The East Coast Tri Festival

Individual Races


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

Registration: Opens Feb 26, 2021 @ 12pm ET

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 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



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 More 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

  • Age 16-Adult: 750m swim; 20k (4 lap) bike; 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 2021 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


Details & Logistics


Race Date: May 2, 2021


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, May 1
  • 12 – 5 pm                Packet Pick-Up / Expo
  • 12 – 2 pm                Swim Warm Ups & Course Preview
  • 2:00 pm                 Youth/Junior Elite Briefing
  • 3:30 pm                 Age Group Draft-Legal Briefing
  • 4:30 pm                 Youth Age Group Briefing
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 following award schedule/details is tentative and subject to change due to COVID.

  • Youth & Junior Elite Cup – Top 3 / Category, 12:30 PM
  • Youth AG Non-Draft – Top 3 / Age Group, 2:15 PM
  • Draft-Legal Age Group – Top 3 / Age Group, 6:15 PM


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 reserve online for special rate of $119/night.

Homewood Suites
4100 Innslake Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Call 804-217-8000 or reserve online for 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 reserve online for special Rate of $103/night (King Suite or Double Room).

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.

Athlete Guide

View Athlete Guide (will be updated for 2021 soon)

Bike Shipping

The Endorphin Fitness Tri & Bike Shop can receive, build, pack, and ship your bike.  To set up bike shipping, email 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 or call 804.741.1599 (ext 2).


Athlete Registration


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

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.