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September 16, 2018
7:30 a.m.

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center
Manassas, VA 20110
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Triathlon:

Swim 425 yards - Bike 11.2 miles - Run 2.6 miles 

Duathlon: 
Run 2.6 miles - Bike 11..2 miles - Run 2.6 miles

Aquabike:  
Swim 425 yards - Bike 11.2 miles

Aquathlon:  
Swim 425 yards - Run 2.6 miles

Tri Relay:  
2 or 3 person teams with each person completing 1 or 2 legs of the triathlon

all distances are approximate
 

Race Description Course Registration Instructions Volunteers

 

Swim:        425 yard, snake style swim in a 25 yard pool  

The race begins in the indoor pool

There will be 17 lanes set up in the 25 yard pool, a total of 425 yards.  You will sit and slide into the pool and use steps to exit the pool.  Swimmers will begin one at a time at 5-second intervals.  Each will swim down the first lane, go under the lane line, swim back in the next lane, go under the next lane line, swim down the next lane, etc.  This is called a snake swim...and you should practice going under the lane lines at your own pool before the triathlon.

Our format for the swim includes:

  • swimming in each lane goes only one direction

  • passing is allowed

  • you MUST swim to the wall, touch it, go under the laneline, and push off from wall in next lane

  • flip turns will not be permitted. Use of flip turns will be cause for disqualification from the race.

  • NO diving or jumping into the pool (you'll be seated and then slide in from the side)

  • don't start until we signal YOU that it's your turn to start

 

Bike: route map                    11.2 miles on low traffic roads, basically flat    

REMEMBER:  A BIKE HELMET IS REQUIRED!!!
The helmet MUST be buckled before you begin to ride and not be unbuckled until you dismount the bike.  Failure to follow this rule results in an automatic DQ (USA Triathlon rule).               

At the start, REMEMBER: DON'T GET ON YOUR BIKE UNTIL YOU CROSS THE MOUNT LINE!

At the end of the bike ride,  GET OFF YOUR BIKE BEFORE YOU CROSS THE DISMOUNT LINE!

REMEMBER:  always ride on the far right-hand side of the street; pass only on the left

Start:  Freedom Center parking lot

  • Exit parking lot via George Mason Circle

  • Continue on George Mason Circle all the way to turnaround sign at the end near Hylton Performing Arts Center

  • Return along George Mason Circle to Right turn onto Edwin King Lane

  • Right on Freedom Center Blvd.  
     

[THIS BEGINS THE BIKE LOOP]

  • Continue on Freedom Center Blvd

  • Right on University Blvd.

  • Continue to turn-around

  • Right on Innovation Drive

  • Continue to cul-de-sac, and turn around there

  • Continue back to University, and turn right

  • Continue on University Blvd. to turn-around, and come back on University

  • Right onto Freedom Center Blvd, and continue to turn around

  • Return to intersection of Edwin King Lane  

[THIS COMPLETES THE LOOP]


The BIKE LOOP must be repeated two more times (total of 3 loops).

When you have completed 3 loops, and you have returned to the intersection of Edwin King Lane, then: 

  • Right onto King Lane

  • Right onto George Mason Circle into parking lot.

 

Run: route map                    2.6 miles on sidewalk  [do not run in the road!]   *****UPDATED DUE TO WET WEATHER!*****

Start:  Freedom Center parking lot

  • Exit transition area on side nearest building, turning right as you exit the transition area

  • go to the end of the building and turn left

  • at the back corner of the building, turn left and run to the end of the paved service road and u-turn at the sign

  • return to the end of the building and go straight, using the driveway to exit the parking lot

  • turn left on the sidewalk along Freedom Center Blvd and continue to turnaround cone (stay to right on sidewalk)

  • return on same sidewalk back to the driveway into the parking lot of the Freedom Center

  • continue straight onto the service road that goes behind the Freedom Center building.

  • at the end of the paved service road, again go around the uturn sign and return to corner of the building

  • turn right to run toward the front of the building

  • turn right to continue on sidewalk along the front of the building until you reach the stopsign, crossing to the sidewalk along George Mason Circle

  • continue on George Mason Circle toward Hylton Performing Arts Center (about 3/4 of a mile)

  • along the way, you will come to a large parking lot on on your right--our yellow run signs will direct you to enter that lot and run the perimeter to our exit sign

  • turn right as you return to the sidewalk along George Mason Circle

  • continue to the uturn sign at the end of the sidewalk

  • retrace your steps back toward the transition area

  • again turn into the same parking lot and run the perimeter

  • when exiting that parking lot, turn left to continue on the sidewalk along George Mason Circle to the transition area

  • continue to the finish line arch as you approach the Freedom Center building.

             

transition area:   4 bikes to a rack, unassigned  (first come first serve)          

                                              instructions on use of Tri It Now bike racks