RVA Sprint Triathlon

The RVA Sprint Triathlon is Richmond’s only pool sprint triathlon. Hosted by the Rockville Center, this race is set in beautiful Rockville, VA. Participants will enjoy a short pool swim, rolling rural bike, and fun out-and-back run course.  Perfect for the beginner triathlete with the pool swim but also the seasoned athlete!  The RVA Sprint Tri will feature a “seeded” race start with the top 12 seeded women starting approximately 7 minutes ahead of the top 12 seeded men to set up an exciting battle of the sexes to cross the finish line first!   We will also offer a Kid’s Splash & Dash (Swim-Run) race for ages 12 & under.

Why We Race

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The Venue

The race starts and finishes at the Rockville Center which is located at 16238 Pouncey Tract Rd, Rockville, VA 23146.

Adult & Youth Races

We will offer the sprint distance triathlon for ages 13 to adult and a youth Splash & Dash (swim-run) race for ages 12 & under.

Sprint Course

Participants will complete a 300m pool swim, 2ok rolling bike on rural roads, and a fun 5k run.

Kid’s Splash & Dash Course

Ages 12 & under will complete a 100yd pool swim and 1k (.62mi) out-and-back run.

“Seeded” Race Start

The RVA Sprint Tri will feature a “seeded” race start for the top 12 seeded women and top 12 men.  The women will be sent off approximately 7 minutes ahead of the men which should make for an exciting battle of the sexes to see who will be the first to cross the finish line!  To be considered for the seeded wave, submit an application here.

Race Day Schedule

  • 5:30-6:30 am- Packet Pick Up
  • 5:30-6:45 am – Transition Open
  • 6:45 am – Pre-Race Instructions
  • 7:00 am – “Seeded” Women’s Mass Race Start
  • 7:07 am – “Seeded” Men’s Mass Race Start
  • 7:15 am – Self-Seed Time Trial Race Start Commences
  • 10:30 am – Kid’s Splash & Dash Start
  • 11:30 am – Awards (approximate, after last finisher)

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 https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/About/Multisport/Competitive-Rules for a complete list of USA Triathlon Rules.


Register by August 13 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 “LiveRedYouth” to receive a free membership.  If you need financial assistance to register, please contact us at [email protected].

  • Sprint Individual:   $75 thru Apr 15   |   $85 Apr 16 – Jun 15   |   $95 Jun 16 – Sep 28   |   $100 Race Weekend
  • Sprint Relay:   $110 thru Apr 15   |   $125 Apr 16 – Jun 15   |   $140 Jun 16 – Sep 28   |   $150 Race Weekend
  • Splash & Dash:    $15 thru Apr 15   |   $20 Apr 16 – Jun 15   |   $25 Jun 16 – Sep 28   |   $30 Race Weekend


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