Robious Landing Triathlon

Staged at the beautiful Robious Landing Park in Chesterfield, VA, this course treats participants to a fast downriver swim, relatively flat out-and-back bike, and exciting run on trails and neighborhood roads.  We have both a sprint distance for ages 13 to adult and a youth triathlon for ages 15 & under.  Prefer to not swim or run?  No problem as we have both duathlon (run-bike-run) and aquabike (swim-bike) options.

Why We Race

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The Venue

The race starts and finishes at Robious Landing Park located at 3800 James River Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113.

Adult & Youth Races

We will offer the sprint distance triathlon for ages 13 to adult and a youth race for ages 15 & under.  The youth race is part of the new USAT VA-MD Youth Series.  Learn more here >

Race The Tri, Du, or Aquabike

Robious Landing will feature 3 race options: triathlon (swim-bike-run), duathlon (run-bike-run), and an aquabike (swim-bike) for both the Sprint and Kid’s Race.

Athlete Guide (Read This!)

Everything you need to know to participate in this event is contained in the Official Athlete Guide which you can view here.  Read this closely!

Sprint Course

Sprint participants will complete a 650m downriver swim, 12mi primarily flat bike, and a 5k run consisting of trails and neighborhood roads.  Those wishing to race the duathlon will replace the first swim with a 1 mile run.

Kid’s Course

Ages 15 & under will complete a 50m swim, 2mi out-and-back bike on roads closed to vehicular traffic, and a 0.75mi run on trails.  Those wishing to race the duathlon will replace the first swim with a 0.25 mile run.  The youth race is part of the new USAT VA-MD Youth Series.  Learn more here >

Race Weekend Schedule

Saturday, Sep 28

  • 4:00-6:00 pm- Packet Pick Up @ Endorphin Fitness (8910 Patterson Ave)

Sunday, Sep 29

  • 5:30-6:30 am- Packet Pick Up
  • 5:30-6:45 am – Transition Open
  • 6:30-6:45 am – Swim Warm Ups (@ Swim Start)
  • 6:45 am – Pre-Race Instructions
  • 7:00 am – Sprint Race Start
  • 9:00-9:30 am – Kid’s Race Packet Pick Up
  • 10:00 am – Kid’s Race Start
  • 11:30 am – Awards
  • 12:00 pm – Optional church service on site

Church Service

We understand that many of you will miss church to participate in this event so we wanted to provide an service for you.  Therefore, after awards Providence Community Church will provide a short worship service on site for all who would like to join.

Beginner Triathlon Guide

Our coaching partner, Endorphin Fitness, has an amazing Beginner Triathlon Guide that you can view here.

USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event

The RVA Sprint Tri is a USA Triathlon’s event and therefore every participant, official, volunteer, and spectator must abide by USAT’s competitive rules.  These rules are intended to provide for the orderly and consistent administration of events sanctioned by USAT and are not designed to establish standards of care for the safety of participants or other persons.  USAT makes no express or implied warranty, guarantee, or representation regarding the degree of safety, which may or may not result from compliance with the competitive rules.

Please visit for a complete list of USA Triathlon Rules.


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Finisher’s Medals & Awards

Every finisher will receive a finisher’s medal.  Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female overall in the sprint triathlon, duathlon, and aquabike as well as in each age group/athena/clydesdale category for the youth & adult triathlons.


Register at least 2 weeks before the event to be guaranteed a race shirt.  All participants must purchase a one-time USA Triathlon membership or annual membership but ages 17 & under can use code “LiveRedyouthRD” to receive a free membership.   If you need financial assistance to register, please contact us at [email protected].

  • Sprint Individual:   $105 Thru Aug 4   |   $115 Aug 5 – Sep 26   |   $120 Race Weekend
  • Sprint Relay:  $155 Thru Aug 4   |   $170 Aug 5 – Sep 26   |   $180 Race Weekend
  • Kid’s Tri:  $55 Thru Aug 4   |   $60 Aug 5 – Sep 26   |   $65 Race Weekend


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