The Tsali Challange

trailTsali (pronounced “SAH-lee”), named after a noted leader of the Cherokee,  is a series of trails used for horse riding and mountain biking on National Forest land.  Tsali Recreation Area neighbors Lake Fontana and  also offers a place to access the lake for boaters and swimmers.

This weekend Tsali will be the site of a popular triathelon, the Tsali Challenge.   Atheletes come from all over for a 3 mile flat water paddle, a mountainous 5 mile run, and a 12 mile loop on mountain bike. Whew! Now that’s a challenge!

Race registration is this Friday from 3-5pm at Nantahala Village. Solo races will be Saturday, Sept 6th. Team races will be Sunday, Sept 7th.

Looking for a place to stay during the race? Check out Yellow Rose Realty’s mountain cabin rentals. They have something for everyone.

 

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