Tri Chewacla just got a little BIGGER!

That’s right, Tri Chewacla just added an Olympic Distance option.  If you love our Sprint distance but would like more mileage the Olympic Distance will be double the FUN.  We’ve simply taken the Sprint distance and doubled each section…
2 loop swim, 2 loop bike course ending with 2 loops of our epic run.


2017 is sure to be an exciting race season.  XTERRA Auburn will be back on August 19th followed by Tri Chewacla Sprint on August 20th.  We are looking to make some exciting additions in the coming weeks so remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.  Registration began on January 1st and is open to the first 250 participants in each race. With the sport of triathlon experiencing tremendous growth, we must limit the number of participants to ensure an enjoyable and elite experience.

Register early and check back often for event updates.

– There will be very limited Race Day Registrations available –

Chewacla Challenge Weekend

Join us at Chewacla State Park for our third annual Chewacla Challenge Weekend presented by AlaCOMP!  The weekend will kick off with XTERRA Auburn, an exciting off-road short distance triathlon on Saturday, August 19th and conclude with the Tri Chewacla sprint distance race on Sunday, August 20th. The lovely Chewacla State Park in Auburn will host both events, featuring a 750 meter swim on Saturday and a 500 meters swim on Sunday in Chewacla Lake. The off-road event will highlight the excellent mountain bike trails within the park, while the bike portion of the road event will leave the park to gain some additional distance before returning to the protected roads of the park for the 5K run. Finishers will be treated to a sampling of local beers provided by Red Clay Brewing Company located in historic downtown Opelika. This is a weekend that you won’t want to miss!  

Chewacla State Park

Keep In Mind:

  • Packet Pick-up will be Friday at James Bros Bikes from 2:00 – 6:00, Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00, and also on race morning.
  • Race day park entrance fees are included with your registration.
  • Race day parking will be available in both the second parking lot and upper parking lot.

Become a Sponsor

Tri Auburn will be hosting a 4 race multi-sport series in 2017. Sponsorship packages cover all races for the 2017 season. Download a sponsorship application.

Auburn and Opelika Tourism Bureau
James Bros. Bikes auburn al triathlon events sponsor

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Time is ticking! The XTERRA / Tri Chewacla weekend will be here before you know it. Continue to check back here for updates and important information as the countdown runs out.