Start Date

Starts: 10/01/2021

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Activities: Triathlon, Aqua Bike, SwimRun

1/25/2021:  The Parris Island 2021 Event will not take place. Due to the continuing Covid-19 situation in the US and due to ongoing military restrictions, the 2021 event will not be scheduled. With so many events being cancelled last year, we are considering many factors in making the decision on how to best work with you and make sure we aren't putting ourselves in a economic position from which we can't recover.  Unfortunately, our initial hope of holding a 2021 event is not going to be an option. 
With that said, for everyone registered in the 2020 event, we are offering you the ability to transfer your entry into any of the following events at a 50% credit based on your payment made into the Parris Island event.

Greenville Half Marathon & 5K (Greenville, SC) - February 27, 2021
Lake Murray Triathlon (Prosperity, SC) - April 18, 2021
SwimRun Hartness (Greenville, SC) - May 1, 2021
Mountains To Main Street Half Marathon & 5K (Greenville, SC) - May 15, 2021
Andy's Race (Greenville, SC) - August 8, 2021
Middle Tyger YMCA Triathlon (Duncan, SC) - September 4, 2021
The Edisto Island Triathlon (Edisto Island, SC) - October 30, 2021
Hartness Half Marathon & 5K (Greenville, SC) - TBD
Magic City Half Marathon & 5K (Birmingham, AL) - November 21, 2021
**more races may be added once 2021 dates can be set pending the Covid-19 situation, permitting and the ability to book venues**

A few notes about this plan:
The deadline to make any changes is October 1, 2021.  You have until that time to use your race transfer.  After this time the transfer system will shut off, you forfeit your entry fees and the ability to make any additional changes or transfers. 
All changes must be done through your RunSignUp profile used to register.   Once you log in follows these steps:  Navigate to Profile > Upcoming Events > Select Parris Island (10/1/2021) > Manage Registration > Transfer To Another Race. 
This option only applies to those that registered and paid for the 2020 Parris Island Triathlon as well as those that chose to defer to 2021. 
We understand this plan is not perfect, and it is the best plan we can manage right now.  Even though the event has a very clear no refunds policy, we feel we have to do something to help you receive some value for the money you paid for this event. If for any reason this plan is simply unacceptable to you, please email me directly at and we will figure something out for your individual circumstance. 
Again, thank you for choosing to be part of our race series.  We are looking forward to getting back to racing on a more regular basis and seeing you all very soon.


SWIM: 500 Meters (Pool)
BIKE: 10 Miles
RUN: 5 Kilometers

Parris Island starts the South Carolina Triathlon Series season in a big way. Triathletes from all over the nation come to test their early season training at the flat and fast course.

The 500 meter swim is held in the Parris Island Military Combat Training pool. In order to keep the marines warm during hours of water training the water temperature is in the mid 80's. Swimmers will begin one at a time every 10 seconds swimming down and back in each lane before changing lanes. A simple rule of thumb here is that all lane changes are made at the same side of the pool where you begin.

The bike is a fast 10 mile course. Depending on the wind you may find a few sections of headwind and a few sections of tail wind. Either way this is a great chance to see just how fast you can go on a bike.

The run course also is flat and fast. A very simple out and back 5K course. All turns are marked on the pavement. The course is mostly closed to traffic.

For the majority of the marines in the US as well as the SCTS Triathletes, Parris Island truly is "Where it all Begins".

Event #1 of the South Carolina Triathlon Series

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