It is not one of the easiest triathlons around, but it is quite possibly the most scenic. The swim takes place in the clean waters of Mountain Run Lake with a Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop. The transition area and finish line are in a bowl surrounded by banked seating on either side making it one of the most spectator friendly races in our series. The bike course is a lot of fun with plenty of turns, straightaways and short, steep climbs. The run course is mostly on paved roads and is a good combination of hilly and flat sections. The Culpeper Triathlon is a great, mid-summer addition to anyones schedule and Culpeper is a great town to explore with great shopping and dining available.