The East Coast Tri Festival

Individual Races

Participants

States Represented

A full day triathlon event with races for all ages and experience levels.

May 2, 2021

  • 8 races in one day for kids, junior elites, and adults of all levels
  • Includes the Youth Mideast Regional Champs, Age Group Draft Legal World Qualifier, & Junior Elite Cups
  • No qualification necessary & there is a race for all levels
  • Safe, loop course closed to vehicular traffic with hay-bales on every corner
  • Previous years included athletes from 42 US states including many local athletes

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RACES

YOUTH AGE GROUP RACES

This race is a great introduction to open water triathlon with a fun, safe venue for ages 5-19 including a shallow man-made lake and bike and run on closed office park roadways.  There is also a duathlon [run-bike-run] option for those not wishing to swim.  Open to all levels – no qualification necessary.  This year’s triathlon will serve as the Youth Mideast Regional Championship for ages 7-15 but also great for beginners.

  • Ages 5-10 Triathlon: 100m swim, 5k bike, 1/2 mi run
  • Age 5-10 Duathlon: 1/2m run, 5k bike, 1/2 mi run
  • Ages 11-19 Triathlon: 200m swim; 10k (2 lap) bike; 2.5k run
  • Age 11-19 Duathlon: 1/2m run, 10k (2 lap) bike; 2.5k run

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ADULT DRAFT-LEGAL WORLD QUALIFIER

We are honored to be hosting the 2021 USAT Age Group Draft-Legal World Qualifier.  This event is a draft-level event for ages 16 to adult.  Draft-legal rules/equipment are required but the lap-out rule will NOT be in effect (Learn about rules here and here).  This will serve as qualification for the 2021 World Triathlon Age Group Sprint Championships, scheduled Oct 15-17, 2021 in Bermuda.  For complete details regarding Team USA qualification, visit usatriathlon.org/teamusa. To view worlds slots per age group, click here

  • Age 16-Adult: 750m swim; 20k (4 lap) bike; 5k run

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USAT YOUTH/JUNIOR ELITE CUP

A draft-legal race for youth/junior elites ages 13-19. This serves as 1 of 5 qualifiers for the Aug 1-2 Youth/Junior Elite National Championships in West Chester, Ohio.  To learn more about this series, visit USAT Junior Elite Page, the 2021 Junior Elite Series Guide, & USAT’s Draft-Legal Page.

  • Youth (13-15): 375m swim; 10k (2 lap) bike, 2.5k run
  • Junior (16-19): 750m swim; 20k (4 lap) bike; 5k (2 lap) run

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Details & Logistics

Logistics

Race Date: May 2, 2021

Location

All race functions will be held at Innsbrook: 4600 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Schedule

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Saturday, May 1
  • 12 – 5 pm                Packet Pick-Up / Expo
  • 12 – 2 pm                Swim Warm Ups & Course Preview
  • 1 – 4 pm                  Draft-Legal Clinic (details coming soon)

*All race briefings will be hosted online due to COVID.  Links will be sent to participants before race day.

Sunday, May 2
  • 10 am – 2 pm          Race Day Age Group Packet Pick Up
  • 7:00 am                   Junior Elite Female Start
  • 8:30 am                   Junior Elite Male Start
  • 10:00 am                Youth Elite Female Start
  • 11:00 am                 Youth Elite Male Start
  • 12:00 pm                Youth AG 5-10 Tri/Du Start
  • 12:45 pm                 Youth AG 11-19 Tri/Du Start
  • 1:45-1:55 pm          Draft-Legal AG Male Starts
  • 3:30-3:40 pm        Draft-Legal AG Female Starts

Transition will open 75 minutes before each race.

The Course

All races are completed on a course completely closed to traffic with multiple loops encircling the viewing area making it very spectator friendly.  The course is perfect for all ages and levels.

