The East Coast Tri Festival

Individual Races


States Represented

COVID-19 Updates: We regret to inform you that the 2020 East Coast Triathlon Festival is cancelled.  Since the onset of COVID-19, our team has worked diligently with the local government, venue, and USA Triathlon to make this race possible. Unfortunately, the current race date is within Virginia’s ban on events with more than 50 people and postponing the race is not possible at this time.  This event is extremely important to us at the Live Red Foundation. We spend 365 days preparing to make this event perfect for you.  More so, this event is the major fundraiser for our free community programs which teach essential life skills to children in at-risk communities.  For those registered, please see the email sent to you with refund options.  We want to give a heartfelt thank you for supporting our event, many of you for the past 9 years. We wish you the best of luck with the remainder of your season and look forward to seeing you back next year on May 2, 2021.

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

May 3, 2020

  • 8 races in one day for kids, junior elites, and adults of all levels
  • Includes the Youth Mideast Regional Champs & 1 of 5 Youth/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 corners
  • In 2019, athletes came from 12 countries and 42 US states including many local athletes

Learn More & Get Involved



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 event 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



The adult age group race is back for 2020!  We are partnering with the Richmond Triathlon Club to produce this event which is perfect for a beginner or a veteran looking for a unique triathlon experience.  Both triathlon and duathlon (run-bike-run) options and a beginner-only wave for first-timers.   Course includes a fun, safe venue including a shallow man-made lake and bike and run on closed office park roadways.

  • Triathlon: 375m swim; 10k (2 lap) bike; 2.5k run
  • Duathlon: 1/2m run, 10k (2 lap) bike; 2.5k run



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 2020 Junior Elite Series Guide, &

  • 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



Each member of the 4-person teams will complete a short triathlon before tagging off to a teammate in the order female-male-female-male.  Must be registered for youth/junior elite cup to compete in the relay.  Only your coach or captain need register for the team – team members will be reported closer to the race.  Learn more here.

  • Mixed Relay: Each team member completes 200m swim, 5k bike, 1.1k run (last runner 1 mi.)


Details & Logistics


Date: May 3, 2020


The race, expo, and packet pick-up will all be held at Innsbrook: 4600 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060


Saturday, May 2
  • 12 – 5 pm                Packet Pick-Up / Expo
  • 12 – 2 pm                Swim Warm Ups & Course Preview
  • 2:30 pm                  Youth & Adult Age Group Briefing
  • 3:30 pm                  Y/J Elite & MR Race Briefing
Sunday, May 3
  • 7 am – 6 pm           Expo
  • 7:00 am                   Junior Elite Female Start
  • 8:30 am                   Junior Elite Male Start
  • 10:00 am                Youth Elite Female Start
  • 10 am – 2 pm         Youth/Adult Age Group Packet Pick-Up
  • 11:00 am                 Youth Elite Male Start
  • 12:00 pm                Youth Age Group 5-10 Tri/Du Start
  • 12:45 pm                  Youth/Junior Elite Mixed Relay
  • 2:30 pm                  Youth Age Group 11-19 Tri/Du Start
  • 3:30 pm                  Adult Age Group Tri / Du Start

Each event’s awards will follow the conclusion of that event (within 30-60 minutes after last finisher).

Athlete Guide

View 2019 Athlete Guide (2020 to be posted soon)

Wetsuit Rental & Bike Shipping

The Endorphin Fitness Tri & Bike Shop has wetsuits to rent and can receive, build, pack, and ship your bike.  To rent a wetsuit or set up bike shipping, email or call 804.741.1599 (option 3).


With all options below, mention “East Coast Triathlon” to get the special rate.  Must reserve by 3/30/2020.

Courtyard Marriott Richmond Northwest/Short Pump
3950 Westerre Parkway, Henrico, VA 23223
Call 804-321-2211 or reserve online for special rate of $119/night.

Hyatt Place Richmond/Innsbrook
4100 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Call 804-747-9644 or reserve online (select “special rates,” then “group code”…code G-LVRD) for special rate of $124/night (King Studio) or $124/night (Double Studio); includes breakfast.

Homewood Suites
4100 Innslake Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Call 804-217-8000 or reserve online for special Rate of $117/night (King Suite) or $122/night (Doubles); includes breakfast.

Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Innsbrook
4100 Innslake Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Call 804-217-8000 or reserve online for special Rate of $114/night (King Suite) or $124/night (Doubles).

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.

* Mixed Relay info found on each map


Athlete Registration

  • Race has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  See note at top of page.


12/1 – 1/15 1/16 – 4/4 4/5 – 4/29 Packet Pick Up
Adult Age Group Tri/Du $60 $70 $75 $85
Youth Age Group Tri/Du $60 $70 $75 $85
Youth/Junior Elite Races n/a $95 $105 $105
Youth/Junior Elite Relay n/a $35 $40 $40

Price is determined by the day payment is received, not the day athlete registers.  There are no refunds for Adult and Youth Age Group races.  For Youth/Junior Elite Cup, scratches more than 60 days in advance of race day (by March 3) will be refunded 50% minus processing fees.  Scratches 59 to 1 day in advance (after March 3) will not be refunded.

Volunteer Registration

  • Race has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  See note at top of page.