit a 100 yard swim time for seeding purposes- might not make sense but that’s just how it works. Being a pool swim with a staggered start, participants are seeded from fastest to slowest. It is in your best interest to submit an accurate 100 yard “pace” time.. In other words, don’t submit your fastest 100 yard swim time, submit a 100 yard time that represents what you’ll do on race day over the 300 meter distance. By seeding yourself properly, you’ll end up swimming near people who swim the same pace as you. This will reduce the number of people who you will need to pass or the number of people who will be passing you.

We will stagger the start times by 15 seconds to ensure plenty of room for everyone.

The swim times below are from previous races and will provide some guidance as to how to project how fast or slow you would swim 100 yards.

Minutes & Seconds per 100 Yards:  Average Swimmer: 2:08; Fastest Swimmer: 1:10; Slowest Swimmer: 5:09; Top 10%: 1:34         

Bike – 20 K (12.4 miles)

The bike course is a two-loop format on rolling terrain in rural Forsyth County. Cyclists will leave the pool area on Middlebrook Dr. and turn right onto Idols Road. Each loop is an approximately 5.5 mile counter-clockwise loop on Idols, Dock Davis and Hampton Roads. At the conclusion of the 2nd loop, cyclists will turn right onto Middlebrook Dr. and return to the transition area. All roads are open to vehicular traffic but are lightly traveled on race morning. Law enforcement officers will ensure safety at all intersections and Clemmons Bicycle Shop will provide sag support during the event.

Run Course – 5 K (3.1 miles)

The 5K run is a course on relatively flat paved roads inside of the Clemmons West neighborhood.  All finishers will be guaranteed a Championship Reception at the finish line!


We of course could not run such an event without great partners and we are thrilled to present them here.

Platinum Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Friends and Family Sponsors

FREE Massage – Heena Patel, Chris Soothill, Ger Browne, David Black

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