Awards

To keep gatherings small due to COVID, awards will be held after each race near the finish line.  We ask that only award winners attend.  Awards will be given out as follows:

  • Youth & Junior Elite Cup – Top 3 / Category
  • Youth AG Non-Draft – Top 3 / Age Group
  • Draft-Legal Age Group – Top 3 / Age Group

Award details are subject to change due to COVID.

Lodging

With all options below, mention “East Coast Triathlon” to get the special rate.

Courtyard Marriott Richmond Northwest/Short Pump
3950 Westerre Parkway, Henrico, VA 23223
Call 804-346-5427 or click here to reserve special rate of $119/night.

Homewood Suites
4100 Innslake Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Call 804-217-8000 to reserve special rate of $89/night (King Suite or Double Room); includes breakfast.

Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Innsbrook
4100 Innslake Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Call 804-217-8000 or click here to reserve special rate of $103/night (King Suite or Double Room).

Comfort Suites Innsbrook – Short Pump
4051 Innslake Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Call 804-217-9200 or click here (code QB84P8) to reserve special rate of $119/night (double) or $109/night (king).

Fairfield Inn & Suites Innsbrook
9937 Mayland Dr
Call 804-545-4200 (code TRIP) or click here to reserve special rate of $114/night (double or king).

Athlete Guide

View 2021 Athlete Guide

Guide now includes “Things To Do While In Richmond”

Bike Shipping

The Endorphin Fitness Tri & Bike Shop can receive, build, pack, and ship your bike.  To set up bike shipping, email shop@endorphinfitness.com or call 804.741.1599 (ext 3).

Coaching / Training Questions

If you have training questions or are looking for a coach, reach out to our coaching partner, Endorphin Fitness, and they will be happy to help.  Email coach@endorphinfitness.com or call 804.741.1599 (ext 2).

Race Clinics

Endorphin Fitness and the Race Committee will host 3 virtual presentations and one 1 in-person clinic the day before the race to prepare you for draft-legal racing.  CEUs will be offered at all clinics.  Learn more and register at https://www.endorphinfitness.com/draft-legal-clinics
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COVID-19 Precautions

We are going to GREAT lengths to ensure the safety of all our participants, staff, volunteers, and coaches.  The number one indicator of success for us, especially this year, is safety.  We will be abiding by all state requirements and actually going far beyond this by following USA Triathlon’s Safe Return to Multisport Initiative.  This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Medical screening prior to participation
  • Increased sanitation stations
  • Pre-race meetings held online so no mass gatherings
  • Social distancing throughout the race flow at all times
  • Small wave starts based on current state requirements
  • Masks required for all athletes, coaches, and staff when not personally racing (unless personal breathing issues)
  • Aid stations will provide water bottles (no open cups) distributed by a screened, masked, and gloved volunteers
  • Athletes will pick up their race medal without the assistance of a volunteer so there is no close contact
  • Small award ceremonies with only award winners and strict social distancing

We look forward to enjoying a fun, safe event with you!

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Athlete Registration

Pricing

2/26 – 4/4 4/5 – 4/28 Packet Pick Up
Age Group Draft-Legal Tri $110 $120 N/A
Youth AG Non-Draft Tri/Du $65 $75 $85
Youth/Junior Elite Races $110 $120 N/A

Registration Links

Refund Policy

Youth Age Group & Youth/Junior Elite Cup – Scratches made by March 14 will be refunded 50% minus processing fees.  Scratches made after March 14 will not be refunded.  If the race is cancelled due to COVID, 50% of your entry fee will be refunded.

Age Group Draft-Legal World Qualifier – There are no refunds for this event.  If the race is cancelled due to COVID,  your entry will be deferred to one of USAT’s owned events in 2021 or 2022 or to the rescheduled date of the Age Group Draft-Legal World Qualifier. Should this occur, USA Triathlon will connect directly with each athlete on options.

Volunteer Registration

It takes an army to host this amazing event and every year we have tons of volunteers be this army.  You can sign up to volunteer at the link below.  In return, you will receive a t-shirt and snacks during your shift.  Thank you!