The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness
Manassas, VA 20110
Swim 400 meters - Bike 8 miles - Run 2 miles
Run 2 miles - Bike 8 miles - Run 2 miles
Swim 400 meters - Bike 8 miles
2 or 3 person teams with each person completing 1 or 2
legs of the triathlon
all distances are approximate
400 meters, snake style swim in a 50 meter pool
The race begins in the indoor pool
There will be 8 lanes set up in
the 50 meter pool, a total of 400 meters. 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
Our format for the swim
swimming in each lane goes only one
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
8 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, 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
*This is a two loop course. After you leave Edwin King Lane (right on Freedom Center Blvd), you will do two full loops of the course (Freedom Center Blvd-University Blvd-Innovation-University Blvd-Freedom Center Blvd; then repeat). AFTER
the two loops are completed, you will return to the parking lot via Edwin King Lane.
*note that the directions marked above with an * indicate the beginning of the second required loop
2 miles primarily on road and sidewalk, with a short
distance on grass
A short portion of this run is off-road
on grass and mulch.
Start: Freedom Center parking lot
Exit transition area on side nearest building,
turning right as you exit the transition area
to the end of the building and turn left
again go the end of the building and turn right, 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.
the end of the service road, continue on the dirt path to the edge
of the woods
turn left onto the mulched/dirt path to continue
circling the building until you reach the sidewalk beside George Mason Circle
continue on the sidewalk along
George Mason Circle, and continue to turnaround sign at the end of the
sidewalk next to
the Hylton Performing Arts Center
come back along the same sidewalk toward the Freedom Center
continue to the finish line as you
approach the Freedom Center building.
4 bikes to a rack, unassigned (first come first serve)
instructions on use of Tri It Now bike racks