Richmond Tri Club Sprint Presented by Bon Secours Sports Performance 2014
Event #2 of the Virginia Triathlon Series
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Collegiate School Aquatic Center
400 Meter Swim
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:00 AM
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Tentative date for 2015 is April 25th!
Registration opens November 1st!
The Richmond Triathlon Club Sprint Triathlon presented by Bon Secours Sports Performance has moved to the Collegiate School Aquatic Center at Ukrop Park, (same place as 2013 RTC race) formerly know as the GRAP home of the 2008 Olympic Trials pool! The new venue, a 50-meter, 7'7"-all deep pool, allows us to offer the most unique pool swim experience in triathlon - a 400m open water pool swim. No more waiting for hours in the cold to get into the pool. No more problems with "improper" seed times. All athletes will be in the pool within 25-minutes of the start gun. There is an additional 25yd warm up pool for those who wish to warm up prior to their wave start !
The 50 meter competition pool is very spectator friendly and will be used in a unique fashion in that we will have athletes start in groups of 10 athletes as they head for the first turn buoy. Yes, we will have turn buoys instead of lane lines for this event as it is the first "pool open water race" in the VTS! This new location comes with new bike and run courses as well! The bike course is a mix of rolling hills and flat sections and is a "big ring" course throughout. The run course is 2 laps around the Richmond Kickers soccer complex. Can you tell we are excited about this new VTS event?
The Richmond Triathlon Club pulls out all the stops and puts on a great event that you will want to bring friends and family with you to race or watch.
If you join the Richmond Triathlon Club (RTC) you get a club member discount on this event. The RTC is over 800 members strong and is a group devoted to promoting multi-sport activities in the central Virginia Area.
Event Site Rules
This event is limited to the first 500 registrations.
This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
Updating Your Swim Time
The last day to change your swim time is Friday April 11th. You can do this by logging into your profile, selecting this race registration and updating your swim time. Be sure to enter your time in MM:SS format.
Based upon your estimated 100 yard swim time you will be assigned a specific start time. It is in your best interest to submit a time as accurate as possible. Submitting a time that is too fast for you puts you up with swimmers who will be passing you during the swim - not good for you or them. Putting a time that is too slow places you with slower swimmers and forces you to have to pass everyone. The ideal scenario for all participants is to have people submit accurate times - the whole swim flows better.
Note - You should not submit your "all-out effort" time. The time that should be submitted your the 100-yard "pace" that you can maintain for the entire swim.
This event will be timed using the ChampionChip Timing System. (5 splits provided)
You must turn in your timing chip at the conclusion of your race or you will be billed for the replacement!
Packet Pick Up
1) Friday: 3-7PM
Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center
2401 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220
2) Saturday 5:15-6:15 AM at the race site
1) Friday at 5:30pm at the GRAP
2) Saturday at 6:40am on the pool deck
CSAC/GRAP Address: 5050 Ridgedale Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23234
Note1: Participants must collect his/ her own event packets. Photo ID is required in order to collect event materials. NO ID = NO EVENT. ALL USAT annual members must show a valid USAT membership card or pay the one day membership fee ($12).
Note2: There will be NO race day registration. The last day and time to register is at packet pick up on Friday.
Holiday Inn South - Bells Road Contact Mary Jo (804) 592-2918
It's NASCAR weekend in Richmond - Hotels are at a premium!
If you call the front desk the rate is $150, Mary Jo wil get you in for $129
4303 Commerce Road
Richmond, VA 23234
Ask for the RTC Sprint Triathlon Rate.
RefundsThis event does not issue refunds.
Withdrawals are no longer available for this event.
TransfersThis event does not provide transfers.
This event accepts a one time deferment up to 30 days prior to the event date or until the event has filled.
The deferral event is the 2015 - Richmond Tri Club Sprint.
The deferral cutoff date was Thursday, March 27, 2014 and has passed. No further deferral requests will be accepted for this event.
Next Year Deferral
Any particpant who cannot compete in the event for any reason will have the option for a one time deferment of their registration into the following years event. The deferral request must be made 30 days before the event date and there will is a $20 deferral fee. If this event is unavailable in the following year, the option to defer to an event with a similar or less amount will be made available within the Virginia Triathlon Series.
There will be no other refunds, credits, or transfers available for this event.
In the event of inclement the following procedures will be followed:
The event will be postponed until 7:45AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
If inclement weather does not pass by 7:45AM , the event will be changed to a duathlon format.
Every effort will be made to have this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.
NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.
By registering for this event you agree to this weather policy.
Purchase Event Photos
Competition Imaging will be onsite taking your pictures at this event. You can click HERE to find your pictures online when they are ready.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of any successful event. If you would like to volunteer for this race just click on the link below and we will put you to work! Click HERE to see a listing of typical volunteer jobs.
Results by Category
CLICK HERE to view Category Results
Top 3 in each of the following categories:
Overall (M & F)
Masters Overall (M & F 40+)
Age Groups (M & F):
15 & Under,16-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69, 70-74,75-79,80-84, 85+
Clydesdales (Males - 220 Lbs)
Masters Clydesdales (Males 40+ - 220 lbs)
Athenas (Females - 165 Lbs +)
Paralympic (M & F)
Relay Teams (Male, Female & Mixed)
Novice (M & F)
Military (M & F)
VTS rules state that once you compete in a particular event category, you must remain in that same category for all future VTS events in that calendar year. Click Here for detailed information on the race divisions and series scoring
Thanks for making this event your first triathlon! There are many more people like yourself who will be racing this type of event for the first time. Below are links to information that you will want to review before race weekend.
Race Number & Body Marking
USAT Triathlon Rules
Water Temperature & Wetsuits
Do you still have questions? If so please review these FAQ's. If you still have questions after reviewing this information please click here.