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SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

Hurricane Florence Statement

Based on the latest information regarding Hurricane Florence, Ramblin’ Rose Charlotte has been cancelled.  We are as disappointed as you are to not be racing this weekend.  However, the safety of all involved is, and must be, our top priority.

We would like to offer all of our currently registered athletes the opportunity to transfer from Ramblin’ Rose Charlotte, to Ramblin’ Rose Chapel Hill scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 7th.  If you are not available or not interested in racing in Chapel Hill, a second option that will be made available is to receive 2 – 50% off coupons to any 2019 Ramblin’ Rose events. 

You will have until Sunday, September 23rd at noon to transfer into the Chapel Hill event.  If you would like to do so, please email us at mary@setupevents.com and we will take it from there.

Once the noon, September 23rd deadline passes, any currently registered athletes who have not chosen to race in Chapel Hill will automatically receive 2 – 50% off coupons to be used during the 2019 race season.  These coupons will not be available until AFTER the deadline on the 23rd.  Instructions on how to take advantage of these coupons will be sent out at that time.

Thank you for your understanding.  If you are in the expected path of Florence, we hope you are preparing well and wish you all the best for a safe outcome.



1,200 total slots available

Individual Entry:
$75 through May 31
$80 through August 31
$85 through Race Weekend*

Relay Entry:
$125 through May 31
$130 through August 31
$140 through Race Weekend*

Note: Relays can consist of 2 or 3 individuals.

Inside Out Sports Gift Card Entry (Limited Availability):
$100* through September 13, 2018 at 8:00am
Registration fee includes entry to race and $100 Gift Card to Inside Out Sports. Gift Cards will be distributed at Packet Pick Up, September 15, 2018.

*Note: $100 Registration does not include one-day USAT fee. Promo Codes do not apply to this entry.

Registration Deadlines:
Online registration closes at 7:30 AM race morning (Sunday, September 16th).
*On-site registration MAY be available during normal packet pick-up hours. Please review this event site for more details regarding on-site registration.

USAT Requirement:
Ramblin’ Rose events are sanctioned through USA Triathlon. You will be required to purchase a $15 one-day USAT license when you register if you are not a USAT annual member.


Saturday, September 15, 2018 (12-5 PM)
Inside Out Sports, 1514 South Church St, Charlotte, NC 28203 map


Race Day, September 16, 2018 (6:00-7:15 AM)
Race site, please arrive early

[Download Packet Pick-Up Guide]


Official Race Start Time:
8:00 AM

Host Venue:
Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics
11725 Verhoeff Dr, Huntersville, NC 28078

Event Details:
Please find specific race day / race week details here: RR Huntersville Details 2018 PDF

Parking: UPDATED MAP for 2017

[DOWNLOAD PARKING MAP] Race Site Parking: Extremely Limited 
You will NOT be able to leave until the event concludes. In the interest of the safety of the runners still on the course, there will be no exceptions made! Please travel via Statesville Rd to Verhoeff Dr to access the race site parking lot (orange route).

Off-Site Parking:
We are encouraging all Spectators and athletes to park in the Central Piedmont Community College parking lot.

Overflow parking is available at the Lake Norman Charter High School, located approximately 1 mile from the race site. Please travel via Old Statesville Rd (accessible from I-77 via Gilead Rd and Mt. Holly Huntersville Rd) to access the off-site parking (green route).

Pre-Race Wrenching: 
Provided by the expert bike mechanics of Bike Source starting at 6:30 AM near the Transition Area.

Swim Warm-up, Transition Close/Re-Open 
The Pool will be open for warm-ups from 7:15am – 7:45am. The Transition area will close at 7:45am and re-open at 10:00am


When you arrive at packet pick-up on race weekend, you will be asked to rate your swimming ability on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the strongest, using the [SWIM ABILITY CHART] as a guide. This swim ability will determine the starting order of the swim for race day participants.

PRE-RACE CLINIC: (please pick up packet prior to clinic)

Saturday, September 15, 2018 Starting at 3PM 

There will be a transition clinic during Packet Pick Up at Inside Out Sports for participants of the Huntersville Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon. The clinic will include tips and information to help you become more comfortable with the layout and logistics of triathlon and how transition works. Time-saving strategies, gear (including apparel), and transition space layout will be addressed. A question and answer session will follow. No equipment is necessary. The clinic will take place outside the front entrance to Inside Out Sports on Church St., Charlotte.


Top 3: overall, masters, relays, age groups: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65-69. Top 1 age groups: 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over. Sorry, we do not ship awards.

imagesRamblin’ Rose Events would like to welcome Comfort Suites in Huntersville as the Official Host Hotel for the Ramblin’ Rose Charlotte. Make sure you make your reservations by September 7th to get the special group rate.  Please use this link to book your room online.

14510 Boulder Park Dr, Huntersville, NC
(704) 875-6220


Relieve your anxiety about the unknowns associated with training for and participating in your first Ramblin’ Rose. Get the answers to your questions by referencing our [FAQ Sheet]. Also, eliminate the worries related to possibly forgetting something on race day by downloading the [Official Ramblin’ Rose Gear Checklist].


Races are held, rain or shine, unless Set Up Events determines that conditions are too dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend or race day by Set Up Events and local law enforcement officials. If the race is canceled due to inclement weather there will be neither refunds nor transfers. This position is consistent with USA Triathlon recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of triathlon. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Set Up Events reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race.


Race entries are non-transferable between events, years, and individuals. No exceptions will be made!

If you are unable to participate for any reason, you will be able to request a refund until exactly one month to the day prior to race day. Refund requests received after this deadline will not be processed for any reason. There is a $31 refund processing fee (roughly equivalent to 50% of the early registration fee) and all additional portions of your entry fee will be refunded back to your method of payment.

All refunds must be made through the registration provider (RunSignUp).


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