The East Coast Tri Festival

Individual Races


States Represented

An endurance multisport festival with races for all ages and experience levels.

April 29 – 30, 2023

  • 10 Races for youth and adult triathletes, runners, and duathletes of all levels
  • Includes USAT Youth/Junior Development Races & National Development Races (NTDRs)
  • 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 45 US states including many local athletes

2023 Results

JDF    |    JDM    |   YDF   |    YDM   |   NDF   |   NDM

AG 5-10 TRI OVERALL   |   AG 5-10 TRI AGE GROUP   |   AG 5-10 DU

AG 11-17 TRI OVERALL   |   AG 11-17 TRI AGE GROUP   |   AG 11-17 DU



2023 Photos

JDF    |    JDM    |   YDF   |    YDM   |   NDF   |   NDM

AG 5-10   |    AG 11-17   |    AG ADULT   |    MILE


Learn More & Get Involved



This race is a great introduction to open water triathlon with a fun, safe venue for all ages 5-adult 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!

  • 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 11-17 Triathlon: 200m swim; 10k (2 lap) bike; 2.5k run
  • Age 11-17 Duathlon: 1/2m run, 10k (2 lap) bike; 2.5k run
  • Adult Triathlon: 375m swim; 10k (2 lap) bike; 2.5k run
  • Adult Duathlon: 1/2m run, 10k (2 lap) bike; 2.5k run



This event is a draft-level event for ages 16-25 (age on 12/31/23) though athletes older than 25 years will be allowed to enter after March 29th (add your name here to be notified).   These races have a $3,000 prize purse ($750 for 1st, $500 for 2nd, $250 for 3rd) per event (athletes U25 only eligible) and U25 non-elite athletes have the opportunity to earn their elite license by placing top 3 non-elite US citizen.  Draft-legal rules/equipment are required (learn about rules here and here).  The rules governing all Draft Legal Events that are Sanctioned by USAT are the USAT Multisport Competition Rules as highlighted in the 2023 USAT Draft Legal Equipment and Rules Checklist.

  • Age 16-25 (all ages after March 29): 750m swim; 20k (4 lap) bike; 5k (2 lap) run



A draft-legal race for youth/junior elites ages 13-19. This serves as 1 of 4 qualifiers for the Youth/Junior National Championships.  To learn more about this series, visit USAT Youth, Junior, & U23 Development Page, the 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



As part of ECTF, we host a mile race for all ages (youth to adult) on Saturday evening at 4pm.  This slightly rolling, flowy course will kick off the weekend festivities with a bang!  Athletes will be sent off to blaze through the course and finish under the infamous ECTF finish line.

  • All Ages: 1 Mile


Details & Logistics


Race Date: April 29-30, 2023


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


The following schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Saturday, April 29
  • 12 – 3:30 pm          Packet Pick-Up
  • 12 – 2 pm                Swim Warm Ups & Course Preview
  • 4 pm                        Youth & Adult Mile Race Start

*All race briefings will be hosted online and links sent to participants.

Sunday, April 30
  • 10 am – 2 pm          Race Day Packet Pick Up
  • 7:00 am                   Junior Development Female Start
  • 8:30 am                   Junior Development Male Start
  • 10:00 am                Youth Development Female Start
  • 11:00 am                 Youth Development Male Start
  • 12:00 pm                Youth AG 5-10 Tri/Du Start
  • 1:00 pm                  Youth AG 11-17 Tri/Du Start
  • 2:00 pm                  Adult AG Tri/Du Start
  • 3:00 pm                  U23 Elite & National Devo Female Start
  • 4:30 pm                  U23 Elite & National Devo Male Start

Transition opens 75 min before Junior Devo Races and 60 min before all other races. Awards will be held shortly after each event.

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 will be held shortly after each race near the finish line.

Awards will be given out as follows:

  • Youth / Junior Development Races – Top 3 / Category
  • National Development Race – Top 3 / Category
  • Youth AG Tri – Top 3 / Age Group
  • Adult AG Tri – Top 3 / Age Group
  • Adult & Youth Du – Top 3 Overall 5-10, 11-17, & Adult
  • Innsbrook Mile: Top 3 / Age Group

Athlete Guide & Briefings

It is mandatory that all Youth/Junior/National Development participants watch BOTH the race course and rules briefings and report that this is complete by April 26th HERE

Travel & Lodging

Richmond Sports Tourism provides a comprehensive overview of travel options to Richmond – View Here

We have set up a variety of great hotel options for you which must be booked by April 4, 2023.  With all below, mention “East Coast Triathlon” to get the discounted rate & the hotel will donate $10/room night to Live Red Foundation (thank you!).

Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Innsbrook
4100 Innslake Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Call 804-521-2900 or click here to reserve special rate of $119/night (king) or $129/night (2 Queens).

Fairfield Inn & Suites Innsbrook
9937 Mayland Dr
Call 804-545-4200 or click here to reserve special rate of $159/night (double or king).

Residence Inn Short Pump
1800 Wilkes Ridge Circle
Call 804-463-5600 or click here to reserve special rate of $159/night (king) or $169/night (2 Queens).

Hampton Inn Innbrook
10800 West Broad St, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Call 804-747-777 or click here for special rate of $129/night (Queens or King Room)

Marriott Short Pump
4240 Dominion Blvd, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Call 804-965-9500 or click here for special rate of $149/night (2 Queens)

Hyatt Place Innsbrook
4100 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Call 804-747-9644 or click here (discount code will load when put in dates) for special rate of $129/night (2 Queens)

Bike Shipping

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

Coaching / Training

If you have training questions or are looking for a coach, reach out to our coaching partner, Endorphin Fitness by emailing EF or calling 804.741.1599.  Also, check out EF’s 3 draft-legal virtual presentations which address this course specifically here (USAT CEUs available).

School Competition

The top 5 area schools with the largest number of participants (must have at least 10) will win the following cash awards and any school with 25+ participants not in the top 5 will win $50:

  • 1st – $300
  • 2nd – $250
  • 3rd – $200
  • 4th – $150
  • 5th – $100

Experience RVA

The Richmond Region, known as RVA by locals, blends history and character with culture in a one-of-a-kind destination.  We partnered with Richmond Sports Tourism to give you the tools to experience RVA while here.  For a complete guide to local things-to-do, places to eat, and attractions (many free or discounted for participants), click here.

Live Tracking, Results, & Photos

To view past years’ results, click the toggle below.


Athlete Registration


1/14-3/31 4/1-4/26 Packet Pick Up
    Saturday Innsbrook Mile $20 $25 $30
    Adult/Youth Tri & Du Races $70 $80 $90
    Youth/Junior Devo Races $110 $120 $130
    U25 National  Devo Races $110 $120 $130

* If you need financial assistance, please contact us.

Registration Links

Start & Wait Lists

Refund Policy

There are no refunds, deferrals, or transfers for this event.

Volunteer Registration

It takes an army to host this amazing event and every year we have tons of volunteers be this army.  Online volunteer registration is closed, but you can still sign up by emailing [email protected].  In return, you will receive a t-shirt and snacks during your shift.  Thank you!