The East Coast Tri Festival

Individual Races


States Represented

A full day triathlon (& run) event with races for all ages and experience levels.

April 30 – May 1, 2022

  • 10 Races for kids, junior elites, and adults of all levels
  • Includes the Youth Mideast Regional Champs, Elite Development Races, & 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 45 US states including many local athletes

2021 Race Briefings

* 2022 Briefings will be added soon!

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 – 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
  • Adult Triathlon: 200m 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 25 & under.  Draft-legal rules/equipment are required (learn about rules here and here).  The first three (3) finishers in the EDR races will become eligible for a USAT Elite Triathlete License. Elite license holders and non-U.S. athletes are allowed race in the EDR race, however, elite eligibility spots will roll down to the next amateur provided he or she is within five percent (5%) of the first amateur’s overall time.

  • Age 25 & Under: 375m swim; 10k (2 lap) bike; 2.5k run

Register (Opens in January)


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

Register (Opens in January)


New this year, we will 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 in several heats to blaze through the course and finish under the infamous ECTF finish line.

  • All Ages: 1 Mile


Details & Logistics


Race Date: April 30-May 2, 2022


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 30
  • 12 – 3 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, May 1
  • 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 pm                   Adult AG Tri/Du Start
  • 2:45 pm                  U25 Elite Development Male Start
  • 3:45 pm                  U25 Elite Development Female Start

Transition will open 75 minutes before each race and awards will be held shortly following 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 Elite Cup – Top 3 / Category
  • Youth AG Non-Draft – Top 3 / Age Group
  • Youth AG Non-Draft – Top 3 / Age Group
  • Adult Age Group – Top 3 Overall & 1st Place / Age Group

* Award details are subject to change based on registration


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).

Residence Inn Short Pump
1800 Wilkes Ridge Circle
Call 804-463-5600 or click here to reserve special rate of $149/night (king) or $159/night (2 Queens).


2021 Athlete Guide / Briefing

* 2022 Versions to be added at a later date

Bike Shipping

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

Coaching / Training

Ask The Coach – If you have training questions or are looking for a coach, reach out to our coaching partner, Endorphin Fitness by emailing [email protected] or calling 804.741.1599 (ext 2).

Race Presentations – Endorphin Fitness and the Race Committee put together 3 draft-legal virtual presentations to prepare you for this race.  Learn more and purchase presentations at  USAT CEUs awarded for viewing presentations.


Athlete Registration


12/1-1/19 1/20-3/31 4/1-4/27 Packet Pick Up
Saturday Mile Race $15 $20 $25 $30
Age Group Tri / Du Races $60 $70 $80 $90
Youth/Junior Elite Races x $110 $120 $130
Elite Development Races x $110 $120 $130

Registration Links

Refund Policy

Scratches made by March 1 will be refunded 50% minus processing fees.  Scratches made after March 13 will not be refunded.

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!