Stone County EDP to Host Cultivation Nation Triathlon August 26, 2023

Monday, July 31, 2023— The Stone County Economic Development Partnership (SCEDP) announced
today that the Cultivation Nation Triathlon will take place Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Flint Creek
Reservoir in Wiggins. More than a hundred people from the Southeastern U.S. are expected to compete
in the 8th annual USAT-sanctioned sprint distance triathlon in Stone County.

Once again this year, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Stone County Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) with their mission to provide for homeless animals in the county.

Activities will start at 7:30 am at the Flint Creek Lodge followed by a 600-yard flat, point-to-point swim,
a 16-mile off-road bike ride, and a 5K run through the countryside under a canopy of trees.

Race winners will be treated to prizes following the triathlon at the event ‘after party’. The awards
Top (1st) Overall Male/Female, 1st Overall Masters Male/Female,
1st Overall GrandMasters Male/Female, and 1st Overall Great GrandMasters Male/Female,
The age groupings are 5 year increments and divided by gender.
14-19 age group extending through all ages of athletes registered as of 09/15/2021.
(14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, etc…)
Clydesdale weight requirement: 220 pounds or more
Athena weight requirement: 165 pounds or more
All athletes registered in Clydesdale and Athena divisions are not eligible for age-group awards and will
be weighed in at packet pick-up; those not meeting weight requirements will be transferred to appropriate
age groupings.
The 2-person and 3-person relay teams will be in same division.
The top 3 placements in male, female and co-ed division will be presented custom awards

“Each year we welcome people from all over to participate in Cultivation Nation at beautiful Flint Creek
located here in Stone County,” said SCEDP Executive Director Betsy Rowell. “The SCEDP relies on the
generous assistance of local volunteers and we’re proud to once again partner with Stone County SPCA to
make this event successful. We will give a portion of the event proceeds to help with the cost of
maintaining the local shelter for homeless animals.”

Cultivation Nation is one of the largest annual events in Stone County each year, bringing in hundreds of
visitors and tax revenue to the local economy. “I hope that triathletes who race Cultivation Nation can
see how much our event team puts into providing an amazing race for everyone – from the beginner to the
most experienced,” said triathlete and Cultivation Nation Director Brandy Maulden. “We want every
person to come out and see the beautiful setting at Flint Creek and get a feel for this small town that has
big southern charm.”

Sign up information can be located by visiting and look for Cultivation Nation 2023.

Contact Cultivation Nation Race Director Brandy Maulden at [email protected] or call SCEDP
at 601-928-5418 for more information.