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Ramblin’ Rose Winston-Salem

August 19, 2018

ATTENTION:  Due to recent flooding in the Winston Salem area, the YWCA pool has suffered significant damage and will not be available to us for this event.  However, THE RACE WILL GO ON – in the form of a DUATHLON.  Please note that all currently registered participants will be racing in a duathlon (bike, run) event.  Anyone registering for this event now and until race day, understands that they are registering for a duathlon (not a triathlon).  Thank you for your understanding.



700 total slots available

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

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

Note: Relays can consist of 2 or 3 individuals.

Registration Deadlines:
Online registration closes at 7:30 AM on race day (Sunday, August 19th). 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, August 18, 2018 (1-4 PM)
278 Harvey St, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(HanesTowne Village, Stratford Rd, near LA Fitness)

Race Day, Aug 19, 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: 
Gateway YWCA

1300 S. Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Event Details: Please find specific race day / race week details here:  RR WS event details 2018

Please [download a parking map]. Please note, all cars must enter and exit the parking lot located behind the Gateway YWCA via S. Broad St. The S. Main St entrance to the venue will be closed.

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


///Fleet Feet Winston-Salem – Saturday, August 18th at 3:00PM
The staff at Fleet Feet Winston-Salem will be hosting a free pre-race clinic during packet pick-up hours. This clinic is FREE and is highly recommended for anyone new to triathlon and/or first-time Ramblin’ Rose.


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.


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, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over. Sorry, we do not ship awards.


We do not have an official  host hotel for this event.  However, here are several options in the area:

The Historic Brookstone Inn | 200 Brookstown Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 | (336) 725-1120

The Hawthorne Inn & Conf. Ctr | 420 High St SW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 | (336) 777-3000

Hampton Inn Hanes Mall | 1990 Hampton Inn Court | Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | (336) 760-1660

Holiday Inn Express WS | 2520 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27127 | (336) 788-1980

Fairfield Inn & Suites | 1680 Westbrook Plaza Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | (336) 714-3000


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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