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Ramblin’ Rose Chapel Hill

OCTOBER 4, 2020



750 total slots available

Individual Entry:
$75 through May 31
$80 through August 31
$85 through September 30
$90 through Race Weekend*

Relay Entry:
$150 through May 31
$160 through August 31
$170 through September 30
$180 through Race Weekend*

Note: Relays can consist of 2 or 3 individuals.

Aquathlon Entry:
$55 through Race Weekend*

Registration Deadlines:
Online registration closes at 7:30 AM race morning (Sunday, October 4th).
*On-site registration MAY be available during normal packet pick-up hours. Please review this event site for more details regarding on-site registration.

T-shirt Guarantee Deadlines:
Participants registering on or before September 11, 2020 are GUARANTEED to receive an event t-shirt in the size that they request.  After that date, all registrants will receive a shirt on a first come, first serve basis.  We DO anticipate having enough shirts for all participants, but cannot guarantee that or that athletes will get the shirt size desired.  Register early to guarantee a custom event shirt in your size.

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, October 3, 2020 – TBD


Race Day, October 4, 2020 – 6:00 am – 7:15 am


(Race Site) – UNC Wellness Center – 100 Sprunt St. – Chapel Hill, NC  27517

[Download Packet Pick-Up Guide]
8:00 AM

UNC Wellness Center
100 Sprunt St, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 map

MEMBERS ONLY allowed inside UNC Wellness Center! Please refrain from entering the UNC Wellness Center as it will be open to members only. Participants will be asked to enter the pool area via a dedicated door located under the front overhang. We will have plenty of portojons available in the parking lot.

An event detail document will be posted here approximately 30 days prior to race day.

PARKING – Plan to Carpool!
[Download Parking Map] There will not be parking available at the UNC Wellness Center on race day. Limited parking will be available on a first-come first-served basis in designated lots within the Meadowmont Village near the race site. Do not park in restricted lots as towing will be enforced. Participants & spectators are encouraged to park at the Rizzo Center and at the Rashkis Elementary School. Please see map for details.


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.


UNC WELLNESS CENTER (Race Site) – tentative for 2020

Set Up Events will be hosting a transition clinic on the day before the race for participants of the Chapel Hill 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. This clinic will take place at the race site at 4:30pm.


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 unclaimed awards.


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].


Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill
6121 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 403-8700
*For a special rate of $114, use this link HERE to book online and put in group code ‘RAR’.  Mention ‘Ramblin Rose’ if calling hotel directly and same rate will apply. Offer expires 9/3/2020.*

Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill
6119 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 489-7555
*Use this link HERE to book a room or call and mention group code ‘RAR’ for rate of $104. Offer expires 9/3/2020.*


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!

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be issued for any reason. You may defer your entry into the following year’s event for a deferral fee. You may also transfer into any future Ramblin’ Rose event in the same calendar year for a transfer fee.

All deferrals and transfers must be done within the RunSignUp platform.


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