Run, Ride, & Paddle Through The Buchanan Tri

Buchanan Tri Tan LogoExperience the James River as you’ve never seen it before, as you run, ride, and paddle your way through this epic multi-sport adventure in Buchanan, VA!

The Buchanan Tri will include a 2-mile road run, a 13-mile road bike, and a 5-mile kayak. A total of 20 miles of fun!

No boat? No problem. Contact Twin River Outfitters at (540) 261-7334 or email at to rent a boat for the day at a special race rate of $20

Team option #1: The Relay — Three members, any gender or age combination you want. One person does each stage. Register as a relay team with a team name.

Team option #2: The Friends — Two members, each register individually. Each member runs and rides separately, but the friends may paddle together in a tandem kayak or canoe. Finishing time is recorded for each team member.

Register for the Buchanan Tri

Event Info

  • When: September 17, 2016
  • Where: Start at 2:00pm at the Buchanan Town Park
  • Individuals: $55 (before 8/31/2016), $70 afterwards
  • Relay Teams: $35 per person (before 8/31/2016), $45 afterwards


Buchanan Town Park, 2 p.m. We will transport your boat from the Town Park to the kayak transition at Springwood, so no pre-staging worries for you.

Stage 1: 2 Mile Run

The run will start and finish on Lowe Stree, neat the Buchanan Town Park.

  • Proceed west on Lowe St, cross Rt. 11, go through tunnel on 19th St.
  • Left on Spotswood Ave
  • Left on 16th St.
  • Right on Boyd St.
  • Left on Bridge St.
  • Left on Parkway Dr.
  • Cross Rt. 11 to Lowe St, back to bike transition at Town Park

Stage 2: 13 Mile Bike

2016 Buchanan Tri Course Map

Approximately 13 miles through rolling, country roads, ending at the Springwood boat landing, upstream from Buchanan.

Stage 3: 5 Mile Paddle

Approximately 5 miles down the James River from the Springwood Boat Landing to the Buchanan Boat Landing next to Twin River Outfitter. It’s a beautiful, easy paddle — unless you are racing!


Buchanan Tri LogoBuchanan Town Park where the Pork on the James BBQ Competition & Festival will be in full swing with music and food. A post-race spaghetti meal is included for race participants!

For more Buchanan Tri Information, Contact Muddy Squirrel.

About Mariana Toledo

Mariana Toledo joined the Botetourt Team in 2015, with extensive experience in Communications and Marketing. Whether floating the Upper James or hiking the trails, Mariana is a champion for anything "Botetourt outdoors." Dog cuddler, craft beer lover, coffee enthusiast, and forever a travel nomad, she believes that no adventure is a small adventure.

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