Motus Lock 4 Triathlon

Off Road Triathlon

Date: Looking to make a strong return in 2022

Time: 8:00 am (course closes at 12:00 pm)

Location: Lock 4 Park
1598 Lock 4 Road
Gallatin, TN 37066

Distance: 800m Swim, 12.5 mi Bike, 4.2 mi Run

The Motus Triathlon Series moves to Gallatin, TN bringing back one of the longest running off road triathlons on the mainland.

A lakeside haven, and one of the more popular trails in the Nashville area, Lock 4 Park consists of 9 miles of well-maintained single track trails. Though there is not a significant elevation change, the trails use natural features and the provided terrain to create a challenging off road experience.

Registration Information

Early – $65
Regular – $75
Late – $85

Relay (2 or 3 person)
Early – $100
Regular – $120
Late – $140

* Early Registration

* Regular Registration

* Late Registration

* No race day registration.

Swim Course

Open Water Swim – 800 Meters (.50 mi)

The race begins with a mass start from the Cumberland River. Swimmers will navigate a one lap clockwise loop before exiting for transition.

It is mandatory that athletes wear swim caps during the entire duration of the swim. Swim caps will be provided.

Motus Triathlon follows the USA Triathlon wetsuit rules.

USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.
USAT rules state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 – 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
USAT rules state that if the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits.

Bike Course

Mountain Bike – 12.5 Miles

Run Course

Trail Run – 4.2 Miles

Aid Stations

All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and basic first aid supplies.

Swim Course
Aid Station #1 – Mile .5 (Transition Area)

Bike Course
Aid Station #1– Mile
Aid Station #2 – Mile

Run Course
Aid Station #1 (water only) – Mile
Aid Station #2 (water only) – Mile
Aid Station #3 – Mile 4.2 (Finish Line)


Friday 2022

5:00 pm Packet Pickup at Biker’s Choice Bicycle Shop Begins
7:00 pm Packet Pickup Ends

Saturday, 2022

12:00 pm Packet Pickup at Lock 4 Park Begins
1:30 pm Packet Pickup Ends

Sunday 2022

6:30 am Packet Pickup at Lock 4 Park Begins
6:30 am Transition Area Opens
7:30 am Packet Pickup Ends
7:45 am Pre-Race Instructions
8:00 am Motus Lock 4 Triathlon Starts
TBD Awards Ceremony
12:00 pm Course Closes


Motus Triathlon Series points are available for this race. See the points breakdown here.

Age Groups – Top 3

15 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 – 69
75 and over


Top Co-ed Relay
Top Womens Relay
Top Men’s Relay


Motus Panther Creek is a USAT sanctioned event and will abide by the rules and regulations set forth by USAT.

Athletes must have their official race number visible at all times.

Spectators will not be allowed in transition at any point during the race.

If participants would like to drop out of the race, they must inform the nearest aid station or timing booth at the finish line.

Unsportsmanlike conduct, course cutting, littering, or violation of any of the policies set forth will be grounds for disqualification.

Although we will make every effort, event t-shirts are not guaranteed to participants who register during the late registration period.

Dirty Bird Events has a no refund policy. Race entries cannot be transferred between events, years, or individuals. Refunds will not be issued in the case of inclement weather, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances out of our control.

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