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.  Prefer to not swim or run?  No problem as we have both duathlon (run-bike-run) and aquabike (swim-bike) options.  This race is 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 15 & 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 15 & under.

Race The Tri, Du, or Aquabike

The RVA Sprint will feature 3 race options: triathlon (swim-bike-run), duathlon (run-bike-run), and an aquabike (swim-bike).

Sprint Course

Participants will complete a 300yd pool swim, 20k rolling bike on rural roads, and a fun 5k run.  If racing the duathlon, the swim will be replaced with a .75 mile run.

Kid’s Splash & Dash Course

Ages 15 & under will complete a 100yd pool swim and 1 mi 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!  The first person across the finish line will win a free race entry to any Live Red Foundation race.  To be considered for the seeded wave, submit an application here.

Race Weekend Schedule

Saturday, Aug 26

  • 3:00-5:00 pm- Packet Pick Up @ Endorphin Fitness (8910 Patterson Ave)

Sunday, Aug 27

  • 5:30-6:30 am – Packet Pick Up
  • 5:30-6:45 am – Transition Open
  • 6:15-6:45 am – Optional Swim Warm Ups
  • 6:45 am – Pre-Race Instructions
  • 7:00 am – “Seeded” Women’s Mass Start
  • 7:07 am – “Seeded” Men’s Mass Start
  • 7:15 am – Self-Seed Time Trial & Duathlon Race Start Commences
  • 9:00-9:30 am – Kid’s Splash & Dash Packet Pick Up
  • 10:00 am – Kid’s Splash & Dash Start
  • 11:00 am – Awards (approximate, after last finisher)

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 https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/About/Multisport/Competitive-Rules 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 triathlon, duathlon, and aquabike as well as in each age group category for the triathlon and splash & dash.


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 – Aug 25   |   $100 Race Weekend
  • Sprint Relay:   $110 thru Apr 15   |   $125 Apr 16 – Jun 15   |   $140 Jun 16 – Aug 25   |   $150 Race Weekend
  • Splash & Dash:    $15 thru Apr 15   |   $20 Apr 16 – Jun 15   |   $25 Jun 16 – Aug 25   |   $30 Race Weekend

Online registration will close at midnight on Aug 25th.  You can register in person at packet pick up on Saturday from 3-5pm (preferred) or Sunday morning before 6am. If you plan to register Sunday morning, please email [email protected].


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